NBISD selects District Teachers of the Year

Brande Schriewer, New Braunfels ISD 2017 Elementary Teacher of the Year  Lt. Col. Mark House, New Braunfels ISD 2017 Secondary Teacher of the Year


The NBISD Board of Trustees honored the Teachers of the Year at the April 17th board meeting held in the NBISD Education Center Boardroom.  


In addition to the 12 Campus Teachers of the Year, NBISD has selected Brande Schriewer (Sh-ree-ver) of Lone Star Elementary as District Elementary Teacher of the Year and Lt. Col. Mark House, USMC (Ret.) of New Braunfels High School as the District Secondary Teacher of the Year. 


These outstanding teachers were chosen from this year’s Campus Teachers of the Year that applied for the honor by writing a handful of essays and sitting through a local interview panel. Schriewer and House will compete at the regional level this summer with hopes of ultimately being named Texas Teacher of the Year.


Brande Schriewer
Lone Star Elementary School
2017 NBISD Elementary Teacher of the Year


Brande Schriewer has been an educator for the past 26 years and a teacher in NBISD for the past 16 years. She worked in North East ISD and Coppell ISD before coming to NBISD in 2001. She currently works as a fifth-grade English Language Arts and History teacher at Lone Star Elementary. In her teaching career, she also worked as a third-grade and fifth grade self-contained teacher. 


She received her bachelor’s degree from The University of North Texas and also attended the University of Oklahoma for her undergraduate degree. She is a member of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, the NBISD Technology Committee and a Lifetime Member of the Parent Teacher Association.


Her past honors include being selected twice as an NBISD Education Foundation Grant Recipient and as a Habitat for Humanity Door Finalist. She is very active with the District’s technology initiatives and has been spotlighted by the Technology Department on the NBISD Transform website for technology integration and is an elementary resident expert and badge recipient. In 2006 she was selected as Campus Teacher of the Year at the former Memorial Intermediate School.


LtCol Mark House, USMC (Ret.)
New Braunfels High School
2017 NBISD Secondary Teacher of the Year


LtCol Mark House retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2010, and has worked the past seven years for NBISD in his current role as the Senior Instructor of the Marine Corps JROTC. In this role, he has coordinated and supervised more than 1,500 community service events in the New Braunfels area focused on NBISD activities and non-profit requests.


He earned his bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master of Public Administration from National University. His past educational experience includes teaching at the postgraduate level for the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy.


House is a member of the American Legion, the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, Marine Corps League, and Veterans of Foreign Wars where he currently serves as the VFW Post 7110 Ceremonial Honor Guard Commander. He was named NBHS Teacher of the Month in October 2016, and March 2012 and was awarded the VFW Post 7110 Citizenship Education Teacher Award in 2015. 


He and his wife of 22-years, Allison House, have three school-age children; a son, Ethan, and daughters, Blaise and Scout.


The following teachers were also recognized in this year’s awards program and named 2016-2017 Campus Teachers of the Year.



Carl Schurz Elementary – Yolanda Grijalva, 4th Grade Dual Language teacher

County Line Elementary – Tina Kalebick, 5th Grade Teacher

Klein Road Elementary – Stacey Roff, Life Skills Teacher

Lamar Elementary - Hayley Parsons, 3rd Grade Teacher

Lone Star Elementary – Brandee Schriewer, 5th Grade Teacher

Memorial Elementary – Amy Prenavo, Special Education Teacher

Seele Elementary – Tonya Heffington, 1st Grade Teacher

Walnut Springs Elementary – Brittney Brittain, 2nd Grade Teacher



New Braunfels Middle School – Richard (Robin) Hataway, 7th Grade Science Teacher

Oak Run Middle School – Kristen Bryant, 8th Grade Math & Algebra Teacher

Ninth Grade Center - Joshua Brake, World Geography Teacher

New Braunfels High School - Lt. Col. Mark House, USMC (Ret.), Senior Marine JROTC Instructor


The NBISD Board of Trustees honored all of the recipients during the regular monthly board meeting held April 17.



Pictured left or on top: Superintendent Randy Moczygemba, District Elementary Teacher of the Year Brande Schriewer and Lone Star Elementary Principal Heather Salas during the surprise visit to announce the district winner on April 17.


Pictured right or on second: NBHS Principal Kara Bock, District Secondary Teacher of the Year Lt. Col. Mark House, USMC (Ret.) and Superintendent Randy Moczygemba during the surprise visit to announce the district winner on April 17.


CLICK HERE to view more information about the Teacher of the Year program.