2021-2022 Texas Teacher of the Year
For nearly three decades ESC Region 19 has proudly presented the Teacher of the Year (TOY) program. ESC 19 annually showcases district teachers who have emerged as champions in their profession, and have impacted and inspired students to unforetold heights in all aspects of their lives. Our ESC 19 Teachers of the Year represent not only the best in their districts but are among the most consistently recognized as the best in Texas, having gone on to win six Texas Teacher of the Year Awards!
We encourage you to watch our past winners' "Videos & Pictures" section and be inspired by these marvelous teachers' words and passion for education!
2022 ESC Region 19 Teachers of the Year
ESC Region 19 is proud of both 2022 Region 19 Teachers of the Year, Kelsey Andereson and Ramon Benavides. Mr. Benavides is now among six state finalists competing to be the Texas Teacher of the Year.
Kelsey Anderson, is a third-grade teacher at Cactus Trails Elementary in the Socorro Independent School District (SISD) and has been named the Region 19 Elementary Teacher of the Year.
Ramon Benavides, is a teacher at Del Valle High School in the Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) and has been named the Region 19 Secondary Teacher of the Year.
TFCU co-sponsors the annual Region 19 Teacher of the Year program. This year, TFCU awarded the top three teachers in elementary and secondary categories with generous cash prizes.
Region 19 Elementary Teacher of the Year Top Winners:
- 1st place: Kelsey Anderson, Socorro ISD
- 2nd place: Lili Carrasco, Clint ISD
- 3rd place: Sabina Lazos, Canutillo ISD
Region 19 Secondary Teacher of the Year Top Winners:
- 1st place: Ramon Benavides, Ysleta ISD
- 2nd place: Donna G. Siañez, Socorro ISD
- 3rd place: Gerrardo Torres, El Paso ISD
2021-2022 District Teachers of the Year
Below is the 2021 cohort of District Teachers of The Year from across our region who competed to represent our region at the state level. All of them, are well deserving of the honor to represent our community.
Learn more about our passionate teachers by watching them on our ESC19 YouTube Channel as they share their inspiring stories:
Relive all the excitement of our ESC19 Teacher of the Year Awards Celebration by watching the recorded streamed event on our ESC19 YouTube channel:
We will be airing an Encore Awards Presentation with extended footage at 5PM on the CW channel on August 14, 2021.