WFISD Teacher of the Year Nominees Announced

Wichita Falls, TX. - Since 1989 WFISD has honored teachers through the Teacher of the Year program. Each year campuses nominate Teacher of the Year representatives from their school that exemplify the art of teaching.  WFISD honors elementary and secondary teachers on alternate years with this year designated for elementary teachers. Past WFISD Teacher of the Year winners have advanced, competed and won at the regional and state level.

All nominees will be honored at a banquet Thursday evening. At that time, the district Teacher of the Year will be revealed.

The 2015 Teacher of the Year nominees include:

Farris Head Start:

Kristina Ochoa, 3-year-old Pre-Kindergarten

Marlowe Waddell, 3-year-old Pre-Kindergarten

Brook Village Early Childhood Center:

Sandra Addkison, Kindergarten

Deanne Holcomb, Pre-Kindergarten

Burgess Elementary:

Sue Boaz, 1st Grade

Leslie Youmans, K-6th Grade Special Education

Crockett Elementary:

Lisa Kowalick, 3rd Grade Reading, English, Social Studies

Denise Darter-Swartz, 1st Grade

Cunningham Elementary:

Starsha Canaday, 1st-5th Grade Deaf Education

Dawn Davis, 2nd Grade Reading, LA, Math, Science, Social Studies

Fain Elementary:

Lea Hampton, 1st Grade

Jana Lane, Kindergarten

Fowler Elementary:

Paul Baer, 5th Grade Science

Tammy McDorman, 2nd Grade

Franklin Elementary:

Abi Parker, K-6th Grade Music

Doni Schnuelle, K-6th Grade Physical Education and Health

Haynes Northwest Academy:

Lori Conway, 1st-6th Grade RTI Math

Dana Leary, 2nd Grade

Jefferson Elementary:

Deborah Fielding, 3rd-6th Grade LIFE 2

Melissa Gound, 5th & 6th Grade English/Language Arts

Lamar Elementary:

Andrea Jalomo, 3rd Grade

Cynthia Polk, 1st Grade

Milam Elementary:

Melinda Duncan, 1st Grade

Tracey Goodman, 3rd Grade Math and Science

Scotland Park Elementary:

Amy Gilleland, 4th Grade Reading

Kacey Pringle, 1st Grade

Sheppard AFB Elementary:

Karen Badgwell, K-6th Grade Reading (RTI), Dyslexia

Misti Mathis, 3rd & 4th Grade Math

Southern Hills Elementary:

Imelda Garza, Bilingual Kindergarten

Missy Wallace, Kindergarten

Washington Jackson Academy:

Bethany Horschler, Pre-Kindergarten

Amy Janjgava, 2nd-6th Grade Dyslexia

West Foundation Elementary:

Kara Hutchins, 6th Grade Reading and Language Arts

Linda Romoser, 5th Grade Science and Social Studies

Zundy Elementary:

Renee Blackwell, K-6th Grade Special Education

Paula Rhodes, Kindergarten