Team SISD honored its 2015-16 Campus Teachers of the Year and announced the Elite 8 Teachers of the Year at a reception Feb. 16 at the District Service Center. Superintendent Dr. José Espinoza, Board Trustees and principals were part of the celebration to recognize the district’s outstanding teachers.
The 2015-16 Campus Teachers of the Year were nominated by a democratic election process at each school. The nominees are exceptional teachers who inspire students, are respected by their peers and have the ability and willingness to make meaningful contributions to education.
From the 46 Campus Teachers of the Year, two committees representing a cross-section of the SISD community selected the Elite 8 Teachers of the Year, four elementary teachers and four secondary teachers.
The Elite 8 teachers will go on to another round of the Teacher of the Year process, where a selection committee will select the 2016 SISD Elementary Teacher of the Year and the 2016 SISD Secondary Teacher of the Year.
The top two teachers will be named at the 2016 SISD Teacher of the Year Gala, which will be celebrated May 7 at Judson F. Williams Convention Center.
Elementary Teacher of the Year finalists
Julieta Avalos, Dr. Sue Shook Elementary School
Erica Loya, Dr. Sue A. Shook Elementary School
Miriam Corral, Lujan-Chavez Elementary School
Anthoney Joel Delgado, Robert R. Rojas Elementary School
Secondary Teacher of the Year finalists
Adria A. Dunn, Americas High School
David Caldwell, El Dorado High School
Dianna Rios, Montwood High School
Vincent C. Thomas, Pebble Hills High School