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Region 7 ESC 2017 Teacher of the Year Program
The Region 7 ESC Teacher of the Year program is affiliated with the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Texas State Teacher of the Year Program, which honors 40 Regional Teachers of the Year, among which are two State Teachers of the Year (one elementary and one secondary), and four state finalists. These regional teachers represent each of the 20 Education Service Center regions in Texas. Every year, the Region 7 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year applications are submitted to TASA for participation in the statewide program.

District superintendents and charter school chief administrators are invited to print and review the 2017 Region 7 TOY Program application linked below. For questions or additional information pertaining to the Region 7 TOY program, please contact Adriana Moon, Region 7 Communications Coordinator and TOY program coordinator, at amoon@esc7.net or at (903) 988-6748.
Region 7 ESC TOY Program Application & Submission Guidelines

Submission Deadline: June 8, 2016 by 3 pm
Submit via email to communications@esc7.net


All of the following requirements must be met in order for a nominee's application to be accepted for the regional program.

  • All candidates who are named as a Region 7 district or charter school Elementary or Secondary Teacher of the Year automatically advance to the Region 7 ESC competition, as long as their completed official regional application is submitted by the June 8, 2016 3 p.m. deadline.
  • District and charter school winners whose applications are not submitted by the deadline will not be considered for the selection process.
  • The district superintendent or the charter school director must e-mail their regional nominees' applications to the Region 7 ESC TOY program coordinator at communications@esc7.net. Applications must be submitted electronically by the superintendent/charter director's office. Please contact Adriana Moon at 903-988-6748 if you have questions or concerns.
  • A photo of the nominee must be e-mailed WITH the application. To ensure quality printing purposes for a 5x7 photo, the image must be a minimum of 1500 x 2100 pixels.
  • Section I of the application must be complete with signatures from the superintendent, principal and nominee. This document must be scanned and e-mailed with the rest of the application. Applications without a complete cover sheet will NOT be accepted.
  • Answers must be limited to the number of pages requested in each section--type size no smaller than 10 points. Only the number of pages requested will be accepted. Any additional pages and/or materials submitted will not be presented to the judging committee.
  • Number the sections and the pages according to the application format.
  • Only one elementary and one secondary teacher from each district and charter school can advance to the Region 7 TOY competition.

Both the regional and the state program recognizes a Teacher of the Year in both elementary and secondary categories. Participating districts and open-enrollment charter schools may nominate two teachers - one in elementary and one in secondary education. Please visit the TASA website for the program overview and eligibility requirements.
Sample Applications

Below are several applications submitted by previous Region 7 winners that nominees may review so they may be familiar with a winning application.