Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Sarah Carlisle
This year is Mrs. Carlisle’s fifth year as our music teacher at Burchett. Previously, she taught music at Jenkins Elementary School. She received her Bachelor’s degree in music education from Sam Houston State University and her Master’s degree in clarinet performance from the University of North Texas. She is Kodaly Level I certified and enjoys performing in the Houston area when able.
She currently serves on the district EMLC where she works closely with district administration within the Performing and Visual Arts Department to write and modify district curriculum, lead professional development sessions and facilitate PLC meetings with other district music teachers. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three dogs!
Rookie Teacher of the Year
Ms. Tuyen Ho
Ms. Ho was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States when she was 5. She was raised in Houston. She graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Political Science. Ms. Ho is currently completing her Alternative Certification Program through the Texas Teachers of Tomorrow program. She found her inspiration with her oldest sibling, who is also a teacher. This unprecedented year as a first year rookie teacher has been challenging yet immensely rewarding for Ms. Ho. She loves all her scholars and enjoys building relationships with them. Her greatest pleasure is to see them grow academically and socially this year.