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Awards Received

Top Educator of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Empowered Woman Award

Educator of the Decade

Saundra Paschal, Mathematics Educator for Lake View High School, San Angelo Independent School District, was selected as Educator of the Decade for 2020 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her prosperity, longevity and dedication to the mathematical education industry.

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only 1 Male and 1 Female professional in the education industry are selected for this distinction.

This member has demonstrated excellence in her field for over 30 years. She was honored at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas for her selection as Empowered Woman of the Year for 2019. IAOTP is incredibly honored to display Saundra’s successfulness. In December of this year, she will accept her nomination on stage at the Plaza Hotel in New York City as Educator of the Decade. 

Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP stated, “Choosing Saundra for this honor was an easydecision for our panel to make. She has devoted her life’s work to educating her students and sharing knowledge and ideas amongst her colleagues. We are proud to recognize her for her extraordinary abilities and look forward to spending time with her at this year’s gala.”

First starting out as a teacher’s aide, Saundra climbed the ranks to her present-day position through her determination and dedication. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Minor in Biology from Angelo State University in 1980. Saundra is a dynamic, results-driven leader, who has demonstrated success not only throughout the district but in her community, and has established long-term relationships and trust among her colleagues.

Her key responsibilities for the school are teaching courses in algebra 2 and pre-calculus, coaching the mathematics team, and providing advisement on books for publication. 

Ms. Paschal remains active in her community and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. In 2000 she won “Teacher of the Year.” In 2011 she was chosen as VIP of the Year with Cambridge Who’s Who. In 2012 & 2013, she was the recipient of the Worldwide Lifetime Achievement Award and selected as one of the Elite Women Worldwide. Saundra has also been featured in Pro-Files Magazine and had a chapter dedicated to her in the “Top 101 Industry Experts Publication” for 2017. Saundra is affiliated with the curriculum writing team at the San Angelo Independent School District, the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association and ASCD. The International Association of Top Professionals has recognized Ms. Paschal as “Top Educator of the Year” and she was featured in TIP (Top industry Professionals) Magazine for 2018. Saundra was awarded as “Empowered Woman of the Year for 2019” by IAOTP and featured on the famous Reuters Building in Times Square.

Saundra’s professional growth and patience have cultivated a passionate, well respected woman who constantly displays greatness. She volunteers her time at her local church and other charitable organizations. She provides support to her students and enjoys showing mathematics functioning in the real world.  Looking ahead, Saundra says, “I will continue to share my love of mathematics.  My great joy is seeing the ‘light of understanding’ in students’ eyes when they comprehend the mathematics and have that moment of ‘light.’


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