WFISD Names 2018 Elementary, Secondary Teachers of the Year
WFISD Selects 2018 Elementary, Secondary Teachers of the Year
Ben Franklin Elementary's Lexi Law, Rider High School's Heather Preston win top honors
Nominees for the 2018 Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year title gather in The Forum courtyard April 12 for a banquet in their honor.
At a banquet Thursday, WFISD bestowed its most prestigious title on two of its finest educators. Superintendent Mike Kuhrt named Lexi Law, a 5th grade science teacher at Ben Franklin Elementary, as its 2018 Elementary Teacher of the Year. He also named Heather Preston, an honors English teacher at Rider High School, as the District's Secondary Teacher of the Year.
The two winners were chosen from 26 nominees, each one nominated as their campus Teacher of the Year by their peers.
Finalists for the top Elementary title were Janet Hughes, a 5th grade science teacher at Booker T. Washington Elementary, and Rosendo Ramos, a 3rd grade math/science teacher at Zundy Elementary.
Finalists for the top Secondary title were Tonisha Hedge, a 9th-12th grade math teacher at Hirschi High School, and Amy Yeary, a 6th grade reading teacher at Barwise Middle School.
All winners received a monetary award supplied by the WFISD Foundation and the Jim and Vicki McCoy Foundation.
Nominees for the Elementary Teacher of the Year title were also recognized at the banquet. They are:
Patricia Morris, Rosewood Head Start, Pre-K Self-Contained/ESL
Janet Hughes, Booker T. Washington, 5th grade Science
Victoria Salinas-Davis, Brook Village Early Childhood Center, pre-K Bilingual
Jamie Newberry, Burgess Elementary, EC-4
Jared Jacobs, Crockett Elementary, 4th grade Science/Social Studies
Pam Hill, Cunningham Elementary, 2nd grade Self Contained
Kristen Lewis, Fain Elementary, 3rd grade Math/Science
Jayne Gregg, Fowler Elementary, 3rd grade Reading
Lori Conway, Haynes Northwest Academy, English
Paige Box, Jefferson Elementary, 2nd grade Self-Contained
Robert Maxwell, Lamar Elementary, 3rd grade English/Reading
Rulinda Eakin, Ben Milam Elementary, 3rd grade reading
Anjelica Rojo, Scotland Park Elementary, 1st grade
Jennifer Alaniz, Sheppard AFB Elementary, 3rd, 4th grade ELA
Michelle Boone, Southern Hills Elementary, Instructional Math Coach K-5
Mary Perez Martin, West Foundation Elementary, 2nd grade Self-Contained