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Complete the application packet, providing all requested information. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
Include a color photograph of the applicant. Electronic ONLY (color, portrait orientation, 300 dpi, jpg format), suitable for publicity purposes (professional headshot such as a school photo). Please no cellphone selfies, PDFs, or Word documents with photos embedded. No photocopies or photographs of photos will be accepted.
Submit an electronic copy (PDF preferred) of the completed application form (Section I), the pages you create in your word-processing software to provide the information requested in Sections II-IV, and photograph, with required original signatures to Adriana Weems at Region 7 ESC by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, 2018.This is considered the official entry, and any failure to meet this deadline will result in disqualification.
June 7, 2018--District- or charter operator-nominated Teacher of the Year applications due to the appropriate Regional 7 Education Service Center by 4:30 p.m.
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.
We ask that you do not bring children under the age of 18 with you when you attend training presented by Region 7 ESC. Thank you for your cooperation.
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