The Texas Association of School Administrators announced Wednesday the six finalists in the 2021 Teacher of the Year program.

Finalists for 2021 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year are: Eric Hale – Dallas ISD, Alexis Miller – Lewisville ISD, and Lisa Barry – Alamo Heights ISD. The finalists for the Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year are: Ida Cisneros – Frenship ISD, Anthony Lopez-Waste – Canutillo ISD, and Adriana Abundis – San Antonio ISD.

2021 Texas Regional Teachers of the Year:

Region Name School district
Region 1 Elementary Teacher of the Year Carlina Capelo-Pichardo Narciso G. Cavazos Elementary School La Joya ISD
Region 1 Secondary Teacher of the Year Michele Galvan B.L. Gray Junior High School Sharyland ISD
Region 2 Elementary Teacher of the Year Roxie Yebra T.M. Clark Elementary School Gregory Portland ISD
Region 2 Secondary Teacher of the Year Allison Wilburn The Joe Barnhart Academy Beeville ISD
Region 3 Elementary Teacher of the Year Tammy Reyes Vickers Elementary School Victoria ISD
Region 3 Secondary Teacher of the Year Cheryl Clark Victoria West High School Victoria ISD
Region 4 Elementary Teacher of the Year Yvonne Lopez Taylor Carter Academy Aldine ISD
Region 4 Secondary Teacher of the Year Janet Menzie Clements High School Fort Bend ISD
Region 5 Elementary Teacher of the Year Skylar Slaughter Staff Sergeant Lucian Adams Elementary School Port Arthur ISD
Region 5 Secondary Teacher of the Year Bill Williamson C.O. Wilson Middle School Nederland ISD
Region 6 Elementary Teacher of the Year Cindy Siple Montgomery Elementary School Montgomery ISD
Region 6 Secondary Teacher of the Year Hanna Hollohazy Infinity Early College High School New Caney ISD
Region 7 Elementary Teacher of the Year Sarah Nixon Hallsville North Elementary School Hallsville ISD
Region 7 Secondary Teacher of the Year Johna Tritt Kilgore High School Kilgore ISD
Region 8 Elementary Teacher of the Year Christy McCarter Spring Lake Park Elementary School Texarkana ISD
Region 8 Secondary Teacher of the Year Shelley Bloomer Harts Bluff Elementary/Middle School Harts Bluff ISD
Region 9 Elementary Teacher of the Year Hayley Bishop Nocona Elementary School Nocona ISD
Region 9 Secondary Teacher of the Year Sarah Kidd Graham High School Graham ISD
Region 10 Elementary Teacher of the Year Eric Hale David G. Burnet Elementary School Dallas ISD (finalist)
Region 10 Secondary Teacher of the Year Helen Arceneaux Liberty Junior High School Richardson ISD
Region 11 Elementary Teacher of the Year Alexis Miller Southridge Elementary School Lewisville ISD (finalist)
Region 11 Secondary Teacher of the Year Lisa Day Northwest High School Northwest ISD
Region 12 Elementary Teacher of the Year Laurie Sims Kennedy-Powell Elementary School Temple ISD
Region 12 Secondary Teacher of the Year Misty Thomas Copperas Cove High School Copperas Cove ISD
Region 13 Elementary Teacher of the Year Caitlin Lowery Lagos Elementary School Manor ISD
Region 13 Secondary Teacher of the Year Paul Davies Manor New Tech Middle School Manor ISD
Region 14 Elementary Teacher of the Year Chelsea Rico Lee Elementary School Abilene ISD
Region 14 Secondary Teacher of the Year Jimmy Pogue Abilene Cooper High School Abilene ISD
Region 15 Elementary Teacher of the Year Idalia Castellanos Dr. Lonnie Green Elementary School San Felipe Del Rio CISD
Region 15 Secondary Teacher of the Year Allison Peterson Lake View High School San Angelo ISD
Region 16 Elementary Teacher of the Year Lori Garrett Cactus Elementary School Dumas ISD
Region 16 Secondary Teacher of the Year Katherine George Spearman High School Spearman ISD
Region 17 Elementary Teacher of the Year Haley Kirk Westwind Elementary School Frenship ISD
Region 17 Secondary Teacher of the Year Ida Cisneros Frenship Middle School Frenship ISD (finalist)
Region 18 Elementary Teacher of the Year Maureen Gapac Austin Elementary School Pecos Barstow Toyah ISD
Region 18 Secondary Teacher of the Year Amanda Bolanos Alpine Middle School Alpine ISD
Region 19 Elementary Teacher of the Year Pedro Gurrola Vista Del Sol Elementary School Socorro ISD
Region 19 Secondary Teacher of the Year Anthony Lopez-Waste Canutillo High School Canutillo ISD (finalist)
Region 20 Elementary Teacher of the Year Lisa Barry Woodridge Elementary School Alamo Heights ISD (finalist)
Region 20 Secondary Teacher of the Year Adriana Abundis Lanier High School San Antonio ISD (finalist)

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