Back To Schedule
Saturday, January 23 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Luncheon with Jacqueline Woodson and Teacher of the Year Presentations

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

2016 Teacher of the Year Award Presentation

Ticketed event, refer to your name badge for luncheon ticket. 
Included in full-conference registration. 
Tickets can be purchased for $45 at the TCTELA registration desk.  
Jacqueline Woodson books are available for purchase at the BookPeople booth.

Luncheon Entertainment Provided by: 

Westlake High School Harp Ensemble


Award Winners

Bill Martin

Austin Community College
Higher Education Instructor of the YearBill Martin is an intellectual man who is continually questioning what will work best for his students in his attempts to find for them ways to communicate their ideas and learn more about the world around them. During his classes, students use... Read More →

Deborah Lopez

San Angelo ISD
Elementary Teacher of the YearDebbie Lopez sees herself as a typical teacher doing her part to make sure all students achieve to their full potential. Her principal, Lori Barton, offers the following remarks about Debbie, clearly showing that Debbie’s teaching is anything but typical:  “Debbie... Read More →

Holly Genova

Lewisville ISD
High School Teacher of the YearAlthough Holly Genova is an early career teacher, her commitment and her expertise with marginalized high school students are remarkable. She has blossomed in her teaching over the last three years as a leader of the North Star of Texas Writing Project.  While... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Kriese

Tracy Kriese

English 7, Eanes ISD
Middle School Teacher of the YearTracy Kriese seeks opportunities for her students to learn from the literature they read--literature that she chooses and that she helps them choose. She seeks opportunities for her students to find audiences in school and out of school. Several years... Read More →

Saturday January 23, 2016 11:45am - 1:00pm CST
Rio Grande Hall A – Plaza Level (Lower)