Monica Washington

Texarkana, TX | Years Taught: 20

Her advice to a beginning teacher:  “Give yourself grace as you learn; your students deserve this same grace.  Lessons don’t have to be perfect, but do create a classroom community that helps your students connect to those lessons.  Every student deserves to have their identity honored.  Listen to them, and they will teach you to teach.”

Additional Recognition

  • 2021 • Named in Top 21 Rising Women of 2021 (Brightbeam)
  • 2015 • NEA Global Learning Fellow
  • 2015 • Lowell Milken Unsung Hero Fellow
  • 2014 • Texas Teacher of the Year (TX Association of School Administrators)
  • 2014 • California Casualty Award (Horace Mann)