Nominate a GPISD Excellent Educator Today!

Check out some of the excellent educators in GPISD. We are always accepting nominations for EXCELLENT EDUCATORS, so if you know someone who works in our district and goes above and beyond the call of duty to provide a first class learning environment to our students we want to know! We are happy to accept nominations on ANYONE who works in GPISD in a department or position such as grounds, student nutrition, custodial services, campus personnel, administrators and more. Please complete the form to submit your excellent educator today! Nominate today

 

Dollie Rodriguez- Galena Park High School

I nominate Dollie Rodriguez for the excellent educator award because of how much she goes above and beyond for not only her students, but for her department, new teachers, and school! Her positive energy, great ideas, relationships with students and teachers, and her dedication to GPHS, all make Dollie such an amazing educator. GPISD and GPHS are extremely blessed to have her on our team! She is the best!

Nominated by:

Anonymous Educator

Casey Johnson- North Shore Senior High School

He is an excellent teacher from my own personal experience! His teaching methods are revolved around his kids and it works! He makes it fun and easy to understand. He is also very kind and cares about the health of his students! He interacts with school activities and fundraisers!

Nominated by:

Azaylia Crawford
Student

Rosalinda Ortiz- Gomez- Woodland Acres Elementary

Ms. Ortiz is a very polite, patient and intelligent teacher who is always looking for ways to help her students be better every day.  Ms. Ortiz has always been positive and is ready to give her best for the good of her students.

Nominated by:

Rocio Parent

Diomil Haro- Early College High School

Mr. Haro does excellent work to get his student help his students achieve excellent results. He designs lessons to challenge his students to achieve great grades and learning.

Nominated by:

Roberto Dimaliwat
Educator

Yolanda Guajardo- Havard Elementary

Mrs. Guajardo because she goes beyond what it's expected of her. She is the definition of being proactive; she does not wait around to be told what to do next. Thank you for everything you do.

Nominated by:

Sulma Rodriguez- Coello
Educator

Jessica Flatt- ACE

I would like to take this opportunity to nominate ACE Social Studies Teacher, Jessica Flatt.
In just a couple of years, I have witnessed how she has been able to reach and help so many students. She is caring and dedicated, always looking for ways to interest and motivate her students.
Last year, she approached me to inquire about a former student who was having an unusual behavior. The following days I saw Mrs. Flatt talking to this student in the hallway, providing some care and advice. Her hard work paid off and my former student was able to walk during the summer graduation. Thank you Mrs. Flatt for believing in our students and helping them succeed.

Nominated by:

An anonymous educator

Tiffany Baldon- Cloverleaf Elementary

It is with great pleasure that I nominate Mrs. Baldon, a first grade teacher at Cloverleaf Elementary, for the Excellent Educator Award. Mrs. Baldon is a teacher that has a heart for students. She is constantly encouraging and challenging the students to think beyond the here and now, and to look at what they can become. She always makes time to listen to the students no matter how insignificant the conversation may seem at the time.

Nominated by:

James Husband
Educator/Parent

Alma Escamilla- MacArthur Elementary

The young lady I would like to nominate is very creative and open to innovating ideas. How she finds the time to do what she does in and out of class is still a mystery to me. She takes risks as a way to keep growing professionally. Nothing is ever impossible because she believes in trying until she has it! She is natural in fostering rapport with students. When meeting her, you would think she is a veteran teacher. I would like to nominate Ms. Alma Escamilla!

Nominated by:

An anonymous parent

Jamee Molander- Woodland Acres Middle School

Mrs. Molander is one of the hardest working teachers my family has come across. As a result of her tireless efforts, my son is completely immersed in the world of music. She motivates him to be better, to practice daily and builds confidence in each child. Her efforts have resulted in WAMS' band growing, fundraising, and developing student leaders. As a parent, I know what the expectations are and have excellent communication. I cannot wait to see how the program will continue to grow under her leadership.

Nominated by:

David Barrero
Parent

LaShandrea Johnson- Cunningham Middle School

Mrs. Johnson is my mentor teacher and she has gone above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and welcomed at Cunningham. Ms. Johnson shares strategies and techniques openly and willingly. She is a student driven teacher and a shining example of the "Whatever It Takes" motto at Cunningham. There are so many little things that she has done to offer me relief during a difficult transition. She would often make me copies, simply because she was there already. This may not seem like a big deal, but it is greatly appreciated. I am grateful to have such a patient and kind mentor, and am confident that I will learn great things from her.

Nominated by:

Victoria Amie
Educator

Nicole Boston- Normandy Crossing Elementary

Ms. Boston goes above and beyond the call of duty.  She is always helping others and has a positive attitude. For these reasons, Ms. Boston deserves an Excellent Educator award!

Nominated by:

Melva Suarez
Educator

Silvia Lloyd- North Shore Elementary

Ms. Lloyd is not just any teacher she is an amazing role model for our kids. My son was with her last year and now he has moved on to fourth grade. I can say he has learned so much from her and improved with his school work. Mrs. Lloyd has gone above and beyond with all her students not just with my son. She stays in contact with all the parents so we can know where our child stands. I nominate Mrs. Lloyd for being one of the BEST teachers that are at North Shore Elementary.

Nominated by:

Norma Cardoso
Parent

Gina Tapiz- Purple Sage Elementary

Mrs. Tapiz is creative and innovative in the classroom. She keeps her students excited about math and science through the use of traditional and nontraditional teaching tools such as small group instruction, hands-on math activity stations, iPad integration, anchor chart reviews and online math games/tools. She also incorporates math manipulatives into all of her lessons to help her English Language Learners. Mrs. Tapiz is a leader inside and outside of the classroom.

Nominated by:

Jimmy Giacona
Educator

Lee Brown- Cloverleaf Elementary

Mr. Brown was a hero to many families during Hurricane Harvey. He was out rescuing people including my family. He is honest, sincere and very passionate in everything he does; whether it's for his staff, students or the community. It is clear that he leads by example.

Nominated by:

Nely Ornelas
Educator

Shea Rodriguez- Administration Building

During Hurricane Harvey, my wife, 2 pets and I had to evacuate our home on a boat. We went to a shelter but were not allowed in because of our pets. We were standing on the curb and terrified because we had nowhere else to go. Shea and her husband were at the shelter dropping off food and supplies and took pity on us standing there cold and wet. They invited us back to their house and provided us with a bed, food, warm clothes, and shelter for 3 days!! We had never met Shea before and were blown away by Shea and her families’ generosity. We will never forget their kindness and compassion and will always be grateful.

Nominated by:

Jeff Collier
Educator

Maria Munoz- MacArthur Elementary

It's been my pleasure to work with Ms. Munoz! She was a wonderful AP a few years ago and now is our campus principal...couldn't get any better! She is first of all, understanding and caring of us all and our families. To Ms. Munoz, students and staff come in first place; she shows it. She also transmits the love and joy for learning! She is a true role model and exhibits greatness in everything she does; our school has improved since she came back as our principal. She also provides many learning opportunities for her teachers and motivates them to continue with higher education. She is a wonderful person and a blessing from the Lord!

Nominated by:

An anonymous educator

Victoria Garcia- MacArthur Elementary

Ms. Garcia is an exceptional ELA coach for many reasons. Let me explain. She assists teachers effectively by utilizing instructional time to model and co-teach lessons. Her primary purpose is to improve student achievements for all children by working directly with teachers to support their instruction of English Language Arts. She always wears a smile and is very resourceful with materials and ideas! She has a BIG heart for children.

Nominated by:

An anonymous educator

Silvia Lloyd- North Shore Elementary

Mrs. Lloyd is not just any teacher; she is an amazing role model for our kids. My son has been with her since he was in first grade and he is now in third grade moving on to fourth. I can say he has learned and improved so much with his school work. Mrs. Lloyd has gone above and beyond with all her students not just with my son. She makes sure her students are giving their all with their work. She stays in contact with all the parents so we can know where our child stands. I nominate Mrs. Lloyd for being one of the best teachers that North Shore Elementary has.

Nominated by:

Norma
Parent

Mr. McCullum- North Shore Senior High School

I would like to take this time to nominate Mr. McCullum. He and his family were displaced by Hurricane Harvey and brought his family to Mississippi. During his time of distress, he took time away from his family to visit Sherman Avenue Elementary to take part in our Career Day. He shared his wonderful experience as an educator and his passion for teaching.

Nominated by:

Woodrow Price
Educator in Mississippi

Mr. Kwiatkowski- Galena Park High School

Mr. Kwiatkowski is the best teacher I have ever had. I have learned so much from him and any success that I have is equally his. He is a wonderful specialist, willing to help anyone, not just the math department with whatever they need. Mr. K will help any student, teacher, or administrator at the drop of a hat. His willingness to help comes so naturally to him. He is kind, intelligent, and thoughtful. He is an inspiration to me every day and his support makes me feel like I can do anything. I am a better teacher because Mr. K is here. I am so grateful to have him as my specialist and I know everyone on campus is happy to have him here.

Nominated by:

Sarah Tao
Educator

Nancy Sanchez- MacArthur Elementary

Ms. Sanchez loves her students. She does an awesome job teaching the students and getting them engaged. Ms. Sanchez makes the lessons fun and engaging for the children. She takes things that interest the students and uses that to get them to realize that they are true writers, readers and learners. Not only does she teach her students but she is involved in the PTA and other activities to get parents, students and the community involved. I am so thankful that I get to work beside her and learn from her and that my son has the opportunity to be in her class.

Nominated by:

Catherine Thrower
Parent/ Educator

Angel Herring- Normandy Crossing Elementary

Ms. Herring is an outstanding teacher! She has an excellent relationship with all of her students and each student excels in her classroom. They are well prepared for first grade! She is always looking for professional growth and attends many workshops. She is very experienced with technology and is using it all the time to enhance her lessons. She is so deserving of this award!

Nominated by:

Mary Cook
Educator

Angela Walker- Havard Elementary

Ms. Walker deserves an excellent educator because of her attention to details and concern for teachers specifically to individual grade levels to excel academically and raise the bar on educating our kids.

Nominated by:

Mary Cooper
Parent

Catherine Swanson- Galena Park High School

Mrs. Swanson works really hard to get her students to succeed not just in the classroom but even outside of the classroom. She is a dedicated teacher and will do whatever it takes to make sure her students enjoy her class. She is one great Biology teacher!

Nominated by:

Roberto Dimaliwat
Educator

Lisa Robinette - Galena Park High School

Mrs. Robinette goes over and beyond to make her library a fun, educational place for both students and staff alike. She is dedicated to guiding children towards the right path. Galena Park High School is lucky to have her!

Nominated by:

An anonymous educator