Distinguished Teacher and Principal Talent Pool Recommendation-2014

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DATE:  July 21, 2014


SUBJECT:   Distinguished Teacher and Principal Talent Pool Recommendation

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) would like to invite the education community to recommend distinguished classroom teachers and/or principals to be included in the Texas talent pool.

We invite you to recommend distinguished classroom teachers and/or principals who have demonstrated all of the following:

  • Exceptional educational talent as evidenced by effective instructional practices and student learning results in the classroom and school;
  • Exemplary educational accomplishments beyond the classroom that provide models of excellence for the profession;
  • Contributions to education that are largely unheralded yet worthy of the spotlight;
  • Strong long-range potential, as an early- to mid-career educator, for professional and policy leadership; and
  • Engaging and inspiring presence that motivates and impacts students, colleagues and the community.     

The Talent Pool Recommendation Form. Please complete a separate form for each individual including a one-page letter explaining how this person meets the criteria outlined in this letter and a resume for each recommendation. All nominations must be received by 5:00 PM on August 4, 2014.

We look forward to working with you as we continue our efforts to recognize the distinguished teachers and/or principals in the state.  For more information, please contact Priscilla Flores at (512) 463-2395 or by email at Priscilla.Flores@tea.texas.gov.




Ryan Franklin

Interim Associate Commissioner

Educator Leadership and Quality