Top 10 Ysleta ISD Teachers of the Year Announced

The 2016-17 campus Teachers of the Year at the Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) were honored during a reception Tuesday evening at Central Office.

District officials also announced 10 finalists for the district’s top teaching awards: the Elementary Teacher of the Year and the Secondary Teacher of the Year.

The top five finalists for the 2016-17 YISD Elementary Teacher of the Year are:

• Patrice Bedell, Ysleta Pre-K Center

• Melainie Elliott, Pasodale Elementary School

• Crystal Green, Parkland Pre-K Center

• Marianna Rodriguez, Hacienda Heights Elementary School

• Rosario Rodriguez, Lancaster Elementary School

The top five finalists for the 2016-17 YISD Secondary Teacher of the Year are:

• Rob Dibler, Bel Air High School

• Raquel Jimenez, Parkland Middle School

• Felipe Martinez Jr., Ysleta High School

• Michael McLain, Eastwood High School

• Miriam Trejo, Parkland High School

The campus Teachers of the Year will be honored at the Teacher and Support Employee of the Year “Black & White Gala,” which takes place at 6 p.m. May 20 at the Centennial Conference Center and Banquet Hall on Fort Bliss.