Swift and Wallace Receive Educator Spotlight Award

Swift and Wallace Receive Educator Spotlight Award
Posted on 09/20/2023
This is the image for the news article titled Swift and Wallace Receive Educator Spotlight AwardBrazosport ISD is proud to shine a spotlight on two exceptional educators who have been recognized with the prestigious BISD Educator Spotlight Award. This award celebrates teachers who go above and beyond in their commitment to students and colleagues, demonstrating exceptional dedication and creativity in their roles.

Elementary Spotlight Educator Kayla Swift, Polk Elementary
Kayla Swift, a 4th-grade Math and Science teacher at Gladys Polk Elementary, has garnered well-deserved recognition for her remarkable contributions to the education community. Mrs. Swift's unwavering commitment to her students and peers is truly inspiring. One of her standout accomplishments has been the establishment of a newspaper club for third and fourth graders called "Panda Press" to highlight their writing skills while also learning important journalism skills. Students can learn to write and convey their thoughts, ideas, and impressions. This is just one example of the remarkable things happening in her class!

Her colleagues speak highly of her continuous pursuit of learning and her readiness to share resources and support fellow teachers. She fosters collaboration within her team and embodies a growth mindset by exploring innovative teaching methods to connect with students. They shared how she has a continued drive and desire to keep learning and is willing to go to others to make herself the best that she can be. “Kayla is also extremely humble and willing to share all her resources. She goes out of her way to encourage and build up others around her. Kayla always thinks of the "little details" that make coworkers and students feel valued and appreciated. She values input from her fellow teachers and encourages collaboration within her team. She truly demonstrates a growth mindset by looking for new ways to teach skills or connect with students."

Kayla Swift Kyla Swift

Secondary Spotlight Educator Shawna Wallace, Freeport Intermediate School
Shawna Wallace, a Special Education Co-Teacher for 7th and 8th graders at Freeport Intermediate School, is another exceptional educator who has been honored with the BISD Educator Spotlight Award.

Mrs. Wallace's unwavering commitment to the mission of Freeport Intermediate School and Brazosport ISD shines through her caring and selfless approach to education. Her love for the school and its students is evident in her daily efforts to meet the needs of all students while fostering a positive learning environment.

Colleagues praise Mrs. Wallace for her unwavering positivity, unwavering support, and student-centered approach. She is consistently focused on student learning and actively collaborates with her peers to achieve shared goals.

In a time when educators play an increasingly critical role in shaping young minds, Kayla Swift and Shawna Wallace exemplify the dedication, creativity, and teamwork that are the hallmarks of outstanding educators. The Brazosport Independent School District is proud to have such passionate and committed professionals in its ranks, shaping the future of its students.

Shawna Wallace Shawna Wallace

These educators serve as an inspiration to their colleagues and a beacon of hope for the students they guide on their educational journey. The BISD Educator Spotlight Award rightly recognizes their extraordinary contributions to the field of education. Congratulations to Kayla Swift and Shawna Wallace for their well-deserved recognition as spotlight educators in BISD.

September Educator Spotlight Award
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