Eight of the 40 Texas Regional Teachers of the Year for 2014 are TCTA members, and one, Connie Bagley, was chosen as one of three finalists for Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. Each of these teachers will travel the state and their regions to share their expertise with fellow and future teachers, businesses and other groups.

Region 1
Secondary
Teacher of the Year

Rosbel Pena
Grade 6 math, football/track coach
Alton Memorial Junior High School, Mission CISD

Region 3
Elementary Teacher of the Year
Donna Baxter
Prekindergarten
John C. French Elementary School, Cuero ISD

Region 4
Secondary
Teacher of the Year

Janie Spies
Science instructional coach
Katy Junior High School, Katy ISD

Region 11
Elementary Teacher of the Year

Lou Hitt
Rann Elementary School, Decatur ISD

Region 13
Secondary
Teacher of the Year

Dana Schrader
Grade 7 Texas History
Hudson Bend Middle School,
Lake Travis ISD

Region 14
Secondary Teacher of the Year

Alison Alvarez
Grade 7 language arts
Colorado Middle School,
Colorado ISD
Region 15
Elementary
Teacher of the Year

Lorraine Campos
Grade 5 mathematics
Bonham Elementary School,
San Angelo ISD
Region 15
Secondary Teacher of the Year

Trudy Simpson
Grades 7-8 mathematics
Miles Junior High School
Miles ISD