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Tenure Awards      
The Agriculture Teachers Association presents awards in honor of years of membership in the Agriculture Teachers Association.  Awards are given in 5-year increments starting with year 5 of membership and continue until retirement.  Awards are presented during the Professional Development Conference.

Click here to see who will be recognized at this year's conference. If you feel you should be on the list this year and do not see your name please email Karen Jones at karen@texasagteachers.org.

New Outstanding Teacher Awards      

The Agriculture Teacher's Association is introducing three new awards for it's members in 2020. Split into three experience levels, these award acknowledge agriculture science teachers who have shown a strong commitment to teaching and student success; excellence in teaching practices; a record of outstanding teaching effectiveness within and outside the classroom; effective course program development equally reflecting each component of the 3 Circle Model; and the ability to inspire, promote, and sustain students’ growth.

The application must be filled out by the teacher who would receive the award. If you would like to nominate someone, please send their name and contact information to Tori Rosser at tori@texasagteachers.org

Outstanding Young Teacher (1-5 years)

Outstanding Mid-Career Teacher (6-15 years)

Outstanding Experienced Teacher (16+ years)

The application window for these awards will open on April 1, 2020, and close May 31, 2020. At this date, all applications will be sent to the Member Services committee who will select 3 finalists for each category. Those finalists will then be sent to a panel of outside jurors, who may be sponsors, industry leaders, or other stakeholders in the profession. The winners will be announced at the Agriculture Teachers Association Professional Development Conference. 

Agriculture Teachers Association Awards      

The Agriculture Teachers Association presents awards to recognize members and supporters who have shown outstanding support to Texas agriculture science and FFA programs. Awards are presented at the Association's Professional Development Conference. 

Agriculture Teachers Association Awards Categories
Outstanding School Administrator Award 
Outstanding Chapter Advocate Award 
Outstanding Publication Newspaper Award 
Outstanding Audio Broadcast Award
Outstanding Television Station Award 
Outstanding Chapter Publicity Award

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Association is having to adjust how our awards are submitted and selected. All award applications, including the new Outstanding Teacher Awards, will be submitted online this year. All applications can be found here. Each area's board members are responsible for selecting its area’s recipients. 

Please email tori@texasagteachers.org with any questions

Association VIP and Champion Awards      

The Agriculture Teachers Association is fortunate to have countless sponsors, supporters and stakeholders. The generous support of our donors helps empower agricultural science education and FFA opportunities. Every year we honor select individuals by presenting them with our VIP and Champion Awards as a toke of our gratitude. 

VIP Award Recipients
2017 - Randy Watson
2018 - Dan Taylor
2019 - Jay Eudy

Champion Award Recipients
2017 - Gordon Davis
2019 - Herman and Bobbie Wilson

NAAE Awards      
NAAE maintains an awards program to recognize the accomplishments of our many talented and dedicated members. The following awards require state judging. Applicants must be NAAE members. 
The deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020. 

Ideas Unlimited Award - The Ideas Unlimited contest is designed to give members an opportunity to exchange classroom, SAE, leadership, and other teaching ideas. The idea may be original or borrowed. Each application should specify how the idea was used by the applicant and how the idea could help others in their teaching. Access award application instructions here

Teacher Mentor Award - If you ask agriculture teachers what motivated them to enter and stay in the teaching profession, predominately they will attribute their decision to another agriculture teacher who encouraged them. This award program provides beginning teachers a way to say thank you to the experienced teachers who have influenced them. This award has an online application, which means you will have to log in to the NAAE website to access the application form. Access award application instructions here

"Teachers Turn the Key" Award - Agricultural education is continually faced with a shortage of qualified teachers. Unless those who have been trained enter and remain in the profession for a period of several years, the shortage of qualified teachers will prevail. As a means of encouraging young teachers to remain in the profession and to encourage and recognize participation in professional activities, NAAE offers the Teachers Turn the Key Scholarship. 

NAAE members who are in their second, third or fourth year of teaching at the time they apply are eligible for this award. (When the awards are presented at the subsequent NAAE convention, the scholarship recipients will be in their third, fourth or fifth year of teaching.) Applicants must be a member of NAAE during the year of application (2018-2019) and be a member of NAAE at the time of the convention at which they receive the scholarship (2019-2020). Applicants must not have attended the NAAE convention previously. All state winners must agree to attend the entire NAAE convention.

Teachers Turn the Key is an online application, which means you will have to log in to the NAAE website to access the application form. Access award application instructions here.

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  Conference Award Photos and Press Releases
For those who received a Agriculture Teachers Association award and were recognized on stage, you can locate your press releases and photos here

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