TASA Names 2019 Texas Teacher of the Year

TASA Names 2019 Texas Teacher of the Year
Image of AHISD logoImage of AHJS STEM Teacher Jeff WheatcraftTASA Names Jeff Wheatcraft as the 2019 Texas Teacher of the Year!

The Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), which facilitates the Texas Teacher of the Year program, has named Texas' top teachers for 2019.

Alamo Heights Junior School STEM teacher Jeff Wheatcraft is the 2019 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year and has been chosen to represent the state as Texas Teacher of the Year in the National Teacher of the Year competition.  Rhonda Peña, a fifth-grade mathematics teacher from Mission CISD, is the 2019 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year.

The announcement was made at the Texas Teacher of the Year awards luncheon at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin.  Both state-level winners will receive a cash award and a commemorative trophy.

Also honored during the luncheon were the Regional Teachers of the Year and the finalists for Texas Teacher of the Year:  Karyn Ard, Troup ISD;  Andrea Greimel, San Antonio ISD; Megan Holden, Lake Travis ISD; and Joe Parthemore, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD.
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