Grants: 4 / My Results: 4

This year, the Plano ISD Education Foundation will fund $150,000 in individual and team grants. Grants can be for new technology, after-school programming, materials or student experiences. Help us identify transformative methods in teaching and learning that will help classrooms serve the students of Plano ISD. Teachers, campus-based instructional specialists, counselors and librarians are encouraged to apply.
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
Deadline Date (CST Time Zone):
9/26/2023 11:59 PM
Congratulations to all nominees! What a tremendous honor it is to be selected by your peers to represent your school as the 2024 Teacher of the Year. Here is information for the next phase of the Teacher of the Year process, which involves completing this application for the district judging.

The application includes these four components:

(1) General information.
(2) Your "Philosophy of Teaching" essay written using the specific essay criteria provided.
(3) A current résumé.
(4) A letter of recommendation from your school principal. (Principal will complete in separate form.)

The application should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2024.

Your application will be used in the judging process. Nominees will be interviewed by a panel of district officials and community members. Judging schedules will be provided in January and judging will take place in February.

If you have questions about the judging process and the interview schedule, please contact or 469-752-8099.
If you have questions about the application submission, please contact or 469-752-8277.

Once again, congratulations! The district looks forward to recognizing and celebrating your talents as outstanding teachers in Plano ISD and in the community.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
Deadline Date (CST Time Zone):
1/19/2024 5:00 PM
Plano ISD uses the Texas State Teacher of the Year guidelines for its Teacher of the Year recognition. Plano ISD classroom teachers who are recognized at the campus level and the district level must meet these criteria so that the district may enter them as eligible contenders in the Region 10, Texas State Teacher of the Year and National Teacher of the Year competitions.

Candidates in all categories must hold a valid Texas teaching certificate and be currently teaching at least four hours of the contract day. The types of certificates are:

  • One Year Certificate
  • Probationary Certificate
  • Standard Certificate
  • Provisional Certificate
  • Professional Certificate
  • Temporary Certificate
Classroom teachers traditionally receive recognition in this program. Speech pathologists, itinerant special education teachers, counselors and librarians may be nominated if they teach at least four hours of the contract day and meet all other criteria. Diagnosticians, teacher's aides and administrators are not eligible.

Candidates must have completed one year of teaching experience on the campus which is nominating. Candidates who were hired at the nominating campus after December 19, 2022, are ineligible.

Candidates should be skillful, dedicated teachers who plan to actively continue classroom teaching. They should take an active role in their communities as well as their schools and be professional, poised and articulate. An important criterion in evaluating nominees is the ability to inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds.

Please submit this Teacher of the Year nomination, including your letter of recommendation, by 5:00 p.m. on January, 19, 2024. 

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
Deadline Date (CST Time Zone):
2/21/2024 11:30 PM

Thank you for acknowledging the contributions of fellow staff members. To submit your candidate for nomination as a recipient of this year’s Superintendent 100 and as finalist for the Superintendent Service Award, complete the application by 5 PM on Friday, February 16.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
Deadline Date (CST Time Zone):
2/22/2024 5:00 PM
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