Ten of the 40 Texas Regional Teachers of the Year for 2015 are TCTA members, and two advanced in the competition. Region 7 Elementary Teacher of the Year Whitney Crews was named 2015 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Region 3 Secondary Teacher of the Year Christine Amerson was chosen as a finalist for 2015 Texas Secondary 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
Elementary
Teacher of the Year

Laura D. Taylor
Leal Elementary, San Benito CISD
(and the San Benito CTA president!)

Region 2
Secondary Teacher of the Year
Kathryn Wolff
Three Rivers Junior/Senior
High School,
Three Rivers ISD

Region 9
Elementary
Teacher of the Year

Hayley Langford
Crestview Elementary, Graham ISD

Region 12
Elementary Teacher of the Year

Tammy Thornhill
Clifton Park Elementary, Killeen ISD

Region 12
Secondary
Teacher of the Year

Denise Gibert
Lake Belton Middle School
(and Belton CTA president!)

Region 14
Secondary Teacher of the Year

Joan Tolle
Colorado Middle School, Colorado ISD
(and the Colorado CTA president!)
Region 16
Elementary
Teacher of the Year

Allison Woodington
Grade 5 mathematics
Coronado Elementary,
Amarillo ISD
Region 17
Elementary Teacher of the Year

Suzanne Garcia McCall
Cathelene Thomas Elementary, Slaton ISD
(and TCTA Executive Board member!)