• TOY 2021
    Teacher of the Year -  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.  Please click on the link below for more information from TASA about this prestigious award. 

    The Region One ESC HR department is also available to provide information at (956) 984-6106. 


    TOY Application for District Winners ONLY:

    NEW PROCESS: Each Texas public school district and open-enrollment charter operator may nominate only two teachers — one elementary and one secondary educator — for this award program. Only those educators selected as either District Elementary Teacher of the Year or District Secondary Teacher of the Year are eligible to apply using this form.
    District Teacher of the Year (1 Elementary and 1 Secondary winner) must fill out and submit the online application by Thursday, June 4, 2020.  Personal (not school district) contact information including email and phone number need to be included on the application.  An individual picture of the district teachers of the year should also be uploaded to the online form.

    Eligibility criteria:  https://tasanet.org/awards/texas-teacher-of-the-year/tips-for-local-teacher-of-the-year-programs/

    2021 Region One ESC district winners:

    District winner(s) are to commit to represent the profession of teaching during their year of reign in:

      1. At least one event at their campus
      2. At least one event at their district
      3. At least one Region wide event (ie., Regional Best practice conference, PEC, CAP, etc.) – regional winners only

    Teachers will be required to submit the event names/dates that they participate in.  

    Region One ESC * 2021 Regional Teachers of the Year
    Honored at our first virtual celebration evening event on August 18, 2020. This year's theme was "Celebrating Excellence" symbolized by Daffodils - a symbolism of rebirth and new beginnings, equal to all of our educators honored at our ESC event who each in their own way have undertaken a rebirth of teaching and new beginnings to help all of our District students succeed!
    2021 Regional Elementary Teacher of the Year  
    Carlina Capelo-Pichardo, La Joya ISD                               
    Carlina Capelo-Pichardo, Cavazos Elem, La Joya ISD            
    2021 Regional Secondary Teacher of the Year
    Michele Galvan, Sharyland ISD
     Michele Galvan, BL Gray Jr High, Sharyland ISD