The deadline for 2019 TCSA Teacher of the Year and Leader of the Year nominations is July 15th, 2019.  TOTY and LOTY awardees will each receive:

  • An award of $1,000;
  • A free registration to the 2019 Texas Charter Schools Conference where they will receive recognition during the awards ceremony;
  • A prepared media statement for the awardee’s use; and
  • An opportunity to share ideas quarterly through the TCSA Weekly Bulletin and the Texas Charter Exchange blog.

TOTY nominees must have at least two years of teaching experience working in a Texas public charter school and teach for a charter that is a current TCSA member.  In addition they should:

  • Use innovative teaching strategies that inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn;
  • Have earned the respect of students, parents and charter colleagues;
  • Advocate for the charter movement and serve in their community;
  • Serve as a leader on the campus, willing to mentor other educators;
  • Engage with students, parents and community members in a poised and articulate manner

LOTY nominees are current administrators (main office or campus) who have at least five years of experience working in a Texas public charter school, have served on at least one TCSA member committee or council and work for a charter that is a current TCSA member.  In addition they should:

  • Help to create innovative and creative spaces and approaches with the potential to be expanded or replicated either locally or statewide;
  • Earn the respect of students, parents and charter colleagues;
  • Advocate for the local and state charter movement and serve within their community;
  • Serve as a leader within their region, willing to mentor other leaders

Board members, administrators, teachers, students or parents and community member may nominate eligible applicants for these awards.  Please take a moment today to nominate a deserving teacher or leader