Regional/State Processes for Texas Teacher of the Year
Educators selected as either the official District Elementary Teacher of the Year or District Secondary Teacher of the Year who wish to advance in the regional/state awards program must submit the online Texas Teacher of the Year application by their respective Region ESC’s close of business on the deadline. (The deadline was June 4, 2020, for the 2021 awards cycle.)
Each completed application is emailed directly to the Regional Teacher of the Year Award coordinator at the teacher’s respective Region ESC. (A teacher nominated by a charter operator should enter the number of the Region ESC in which their campus is located when completing the online application.)
Regional Teacher of the Year Award Coordinators
The following regional award coordinators are available for support for the districts in their areas. Please direct questions about the Regional/Texas Teacher of the Year program to the ESC coordinator listed below for your region.
Brenda J. Balderaz
361.573.0731 ext. 214
806.792.4000, ext. 892
The regional selection process is conducted in June-July by the 20 Texas Regional Education Service Centers; each names a Regional Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year.
State Level Consideration
The 40 Regional Teachers of the Year are considered for Texas Teacher of the Year in a selection process facilitated by TASA. (If a Regional Teacher of the Year accepts a non-teaching position [in administration or outside a school or district] or moves to a position in which they teach students for less than four hours each day, they will not be eligible to advance in the state competition.)