CCISD names teachers of the year
Clear Creek Independent School District and the Rotary Clubs of the Bay Area recently named Karen Hearn from Landolt Elementary and Erika Bondy from Creekside Intermediate as teachers of the year.
Hearn, who teaches first grade, was selected as CCISD's teacher of the year for the elementary school level.
The key to locking into a child is to allow them to feel success with a subject," the four-year teacher said in a district press release. "The success empowers them to take risks and achieve as a learner."
Bondy, a seven-year teacher, is the district's secondary teacher of the year.
The connections teachers make are directly related to success in the classroom," she said in the release. "I am rewarded when students feel comfortable asking me for help and sharing ideas, struggles and successes."
Bondy received the Calvin Creek Award in 2007 for outstanding work with special education students in CCISD. She also received four Excellence in Education awards when she was a math teacher at Space Center Intermediate School.
Peers at each campus nominated one teacher to represent their school in vying for teacher of the year honors. A district-level committee of administrators reviewed the pool of 42 candidates and narrowed it down to six finalists.
I can assure you it was no easy task, as each of these teachers represent the very best of Clear Creek ISD," Superintendent Greg Smith said.
The winners were announced during a May 25 luncheon at South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center. The event was hosted by the League City, Seabrook and Space Center Rotary clubs, as well as the Clear Creek district. Hearn and Bondy each received $1,500.
The other six finalists for Teacher of the Year were Goforth Elementary's Maria Scardasis-Wyatt, Ward Elementary's Kristina Digman, Clear Brook High School's Pat Jones and the Clear View Education Center's Michael Houston.
Each received a $500 cash award from the participating Rotary clubs.
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