Jennifer Bass is the TCTELA 2021 Middle School Teacher of the Year. She is currently a seventh-grade teacher and team leader at York Junior High in Conroe ISD. She is a well-respected member of her staff and a leader on her campus. She has led district professional development and continues to lead the district’s efforts in writer’s workshop as part of the implementation team. She is hailed not only for her efficiency in teaching but in her dedication and passion for the profession. She coaches her teachers, leads them in stronger instructional practices, and continues to showcase what good writers can do, even in spite of high stakes testing. She strives each day to be better at her craft, attending each and every district training offered. She works on units to increase student engagement, all the while working on mentor relationships with students. And in a year with COVID-19 restricting all the normalcy in education, Jennifer took on the role of remote teacher for her campus, teaching more than 200 seventh graders online while aligning their instruction to in-person instruction. She is the consummate professional who strives every day to be her very best—what more could we ask for in a teacher of the year?
2020 - No recipient selected
2019 - Yolanda Gonzales, Beeville ISD