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2022 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 selects 2022 District Teachers of the Year

Posted: April 26, 2022

 

The NBISD Board of Trustees honored the District Teachers of the Year at the NBISD Excellence Awards on April 25.


From the 14 Campus Teachers of the Year, NBISD has selected Marcella McDonald from Veramendi Elementary as District Elementary Teacher of the Year and Denise Ortiz of the New Braunfels High School as the District Secondary Teacher of the Year. 


A selection committee selected these outstanding teachers for the district honor after judging their essay applications and conducting in-person interviews. Both recipients will compete at the regional level this summer with hopes of ultimately being named Texas Teacher of the Year.

 

NBISD District Elementary Teacher of the Year Marcella McDonald with NBISD Superintendent Dr. Cade Smith

NBISD Elementary Teacher of the Year

Marcella McDonald

of Veramendi Elementary

 

NBISD District Secondary Teacher of the Year Denise Ortiz with NBISD Superintendent Dr. Cade Smith

Secondary Teacher of the Year

Denise Ortiz

of New Braunfels High School

NBISD 2022 Campus Teachers of the Year

Posted: March 24, 2022

The New Braunfels ISD is proud to announce this year’s Campus Teachers of the Year. All of these individuals were honored at the March 7 Board meeting and will be considered for either the honor of NBISD Elementary or Secondary Teacher of the Year. The District honorees will be announced the week of April 4. From that level, the two honorees will advance to the regional competition with hopes of ultimately being named a Texas Teacher of the Year.

 

Merry Noel Balcar

Merry Noel Balcar

New Braunfels Middle School

Art 1 Teacher
Recreational Reading Teacher

Darrell Brietzke

Darrell Brietzke

Oak Run Middle School

FOCUS Teacher

Megan Conway

Megan Conway

Walnut Springs Elementary

Kindergarten Teacher

Addison Fletcher

Addison Fletcher

County Line Elementary

2rd Grade Teacher

 Shannon Grudzinski

 Shannon Grudzinski

Ninth Grade Center

World Geography Teacher

Lisa Heywood

Lisa Heywood

Lamar Elementary

3rd Grade Reading Teacher

Jessica Hurst

Jessica Hurst

Klein Road Elementary

5th Grade ELA/Social Studies Teacher

Tiffany Kunzler

Tiffany Kunzler

Memorial Elementary

2nd Grade Teacher

Jackie D. Mason

Jackie D. Mason

Carl Schurz Elementary

2nd Grade Teacher

Marcella McDonald

Marcella McDonald

Veramendi Elementary

FOCUS Teacher

Shandra Medina

Shandra Medina

Lone Star Early Childhood Center

ECSE Teacher

Denise Ortiz

Denise Ortiz

New Braunfels High School

Aquatic Science,
Advanced Placement Environmental Science (APES) Teacher

Jenna M. Hamilton-Riccio

Jenna M. Hamilton-Riccio

Seele Elementary

Early Interventionist/Instructional Coach

Shelly Woolley

Shelly Woolley

Voss Farms Elementary

2nd Grade Teacher

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