Forney ISD Superintendent Michael Holland and Deputy Superintendent Suzanne McWilliams, recently visited every campus in the district and announced the Teachers of the Year for each school.
The Campus Teachers of the Year are nominated by teachers, staff members, parents and other community members who have seen teachers make that extra effort for the students in their classroom.
An Elementary and Secondary District Teacher of the Year will be named from the teachers who were selected as Campus Teachers of the Year. The District Teachers of the Year will be announced on Thursday, May 31, 2012.
Below are the elementary Campus Teachers of the Year. You can access the secondary Campus Teachers of the Year from the link below.
|2012 Forney ISD Elementary Teachers of the Year
Blackburn Elementary School
1st Grade Teacher
"Amber has served as a first grade lead teacher and as a campus mentor teacher for over five years. She has exceptional pedagogical skills with all of the students in her class, enabling each one to achieve success as a learner.
She goes above and beyond each day in her own classroom and yet assumes numerous responsibilities willingly for the benefit of all students at Blackburn. She has kept stride at an energetic pace for over five years and she deserves to be recognized as Blackburn's Teacher of the Year!"
Blackburn Elementary Principal
Claybon Elementary School"Mrs. Tuley has been teaching kindergarten for more than 30 years and will be retiring at the end of this year. She is an excellent role model both to her students and to the other teachers on our campus.
She is willing to utilize new and innovative teaching strategies which makes learning fun for her students. She teaches in a manner in which learning is made relevant to her student's lives and assists them in applying their knowledge in many different situations.
She is very loving and kind to her students even when disciplining and correcting misbehavior. Her students grow academically over the course of their kindergarten year and also leave her class well prepared for 1st grade. Mrs. Tuley is a master teacher with a servant's heart."
Claybon Elementary Principal
Criswell Elementary School
"Jennifer excels in many areas. She is willing to learn new ideas on a consistent basis and incorporate them into her classroom.
She does an outstanding job in meeting the varied needs of her students by collaborating with parents and other teachers to ensure their success.
These characteristics in conjunction with her positive attitude make her an excellent choice to represent our school as Teacher of the Year!"
Criswell Elementary Principal
Crosby Elementary School
"Holly Rush has long made the difference in many students' lives as a compassionate educator. Here at Crosby Elementary, Holly serves as our school's MTA teacher; her knowledge for helping students overcome their struggles with reading is not to be matched. She is a master teacher and can always be counted on to not only get the job done, but go the extra mile. As a teacher, she fulfills her responsibilities with a passion that clearly communicates that she cares so much for every one of her students.Justin Vercher
Holly also serves as one of our campus leaders and does so with humility and approachability that welcomes both parents and fellow teachers alike. She is a great listener and friend to all that come to know her.
One of the greatest attributes that Holly Rush possesses is the ability to relate to people both young and old; she is extremely positive and solution-focused and continues to let her light shine on our campus."
Crosby Elementary Principal
Henderson Elementary School
"Karrie does an outstanding job working with our MTA students. She works above and beyond to help her students be successful in her class as well as her other classes.Stephen Chapman
She enjoys the fast pace and the challenge of teaching these students reading strategies that will help them be successful.
Karrie tutors reading students and helps first grade readers. She helps with duty before and after school and she is always an advocate for her students and is willing to help in any way possible."
Henderson Elementary Principal
Johnson Elementary School
4th Grade Teacher
"Mrs. Anthony is a master teacher. She is a leader for our campus. She has presented innovative math teaching strategies to our entire faculty. She excels at meeting the needs of each and every child in her classroom She individualizes instruction to enhance the strengths of her students while addressing their academic needs.
Above all of her exceptional teaching skills, the best compliment that I can give Mrs. Anthony is that her students love and respect her, and because of her exceptional relationship with her students, they work extremely hard for her each and every day. Her students love to learn from her because they know that Mrs. Anthony loves to teach them."
Johnson Elementary Principal
Lewis Elementary School
Mary Beth Hatch
2nd Grade Teacher
"Mrs. Hatch is an amazing person and teacher. She brings such joy to the students, parents and staff of Lewis Elementary. She has worked diligently with one of her teammates who is new to the grade level to help her be successful. She is innovative in her instructional practices and she seeks out resources to enhance her classroom instruction and to address the needs of her students individually.Shellie Baird
Mrs. Hatch brought the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) to our campus three years ago. The program is designed to increase participation of dads on the campus. It has created a huge, lasting change on our campus. She has also worked closely with our ACE students creating a community of support for them in the 2nd grade. She has also created an end-of-year 'Leopard Bowl' to replace the UIL competition.
Mrs. Hatch is such an amazing team player and positively impacts the overall learning environment at Lewis."
Lewis Elementary Principal
Rhea Elementary School
5th Grade Math Teacher
"Mrs. Johnson is a master teacher who routinely goes above and beyond to assist students academically, behaviorally and emotionally. She has created an optimal learning environment year after year by building a positive rapport with her many students. Instruction in this classroom is consistently engaging and effective.
We are fortunate to have Mrs. Johnson on our campus."
Rhea Elementary Principal
Smith Elementary School
"Cristina is a dedicated teacher that works tirelessly to meet the needs of her special education students. She always did a terrific job in Resource, and she continues to impress me now in the PPCD classroom.Amy Childress
It takes a special person to work well with special needs three and four year olds while building relationships with the students' families and helping the parents and students have a positive first experience in school."
Smith Elementary Principal