Some 300 McKinney ISD administrators, family members and community leaders gathered for the 2013 Teacher of the Year Award Dinner at Eldorado Country Club on Thursday night to honor the dedication and commitment of a select group of the District’s finest teachers.
Each teacher honored at the event was chosen earlier this spring by his or her colleagues to serve as the Campus Teacher of the Year and then participated in a portfolio and interview process for consideration to be selected as the McKinney ISD Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year.
The recipients of the Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year Awards were announced at the end of an evening filled with awards, laughter, poignant remarks and teacher video vignettes that were both humorous and inspiring.
Here are the 2013 Teachers of the Year by campus
Bennet Elementary: Peggy Baechle
Burks Elementary: Alicia Bye
Caldwell Elementary: Courtney Tietenberg
Eddins Elementary: Kacye Vanderplas — 2013 MISD Elementary Teacher of the Year
Finch Elementary: Amie Bordelon — 2013 MISD Elementary Second Runner-Up
Glen Oaks Elementary: Janina Coiro
Johnson Elementary: Ronna Albritton
Lawson Early Childhood School: Rita Mitchell
Malvern Elementary: Ebonee King
McClure Elementary: Jennifer Cakir
McGowen Elementary: Ashley Crim
McNeil Elementary: Monica Baldwin
Minshew Elementary: Amanda Foster
Press Elementary: Niyoka Carter
Slaughter Elementary: Kasie Spurgin
Valley Creek Elementary: Karen Williams
Vega Elementary: Aretha Jackson
Walker Elementary: Kim Tijerina
Webb Elementary: Jennifer Pickens
Wilmeth Elementary: Robin Keating — 2013 Elementary First Runner-Up
Wolford Elementary: Christal Matthews
Cockrill Middle School: Michele Crawford
Dowell Middle School: Trista Hennebry
Evans Middle School: Terena Blass
Faubion Middle School: Frank Guerra — 2013 MISD Secondary Teacher of the Year
Scott Johnson Middle School: La Tisha Johnson — 2013 MISD Secondary Second Runner-Up
McKinney Boyd High School: Kerry Roy — 2013 MISD Secondary First Runner-Up
McKinney High School: Jordan Thiem
McKinney North High School: Rupal Sikdar
County Residential Center (CRC): Misty Milburn
DAEP: Marcia Singh
For additional information on McKinney ISD, contact Shane Mauldin, MISD Communications Specialist, at 469-302-4007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About McKinney ISD
One of the fastest growing school districts in Texas, the McKinney Independent School District currently enrolls more than 24,000 students in 20 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, one alternative school and one early childhood education school. The mission of McKinney ISD, the champion for progressive learning throughout the diverse McKinney community, is to inspire and equip all students to explore, develop and express their unique potential as innovators, critical thinkers and collaborators through challenging, engaging and diverse learning experiences in vital partnership with the community. Visit the district's website at mckinneyisd.net.
From left, McKinney ISD Superintendent Dr. J.D. Kennedy, 2013 Elementary First Runner-Up Robin Keating, 2013 Elementary Second Runner-Up Amie Bordelon, 2013 Secondary First Runner-Up Kerry Roy, 2013 Secondary Second Runner-Up La Tisha Johnson and McKinney ISD Board of Trustees President Curtis Rippee.