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Regional/Texas Teacher of the Year Nominations

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 Texas Teacher of the Year online application by June 2, 2022. 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.

Region 1
Brenda Y. Mora
956.984.6019
Region 2
Esperanza Zendejas
361.561.8404
Region 3
Mitzi McAfee
361.573.0731 ext. 214
Judy Ledwig
361.573.0731 ext. 295
Region 4
Kristi Hernandez

713.744.6569
Region 5
Marianne Kondo

409.951.1839
Region 6
Brian Zemlicka

936.435.8285
Region 7
Summer Stone
903.988.6972
Region 8
Stacy Elledge
903.575.2616
Region 9
Pat Page
940.397.8270
Dana Parrish
940.322.6928
Region 10
Rachel Frost

972.348.1040
Region 11
Lori Burton
817.740.3690
Region 12
Jennifer Marshall-Higgins
254.297.1198
Region 13
Krystal Herrington
512.919.5228
Region 14
Melissa Morales
325.675.8609
Region 15
Laura Strube

325.658.6571
Region 16
Brenda Foster
806.677.5085
Region 17
Syd Sexton
806.281.5807
Region 18
LaJuan Holster
432.567.3211
Region 19
Socorro Rodriguez
915.790.4610
Region 20
Mayra DeHoyos
210.370.5617

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.) Learn more about the Texas Teacher of the Year program.

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