Teacher of the Year – 2017

See an ESOL Educator Making a Difference? “In classrooms all across the state, outstanding educators are inspiring students to learn, lead, collaborate, invent, discover, and explore,” said Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor. “A great teacher instills a lasting love of learning, opens doors to future possibilities, and helps to prepare students to be the leaders of tomorrow. The Teacher of the Year award is one small way to say thank you to our outstanding teachers for the work they do every day on behalf of Texas ESOL students.” 

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. – Albert Einstein

Teacher of the Year Nomination Form

Supporting Teacher Excellence

TexTESOL IV Teacher of the Year Award


Every year, TexTESOL IV honors ESOL teachers and the impact these teachers have on students’ lives through the TexTESOL IV Teacher of the Year award. The award recognizes an outstanding teacher as a representative of all of the amazing educators in our state and gives Texas Educators an opportunity to share information on teachers who are making a difference in their communities. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 TexTESOL Teacher of the Year award. 

Anyone can nominate a teacher for the award. Candidates should be exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled teachers who have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues. They should inspire students of all backgrounds, play an active role in their community and school, and be poised and articulate representatives of all TexTESOL IV classroom teachers. 

Do you know an outstanding educator you believe deserves recognition? Make a nomination today! Nominating has never been easier using our improved online form on the new Teacher of the Year website. To nominate an educator for the 2016 TexTESOL IV Teacher of the Year, complete the form below.

The deadline for nominations is October 8, 2017 and the award will be announced at the TexTESOL IV Annual Professional Development Conference.