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Frenship Middle School teacher Ida Cisneros has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2021 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year.

The Texas Association of School Administrators made the announcement on Wednesday, September 9th. Three finalists were listed for elementary, and three finalists were listed for secondary.

Cisneros will compete against two other secondary-level teachers for the honor.

Kevin Brown, executive director of TASA, which has coordinated the Texas Teacher of the Year program since 2011 said:

Every day in public schools across Texas, teachers perform miracles as they inspire children for lifelong learning [...] These six finalists are among the best in a profession that is perhaps the most important in our nation, both for individual children and for society. They are national heroes and deserve this tremendous honor. They have distinguished themselves among thousands of outstanding, dedicated teachers across our state and nation have who have answered the call to serve others.