2021 Texas Teacher of the Year

  • Anthony Lopez-Waste has won the seventh Texas title won by one of our local Teachers of the Year.

     

    OFFICAL ANNOUNCEMENT: (Click image for full TASA story)

     

    2021 TX Teacher of the Year

     

    VIDEO: Anthony shares his inspiring reasons why he is so passionate about his teaching profession.

    (Testimonial begins at 2:07:50) Click image and be inspired!

     

    Anthony Lopez Waste Video screenshot

     

ESC19 Teacher of the Year 2020-2021

  • 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!

     

     

    2021 ESC Region 19 Teachers of the Year

    ESC Region 19 is proud to announce Pedro Gurrola and Anthony Lopez-Waste as ESC19 Teachers of the Year. They will now go on to represent our region at the state level. The Texas Teacher of the Year will be announced sometime in December or January. Due to COVID-19, timelines are subject to change.

     

     

    2021 ESC19 Teacher of the Year Winners

     

    Pedro Gurrola, teacher at Vista Del Sol Elementary School in the Socorro Independent School District (SISD), has been named the 2021 Region 19 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

     

    Anthony Lopez-Waste, teacher at Canutillo High School in the Canutillo School District (CISD), has been named the 2021 Region 19 Secondary Teacher of the Year.

     

    TFCU co-sponsors the annual Region 19 Teacher of the Year program and also 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: Pedro Gurrola, Socorro ISD
    • 2nd place: Rachel Gomez, Sierra Blanca ISD
    • 3rd place: Nancy Chavira, Fabens ISD

     

    Region 19 Secondary Teacher of the Year Top Winners:

    • 1st place: Anthony Lopez-Waste, Canutillo ISD
    • 2nd place: Claudia Esparza, Clint ISD
    • 3rd place: Yvette Gonzalez, Ysleta ISD

     

     

    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 an encore presentation of our T.O.Y.:

    Meet & Greet , on our YouTube Channel.

     

    Relive all the excitement of our ESC19 Teacher of the Year Awards Celebration as we announced the winners and surprised them at their home with flowers and a check from TFCU:

    Awards Celebration at 7PM, Saturday August 8, 2020 on our YouTube Channel.

     

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  • 2020-2021 DISTRICTS' ELEMENTARY TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

     

    Elementary Teachers of the Year 2021

     

     

    2020-2021 DISTRICTS' ELEMENTARY TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

     

    Secondary Teachers of the Year 2021