Region 13 Teachers of the Year (TOY)

Lauren Bain

Carl Schurtz Elementary
New Braunfels ISD

Lauren Bain has been teaching K-5 music in public schools for 12 years. She began in North East ISD before moving to Carl Schurz Elementary in NBISD in 2009. Lauren received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Music Education from Trinity University in San Antonio, and a Master of Arts in Teaching also from Trinity University. She received her Kodály certification from Texas State University, and her Orff-Schulwerk certification from Trinity University. She served as the Vice President for the Kodály Educators of Texas (2011-2016), and is currently the President-Elect. She has presented numerous times at the national Kodály conference and at the national Orff-Schulwerk conference. Additionally, Lauren has presented sessions at the Texas Music Educators Association conference, as well as the 2014 CEDFA Fine Arts Summit. She is a highly requested elementary music clinician for school districts in central and south Texas.


Megan Holden

Lake Travis High School
Lake Travis ISD

Help us celebrate our ESC Region 13 Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019 school year. Megan Schneider Holden is an English II and AP Art History teacher at Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas. In her twenty years at L THS, she has also taught French and the Gifted and Talented Discovery class. In addition to teaching, Ms. Holden is the founder of L THS 's Fight Club (an organization that helps teachers support students in crisis} and the Cavalier Lounge (a community-supported resource pantry that provides necessities for students in crisis).