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

Scholarship Programs Teacher Request Form

Teacher Award District Reporting Packet

Teacher Award Post Entry Form

K-5th Grades

2020-21 Citizenship Education Teacher Award K-5th Grades

Heather Marie Kaldis 

Brenham Elementary, Brenham, Texas

Post 7104, Brenham, Texas, District 17

6th-8th Grades

2020-21 Citizenship Education Teacher Award 6th-8th Grades

Esther Millette

Eula Secondary School, Clyde, Texas

Post 6873, Abilene, Texas, District 8

9th-12th Grades

2020-21 Citizenship Education Teacher Award 9th-12th Grades

Ronald Castro

Yes Prep Academy – White Oak,

Houston, Texas

Post 8790, Houston, Texas, District 4

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