TEACHER LEADER OF THE YEAR – Updated 1/11/2021
TEACHER LEADER OF THE YEAR
● To recognize a teacher leader for his/her outstanding contributions to TAFE.
The Texas Association of Future Educators’ Board of Directors authorized a Teacher Leader of the Year Award
beginning in 1996-97. Each region may nominate one teacher leader who is currently an active teacher leader in
TAFE, whose school has been a member of TAFE for at least two years, who will then vie for the statewide
A. Students wanting to nominate their teacher leader or teacher leaders wanting to nominate their colleague
for this prestigious award should submit a nomination letter to their region president school teacher leader
prior to or at the region conference.
B. The region president’s teacher leader will present all nomination letters to TAFE teacher leaders in
attendance at the regional conference.
C. Teacher leaders will vote on the region nominee by secret ballot.
D. Teacher leaders are eligible to win at the region level once every three years.
A. The region Teacher Leader of the Year will be their nominee for the state Teacher Leader of the Year.
The nominee will complete the TAFE Teacher Leader of the Year Application and submit it to the TAFE
State Office no later than January 18, 2021.
B. The state Teacher Leader of the Year selection committee will consist of 3 TASSP principals not
associated with the schools of the nominees.
C. This committee will review applications and select the TAFE Teacher Leader of the Year. Announcement
of the Teacher Leader of the Year will take place during the Teach Tomorrow Summit.
D. Teacher leaders will be scored on the following:
1. Nomination letters from the following:
a. Nominee’s school principal or administrator
b. Nominee’s TAFE student president or designee
c. Nomination Letter written on your behalf from a teacher leader in your region
2. Local involvement: willingness to support chapter activities with adequate time and energy;
appropriate representation of chapter’s activities to faculty and administration; enthusiastic
proponent of TAFE in local community; and model appropriate leadership styles for students.
3. Region/State involvement: promotes participation by the local chapter in state recognition programs;
promotes participation by local students in summer workshop and the annual state conference;