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Great Teachers

  • Highly qualified teachers

    More than 99 percent of Texas public schools teachers are rated highly qualified in the subject area they teach, according to federal guidelines.

  • More experience

    More tenured teachers bring their rich experience to the classroom. Teachers in traditional public schools have an average of 11.3 years of experience, while charter school teachers have an average of 4.1 years.

  • Innovation in every aspect of learning

    Get motivated by the inventive teaching and joy-filled learning going on in public school classrooms all over the state.

  • Dedicated professionals with a passion to teach

    Listen to the heartfelt stories of public school teachers of the year.

Highly qualified teachers

Texas Education Agency's Highly Qualified Teacher Reports show the number and percentage of highly qualified teachers in Texas public schools. Search by state, region, district, or campus level.

Dedicated professionals with a passion to teach

Marissa Torres, 2018 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year
“One of my goals as a teacher has always been to create lifelong learners who will contribute positively to their community,” said Marissa Torres, 2018 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, who teaches third grade and serves as the third-grade team lead at Blue Haze Elementary in White Settlement ISD near Fort Worth.” Read the full story.

Tara Bordeaux, 2018 Texas Teacher of the Year
“I know first-hand how hard life can be on a young heart, and I know how easy it is to give up. I know, because I did, and I dropped out of high school,” said Tara Bordeaux, 2018 Texas Teacher of the Year (and Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year).” Read the full story.