Arlington Kiwanis Foundation

Teacher of the Year

The Kiwanis Teacher-of-the-Year Award

This tradition of honoring some of Arlington’s most valuable assets—its teachers—began with the Kiwanis Club in 1962, 60 years ago. AISD Assistant Superintendent Woodrow Counts was President of this Kiwanis Club in 1962. Woodrow became Superintendent of AISD from 1979-1985. While he was President of our club, he made the suggestion that we start recognizing teachers in the system. In the beginning, this award was known simply as The Kiwanis Teacher-of-the-Year Award.  Some years later the name was changed to The Kiwanis Woodrow Counts Teacher-of-the-Year Award to honor Mr. Counts.
Today the Kiwanis Club honors all of AISD teachers and especially all Teachers of the Year.