We had fun with the prize patrol today recognizing our "Teachers of the Year" and "Employee of the Year" for 2019-2020! Although we didn't have the classrooms full of kids to storm into and surprise them in front of their students, we still managed to track them down!
Elementary Teacher of the Year- Jodi Amlin: Comments included how Jodi can experience the toughest challenges and keep a smile on her face. Her patience, caring attitude, and ability to connect with students was seen as just a few of her admirable traits. Everyone that nominated her, which included many, even used the words "sweetest person I know."
Secondary Teacher of the Year- Stena Brewer: Comments included how Stena is the "model teacher" in a small district. She wears several hats from English teacher, UIL One-Act Play, Family Consumer Science, etc. She is a teacher leader that strives for excellence and keeps academics top priority. We do not know how she does all she does for the students and staff in SRISD.
Employee of the Year- Kin Stewart: Comments included how he doesn't just see his job in Transportation but also helps Maintenance and pitches in wherever needed. Coaches, especially, commented on how their transportation issues were also solved in last-minute situations and Kin Stewart would often drive buses himself to games and field trips when plans fell through. Others commented on his sense of humor and dry wit!
We are very fortunate to have all three of these individuals in SRISD. The teachers will go on and represent Sam Rayburn ISD in the Region 10 Teacher of the Year program, where winners eventually advance to the state competition out of the various educational service center regions across Texas. Good luck Mrs. Amlin and Mrs. Brewer! You are both outstanding representations of the teacher quality in our school district!