Region 13 Teachers of the Year (TOY)


                                                                                                                                                             Congratulations to Region 13's 2018 Teachers of the Year!


Region 13 Elementary Teacher of the Year


Allie Duffy
Joe Lee Johnson Elementary
Round Rock ISD


Allie Duffy is an elementary teacher for Round Rock ISD who just finished the inaugural year at Joe Lee Johnson Elementary STEAM Academy. Allie believes in the power of growing teachers. Allie is an advocate for children who believes in educating the whole child: emotionally, socially and academically. She believes in knowing every child’s story—if a child does not feel safe and secure,they are not going to learn to the best of their ability. Each child’s personal story is the foundation for them to become flexible, empathic citizens who feel empowered to make a difference in the world and dream big!


Region 13 Secondary Teacher of the Year

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Tara Bordeaux
Lanier High School
 Austin ISD


Congratulations to Lanier High School teacher, Tara Bordeaux, for being named the 2017 Region 13 Secondary Teacher of the Year! Tara Bordeaux is an award-winning filmmaker and Media Arts Instructor at Lanier High School in Austin, TX. She received her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012, after returning to Texas from Los Angeles, CA, where she spent ten years working in television and film production.