Superintendent Dr. Salazar-Zamora Recognizes Shining Stars

TOMBALL - In a year with many challenges and change, Tomball ISD was fortunate to have dedicated educators go above and beyond to serve the needs of their students and families. 

Honored for their hard work and commitment to educating the whole child, TISD teachers were honored as Superintendent Shining Stars in April.  

  • Misty Straley (Wildwood Elementary, 3rd grade Math & Science)
  • Myrna Benavides-Gonzalez (Rosehill Elementary, Kindergarten, TWDL)
  • Tiffany Thor (Tomball High School, English I/English I TAP)
  • Marcia deLeyer (Connections Academy, Community Connections) 

These Tomball ISD educators had the opportunity to meet with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora to share their thoughts on teaching during a global pandemic, what has changed for the better and how they continue to positively impact the students of our Destination District. 

The Shining Stars are chosen by their campus as educators that use the classroom to inspire innovation, creativity, and critical thinking.  Outstanding teachers serving our elementary, intermediate, junior high, and high school campuses are honored during the fall and spring semesters of each school year.

Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates over 19,000 students at 21 campuses.

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