Midlothian, TX, January 28, 2017 - Midlothian ISD Administrators surprised eleven teachers across the district with Teacher of the Year awards. The following teachers are honored in this inaugural year of the program:
Jennifer Campbell, Dolores W. McClatchey Elementary Teacher of the Year
Judy Jaisle, J.A. Vitovsky Elementary Teacher of the Year
Sherise Webster, J.R. Irvin Elementary Teacher of the Year
Laurie Garippa, LaRue Miller Elementary Teacher of the Year
Shari Dawson, Longbranch Elementary Teacher of the Year
Shirley Horsley, Mt. Peak Elementary Teacher of the Year
Rhonda Byler, T.E. Baxter Elementary Teacher of the Year
Robyn Crocker, Frank Seale Middle School Teacher of the Year
Megan Gordon, Walnut Grove Middle School Teacher of the Year
Mariane Taylor, Midlothian Heritage High School Teacher of the Year
Autumn Riley, Midlothian High School Teacher of the Year
“I am beyond honored and so grateful to be chosen as Midlothian High School Teacher of the Year,” states Autumn Riley, English teacher, “I love working in Midlothian ISD, a district that listens to students, teachers, and the community. I am proud to be a part of a campus that always goes the extra mile and a district that is doing so many exciting things to support teachers and students. Between going 1:1 next school year and the passing of the Bond Referendum, big things are happening in this district, and I am so excited to be a part of it."
Dr. Lane Ledbetter, Superintendent of Schools, shares, “It is with pride that we recognize these exceptional teachers. Those that dedicate themselves to inspiring excellence in others should be celebrated each and every day. Congratulations! What an honor to be selected by your peers as a leader among leaders.”
Staff members made nominations based on the following characteristics: innovative, a campus leader, encourages collaboration, aware of education issues and trends, strives to strengthen and improve the teaching profession, could serve as a spokesperson for the teaching profession, and involved in the community.
All eleven Teachers of the Year will be honored at a banquet in May, in which a MISD Elementary Teacher of the Year and MISD Secondary Teacher of the Year will be announced. These two representatives will represent Midlothian ISD in the Region 10 Education Service Center (ESC) Teacher of the Year Program.