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FWISD Accepts 2020 Teaching Chair Applications

Fort Worth ISD is accepting applications for the 2020 Chairs for Teaching Excellence awards through June 25. There are two Performing Arts Teaching Chair categories and 14 Academic Teaching Chair award categories.

The Chairs for Teaching Excellence program recognizes outstanding classroom teachers with honorary titles of Chairs for Teaching Excellence for one year and a $5,000 honorarium.

Our teachers have risen to the challenge of teaching online, from home. They are more student-centered than ever before, using creative and innovative tools and techniques, including social media, to engage and motivate their students. 

Campus Teacher of the Year winners within the last five years (2015 – 2020) or educators who’ve received a significant award in the teaching field within the last five years (2015 – 2020) are eligible to apply. 

Applicants who’ve taught in the District for at least three years and have at least a total of five years teaching experience are eligible for the award.

The application submission deadline is 5 p.m., Thursday, June 25. So, apply today!

Performing Arts online applications (music, theater/dance) are available at: 

Academic Teaching Chairs online applications (14 non-performing arts categories) are available at:

Teachers with questions are encouraged to contact Judy Ramos, or Peg Murphy, 


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