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We’re highlighting our Teacher of the Year Finalists for their outstanding work. Join us in celebrating these AMAZING educators! #InspiringMinds #EveryChild

Secondary Teacher of the Year Finalist

Lizzy Snelling

Northbrook Middle School
Choral Director

University of Redlands, Redlands, Calif., Master of Music in Vocal Chamber Music, Current Graduate Student (Anticipated Degree 2021)
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, Masters in the Art of Teaching, 2011
Trinity University, Bachelor of Music, 2010
Texas Teachers Alternative Certification, 2010

Teaching History

Spring Branch Girls Choir Head Director, 2014-Present
Northbrook Middle School, 2016-Present
Spring Oaks Middle School, 2012-2016

In her own words . . .

“My inspiration: Music is something I have been chasing my entire life. I chose a path in life that has not always been easy, but it has always had magic. This is something I aspire to share with my students on a daily basis. I want them to chase musically magic moments in their lives. I want them to always chase after something that moves them, even if it’s not music. I feel honored to be recognized for this magic.”

In the words of others . . .

“The best way to witness Elizabeth’s enthusiasm for her students and for teaching is to visit her in the classroom. Whether she is working with her Special Education class, or with her highest level varsity musicians, Elizabeth works daily to instill the joy of making quality music, and the importance of setting high standards, to the many students of Northbrook Middle School and the Spring Branch Girls Choir.”

Greg Morgan, former Spring Oaks Middle School Choir Director and Aldine High School Choir Director