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.
Whitney Crews, six-grade science and social studies teacher at E.J. Moss Intermediate in Lindale ISD, is the 2015 Elementary Teacher of the Year.
"Congratulations to Shanna and Whitney for being not only outstanding educators, but for taking time to truly connect with their students, showing them that the possibilities for their future are limitless," said Johnny Veselka, Executive Director of TASA. "The teachers we are honoring today are deeply committed to supporting, guiding, instructing, and encouraging each and every student, and do so with little fanfare. But today, please help me celebrate these Teachers of the Year, along with all the devoted teachers across the state who have made a difference in a student’s life."