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2023 Texas Teachers of the Year Announced

The 2023 Texas Teachers of the Year will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center on this date. One will be designated the Texas Teacher of the Year and will be Texas’ nominee for National Teacher of the Year. Learn more...

Dinner for Texas Regional Teachers of the Year (Invitation Only)

Texas’ 2023 Regional Teachers of the Year will meet in Round Rock, Texas, for a dinner prior to being honored at the Texas Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony, where the Texas Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year will be announced the following day....

TXTOY Finalist Interviews

The six finalists for 2023 Texas Teacher of the Year will be interviewed by a panel of judges, which is typically composed of representatives of educational administrator associations, a member of the State Board for Education Certification, a member of the State...

TXTOY Application Posted

The 2023 Texas Teacher of the Year application will be available in March 2022, opening nominations by school districts/charter operators. Only the official District (or charter operator-selected) Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year are eligible to complete...
A Pandemic that Shifted the World of Education

A Pandemic that Shifted the World of Education

by Michelle Sandoval Villegas, 2020 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year Today is September 8, 2020, and I am sitting at my home desk with my fingers on the keyboard trying to find the right words to describe how I am feeling, how my students are feeling, their...