2015 Texas Teacher of the Year

Since 1969, the Texas State Teacher of the Year (TOY) Program has honored excellence in classroom education and provided a forum to showcase many outstanding educators whose efforts and example have inspired their students, their colleagues and the communities they serve.

Texas Teacher of the Year is the highest honor that the State of Texas can bestow upon a teacher. Facilitated by the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), the Texas Teacher of the Year Program annually recognizes and rewards teachers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and excellence in teaching.

2015 Texas Teacher of the Year Application


2014 Texas Teachers of the Year

Untitled DocumentMonica Washington
Monica Washington, 11th grade English teacher at Texas High School in Texarkana Independent School District, is the 2014 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year. Washington will also represent Texas in the National Teacher of the Year competition.

Jillian Howard
Jillian Howard, third-grade bilingual teacher at C.D. Landolt Elementary School in Clear Creek ISD, is the 2014 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

Washington and Howard learned of their top honor in October at a special ceremony and luncheon at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, sponsored by the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). Each will receive a cash award, a commemorative trophy and other prizes.

"These amazing teachers are an inspiration to us all and shine a light on the thousands of teachers who are dedicated to constantly improving their craft," said Johnny Veselka, Executive Director of TASA. "I congratulate Monica and Jillian for positively impacting not only the lives of the students they teach, but also their colleagues and communities."


Monica Washington
Texas Teacher of the Year

Jillian Howard
Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year

Contact

Jennifer Garrido, Texas Teacher of the Year Program Coordinator, 512.477.6361

Association Sponsors

*Association of TX Professional Educators
*TX American Federation of Teachers
*TX Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
*TX Association of School Boards
*TX Association of School Business Officials
*TX Association of School Personnel Administrators
*TX Association of Secondary School Principals
*TX Classroom Teachers Association
*TX Congress of Parents and Teachers
*TX Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association
*TX State Teachers Association