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2020-05-19 Tyler ISD Congratulates Campus Teachers of the Year

TOY logo Congratulations to 30 Tyler ISD teachers who have been named Campus Teachers of the Year by their fellow teachers and staff at their campuses. This honor is awarded to teachers who exemplify extraordinary models of leadership and excellence in teaching that ultimately helps create successful student outcomes.

These teachers will compete for District Elementary Teacher of the Year and District Secondary Teacher of the Year honors. Due to COVID-19, the selection process was adapted to include a virtual interview along with a written portfolio submitted by each candidate. Scores from both the interview and the portfolio are tallied and the teachers with the highest scores are named District Elementary Teacher of the Year and District Secondary Teacher of the Year.

“We are excited to honor all of these outstanding teachers,” Executive Director of Communications Jennifer Hines said. “While we are celebrating their achievements virtually this spring, we look forward to joining the Cooperative Teachers Credit Union in hosting a celebration this fall so that we can truly honor them on the grander scale they deserve.”

Tyler ISD will digitally announce the District winners on Wednesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. on the TylerISD.org website and social media pages (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) through a special video produced by TISD-TV. District winners will then move on to compete at the regional level.

“This year, more than ever, I think we all have learned to appreciate the dedication and love that all teachers exhibit in their work,” CTCU President and CEO Tim Miller said.  “Congratulations to all the Campus Teachers of the Year for Tyler ISD.  You have done a tremendous job, and we can’t wait to see you back in your classrooms.”

Additional sponsors for the Teacher of the Year program include Tab and Bonnie Beall and Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins and Mott, LLP.


2019-2020 Tyler ISD Campus Teachers of the Year

Elandra Carston – Austin Elementary School
Griselda Escobar – Bell Elementary School
Susan Castro – Birdwell Elementary School
Amanda Esparza – Bonner Elementary School
Melissa Dene – Boshears Center for Exceptional Programs
Jennifer Vaughn – Caldwell Arts Academy (Elementary)
Melissa Gutierrez – Clarkston Elementary School
Eulogia Ramirez – Dixie Elementary School
Regi Fowler – Douglas Elementary School
Brian Gerena – Griffin Elementary School
Tristan Arrington – Dr. Bryan C. Jack Elementary School
Sebria Mitchell – Jones Elementary School
Litzia Roman – Orr Elementary School
Lindsay Jenkins – Owens Elementary School
Katherine Bailey – Peete Elementary School

Patricia Ford – Ramey Elementary School
Kristin Pool – Rice Elementary School
Angela Gregory –Andy Woods Elementary School
Mark Lininger – Boulter Middle School
Julianna Wynn – Caldwell Arts Academy (Secondary)
Michael Sturrock – Career and Technology Center
Latunia Wilson - DAEP
Toby Wahl – Early College High School
Tiffiney Hawkins – Hogg Middle School
Indira Trejo – Hubbard Middle School
Christine Pritchard – Robert E. Lee High School
Debbie Piske – Moore MST Magnet School
Rocquel Pettigrew – RISE Academy
Mary Walker – Three Lakes Middle School
Steve Niedrauer – John Tyler High School

Pictures of all Campus Teachers of the Year are available at tylerisd.org/toy. Contact the Office of Communications at 903-262-1064 for more information.