Monica Washington

Monica Washington

I am an English III and AP English III teacher at Texas High School where I serve as department chair. I have been in education for seventeen years and have taught grades 7-12 and English composition college courses. I began my teaching career in 1998 in Memphis, TN and moved to Texas in 2007 with my husband Ricky, a native Texan who is a sixth grade social studies teacher. I believe that a teacher’s greatest accomplishments are those things that cannot be typed on a resume or measured by statistical data: the ability to inspire, to mentor, to engage students are immeasurable but most vital qualities. The best teachers are those who are students in their own classrooms—guiding students by learning and problem-solving with students. In addition, I have a passion for mentoring beginning teachers. I want to demonstrate to all teachers the importance of building positive relationships with students to create a foundation for academic growth. I am honored to serve as the 2014 Texas teacher of the year, a 2015 NEA Foundation Global Fellow, and a 2015 Lowell Milken as it has allowed me to travel and serve as a voice for teachers across the country.