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Reminder—MEDIA ADVISORY: AISD Gives Salute to 'Best of'

Teacher of the Year one of many categories to be announced

Austin ISD, in collaboration with Austin Partners in Education, will celebrate its best-of-the-best at Salute this evening. The annual event recognizes some of the district's outstanding team members for their continued dedication to student excellence and achievement in schools. 

Who: Superintendent Paul Cruz and APIE Board Chairman Mark Curry will host the event. Mayor Steve Adler will co-present the Teacher of the Year award. 

What: Recognitions include Teacher of the Year, Classified Staff of the Year, Principal of the Year, Librarian of the Year, Counselor of the Year and Assistant Principal of the Year.

For a list of nominees, visit

In addition, National Board Certified Teachers and Teachers of Promise will be honored. The event also will include student performances, including Anderson High School's award-winning "The Wedding Singer."

When: Reception at 5 p.m.; event 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 19

There will be media availability with the winners following the event at 8 p.m.

Where: AISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd.

For more information, please contact the AISD Office of Educator Quality at 

(512) 414-9834 or visit