Teachers of the Year Named
For Region 9
August 02, 2012
Micky Miller, a social studies teacher/coach at McNiel Junior High School, Wichita Falls ISD, has been named the 2012-2013 Region 9 Secondary Teacher of the Year.
Audrey Ash, a Reading Specialist at John Tower Elementary, Burkburnett ISD has been named the 2012-2013 Region 9 Elementary Teacher of the Year.
The State Board of Education will honor them as well as the other regional winners, at an awards ceremony and luncheon scheduled for Friday, October 18, 2012, in Austin. Awards certificates from the State Board of Education will be distributed at that time.
Both winners have been submitted to the state for the semifinalists judging. Two panels of judges – one for elementary and another for secondary will meet in Austin to review the written applications of the semifinalists and select three finalists for Elementary Teacher of the Year and three for Secondary Teacher of the Year. Finalists’ superintendents and the Education Service Centers will be notified, and TEA (Texas Education Agency) will distribute a news release announcing the finalists the week of August 13, 2012.
The final judging is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2012. The six finalists will be invited to Austin to be interviewed by a panel of judges composed of representatives of educational administrator associations, a member of the State Board of Education and previous Texas Teachers of the Year. The panel will choose the two state winners and designate one to represent Texas in the National Teacher of the Year Contest. The six finalists superintendents will be notified of the outcome and TEA will distribute a news release announcing the winners the week following the interviews.