LISD announces 2020 Campus Teachers of the Year

LISD announces 2020 Campus Teachers of the Year
Posted on 04/08/2020

District News Release


DATE: April 8, 2020


LISD announces 2020 Teachers of the Year


2020 Teachers of the Year


Lockhart Independent School District administrators surprised teachers this morning during Google Hangout video meetings to announce their selection as their campus 2020 Teacher of the Year. This annual cherished tradition usually involves celebrations in which administrators walk into classrooms to surprise teachers as they are teaching their students. This year, due to COVID-19, the district had to get creative in how they would make the announcements and enlisted the help of principals to invite the honorees to meetings to discuss other school business. 


Honorees were confused when they logged into the meetings to see Superintendent Mark Estrada, his Cabinet members, and the director of human resources joining the meeting. As principals explained the true reason for the meeting, teachers were overwhelmed with emotion for being nominated and selected by their peers as their campus Teacher of the Year.


The 2020 Campus Teachers of the Year winners are:


Erika Perez Alma Brewer Strawn Elementary School

Jessie Galvan Plum Creek Elementary School

Craig Walter Carver Early Education Center

Katlin Stephens Bluebonnet Elementary School

Kayla Garcia Clear Fork Elementary School

Ashley Fehrle Navarro Elementary School

Avri DiPietro Lockhart Junior High School

Suzanne Maiorka Lockhart High School


“The teachers we surprised today were not surprises to us because of their clear demonstration of having a Lock’heart’ for people, being locked on excellence, and being committed to unlocking the potential of students and staff to help build a legacy of excellence,” said Superintendent Estrada. “It was such a pleasure to celebrate their contributions to their schools and Lockhart ISD, even if it was in a different way than we usually do. It did not dampen the excitement.”


Next, teachers will participate in an interview process as they are considered for the 2020 LISD District Elementary Teacher of the Year and LISD Secondary Teacher of the Year. Each of the teachers will be honored later this year at the district’s employee banquet. There, the district will announce who among them will serve as the LISD District Teachers of the Year, competing at the regional level with other school districts’ nominees. 



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