BISD Names District Teachers of the Year

BISD Names District Teachers of the Year
Posted on 05/23/2018
This is the image for the news article titled BISD Names District Teachers of the YearThe 2019 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year were named for the first time during the annual BISD Employee Recognition Dinner event on May 3, 2018. Congratulations Elementary Teacher of the Year Kimberely White, a first grade teacher from Bess Brannen Elementary School and Secondary Teacher of the Year Stephanie Jess, an English and Leadership teacher from Brazoswood High School.

Kimberely White and Stephanie Jess TOY
Jay Whitehead, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Support Services; Kimberely White, Elementary Teacher of the Year; Stephanie Jess, Secondary Teacher of the Year; Danny Massey, Superintendent

Kimberely White and Stephanie Jess are both passionate about what they teach and the lessons that they impart upon their students each and every day, but it is how they teach that truly makes the difference. White stated, “A teacher doesn't just teach, we are superheros to our students. I know that the gift of education is something that could propel them very far in life.”
Jess added, “Loving my students, loving my subject and wanting them to use what I teach them for the rest of their lives, defines me as a teacher.”

Both White and Jess believe that teaching is in their blood. White chose to become a teacher because she comes “from a family legacy of black women educators who, although faced discrimination, triumphed to become amazing teachers with lasting impacts on their students.” Jess, following in the footsteps of her grandmother and aunt, always wanted to be a teacher so that she too would make a positive impact on the lives of her students.”

Both winners are mothers who go the extra mile for their students while keeping up with the busy lives of their family. Both know that teaching is not easy, but as Mrs. Jess said, “We do it because we love these kids and they inspire us every day.” Similarly, Mrs. White believes that it is “..well worth it when I see the blossoming of my students today and how the doors of the school they called home stayed open because of my dedication.”

BISD Elementary Teacher of the Year Kimberely White and BISD Secondary Teacher of the Year Stephanie Jess are making huge impacts every day in the lives of children in BISD. These two kind, caring and compassionate educators are truly providing their students with a quality education through outstanding learning experiences!

White and Jess will represent Brazosport ISD this summer in the Houston area’s 2018-2019 Region IV Education Service Center Teacher of the Year Competition.

BISD Campus Teachers of the Year:
Maryissa Gonzales           S.F. Austin Elementary
Patti Ballast                        A.P. Beutel Elementary
Kim White                           Bess Brannen Elementary
Alex Berg                            Elisabet Ney Elementary
Laura Powell                      Gladys Polk Elementary
Mariel Heredia Delgado   Madge Griffith Elementary
Andre Hoffpauir                O.A. Fleming Elementary
Marlena Riley                     O.M. Roberts Elementary
Cellina Serrano                 TW Ogg Elementary
Tina Randall                      Velasco Elementary
Ty Morrow                         R.Ohara Lanier Middle
Erin Cobb                           Grady B. Rasco Middle
Amber Crawford               Clute Intermediate
Jonnie Shields                  Freeport Intermediate
Sarah Suchon                    Lake Jackson Intermediate
Valerie Jansky                  Brazosport High School
Stephanie Jess                 Brazoswood High School
Regina Bishop                   B*Success Academy
Kimberlee Vacek               Lighthouse Learning Center

Elementary Teachers of the Year
Elementary Teachers of the Year

Secondary Teacher of the Year
Secondary Teachers of the Year
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