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Tentative Timeline/Deadlines

  • February 14, 2018 TASA releases 2019 Texas Teacher of the Year application
    June 7, 2018 District- or charter operator-nominated Teacher of the Year applications due to the appropriate Regional Education Service Center by the ESC's close of business
    June – July 2018 Judging takes place at the Regional ESCs to determine the 40 Texas Teacher of the Year semifinalists (Regional Teachers of the Year)
    July 27, 2018 Regional ESCs’ 2019 Teacher of the Year selection process ends
    August 1, 2018 Complete applications of the Regional Elementary Teacher of the Year and Regional Secondary Teacher of the Year due to TASA by 5 p.m. CST
    August 6, 2018 Semifinalist judging takes place at TASA Headquarters in Austin to determine the six Texas Teacher of the Year finalists
    August 2018 Press release announcing the 2018 Texas Teacher of the Year finalists released
    September 13, 2018 Texas Teacher of the Year finalists interviewed; judges select one Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year and one Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year (one is chosen to represent Texas in the National Teacher of the Year program)
    September 13, 2018 The Regional Teachers of the Year meet in Austin for an evening orientation dinner.
    September 14, 2018 The Texas Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony is held in Austin, and the Texas Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year are announced.
    TBD The completed National Texas Teacher of the Year packet is due to TASA for signature and submission to the national office on behalf of the 2019 Texas Teacher of the Year.

    Contact: Jennifer Garrido, Texas Teacher of the Year Program Coordinator, 512.852.2105