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Teacher of the Year 2018

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 10.

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Public voting for the Texas Teachers: Teacher of the Year finalists will be open April 16-30. 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 7-11) and be awarded the grand prize of $5,000. There will also be prizes for the second and third place winners.

Voting is now closed

Every day our first-year teachers are out there dedicating themselves to providing the best education to their students. We received hundreds of outstanding teacher nominations from all across Texas. You have cast your votes for our six finalists and we are proud to announce the winner, Joshua Martin of Houston Independent School District’s Frost Elementary!


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