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Teacher of the Year 2019

Teachers are Awesome!

We know how amazing teachers are, and we want to help celebrate their victories. Thus, we’re picking one grand prize winner to celebrate as the Texas Teachers: Teacher of the Year!

Teacher of the Year Guidelines


In order for a teacher to be qualified for the Texas Teachers: Teacher of the Year award, they must be nominated by their Field Supervisor or their school’s principal by Tuesday, April 16.

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Public voting for the Texas Teachers: Teacher of the Year finalists will be open April 22- May 6. The finalist will be announced here, so come back and check to see who’s made the cut!


The Texas Teachers: Teacher of the Year will then be announced during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10) and be awarded the grand prize of $5,000. There will also be prizes for the second and third place winners.

How to Nominate for Teacher of Year 2019

Every day our first-year teachers are out there dedicating themselves to providing the best education to their students. To nominate a Teacher of Year, please see the guidelines and submission requirements below:

  • ONE nomination per Principal
  • Your nominee should be a first-year teacher in the Texas Teachers program
  • Ideally, your nominee started teaching at the beginning of the school year

Include the following information with your nomination:

  • Intern name
  • District and Campus name
  • Subject and Grade level
  • An explanation as to why this intern has been nominated
Submit Your Nomination

Texas Teachers Exempt Countries

Texas Teachers currently recognizes these SBEC-approved countries:
  • American Samoa
  • Angulia
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Austrailia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grand Cayman
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidata/ Tobago
  • Turks and Calcos
  • United Kingdom
  • US Pacific Trust