Local teachers were recently honored at the “Lucky to Have You” Favorite Teacher Reception in McKinney, hosted by Academics Plus, L.C.

Kindergarten through 12th grade students selected their favorite classroom teacher and wrote an appreciation essay about how that teacher positively impacts their lives every day at school.

Each student presented his or her favorite teacher with a framed copy of the essay. Photographs captured many of the smiles, hugs and tears of joy this small gesture generates in our local heroes – our area schools’ classroom teachers. The students’ families joined the students and teachers for refreshments and fellowship.

Teachers from McKinney ISD, Frisco ISD, Wylie ISD, Allen ISD, Imagine International Academy of North Texas and McKinney Christian Academy came to participate in this event, which is hosted annually by Academics Plus, L.C.

The teachers who were honored are:

McKinney ISD:

Chad Oliver
Natalia Ingram
Morgan Montano
Becky Gazaway
Cheryl Carter
Kate Tucker
Laura Shade
Jaime Siefken
Johanna Brubaker
Amanda Pales
Karen Ferrito
Colin Bado
Olivia Burns
Laura Smith
David Moore
Alison Bevans

McKinney Christian Academy:

Christina Fenton

Imagine International Academy
of North Texas:

Glenna Cromer

Allen ISD:

Allee Hays
Tammy Spann

Frisco ISD:

Shar Johnson
Arielle Jaynes
Jessica Sanders
Misty Maynard
Susie Walker
James Cannida
Liz Bazar

Princeton ISD:

Chris Clark

Prosper ISD:

Angela Bailey

Wylie ISD:

Katie Hathaway

 

Stephanie Talley, B.S., Owner/Director of Academics Plus, L.C., and teacher Alison Bevans of Dowell Middle School (McKinney ISD)   Student Hayden and his favorite teacher, Amanda Pales of Valley Creek Elementary (McKinney ISD).   Student Emily and her favorite teacher, Karen Ferrito of Dowell Middle School (McKinney ISD).   Student Preston and his favorite teacher (and father!) Chad Oliver of Glen Oaks Elementary (McKinney ISD).

Stephanie Talley, B.S., Owner/Director of Academics Plus, L.C., and teacher Alison Bevans of Dowell Middle School (McKinney ISD)

 

Student Hayden and his favorite teacher, Amanda Pales of Valley Creek Elementary (McKinney ISD).

 

Student Emily and her favorite teacher, Karen Ferrito of Dowell Middle School (McKinney ISD).

 

Student Preston and his favorite teacher (and father!) Chad Oliver of Glen Oaks Elementary (McKinney ISD).