After teaching for five years at a private early learning center, Kiersten Caballero applied to become a pre-K teacher at Terrace Elementary. She taught there for a year before moving to Bear Blvd. School for Early Learning when Terrace closed their pre-K unit.
Caballero has been part of the Bear Blvd. team since 2006 and is now a campus lead teacher at the school.
“My best career decision was to interview and accept a job with Spring Branch ISD,” said Caballero. “I have had my life touched and blessed so dearly with such special and dedicated coworkers, supervisors, support staff, families and of course my students.”
Caballero attended Auburn University, where she studied early childhood education. She went on to become a first-grade reading specialist in Charlotte, North Carolina before moving to Houston alongside her family.
When asked why she has stayed at Spring Branch ISD after 16 years, Caballero notes that her team’s Collaborative Spirit keeps her engaged and focused on the social, emotional and academic growth of all her students.
“We are a great team at Bear Blvd.,” added Caballero. “We always strive to collaborate, share ideas and troubleshoot together. We are a team constantly working together for the betterment of our Bear students and our community.”
Caballero also mentions that she is inspired daily to learn and grow professionally since the district provides opportunities to engage in classes and workshops to further develop her teaching skills.
Caballero encourages new SBISD employees to ask questions and seek out mentors throughout their career journey.
“You made a great career decision,” concluded Caballero. “You are part of a wonderful district who is here to help you succeed.”
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