Infinity Early College High School Teacher Named Region 6 Secondary Teacher of the Year
Hanna Hollohazy of Infinity Early College High School was named Region 6 Secondary Teacher of the Year. Hollohazy, New Caney ISD’s Secondary Teacher of the Year for the 2019-20 school year, is now one of only 40 teachers in the state in consideration for Texas Teacher of the Year. Ms. Hollohazy, an English teacher, has been with New Caney ISD for nine years.
Texas Teacher of the Year is the highest honor that the State of Texas can bestow upon a teacher. Each official district Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year in Texas is eligible to advance to the regional and state levels. The regional selection process is conducted in June-July by the 20 Texas Regional Education Service Centers; each names a Regional Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year. The 40 Regional Teachers of the Year are considered for Texas Teacher of the Year in a selection process facilitated by Texas Association of School Administrators. When selecting the Texas Elementary and Texas Secondary Teachers of the Year, the judges designate one to serve as the official “Texas Teacher of the Year” — Texas’ nominee for National Teacher of the Year, a program conducted by the Council of Chief State School Officers. In January, a selection committee representing the major national education associations selects four finalists for National Teacher of the Year from the nominees submitted by the 50 states.