Appreciated Teacher Awards

As a teacher’s credit union, one of the many ways we demonstrate our support and gratitude for educators is through our Appreciated Teacher Awards. This is a recognition program that commends outstanding teachers within our field of membership, which includes all districts and accredited schools in Texas.Books and Apples 2024

Gulf Coast Educators FCU started the Appreciated Teacher Award program in 2012 to help honor the work of dedicated educators who make a difference in our community. The finalists are announced each year during Teacher Appreciation Week, when the public votes on their choice for Appreciated Teacher of the Year.

For our 2024 Appreciated Teacher Awards, we received hundreds of nominations from over 108 different school districts across the state of Texas. A committee composed of credit union team members selected five finalists from all the nominations received, who are listed below.

The finalist with the most votes will be awarded the title of Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union’s 2024 Appreciated Teacher of the Year and receive a $2,500 grand prize. The remaining finalists will receive a $500 honorarium.

2024 Appreciated Teacher Award Winner

The winner of our 2024 Appreciated Teacher Award is Arissa Hayden from Sheldon ISD! Congratulations Mrs. Hayden!


Past Appreciated Teacher Winners