This year the educational system was rocked a significant curve and our area schools met the challenge. Teacher of the Year (TOY) at each campus led the way as their peers voted them in.
Teacher of the Year was Tamara Williams and Beginning or Rookie Teacher of the Year was Gabriela Garrido with Maria Hernandez being the Bilingual Teacher of the Year.
Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet
The Elementary TOY was Ms. McCord and Middle School TOY was Ms. Ortiz with Ms. Saenz the Beginning TOY and Ms. Macias ESL and Ms. Dore, Bilingual TOY.
Kathryn Smith Elementary
Tiffany Bennett was TOY and Evelyn Andrews was ESL TOY and Yolanda Guzman was Science TOY and Carlos Montoya was Bilingual TOY.
Amanda Bland was TOY and Kabara Gibson was Beginning TOY.
Washington High School
Chardai Grays was TOY and Aldrich Smith was Beginning TOY.
Northside High School
Christopher Prince was TOY and Candace Munoz was Beginning TOY.
Lutheran North High School
Blythe Barreto was their Teacher of the Year.
Waltrip High School
Jesse Espinosa was TOY.
Each educator contributes time, knowledge and loads of caring as they prepare lessons and ‘be with’ the students. Administrators and team leads will be busy this summer planning for a successful upcoming year although we are not sure how they will look yet.
The Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce Education Committee looks forward to working with all the schools in the area; the businesses are ready to partner with you. If you are interested in becoming involved in this committee, just shoot Cindy an email: firstname.lastname@example.org