Each year, as the school year draws to a close, Georgetown ISD campuses and departments nominate teachers and employees who embody the district’s vision and mission of empowering every learner to lead, grow, and serve.
The Texas Teacher of the Year program has been honoring excellence in the classroom since 1969 and has showcased many outstanding educators whose examples inspire students, colleagues, and the community.
This year’s elementary Teacher of the Year is Hannah Mize, a music specialist at Williams Elementary. The secondary school winner is Terri Henry, who teaches STEM electives at Benold Middle School.
While details have not been released yet, as district winners, Hannah and Terri will advance in competition to the regional level and perhaps to the state. State winners are given the opportunity to take a year-long sabbatical during which they will be able to campaign on behalf of public education.
School District Communications Director Melinda Brasher is proud of all the teachers who were awarded this year. “It’s a fantastic list,” she says. “We have outstanding teachers in our district.”
GISD also selects auxiliary Employees of the Year who help keep ours school going. Melinda says, “We’re all here for the students. It’s good to be able to recognize everyone, inside and outside the classroom.” This includes custodians, aides, technicians, behavior specialists, and more.