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Teacher of the Year

2023 Teacher of the Year Recognition Program

The Teacher of the Year recognition program is intended to honor excellence in the classroom and provide a forum to showcase outstanding educators whose efforts and example have inspired their students, their colleagues and the community they serve. All recipients must:

  • demonstrate outstanding leadership and excellence in teaching
  • take an active role in their communities as well as their schools
  • be professional, poised and articulate
  • inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities
  • be skillful, dedicated teachers who plan to actively continue classroom teaching

CLICK HERE to view additional Teacher of the Year photos. The program is administered at the state level by the Texas Association of School Administrators. 

NBISD 2023 Campus Teachers of the Year

Posted: March 9, 2023

 New Braunfels ISD proudly announces this year’s Campus Teachers of the Year recipients. These individuals will be honored at the April 24th NBISD Excellence Awards. They will be considered for NBISD Elementary or Secondary Teacher of the Year, which NBISD will also announce at the event. From there, two district teachers of the year will advance to the regional competition, hoping to be named a Texas Teacher of the Year. 

Eluz Pérez Bonilla, Carl Schurz Elementary, 1st Grade Teacher

Eluz Pérez Bonilla
Carl Schurz Elementary
1st Grade Teacher

Isabel Cooper Lone Star Early Childhood Center Pre-K Teacher

Isabel Cooper
Lone Star Early Childhood Center
Pre-K Teacher

Joey Curtin, Klein Road Elementary, 4th Grade Math & Science Teacher

Joey Curtin
Klein Road Elementary
4th Grade Math & Science Teacher

Christine George, Veramendi Elementary, Reading Intervention Teacher

Christine George
Veramendi Elementary
Reading Intervention Teacher

Camilla Hubbard, Oak Run Middle School, 7th & 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Camilla Hubbard
Oak Run Middle School
7th & 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Cathleen Jenkerson ,Memorial Elementary, Art Teacher

Cathleen Jenkerson
Memorial Elementary
Art Teacher

Holly Kennedy, Seele Elementary, Art Teacher

Holly Kennedy
Seele Elementary
Art Teacher

Melinda Kniseley, New Braunfels Middle School, Algebra 1 Teacher & Math Department Chair

Melinda Kniseley
New Braunfels Middle School
Algebra 1 Teacher & Math Department Chair

DeeDee Mims, County Line Elementary, 2nd Grade Teacher

DeeDee Mims
County Line Elementary
2nd Grade Teacher

Karen Mueller, Walnut Springs Elementary, Intervention DYS Teacher

Karen Mueller
Walnut Springs Elementary
Intervention DYS Teacher

Bambi Narvarte, New Braunfels High School, Reading Intervention Teacher

Bambi Narvarte
New Braunfels High School
Reading Intervention Teacher

Gina Schmid, Ninth Grade Center, Reading Teacher

Gina Schmid
Ninth Grade Center
Reading Teacher

Anissa Villarreal, Voss Farms Elementary, 5th Grade Math & Science Teacher

Anissa Villarreal
Voss Farms Elementary
5th Grade Math & Science Teacher

Marci Walther, Lamar Elementary, 5th Grade Math Teacher

Marci Walther
Lamar Elementary
5th Grade Math Teacher

Michelle Whitlock Price, School of Choice, English Intervention Teacher

Michelle Whitlock Price
School of Choice
English Intervention Teacher