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Superintendent's Shining Stars

 

Superintendent’s Shining Stars is an educator recognition program designed to celebrate campus educators who approach teaching and learning creatively.

The award recipients use the classroom to inspire innovation, creativity, and critical thinking. Outstanding teachers serving our elementary, intermediate, junior high, and high school campuses will be honored during the fall and spring semesters.  

 
 

Spring 2019

 
Elementary  Emily Zaleski Timber Creek Elementary
Intermediate  Crystal Gidrey  Oakcrest Intermediate
Junior High  Angela Yates Willow Wood Junior High
High School  Haley Agriesti  Tomball Memorial High School
 

These Tomball ISD educators had the opportunity to meet with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora to discuss why they began teaching, what teaching in Tomball means to them and how implementing Social Emotional Learning into their way of teaching has positively impacted the students of our Destination District.

Angela Yates | Willow Wood Junior High | 7th Grade
"I began teaching and have stayed in this profession because I want to be an educator that pushes students to excel at the highest level."

 

Crystal Gidrey | Oakcrest Intermediate | Counselor
"Tomball has managed to maintain its small-town feel. Lines of communication are always open and support is there when we need it at both the campus and district level." 

 

Emily Zaleski | Timber Creek Elementary | Kindergarten
"I'm not originally from here, but Tomball is now home. I am in education because of the kids and I choose to stay in Tomball ISD because it is the right fit for my family."

 

Haley Agriesti | Tomball Memorial High School | Specialized Support
"Expectations are very high in Tomball ISD and that was very attractive to me when I began working here."

Fall 2018

Honored for their commitment to Project Based Learning (PBL) and innovative ways of educating the whole child, Tomball ISD teachers Bethany McDowell (Timber Creek Elementary), Amy Jackson (Oakcrest Intermediate), Stacy Landgrebe (Creekside Park Junior High), and Reyna Herrmann (Tomball Star Academy) were honored as Superintendent Shining Stars in November.

 

These Tomball ISD educators had the opportunity to meet with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora to discuss how implementing PBL into their way of teaching has positively impacted the students of our Destination District.

Elementary  Bethany McDowell Timber Creek Elementary
Intermediate  Amy Jackson  Oakcrest Intermediate
Junior High  Stacy Landgrebe Creekside Park Junior High
High School  Reyna Herrmann  Tomball Star Academy
 
shining stars fall 2018
 

Bethany McDowell | Timber Creek Elementary | Second Grade

“PBL allows kids the opportunity to take ownership in how they learn.”

 

Amy Jackson | Oakcrest Intermediate | Science

“PBL is extremely critical in keeping our classrooms and campuses alive.”

 

Stacy Landgrebe | Creekside Park Junior High | Math

“For my students, PBL helps tie math to real life.”

 

Reyna Herrmann | Tomball Star Academy | English II Pre-AP

“PBL allows us to develop a wonderful blend of learners in a very natural way.”


Spring 2018

Honored for their commitment to innovative ways of educating the whole child, Tomball ISD teachers Megan Johnson (Creekview Elementary), Lori Dollar (Tomball Intermediate), Brandon Batchelor (Willow Wood Junior High), and Markaela van Putten (Tomball High School) were honored as Superintendent Shining Stars in May.

 

These Tomball ISD educators had the opportunity to meet with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora to discuss how implementing Gifted and Advanced Academics into their way of teaching has positively impacted the students of our Destination District.

Elementary  Megan Johnson Creekview Elementary
Intermediate  Lori Dollar  Tomball Intermediate
Junior High  Brandon Batchelor Willow Wood Junior High
High School  Markaela van Putten Tomball High School
 
shining stars spring 2018
 

Fall 2017

Honored for their commitment to innovative ways of educating the whole child, Tomball ISD teachers Candice Turner (Decker Prairie Elementary), Allison Bearden (Oakcrest Intermediate), Chris Penny (Creekside Park Junior High), and Rosalinda Osnaya (Tomball High School) were honored as Superintendent Shining Stars in October.

 

These Tomball ISD educators had the opportunity to meet with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora to discuss how implementing Innovative Teaching into their way of teaching has positively impacted the students of our Destination District.

Elementary  Candice Turner Decker Prairie Elementary
Intermediate  Allison Bearden  Oakcrest Intermediate
Junior High  Chris Penny Creekside Park Junior High
High School  Rosalinda Osnaya Tomball High School
 
shining stars fall 2017