Sams, Sandoval Named 2020 Texas Teachers of the Year
A Weatherford ISD elementary
teacher and an Ysleta ISD middle school
teacher were named 2020 Texas Teachers of the Year by the Texas Association
of School Administrators (TASA) at an
awards luncheon in Austin in 2019.
Karen Sams, a third-grade teacher
at Weatherford ISD’s David Crockett
Elementary School, was named the 2020
Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year;
and Michelle Sandoval, an eighth-grade
math teacher at Ysleta ISD’s Parkland
Middle School, was named the 2020 Texas
Secondary Teacher of the Year.
Sams was chosen to represent the
state as Texas Teacher of the Year in
the National Teacher of the Year
Also honored during the luncheon
were Regional Teachers of the Year
Juliette Broussard of Pasadena ISD, Kami
Socorro ISD. The Regional Teachers of
the Year were named as state finalists.