Rockwall ISD Names 2016 Teachers of the Year Nominees


The Rockwall Independent School District is pleased to announce the 2016 Teachers of the Year nominees. Nineteen teachers, one representing each campus, were selected by their peers and colleagues for the honor.

The overall elementary and secondary Teachers of the Year will be selected from the group and announced at the Rockwall ISD Teacher of the Year Banquet on May 6. A number of local sponsors will help fund the event. Members from the Rockwall Breakfast Rotary as well as previous Rockwall ISD Teachers of the Year serve on the selection committee. The committee reviews each teacher’s application as well as conducts in-class observations as part of the selection process.

The 2016 Rockwall ISD Teachers of the Year Nominees
Melissa Tilson, Amanda Rochell Elementary
Natalie Kirkley, Amy Parks-Heath Elementary
Venus Britton, Billie Stevenson Elementary
Melissa Ferguson, Celia Hays Elementary
Kirsten Golden, Doris Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary
Courtenay Bridges, Dorothy Smith Pullen Elementary
Mynda Rivera-Ruiz, Dorris A. Jones Elementary
Kristina Bell, Grace Hartman Elementary
Brenda Sandoval-Jones, Howard Dobbs Elementary
Holly Sanford, Nebbie Williams Elementary
Melissa Tyner, Ouida Springer Elementary
Jami Nelson, Sharon Shannon Elementary
Brenna LeCroy, Virginia Reinhardt Elementary
Justin Newberry, Herman E. Utley Middle School
Maria Shah, J.W. Williams Middle School
Brandy Clifton, Maurine Cain Middle School
Charlsie Griffiths, Rockwall High School
Leslie Reese, Rockwall-Heath High School
Heather Graham, Rockwall Quest Academy

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