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2012-13 HAABE Bilingual/ESL Teacher of the Year Awards
I. Houston Area School Districts - Campus and District Timeline
Jan. 20, 2013 Teacher of the Year Packet posted on http://www.haabe.org/forms.html
TOY banquet: http://haabe.org/pdf/TOY2013flyer.pdf
TOY banquet tickets go on sale. Early bird $60.00 Regular price $70.00
http://www.haabe.org/toy_banquet_tickets.html
(No faxes or mail orders will be accepted).
Jan. 27 – School districts in the Houston area campuses select one Bilingual, one
Feb. 8, 2013 Elementary ESL, and one secondary ESL Teacher of the Year. Campus
winners complete Application Packet and obtain letter of
recommendation/support from principals.
School district Bilingual/ESL department forms a Bilingual/ESL Teacher of
the Year Committee that will select district’s representatives and names a
contact person. Contact person e-mail his/her information to
info@haabe.org
Feb. 8, 2013- Principals submit TOY Bilingual/ESL campus winner’s information to the
Or before district’s contact person/Director.
Feb. 17, 2013 Contact person/Director submits a complete list of all your participating
campus winners to info@haabe.org. Excel document is available at:
http://haabe.org/forms.html.
Feb. 22, 2013 Campus winners submit Application Packet and letter from principal to
the school district’s Bilingual/ESL department.
Please submit Application Packet in a color-coded folder (Bilingual -red,
Elementary ESL -blue, and Secondary ESL -yellow). Attach a label on the
top right corner of the color-coded folder with campus and TOY
Bilingual/ESL campus winner name.
Feb. 25- Review campus winners’ names on the HAABE site:
Mar. 8, 2013 http://www.haabe.org/TOYWinners2012-13.html . Send any misspelling
corrections to info@haabe.org
School district Bilingual/ESL Teacher of the Year Committee selects three
representatives to compete for the HAABE Bilingual/ESL TOY title (one
Bilingual TOY, one Elementary ESL TOY, and one Secondary ESL TOY).
School district Bilingual/ESL Department (contact person) submits
representatives’ names to HAABE info@haabe.org
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Mar. 8, 2013 HAABE sends Notification to district’s representatives to complete and
submit portfolio.
Mar. 8, 2013 TOY Banquet tickets early bird price ends ($60)
http://www.haabe.org/toy_banquet_tickets.html
All seating will be assigned in the order payments are received.
Mar. 9, 2013 TOY Banquet tickets $70 http://www.haabe.org/pdf/TOY2013flyer.pdf
Mar. 29, 2013 District’s representatives submit portfolio to: 4520 Tonawanda Houston
TX, 77035, Attention: Octaviano Trevino, HAABE Recording Secretary,
before 4:30 P.M.
Mar. 29 – HAABE Bilingual/ESL Teacher of the Year Selection Committee reviews
Apr. 5, 2013 portfolios and selects Bilingual, Elementary ESL and Secondary ESL
Teachers of the Year.
Apr. 5, 2013 TOY Banquet Program Publication closing date. Send any misspelling
corrections to toywinners@haabe.org
Apr. 24, 2013 TOY Banquet tickets purchase ends $70
http://www.haabe.org/toy_banquet_tickets.html
Apr. 26, 2013 HAABE Bilingual/ ESL Teacher of the Year Awards Banquet location
TBA. Tickets for the banquet may be ordered online beginning January
20, 2013 at the HAABE website:
http://haabe.org/toy_banquet_tickets.html. No fax or mail orders for tickets
will be accepted.
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II. Nomination and Competition Guidelines
1. Nominees should be selected without regard to age, sex, race or ethnicity, national
origin, handicapping conditions, or religion.
2. The selection must be based on evidence of outstanding instruction in Bilingual or ESL
education. Teachers must have completed three successful years of teaching in
Bilingual or ESL education in the state of Texas.
3. Only nominees who meet all HAABE Teacher of the Year requirements/qualifications
will be considered for the awards.
CAMPUS LEVEL NOMINATIONS & COMPETITION
1. Schools should develop a selection/nomination process that provides for the nominees
to be selected by his/her peers in a fair and impartial manner.
2. Teacher of the Year Application Packet is attached to these guidelines and it is available
online at http://www.haabe.org/forms.html
3. Campus will submit nominee’s Teacher of the Year Application Packet to the school
district’s Bilingual/ES department along with a letter of recommendation/support from the
teacher’s supervisor/principal. (15 Points)
Please submit Application Packet in a color-coded folder (Bilingual -red,
Elementary ESL -blue, and Secondary ESL -yellow). Attach a label on the top
right corner of the color-coded folder with campus name and TOY Bilingual/ESL
campus winner name.
DISTRICT LEVEL COMPETITION
1. Participating school districts will form a Bilingual/ESL Teacher of the Year Selection
Committee. The Committee will be in charge of selecting one Bilingual TOY, one
Elementary ESL TOY, and one Secondary ESL TOY.
2. School district representatives’ names will be e-mailed by the contact person to
info@haabe.org by March 8, 2012.
HOUSTON AREA LEVEL COMPETITION
1. The three school district representatives will receive an invitation to complete and submit
portfolios not later than March 29, 2013. Portfolios need to be mailed to 4520
Tonawanda Houston TX, 77035 Attention: Octaviano Trevino, HAABE Recording
Secretary.
2. Based on the portfolio’s rubric, the HAABE TOY Bilingual/ESL Committee will select
among all submitted portfolios, one Bilingual teacher, one Elementary ESL teacher and
a Secondary ESL teacher for the Houston area,.
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HAABE Teacher of the Year Awards - Selection Process
*NOTE: The Bilingual and ESL Teacher of the Year District representatives must be members
of HAABE, TABE and NABE in order to continue in the Teacher of the Year competition at the
local, state or national level.
HAABE Bilingual/ESL Teacher of the Year
HAABE TOY Election Committee – TOY announcement April 26, 2013 TOY Banquet
School District Bilingual/ESL Teacher of the Year
School district Bilingual/ESL TOY Selection Committee chose three district
representatives (one bilingual, one elementary ESL and one secondary ESL)
Representatives submit portfolios March 29, 2012
Bilingual/ESL TOY Campus Winners from Elementary/Middle and High Schools
School based election Department– Principals e-mail campus winners to HAABE
Campus winners who would like to participate submit Application Packet and principal’s
letter of recommendation to school districts’ Bilingual/ESL department February 8, 2013
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2012-13 HAABE Bilingual/ESL Teacher of the Year Awards
III. Qualifications
BILINGUAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Nominee must meet the following qualification requirements:
1. Be a full-time classroom bilingual education teacher in any grade level, in a Texas
Education Agency (TEA) approved bilingual education program.
2. Be certified or endorsed in bilingual education by TEA.
3. Be a full time bilingual education teacher for at least three consecutive years prior to the
2012-2013 HAABE Teacher of the Year Awards Program.
4. Provide documentation indicating that the nominee is respected and admired by
students, parents, and colleagues.
5. Exhibit distinguished leadership service to the profession and the community.
6. Be a member of HAABE/TABE and NABE if recognized as his/her District’s 2012-2013
Bilingual/ESL Teacher of Year. *
ESL TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Nominee must meet the following qualification requirements:
1. Be a full-time classroom ESL teacher in any grade level, in a Texas Education Agency
(TEA) approved program.
2. Be certified or endorsed in ESL.
3. Be a Texas ESL teacher for at least three consecutive years prior to the 2012-2013
HAABE Teacher of the Year Awards Program and be actively engaged in full-time
teaching in an ESL classroom at the time of this award.
4. Provide documentation indicating that the nominee is respected and admired by
students, parents, and colleagues.
5. Exhibit distinguished leadership service to the profession and the community.
6. Be willing to become a member of HAABE/TABE and NABE if recognized as his/her
District’s 2012-2013 Bilingual/ESL Teacher of Year.*
* District winners must submit proof of HAABE / TABE and NABE membership along with their
portfolios. If they are not members, they must submit a completed membership form available
at http://haabe.org/membership.html a check for the amount required for dues for one year for
all 3 organizations. Contact Maria Cigala at info@haabe.org for additional information.
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IV. Application Packet
A. Data Sheet
Please type all information requested – all responses must be contained within this form
Nominee’s name:_________________________________________________________
Please check one: ______Bilingual Teacher ______ESL Teacher
Please check all that apply:
I am a member of ____HAABE ______TABE ____NABE
*Please provide a nominee’s recent picture on digital format (CD or memory stick).
BASIC INFORMATION
Home Address:___________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip: ___________________________________________________________
Home Telephone: _________________________________________________________
Email:___________________________________________________________________
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION
School District: ____________________________________________________________
Campus: ____________________Campus Address: ______________________________
City, State, Zip:____________________________________________________________
Campus Telephone:________________________________________________________
Fax Number: _____________________________________________________________
Grade Level/Assignment/Position:_____________________________________________
Yrs. experience current position: ______ Yrs. in district: ______ Total yrs. in education: _____
Principal’s name:______________________________________________________________
Principal’s Signature ___________________________________________________________
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I hereby give my permission that any or all materials submitted by me for consideration for
HAABE Teacher of the Year Awards be shared with persons involved in reviewing and judging
for this award.
Signature:__________________________Date: _________________________________
B. Biographical Profile (15 Points)
Nominee’s name:______________________________________________________________
Please check one: ______Bilingual Teacher ______ESL Teacher
1. Academic Background: Include all colleges and universities attended (starting with the last
institution attended).
College/University Degree Major Date
2. Teacher Certification: List all certifications and endorsements that appear on your teacher
certificate.
1. 4.
2. 5.
3. 6.
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C. Professional Development (20 Points)
1. Professional Development: List your most recent professional development training regarding
bilingual/ESL education that you attended or offered/presented. Include the percentage of
students meeting one or more years of growth based on last year’s TELPAS scores.
2. Work Experience: Include all teaching experience beginning with your current position.
Employer Campus Position/Assignment Dates of
Employment
3. Honors/awards/grants: Describe all awards and honors you have received for your
professional accomplishments in education.
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D. Community Service (15 Points)
Provide a brief description of your efforts to improve education. In addition, provide a list of
causes or organizations in which you have volunteered for or participated.
E. Philosophy of Education (35 Points)
Describe briefly your philosophy of bilingual or ESL education and its impact on the education of
culturally and linguistically diverse students.
F. Recommendation Letters (15 Points)
Attach letters of recommendation from nominee’s supervisor/principal.
G. Other Information
Include any information you would like to share about yourself that you may not have been able
to share in the other areas of this profile.
I hereby give my permission that this information be shared with persons involved in reviewing
and/or judging for the upcoming HAABE Bilingual/ESL Teacher of the Year awards at the
campus and district level.
Signature:____________________________________________________________________ 
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Application Packet Checklist
2012-13 HAABE Bilingual/ESL Teacher of the Year
* Please attach this checklist in the interior left flap of the color-coded folder.
Nominee’s name:______________________________________________________________
Campus:_____________________________________________________________________
Section Points ✔
Excel spreadsheet document (TOYWinners)
with nominee’s information e-mailed by
Principal/supervisor to info@haabe.org
A. Data Sheet N/A
Nominee’s picture in digital format
(CD/memory stick)
N/A
B. Biographical Profile 15 Points
1. Academic Background
2. Teacher Certification
C. Professional Development 20 Points
1. Professional Development list/TELPAS
scores
2. Work experience
3. Honors/Awards/Grants
D. Community/ Volunteer Service 15 Points
E. Philosophy of Education 35 Points
F. Recommendation Letters 15 Points
Total Points
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Portfolio Rubric
2012-13 HAABE Bilingual/ESL Teacher of the Year
The portfolio is submitted only by the bilingual and ESL teachers that are selected as the winners
for their particular district. The portfolio must be presented in a well-organized notebook. The
teacher is encouraged to be as creative as possible in preparing the portfolio. A 5x7 glossy black
& white photograph and a CD or memory stick with curriculum vitae/resume and all essays must
be included with the portfolio. In addition to the Teacher Profile and Data Sheets the portfolio
must include the following sections:
CURRICULUM VITAE/RESUME: A curriculum vitae/resume includes academic preparation, dates and
titles of professional certificates/endorsements, professional work experience, membership in professional
organizations, and honors received. Please include number of years where applicable.
10 points
BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE: A narrative written by the nominee describing specific events or
experiences leading to his/her involvement in education, particularly bilingual or ESL education. This
narrative must be typed, double-spaced, and should not exceed five pages.
15 points
PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION: An essay written by the nominee (must be in Spanish for bilingual
Teachers of the Year/in English for ESL Teachers of the Year) reflecting his/her commitment to the
profession, including a description of the nomineeʼs educational values and
spaced and should not exceed five pages. Bilingual teachers must submit an English translation of their
philosophy of education for the judges. 30 points
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: A listing and brief description of the nomineeʼs participation in
professional organizations and service committees, commissions, task forces, workshops, conferences,
etc. (include the number of years of service and membership). This section should be typed, doublespaced
and should not exceed five pages. 15 points
COMMUNITY SERVICE: A listing and brief description of the nomineeʼs participation in organizations as
well as personal efforts to improve bilingual or ESL education and social conditions of the community.
This section should be typed, double-spaced and should not exceed five pages.
15 points
LETTERS OF SUPPORT: Include letters of support from students, parents, and colleagues. Please do
not exceed five entries. 15 points
The portfolio that is submitted will be used for the TABE Teacher of the Year competition. Please develop
the portfolio in a manner that can have more materials added after the HAABE Teacher of the Year
competition. Per TABE guidelines, the portfolio will be used for the TABE Teacher of the Year
competition. HAABE may need to add some items to portfolio before submission.
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