Since 2008, the Lone Star Chapter has sponsored the Texas History Educator of the Year awards. Any Teacher from Conroe ISD, Willis ISD, Magnolia ISD, Splendora ISD, New Caney ISD or Montgomery ISD is eligible.
To be considered, a person must be an active 7th grade Texas History educator and be employed by one of the above school districts.
Any teacher wishing to be considered eligible for the award must email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, tell us your School District, the name of your school, and your full name. We will check your information and add you to the list. By submitting your name, you agree to the terms and conditions of the award, shown here.
The winner educators (two every year) receive $1,000 cash, a certificate from the Lone Star SRT, free dinner for two at the Steamboat House Restaurant, and their school receives a play for the entire 7th grade class from a professional actor on a Texas History topic .
How does the Award work?
Once an Educators name has been submitted and the information verified, the Lone Star Chapter SRT (LSSRT) will add the educator to the voters box. One person (either a peer or a student) must submit the educator to us by voting HERE and state why he/she should be given the award. It is voting, so the more submissions the better. However, one single vote puts you up for consideration for that school calendar year.
Once your have been nominated by the voting process, an assigned board member of the LSSRT will come visit each educator at his/her school. A special board meeting is held in April each year to determine the winner. Some items considered by the board are; classroom decorations, teacher websites, and length of service.
Texas Teacher Award
Previous winners of the Annual Texas History Teacher of the year awards:
2008: Cindy Howard; Lisa Shugart; Joyce Upshaw
2009: Gaddieal Arrazate; Cindy Howard; Michael Thorson
2010: Jackie Ingraml Cindy Howard
2011: Glenn Janek; Marriane Messinger
2012: John Cicherski; Jessie Quick
2013: Glenn Janek; Renee Blakeney
2014: Penny Adams; Clayton Kinsfather
2015: Erin Neal; Marriane Messenger
2016: Glenn Janek; Laura Olson
2017: John Cicherski; Leslie Sproat
2018: Penny Adams; Brenda Craig