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.