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Tyler ISD Announces 2013 Teachers of the Year

Tyler ISD Announces 2013 Teachers of the Year
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POSTED: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 9:39pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 2:25pm

Tyler ISD has announced the 2013 Teachers of the Year at the annual Teacher of the year banquet held today at the Harvey Convention Center.

The district honored Campus teachers of the year before naming Griffin Elementary School Science Lab Teacher, Kimberly Whaley as Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Robert E. Lee High School Pre-AP Biology Teacher, Elgin Johnson as Secondary Teacher of the Year.

To celebrate the dedication of Tyler ISD's outstanding team of teachers, the theme of this year's Teacher of the Year Banquent was "Legacy of Caring."

With more than 14 years of teaching experience, Mrs. Whaley says her passion for teaching began at a very early age.

Mr. Johnson has spent the past 14 years teaching at Robert E. Lee High School. He credits his family and faith for his success as an educator.

Twenty-nine teachers were named Campus Teachers of the Year. Criteria for selection of both the campus and District Teachers of the Year included, among other items: playing an active and useful role in their community, commitment to the teaching profession through continuous improvement, and lessons that creatively engage and inspire students to achieve high academic standards.

More than 500 guests attended the banquet, including Tyler ISD staff, administrators, teachers, sponsors and members of the community. The District winners will compete at the regional level this summer.

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Congratulations to these fine educators.

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