2021 Teacher of the Year
Dozens of Spring ISD educators, staff members and administrators gathered at the Randall Reed Center at Planet Ford Stadium on June 2 to celebrate the district’s top teachers and support staff during the 2020-21 Employee Recognition Celebration.
Springwoods Village Middle School art teacher Ariel Keller walked away with the Secondary Teacher of the Year recognition, and was presented with an all-expense-paid vacation on behalf of Randall Reed’s Planet Ford and a proclamation on behalf of the City of Houston.
In the end, Booker Elementary teacher Jasmine Thomas was announced as the district’s Elementary Teacher of the Year and was handed the keys to a brand-new 2020 Ford Escape. After hearing her name called out, Thomas cried with shocked excitement.
Spring ISD Teacher of the Year Program
Spring ISD’s Teacher of the Year program recognizes outstanding educators for their passion and commitment to excellence in education. Each campus is asked to select a campus winner, who is invited to submit written materials to be considered as a finalist for the district’s teacher of the year. Test scores, classroom and a selection committee help narrow down the pool.
Among the campus winners, 10 will be selected as finalists for the district’s Teacher of the Year.
Those finalists will be unveiled at the district’s annual Employee Recognition Banquet, from which the district’s top teachers – one elementary and one secondary – will be honored. Those two teachers then will go on to represent Spring ISD in the regional competition.