Frenship ISD extends congratulations to the Campus Teachers of the Year for the 2015-2016 school year:
BENNETT ELEMENTARY – STEPHANIE PHILLIPS (5th Grade Math)
Stephanie Phillips reaches every child in her room regardless of the challenges they present. I have witnessed BIG growth in students that have struggled for years. She also impacts the adults around her as powerfully as she impacts the students in her care. Stephanie Phillips is a woman of integrity. Her professionalism and passion for children makes her a great Ambassador for Education.
CRESTVIEW ELEMENTARY – SHARON BETZOLD (5th Grade Reading)
Sharon invests an enormous amount of time and energy with developing highly engaging differentiated lessons and these strategies ensure that students are learning and successful. If you were to walk into her room you would see actively engaged students that are involved in hands-on activities. She without doubt knows how her students are preforming before they move on to another class. Due to her method of instruction; they become higher level thinkers and problem solvers.
LEGACY ELEMENTARY – JANIE COGGINS (2nd Grade)
Janie Coggins is a great teacher. Her ability to shift gears, multi-task, collaborate, and contribute in campus-wide decisions makes Janie a great one! She realizes that the expectations she has for her students greatly affect their achievement. She knows that students generally give to teachers as much or as little as is expected of them. Thank you Mrs. Coggins for making children feel loved and accepted each and every day.
NORTH RIDGE ELEMENTARY – LAYNE COOPER (Kindergarten)
All Mr. Morrison can say is……WOW! She is the most creative and exciting teacher he has ever been around. The room is filled with student choice which is rare in a Kindergarten classroom. She brings positivity and innovation to work every day. North Ridge is lucky to have her.
OAK RIDGE ELEMENTARY – KELLI TATE (5th Grade Math)
Kelli is a dedicated, hardworking, team player who works to meet the needs of all children in her classroom. She provides a variety of opportunities for her students to go above and beyond the curriculum. Kelli is the type of teacher that is always willing to serve and assist the entire faculty with no hesitations. She stays after school to tutor her students, is the UIL coordinator, .5-1 member, Technology/Campus Team iPader leader and still has her 5th grade math students ready for the test.
WESTWIND ELEMENTARY – KRISTIE GILMORE (4th Grade Math)
Kristie has revamped her teaching style to embrace the new IPAD apps/lessons. She has inspired others to be innovative within the classroom by modeling and sharing new ideas. She sets high expectations for all her students and helps them all achieve their goals.
WILLOW BEND ELEMENTARY – JENNY ADAMS (4th Grade Reading)
Jenny Adams is continuously looking for ways to enhance and better her craft of teaching, which makes her such a great educator. Jenny’s ability to build relationships with her students, parents, and peers is apparent every day. Students love her, parents’ love her, and her peers look forward to being around her; where there is constant humor and laughs to be had. Willow Bend is so blessed to say Jenny Adams is one of ours!
FRENSHIP MIDDLE SCHOOL – ANN PHILPOTT (Dyslexia Teacher)
Ms. Philpott requests to be right on the front lines teaching our neediest and most challenging students how to read. NOT ONE STUDENT Ann teaches is on grade level – at least not when she starts with them! Ann takes FMS students who are years below grade level and helps them overcome the challenges of weak backgrounds, poor home lives, learning disabilities, dyslexia and anything else that can derail a student’s reading skills and builds them into successful readers and students. Ann truly breaks the mold in the most inspiring ways!
HERITAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL – REBECCA WHIPKEY (7th Grade Math)
Rebecca Whipkey is the true embodiment of what a teacher should be. She makes it her responsibility to ensure every child in her class and every math teacher in her department is successful. She conveys the importance of math through engaging and real world lessons, but most importantly she builds lasting relationships with students, parents, and colleagues. She is invaluable to the success of Heritage, and this is why she is the HMS Teacher of the Year.
TERRA VISTA MIDDLE SCHOOL – KRISTIN MAZUREK (6th – 8th Grade Social Studies)
Kristin is a gifted leader, always sharing her expertise with her peers and students. She leads by example – a genuine model of an exemplary teacher. Kristin is at ease when mentoring teachers, presenting information to the faculty, and when speaking with students and parents.
FRENSHIP HIGH SCHOOL – KELSEY TAYLOR (English)
Kelsey has a passion of incorporating creativity into her lessons for the sole purpose of engaging her students. She invests her heart into each and every one of her students. She hurts when they hurt and she celebrates their victories as if the successes were her own. One her colleagues says of Kelsey “When I first met Kelsey, I was intimidated by her success and her drive, but I now realize that I was keeping myself from the biggest key to my growth as a teacher and that key was to be able to learn from her.”
REESE EDUCATION CENTER – LeANN McGARITY (Math Interventionist)
LeAnn has a calling in her life, and that calling is teaching. She teaches her students to strive for excellence, to love math, and to respect each other. With all of her hard work and dedication to the teaching profession, she is the perfect recipient for the teacher of the year award.