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Region 4 District Teachers of the Year

Aldine ISD

Emily Frye

Magrill EC/PK/K School 

Chiquita Sanders
Stovall Middle School

Alief ISD

Cristina Valdes

Outley Elementary School 

Tiffani Banks

Albright Middle School


 

Alvin ISD

Claudia Gonzalez

E.C. Mason Elementary School

Larry Salinas

J.B. Hensler College and Career Academy

Anahuac ISD

LaKesha Humphrey

Anahuac Elementary School

Jeffrey Armstrong

Anahuac High School


 

THANK YOU TO OUR PLATINUM SPONSOR
 

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Angleton ISD

Lacey Sebesta

Rancho Isabella
Elementary School

Laudra Calaf

Angleton Junior High School

Barbers Hill ISD

Lacy White

Barbers Hill Intermediate School North


 

Brazosport ISD

Mandee Lower

Gladys Polk
Elementary School

Darren Ingram

Freeport Intermediate School 

Channelview ISD

Crystal Gonzalez

Hamblen Elementary School

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Rhonda Perez

Endeavor High School at the Campbell Learning Center


 

THANK YOU TO OUR PLATINUM SPONSOR
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Clear Creek ISD

Jennifer Ramsey

Wedgewood Elementary School

Erin Quinones

Clear Creek
Intermediate School

Cleveland ISD

Yelinek Fuentes Torres

Eastside Elementary School

Bailey Batts

Cleveland High School


 

Crosby ISD

Kim Houser

Newport Elementary School

Ashley Kolarik

Crosby High School

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

Tanya Gantiva

Sadie Woodard
Elementary School 

Jean Chiriboga

Cypress Falls High School


 

THANK YOU TO OUR PLATINUM SPONSOR

 
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Damon ISD

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Tyrondria Rowe 

Damon Elementary School 

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Juliet Bortikey 

Damon Junior High School

Danbury ISD

Meredith Lausch

Danbury Elementary School

Alexandria Pérez

Danbury Middle School


Dayton ISD

Amanda Odom

Richter Elementary School

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LaDonna Hess

Dayton High School

Deer Park ISD

Savannah Gibson

Carpenter Elementary School

Mike Burgess

Deer Park High School
South Campus


 

Dickinson ISD

Dee Hopper

San Leon Elementary School

Justin Faith

Kranz Junior High School

Fort Bend ISD

Lindsey Koon

Sugar Mill Elementary School

James Riddick Jr. 

Dulles High School


 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR GOLD SPONSOR

 

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Friendswood ISD

Kathryn Morton

C.W. Cline Elementary School

Wade Rendon

Friendswood Junior
High School

Galena Park ISD

Tyneasha Turk

Normandy Crossing Elementary School

Camryn Goodman

North Shore Senior
High School


 

Galveston ISD

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Kris Hennon

Crenshaw Environmental Science Magnet School

Rhante Lubrico

Austin Middle School

Goose Creek CISD

Amber Wheeler

Jessie L. Pumphrey Elementary School

Tameka Mills

POINT Alternative Center


 

Hempstead ISD

Tabitha Collins

Hempstead
Elementary School

Christine Herbert

Hempstead High School

Hitchcock ISD

Adrian Moy

Stewart Elementary School

LaQuita Rhone

Hitchcock High School


 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR GOLD SPONSOR

 

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Houston ISD

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Melodie Musgrove

Walnut Bend
Elementary School

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Sunita Moses

Energized for Excellence Academy Middle School

 

Huffman ISD

Heather Winter

Huffman Elementary School

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Michelle Kelly

Huffman Middle School


 

Humble ISD

Susan Mitchell

Groves Elementary School

Teresa Aranda

Summer Creek High School

International Leadership of Texas

Keyko Vega

International Leadership of Texas

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Katy ISD

Shelby Biswas

Stanley Elementary School

Matthew Lobin

Mayde Creek High School

Klein ISD

Leslie Howell

Brill Elementary School

Michael Prejean

Klein Oak High School 


 

THANK YOU TO OUR CONTRIBUTOR SPONSOR
 

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La Porte ISD

Deon Williams

Jennie Reid
Elementary School

Amy Lashley

James H. Baker
6th Grade Campus

Lamar CISD

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Danielle Cadenhead

William C. Velasquez Elementary School

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Hermoine Gallow

Navarro Middle School


 

Odyssey Academy

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Jenelle Healy

Odyssey Academy Bay Area

Sarah Taylor

Odyssey Academy Galveston

Pasadena ISD

Garrison Oliver

Nelda Sullivan Middle School

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Grant Pector, D.C.

Beverly Hills
Intermediate School


 

Pearland ISD

Elan Lam

Rustic Oak Elementary School

Kyla Mora

Robert Turner College and Career High School

Royal ISD

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Lilia Brents

Royal Early Childhood Center

Alicia Russo-Murrell

Royal High School


 

Santa Fe ISD

Haley Davis

Barnett Elementary School

Jenny Vrazel

Santa Fe High School

Sheldon ISD

Taylor Deese

L.E. Monahan
Elementary School

Joshua Raglon

C.E. King Middle School


 

Southwest Public Schools

Morgan Hale

Mangum Elementary School

Sonny Sanborn

Phoenix School at Southwest Public Schools

Spring Branch ISD

Susie Thorn

Buffalo Creek
Elementary School

Nakhestcia Franklin

Harold D. Guthrie Center for Excellence


 

Spring ISD

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Cinthya Bustamante Ramirez

Northgate Crossing Elementary School

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Waylon Randolph

Carl Wunsche Senior
High School

Stafford MSD

Latoya Davis

Stafford Early
Childhood Center

Brandon Cotton

Stafford Middle School


 

Sweeny ISD

Kimberly White

Sweeny Elementary School

Misty Robertson

Sweeny Junior High School

Tarkington ISD

Carman White

Tarkington Early
Childhood School

Terri Audilet

Tarkington High School


 

Texas City ISD

Crystal Johnson

Simms Elementary School

Nikki Ashcraft

Texas City High School

Tomball ISD

Mays Tannous

Decker Prairie
Elementary School

Christopher Clark

Willow Wood Junior
High School


 

Waller ISD

Lauren Richardson

Herman T. Jones
Elementary School

Anne La Rose

Waller High School

 

 


How Are Teachers of the Year Selected?

The Texas Teacher of the Year program began in 1969 with the purpose of recognizing and celebrating excellence in the teaching profession. Since 1988, Texas has recognized two categories for Teacher of the Year: elementary and secondary. Region 4 Education Service Center (Region 4) began the Region 4 Teachers of the Year celebration in the 1989–1990 school year. That year there were 18 districts participating and 21 teachers nominated. This year there are 47 districts and 92 teachers nominated. Since 1973, Region 4 has had 15 Texas Teachers of the Year.
 
All districts and charters are invited to participate in the Teacher of the Year program. Teachers nominated by their districts advance to a regional selection process facilitated by their education service center. From these district nominees, judges in each of the 20 regions select an elementary and a secondary Regional Teacher of the Year. From the 40 Regional Teachers of the Year, elementary and secondary finalists are selected for Texas Teacher of the Year and are interviewed by a panel of judges. The panel selects the two Texas Teachers of the Year (one elementary and one secondary) and designates one to represent Texas in the National Teacher of the Year program.
 
The judging process for Region 4 Teachers of the Year is designed to provide complete anonymity of the nominees. After removing all personally identifiable references from the application, a number is assigned to each nominee’s packet, and several judges score each packet individually. Scores are then tallied, and the nominees with the highest-scoring applications in each category become finalists. These finalists are interviewed by a panel of judges that selects the two Regional Teachers of the Year.
 
 
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