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.
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."
Texas Teacher of the Year
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