Every year the Texas VFW recognizes an Outstanding Classroom Teacher for Grades K-5, 6-8, and

9-12. These teachers are selected from nominations received from Posts and Districts throughout Texas. 


The state winners are then forwarded to National VFW for competition at the National Level.


Learn more about the VFW's Teacher of the Year Program

Rules & Eligibility Requirements

 VFW Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Entry Form • Due 01/01/21

Scholarship Programs Teacher Request Form

Teacher Award District Reporting Packet

Teacher Award Post Entry Form

K-5th Grades

2019-20 Citizenship Education Teacher Award K-5th Grades

Andrea D. Mason of Garland, Texas 

Lee A. McShan Elementary School, Dallas, Texas

Sponsoring Post: 6796–Dallas

Sponsoring District: 3

2019-20 Citizenship Education Teacher Award 6th-8th Grades

Jennifer Land of Pasadena, Texas

Keller Middle School, Pasadena, Texas

Sponsoring Post: 4395–-Pasadena  

Sponsoring District: 4

2019-20 Citizenship Education Teacher Award 9th-12th Grades

Jason Barber of Brenham, Texas 

Brenham High School, Brenham, Texas 

Sponsoring Post: 7014-Brenham

Sponsoring District: 17