Is your charter system blessed with an outstanding charter school teacher or leader that you would like to see recognized at the state level through the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) during our annual conference?  A board member, administrator, teacher, student or parent, or community member may nominate a fellow administrator through TCSA’s website for consideration of this award. Once nominated, the leader must submit biographical information and several essays through the online system. TCSA’s member panel will review the nomination, biography, and essays as part of the nominee’s application and select a winner. Nominations for each of these awards are due on April 15, 2017.

A candidate for the TCSA Leader of the Year award is an administrator who has demonstrated successful innovation in academics, operations and finance, and governance. The candidate is dedicated to the education of public charter school students in prekindergarten through grade twelve in an active administrative role. The TCSA Leader of the Year should:

  • 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;
  • Have at least five years of experience working in a Texas public charter school;
  • Serve on at least one TCSA member committee or council; and
  • Work for a charter that is a current TCSA member.

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A candidate for the TCSA Teacher of the Year award is an educator who is passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated to the education of public charter school students in prekindergarten through grade twelve in an active teaching status. The TCSA teacher of the year should:

  • Use innovative teaching strategies that inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn;
  • Earn 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;
  • Have at least two years of experience working in a Texas public charter school; and
  • Work for a charter that is a current TCSA member.

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Awardees serve as inspiration and a model for other charter colleagues and their communities. Educators chosen for this award may be asked to represent public charter schools at state legislative and policy events when needed.  Winners will receive an award and cash prize during the TCSA conference in October.  Media releases in the charter system’s local area will be provided in addition to recognition in a TCSA newsletter, Facebook post and through our website.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Paula Moeller through email or by telephone 512.584.8272.