Campus Educators of the Year announced

Campus Educators of the Year announced

Congratulations to 51 School 51’s 219 campus first year and veteran educators of the year for the 2023-2024 school year.

They will be recognized at two special celebrations in their honor beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the 51 Sports Gym. Family, friends, and coworkers are invited to attend the events. For those that cannot be there, each celebration will be , per the following schedule.

  • Elementary First Year and Veteran Educators of the Year – Wednesday, March 27
  • Secondary First Year and Veteran Educators of the Year – Thursday, March 28

The 51 Educators of the Year, as well as 51’s nominee for Trinity Prize for Excellence, will be announced during these events.

“To be honored as an Educator of the Year is such a tremendous accomplishment in 51,” said Superintendent Dr. John Craft. “These are teachers who truly are passionate about helping children and serving the community, and they give more than 100 percent each and every day.”

First Year Elementary Educators of the Year

Campus NameNominee
Adams Hill ESDaija Vanegas
Behlau ESYasmine Gonzales
Blattman ESHalle Watts
Boldt ESSonia Hannon
Boone ESKassandra Smith 
Brauchle ESChristine House
Burke ESMarcia Wilson
Cable ESAlexandra Chavez
Carlos Coon ESJessica King
Carnahan ESBrittany Solar
Carson ESDanielle Desmet
Cody ESPaulina Trujillo
Cole ESAngelina Chappell
Colonies North ESAlina Alanis
Ellison ESCarolina Aguirre
Esparza ESNatalie Davalos
Evers ESChloe Morales
Fernandez ESSherri Haywood
Fields ESAngelina Llanes
Fisher ES
Alejandra Hernandez Cervantes
Franklin ESJordanna Gover
Glass ESMelanie Jaime
Glenoaks ESAriel Aguilar
Hatchett ESNataly Lara
Henderson ESRachel Huerta
Hoffmann ESKayla Harris
Howsman ESRoxanna Escobedo
Mary Hull ESPriscilla Juarez
Kallison ESRaeland Williams
Knowlton ES
Kelly Cervantes-Cisneros
Krueger ESDestiny Grullon
Kuentz ESHaley Ramirez
Langley ESKamryn Alward
Leon Springs ESOlivia Martinez
Lewis ESYahaira Salazar
Lieck ESDariela Avila
Linton ESStephanie Trevino
Locke Hill ESHagr Aboueisha
Los Reyes ESSavannah Gray
Martin ESMonica Chavarria
McAndrew ES
Sophia Antongiovanni
McDermott ESKevin Goggins
Mead ESEvelyn Palomo
Meadow Village ESLaura Longoria
Michael ESPaula Walker
Mireles ESEllen Barnhart
Mora ESBrittany Cruz
Murnin ESJessica Harris
Northwest Crossing ESKacey Bronnenberg
Oak Hills Terrace ESMadison Marinez
Ott ESMelissa Fabritz
Passmore ESElisabeth Lopez
Raba ESAdeline Eiley
Rhodes ESKathryn Robbins
Scarborough ESJessica Garcia
Scobee ESMarissa Silva
Thornton ESOscar Gamez
Timberwilde ESJohn Gonzalez
Tomlinson ES ESAlondra Gonzalez
Valley Hi ESHallie Caballero
Villarreal ESAusten Medellin
Wanke ESVanessa Godsey
Wernli ESKristin Shultis
Westwood Terrace ESNikki Gonzales

First Year Middle School Educators of the Year

CampusNominee
Bernal MSCaroline Melo
Briscoe MSMelissa Velasquez-Pineda
Connally MSLauren Valdez
Folks MSHallie Borden
Hector Garcia MSCamryn Stelzer
Hobby MSElizabeth Rorick
Hobby MagnetEsotarya Mitchell
Jones MSGabriela Espinoza
Jordan MSLauren Vidaurri
Luna MSCody Morris
Neff MSPriscilla Resendiz Montenegro
51 Alternative MSUlices De Leon
Pease MSAdriene Rouse
Rawlinson MSChris Ramirez
Rayburn MSYaneth Rosales-Alvarez
Ross MSLandri Barras
Rudder MSAlexandria Gonzalez
Stevenson MSChristi Bauerle
Straus MSShane Baker
Vale MSSamantha Vella
Zachry MSElina Veltri

First Year High School Educators of the Year

CampusNominee
Brandeis HSEllen Romious
Brennan HSHenry Guess
Clark HSBenjamin Bucklin
Communications Arts HSLaisza De La Rosa
Construction Careers AcademyBryan Phinny
Harlan HSAmanda Mendoza
Holmes HSWilliam Knights
Jay HSJacqueline Gonzalez
Marshall HSRachel Tovar
Marshall Law & Medical ServicesRicardo Alarcon
51 Alternative HSLauren Flores
O'Connor HSEileen Zinsmeister
Sotomayor HSMelissa McKinsey
Stevens HSAnnette Briseno
Taft HSEmily Salinas
Warren HSPetra Seleste Cabrera

Elementary Educators of the Year

Campus NameNominee
Adams Hill ESMia Arenas
Allen ESRegina Ortiz
Aue ESMark Hernandez
Beard ESMelinda Valdez
Behlau ESChristine Chavez
Blattman ESKarina Noyola
Boldt ESKathryn Jimenez
Boone ESKimberly Chavez
Brauchle ESAngie Wheeler
Braun Station ESAmanda Garza
Burke ESJulianne Arsuaga
Cable ESTami Polson
Carlos Coon ESDouglas Boldt
Carnahan ESFrank Ogo
Carson ESKimberly Perry
Cody ESMichele Pearson
Cole ESBernadette Boullosa
Colonies North ESTessa Arserio
Driggers ESSarah Aguiar
Ellison ESManuel Benavides
Elrod ESBeth Wells
Esparza ESYvette Lizarraga
Evers ESEmily Parker
Fernandez ESRebekah Castillo
Fields ESNancelina Piernik
Fisher ESBriana Reyna
Forester ESGina Rechterman
Franklin ESRebecca Adams
Galm ESJuan Juarez
Glass ESChristy Harms
Glenn ESJason Morris
Glenoaks ESLinda Denness-Arvizu
Hatchett ESKristen Shaheen
Helotes ESTracy Ramos
Henderson ESAshley Sedgwick
Hoffmann ESJennifer Borgens
Howsman ESSonia Ruiz
Mary Hull ESValerie Pena
Kallison ESDana Fish
Knowlton ESVanessa Silva-Ferraro
Krueger ESCarrie Delmare
Kuentz ESMarina Santellanes
Langley ESKrystal McEwen
Leon Springs ESCaryn Condello
Leon Valley ESMaria Perez
Lewis ESAdriana De La Garza
Lieck ESNicole Elizabeth Wright
Linton ESCelina Alvarez
Locke Hill ESMirza Downs
Los Reyes ESVanessa Zamora
Martin ESYesica Mata Castillo
May ES
Carlita Contreras-Melendez
McAndrew ESStancey Hubbard-Winer
McDermott ESDawn Resetar
Mead ESLindsey Belko
Meadow Village ESKathy Miller
Michael ESDeshandra Miller
Mireles ESLindsay McKenney
Mora ESPatricia Gonzalez
Murnin ESJacqueline Morris
Myers ESAnnette Pruski
Nichols ESHannah Gamez
Northwest Crossing ESNatalie Tenorio
Oak Hills Terrace ESJamie Guerra
Ott ESOakley Martinez
Passmore ESMonica Conroy
Powell ESMelissa McCloskey
Raba ESChristie Doss
Reed ESRaquel Neaves
Rhodes ESAngelika Benavidez
Scarborough ESClaudia Morales
Scobee ESSarah Overfelt-McDonald
Steubing ESNichole Runner
Thornton ESAshley Yaklin-Logan
Timberwilde ESVictoria Flores
Tomlinson ESChristina Elizondo
Valley Hi ESJennifer Grimes
Villarreal ESGahlal Tapia
Wanke ESCharley Williams
Ward ESCourtney Munoz
Wernli ESAnaissa Garza
Westwood Terrace ESAmanda Emmons

Middle School Educators of the Year

Campus NameNominee
Bernal MSKelly Handley
Briscoe MSMary Cedio
Connally MSNaomi Adams
Folks MSTommy Carrillo
Hector Garcia MSKathy Settles-Horejsi
Hobby MSMeredith McGhee
Hobby Magnet SchoolCourtney Johnson
Jefferson MSShea Tomich
Jones MSAndrew Perry
Jones Magnet SchoolWilliam Price
Jordan MSJadira Escamilla
Luna MSKevin Bell
Neff MSLisa Elchos
51 Alternative MSDeborah Coyle
Pease MSJeanette Rodriguez
Rawlinson MSMariselda Cyr
Rayburn MSBrittney Wytch
Ross MSRey Dela Cruz
Rudder MSMarcos Ozuna
Stevenson MSAdriana Price
Stinson MSJessica Lytle
Straus MSMarissa Galvan
Vale MSAmanda De Los Santos
Zachry MSCrystal Williams
Zachry Magnet School
Jeanette Burlingame Garza

High School Educators of the Year

Campus NameNominee
Brandeis HSAshley Redding
Brennan HSAngela Detlaff
CAST Teach HSLizette Garza
Clark HSCristina McFarland
Communications Arts HSMinerva Rosales
Construction Careers AcademyArmando Orta
Chavez Excel AcademyVanessa Juarez
Harlan HSMegan Williams
Health Careers HSTiffany Montoya
Holmes HSKimber McGann 
Holmgreen CenterSheridan Cordova
Jay HSRudi Rosel
Jay Science & Engineering AcademyDolores Ayala
Marshall HSFernando Laviada
Marshall Law & Medical Services Magnet SchoolRobert Luce
NSITEBriton Merkley
51 Alternative HSAlita Barrera
O'Connor HSTiffany Sweitzer
Reddix CenterCharles Young 
Sotomayor HSEva Garcia
Stevens HSEmily Eskridge
Taft HSDonald Ellis
Warren HSKristen Lynch