WFISD Teacher of the Year Nominees Announced

Congratulations to the 2011 Teacher of  the Year nominees. Since 1989 WFISD has honored teachers through the Teacher of the Year program.   Each year teachers select / elect Teacher of the Year representatives from their campus.  WFISD honors elementary and secondary teachers on alternate years with this year for elementary teachers.   Past WFISD Teacher of the Year winners have advanced, competed and won at the regional and state level.

A banquet tomorrow night will recognize the teacher nominees.  A selection committee reviewed and individually scored each application to determine the top finalists. A panel interviewed the top four finalists to choose the single winner. Three finalists will receive  monetary awards sponsored by the WFISD Foundation and the winner will receive a plaque, a flag flown over the Texas State Capitol by State Rep. Lanham Lyne, and a monetary award presented by the Times Record News. The district Teacher of the Year will then compete at the regional level.

The 2011 teachers honored include:

 Farris Early Childhood Center

Kristin Lambert

Head Start

Rosewood/Northwest HeadStart

Erik Walker


 Alamo Elementary

Lisa Gonzales

1st Grade

 Nancy Pennartz

Reading/Math Interventionist

Brook Village Early Childhood Center

Sandra Addkison


Donna Case


Burgess Elementary

Jane Ann Bruner


Beth Crane


Crockett Elementary

Beth Dillard

Reading Specialist

Loring Vinson


Cunningham Elementary

Susan Buckley

2nd Grade

Donna Husnick

3 yr. old – 1st Grade

Fain Elementary

Kellie Hare

6th Grade

Kathy White

K-6th Grade Music

Fowler Elementary

Lori Apple

3rd Grade

Tracy Raines

6th Grade

Franklin Elementary

Melanie Bloomfield

3rd Grade

Tracy Little

1st Grade

Haynes Elementary

Allen Glenn

3rd Grade

Dana Leary

2nd Grade

Houston Elementary

Alma Allen

1st Grade Bilingual

Carol Stegner

1st Grade

Jefferson Elementary

Paige Box

2nd Grade

Jennifer Shaver

1st Grade

Lamar Elementary

Cynthia Polk

1st Grade

Mark Waggoner

3rd Grade

Milam Elementary

Tiffany Hutchison


Michelle Keller

2nd Grade

Scotland Park Elementary

Dana Bishop

5th Grade

Jan Herzog

2nd Grade

Sheppard Elementary

Vickie Henderson

1st & 2nd Grade

Melissa Rodriguez

4th-6th Grade

Southern Hills Elementary

Joyce McCurdy

6th Grade

Missy Wallace


Washington/Jackson Elementary

Stephanie Eubanks

4th Grade

Debbie Owens

1st Grade

West Foundation

Rebecca Coe

3rd Grade

Penny Wilson

6th Grade