Celebrate 2016-17 Campus Teachers of the Year and throw out the first pitch at a Rangers game

Every day, thousands of Garland ISD teachers encourage, inspire and motivate students to aim for academic success. These dedicated doers work to make a difference in the lives and futures of tomorrow—and their hard work and devotion do not go unnoticed.

Toward the end of each school year, campuses select one outstanding educator to receive the coveted Campus Teacher of the Year title. This designation not only allows for bragging rights, it also comes with a commemorative gift and two Texas Rangers tickets to GISD Night at Globe Life Park. The special event recognizes all 71 Campus Teachers of the Year and benefits the Garland ISD Education Foundation, which awards grants and scholarships to staff and students. GISD families can purchase discount tickets online or submit a completed order form for tickets.

This year’s charitable celebration is at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 as the Rangers face off against the Philadelphia Phillies. To add to the fun, the ceremonial first pitch is up for auction, with the starting bid at $250. The highest bidder will get to throw out the first pitch and receive four tickets to the game and one parking pass. Bidding closes at noon Friday, May 12.

Congratulations to the following teachers who will be honored as 2016-17 Campus Teachers of the Year. 

  • Abbett Elementary School – Amanda Wade
  • Armstrong Elementary School – Sandra LeFlore
  • Austin Academy for Excellence – Tracy Bayonne
  • Back Elementary School – Kimberly Edwards
  • Beaver Technology Center for Math & Science – Amy Sinclair
  • Bradfield Elementary School – Schenetria Alexander
  • Bullock Elementary School – Stefanie Moore
  • Bussey Middle School – Christine Brewer
  • Caldwell Elementary School – Adriana Ferrer
  • Carver Elementary School – Katy Duke
  • Centerville Elementary School – Michele Matz
  • Cisneros Prekindergarten School – Gladys Vigoa Garcia
  • Classical Center at Brandenburg Middle School – Breanne Strawn
  • Classical Center at Vial Elementary School – Lisa Myers
  • Club Hill Elementary School – Mariana Salazar
  • Cooper Elementary School – Jennifer Kirby
  • Couch Elementary School – Sandra Beth Barnard
  • Coyle Middle School – Rodney Elder
  • Daugherty Elementary School – Jennifer Trammel
  • Davis Elementary School – Jose Orjuela
  • Dorsey Elementary School – Erin Sullivan
  • Ethridge Elementary School – Jen Cao
  • Freeman Elementary School – Statia Paschel
  • Garland Alternative Education Center – John Gambill
  • Garland High School – Jeremy Yancey
  • Golden Meadows Elementary School – Gregory McIlroy
  • Handley Elementary School – Yolonda Hildreth
  • Heather Glen Elementary School – Karen Wortham
  • Herfurth Elementary School – Kelly Chinske
  • Hickman Elementary School – LaTisha Mora
  • Hillside Academy for Excellence – Charlotte Wilson
  • Houston Middle School – David York
  • Hudson Middle School – Rachel Cawthon Sawyer
  • Jackson Technology Center for Math & Science – Heidi Latham
  • Keeley Elementary School – Jayna Scott
  • Kimberlin Academy for Excellence – Kara King
  • Lakeview Centennial High School – Veronica Ramos
  • Liberty Grove Elementary School – Jennifer Burns Flowers
  • Lister Elementary School – Thelma Moore
  • Luna Elementary School – Karen Wright
  • Lyles Middle School – Kristal Vallie
  • Memorial Pathway Academy – Donna Covington
  • Montclair Elementary School – Janet Quijas
  • Naaman Forest High School – Lynette Varrassi
  • North Garland High School – Michal Robertson
  • Northlake Elementary School – Donna Wisdom
  • O'Banion Middle School – Anastasia Thomas
  • Park Crest Elementary School – Jenny Marrero
  • Parsons Prekindergarten School – Jocelyn Martinez
  • Pathfinder Achievement Center – Erica Chrismer
  • Pearson Elementary School – Kendra Canady
  • Roach Elementary School – Paige Stricklin
  • Rowlett Elementary School – Faviola Pena
  • Rowlett High School – Jason Odom
  • Sachse High School – Pat Callahan
  • Schrade Middle School – Tracey Haggard
  • Sellers Middle School – Lavina Bradshaw
  • Sewell Elementary School – Christine Elms
  • Shorehaven Elementary School – Courtney Lopez
  • Shugart Elementary School – Ceterra Mance
  • South Garland High School – Isis Carrington
  • Southgate Elementary School – Heather Wilson
  • Spring Creek Elementary School – Tharesa Cutler
  • Steadham Elementary School – Kimberly Charles
  • Stephens Elementary School – Elvi Chavez
  • Toler Elementary School – CaTrina Wright
  • Walnut Glen Academy for Excellence – Margelis Lopez
  • Watson Technology Center for Math & Science – Jennifer Clements
  • Weaver Elementary School – Marian Dover
  • Webb Middle School – Samantha Burt
  • Williams Elementary School – Elizabeth Diane Garcia