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Campus Teacher of the Year Reception Surprises Educators

The announcement of 10 finalists for District Teacher of the Year wasn’t the only surprise at Fort Worth ISD’s Campus Teacher of the Year reception this week.

Ten educators walked away with prizes including the loan of a Mercedes Benz for the summer, a $1,000 travel voucher and gift cards.  Local businesses and community partners donated the gifts.prize 1

The Campus Teacher of the Year gift winners are:

  • $75 Reata Restaurant gift card: Manuel Alvarado, International Newcomer Academy
  • $100 Clay Pigeon Food & Drink gift card: Sydney Jones, Worth Heights Elementary School
  • $100 Silver Fox Steakhouse gift card: Abraham Campus, Natha Howell Elementary
  • $100 Tim Love Restaurants gift card: Robert Smith, Wedgwood Middle School
  • $100 B&B Butchers & Restaurant gift card: Cletis Cabbil, Jacquet Middle School
  • $100 The Capital Grille gift card: Shannon Warwick, Sunrise-McMillan Elementary
  • $150 Central Market gift card: Sherry Cotton, Clifford Davis Elementary
  • $500 EECU Visa gift card: Sharmecia Lindsey, Middle Level Learning Center
  • $1,000 travel voucher from the United Educators Association: Marisa Phillips, Southwest High School
  • Mercedes Benz on loan for the summer from Park Place Motorcars Fort Worth: Janae Bean, Meacham Middle Schoolprize2

Names of the Campus Teachers of the Year were placed into a drawing, and those in attendance April 2 were eligible. Central Market and other partners hosted the reception at the Kimbell Art Museum’s Piano Pavilion.

“We really appreciate our community partners for supporting the Campus Teacher of the Year program and for donating these gifts that our hard-working teachers will enjoy,” said Peg Murphy, FWISD’s Community and Strategic Partnerships Department director.

Each of the 134 honorees was presented with an acrylic commemorative plaque celebrating their selection.

Community businesses and organizations have partnered with Fort Worth ISD to recognize outstanding classroom teachers in the District since 1985. One teacher from each school is elected by fellow teachers as Campus Teacher of the Year.


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