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Congratulations to SBISD’s 2022 campus Teachers of the Year

Spring Branch ISD schools have named 48 elementary and secondary educators as their annual campus Teacher of the Year winners. These individuals will be honored at the 2022 SBISD Service Awards taking place at a Houston Astros game on April 19.

This year, campus staff, students, parents and community members submitted 2,092 separate nominations; in total, 842 SBISD educators were nominated for this top-level professional recognition.

Teachers nominated for this honor:

  • Model SBISD’s Core Values
  • Are dedicated, knowledgeable, effective, and skilled
  • Have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership and excellence
  • Support T-2-4 and demonstrate commitment to SBISD’s beliefs
  • Inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn
  • Play an active role in the school and larger community

SBISD’s campus Teachers of the Year will now apply for recognition as the 2022 district Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year. The two winners of the district Teacher of the Year award qualify to compete at the regional and, hopefully, state and national Teacher of the Year competitions.

In the weeks ahead, the district’s Teacher of the Year Committee will review applications submitted by the campus Teachers of the Year. Committee members will vote in March to select three elementary and three secondary finalists.

In late March, the committee will conduct interviews with the six finalists to select SBISD’s two 2022 Teachers of the Year.

As top district winners, this year’s winning educators will receive a trophy-style Golden Apple award, as well as several other awards and recognitions, including a cash prize funded by First Community Credit Union and Sterling McCall Group.

Since 2018, SBISD has had four regional Teacher of the Year finalists and a Region IV Teacher of the Year. Other district educators have been named as regional-level finalist candidates or earned a variety of separate regional, state and national awards.

SBISD 2022 campus Teachers of the Year:

Bear Blvd. School for Early Learning, Astrid Perez De Da Silva
Lion Lane School for Early Learning, Zaragosa Estrada
Panda Path School for Early Learning, Sarah Morris
Tiger Trail School for Early Learning, Jose Cavazos
Wildcat Way School for Early Learning, Melinda Cox

Elementary Schools
Bendwood School, Alice Briggs
Buffalo Creek Elementary, Elda Mejia
Bunker Hill Elementary, Claire Hemphill
Cedar Brook Elementary, Svitlana Arroyo
Edgewood Elementary, Tylyn Davidek
Frostwood Elementary, Jill Nelson
Hollibrook Elementary, Montserrat Botello
Housman Elementary, Miguel Guevara
Hunters Creek Elementary, Chandler Elliott
Meadow Wood Elementary, Kate Zuelke
Memorial Drive Elementary, Anne-Louise Smalling
Nottingham Elementary, Catherine Janda
Pine Shadows Elementary, Tiffany Klier
Ridgecrest Elementary, Lorenza Garay
Rummel Creek Elementary, Marnie Justiss
Shadow Oaks Elementary, Melisande Nestor
Sherwood Elementary, Carmen Cordova Rolon
Spring Branch Elementary, Kayleigh Mccormac
Spring Shadows Elementary, Marta Bran Lozano
Terrace Elementary, Rosa Jones
Thornwood Elementary, Noor Kachmar
Treasure Forest Elementary, Allison Koopmann
Valley Oaks Elementary, Meagan Busby
Westwood Elementary, Halam Tran
Wilchester Elementary, Maureen Mccarthy
Woodview Elementary, Elizabeth Vatterott

Middle Schools
Cornerstone Academy, Jessica Hennig
Landrum Middle School, Manuel Benavidez
Memorial Middle School, Julie Wilhelm
Northbrook Middle School, Jonathan Arbelo
Spring Branch Academic Institute (SBAI), Cassondra Hayes
Spring Branch Middle School, Akeem Perkins
Spring Forest Middle School, Sadie Neilson
Spring Oaks Middle School, Vanessa Miranda
Spring Woods Middle School, Stephanie Wilson
Westchester Academy for International Studies (WAIS), Kelsey Cline

High Schools
Academy of Choice, Vicki Bevan
District Alternative Education Program (DAEP), Ricardo Concepcion
Guthrie Center, Nakhestcia Franklin
Memorial High School, Lindley Amarantos
Northbrook High School, Pablo Victor
Spring Woods High School, Jeremy Kiesler
Stratford High School, Sara Russo