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TXTOY Application for National Teacher of the Year Due

The 2021 Texas Teacher of the Year must submit their application for National Texas Teacher of the Year packet to TASA for signature and submission to the national office in October 2020. TASA will update with the specific deadline once we have received it from CCSSO....

TXTOY Semifinalist Judging (Tentative Date)

Semifinalist judging will take place at TASA Headquarters in Austin on this day to determine the six finalists for 2021 Texas Teacher of the Year. A panel of judges composed of representatives of Texas teacher associations and the prior year’s Texas Teacher of the...

Regional Nominations for TXTOY Due to TASA

ESC selections for 2021 Regional Elementary Teacher of the Year and Regional Secondary Teacher of the Year due to TASA by 5 p.m. CST Learn more about the Texas Teacher of the Year program.

District TXTOY Applications Due to ESCs

Deadline for Official District (or charter operator-selected) Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year to complete the 2021 online Texas Teacher of the Year application. Applications must be submitted by close of business for the teacher’s Region ESC; when...
Creating School Culture in the Face of Adversity

Creating School Culture in the Face of Adversity

by Michelle Sandoval Villegas, 2020 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year Chaos. Mass shootings. Pandemic. Fear. Anxiety. In the past school year, teachers have faced the hardest academic year in our city, and we share the same feelings with many educators all across...