Campus Teachers of the Year announced

Every day, thousands of Garland ISD teachers encourage, inspire and motivate students to reach for academic success. These dedicated leaders work to make a difference in the future 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 districtwide recognition, it also comes with a commemorative gift and two Texas Rangers tickets to GISD Night at Globe Life Park.

Congratulations to the following 72 teachers honored as 2017-18 Campus Teachers of the Year.

  • Abbett Elementary School – Vanessa Hernandez
  • Armstrong Elementary School – Lois Norwood
  • Austin Academy for Excellence – Trisha Newman
  • Back Elementary School – Brittany Delozier
  • Beaver Technology Center for Math & Science – Larinda Derrick
  • Bradfield Elementary School – Silvia Valdez
  • Bullock Elementary School – Steven De’Avila
  • Bussey Middle School – Brittney Ellis
  • Caldwell Elementary School – Clarissa Collins
  • Carver Elementary School – Daisy Cifuentes
  • Centerville Elementary School – Arelis Otero
  • Cisneros Prekindergarten School – Erin Chiles
  • Classical Center at Brandenburg Middle School – Jennifer Dimsdle
  • Classical Center at Vial Elementary School – Cheryl Taylor
  • Club Hill Elementary School – Bernie Pinto
  • Cooper Elementary School – Jaquelyn Portillo
  • Couch Elementary School – Candace Harris
  • Coyle Middle School – Patricia Rymer
  • Daugherty Elementary School – Robert Navarro
  • Davis Elementary School – Jennie Noonan
  • Dorsey Elementary School – Amanda Bitner
  • Ethridge Elementary School – Meghan Heinikel
  • Freeman Elementary School – Lauren Peterson
  • Garland Alternative Education Center – Glenda Criss
  • Garland High School – Jacob Ramirez
  • Giddens-Steadham Elementary School – Kimberly Bruce
  • Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center – Clifton Brooks
  • Golden Meadows Elementary School – Abraham Leal Escamilla
  • Handley Elementary School – Freddy Torres
  • Heather Glen Elementary School – Ashley Hill
  • Herfurth Elementary School – Shamane Grant
  • Hickman Elementary School – Ashleigh Megahan
  • Hillside Academy for Excellence – LaVerne Snowden
  • Houston Middle School – Shirley Martinez
  • Hudson Middle School – Natalie Wilson
  • Jackson Technology Center for Math & Science – Amber Sanchez
  • Keeley Elementary School – Michelle Huffman
  • Kimberlin Academy for Excellence – Rachel Fendley
  • Lakeview Centennial High School – Francisco Tristan
  • Liberty Grove Elementary School – Bailey Blu
  • Lister Elementary School – Hayley Knox
  • Luna Elementary School – Michele Pool
  • Lyles Middle School – Dwight Williams
  • Memorial Pathway Academy – Kristi Weaver
  • Montclair Elementary School – Sara Heredia
  • Naaman Forest High School – Jeanette Watts
  • North Garland High School – Marcus Myers
  • Northlake Elementary School – Edith Gomez
  • O'Banion Middle School – Jeremy Smith
  • Park Crest Elementary School – Corina Casco
  • Parsons Prekindergarten School – Elizabeth Ratliff
  • Pathfinder Achievement Center – Earnest Kelley
  • Pearson Elementary School – Jillian Duguid
  • Roach Elementary School – Sara Rond
  • Rowlett Elementary School – Erin Burkey
  • Rowlett High School – Jason Odom
  • Sachse High School – Amanda Douglas
  • Schrade Middle School – James “Trusten” Williamson
  • Sellers Middle School – Robert Adams
  • Sewell Elementary School – Belinda Katz
  • Shorehaven Elementary School – Alex Marquez
  • Shugart Elementary School – Monica Black
  • South Garland High School – David Guzman
  • Southgate Elementary School – Danielle Lozano
  • Spring Creek Elementary School – Nancy Cantuna
  • Stephens Elementary School – John Cundiff
  • Toler Elementary School – Natalie Anderson
  • Walnut Glen Academy for Excellence – Andrea Hardgrave
  • Watson Technology Center for Math & Science – Ashlee Poor
  • Weaver Elementary School – Sara Lebron
  • Webb Middle School – Kristen Cox
  • Williams Elementary School – Marina Gelling