Frisco ISD Celebrates Campus Teachers of the Year

Nov 30, 2020

Teacher of the Year 2021 Logo

There is no greater asset in Frisco ISD than the teachers who directly impact students every single day.

This year, teachers are multi-tasking to the maximum with students in-class and virtually while taking on additional responsibilities to maintain campus safety. These unprecedented times have required them to transform their instructional strategies to address the academic and social-emotional needs of students. 

Without a doubt, Frisco ISD has amazing teachers, but each year, the District is honored to recognize those chosen by their peers and supervisors for rising above the rest. All 72 campuses have officially named their Campus Teacher of the Year!

Each Campus Teacher of the Year proudly represents the District’s mission and beliefs while being a role model for their colleagues. The District is #StrongerTogether thanks to these incredible teachers.

The process for Teacher of the Year selection is based on criteria from the Texas Association of School Administrators. Each campus Teacher of the Year will submit an application that includes their resume, two essay responses and two letters of recommendation in hopes of being selected as the official FISD Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year winners.

A selection committee will review the applications anonymously and use a rubric to score the responses. The selection committee is made up of representatives from the Frisco Area Retired School Personnel, the Frisco ISD Council of PTAs and Frisco Education Foundation Board, as well as business and community leaders.

Last year’s esteemed winners were Melanie Rutter of Vaughn Elementary School and Chris Ham of Liberty High School. Learn more about them here.

The 2020-21 Frisco ISD Campus Teachers of the Year include:

Lauren Sink - Allen ES
Carol Smith - Anderson ES
Kristen Whittaker - Ashley ES
Amy Swiney - Bledsoe ES
Chiquatia Ross - Boals ES
Karien Thomas - Borchardt ES
NaKaydria Johnson - Bright Academy
Michelle Bueno - Carroll ES
David Scroggins - Centennial HS
Liliana Guzman - Christie ES
John Timpani - Clark MS
Heather Cowan - Cobb MS
Katy Plyler - Comstock ES
Francesca Downing - Corbell ES
Forrest Medcalf - CTE
Dianna Golata - Curtsinger ES
Donelle Hamilton - ECS
Rebecca Cramer - Elliott ES
Whitney Koch - Fisher ES
Ann Fry - Fowler MS
Melody Nicholson - Frisco HS
Erica Morris - Griffin MS
Mary Cardell - Gunstream ES
Ashley Thomas - Heritage HS
Susanna Bryant - Hosp ES
Ashton Patton - Hunt MS
Dina Edwards - Independence HS
Christiann Roach - Isbell ES
Rayeann Boeke - Lawler MS
Kenneth Hegmann - Lebanon Trail HS
Victoria Lien - Liberty HS
Christa Martinez - Liscano ES
Wendy Altizer - Lone Star HS
Ryan White - Maus MS
Tori Aubele - McSpedden ES
Joseph Welock - Memorial HS
Abi Bidelman - Miller ES
Jill Maxwell - Mooneyham ES
Teresa Barkley - Nelson MS
Cathy May - Newman ES
Cris Gosnell - Nichols ES
Megan Conn - Norris ES
Yjonne Cook - Ogle ES
Madison Presenza - Pearson MS
Jessy Varughese - Phillips ES
Jennie Dunham - Pink ES
Stephanie Von Krosigk - Pioneer Heritage MS
Darlene Sellers - Purefoy ES
Darren Snyder - Reedy HS
Katherine Keating - Riddle ES
Emily Purdy - Roach MS
Ami Smith - Robertson ES
Hadley Scott - Rogers ES
Jennifer Evans - Scoggins MS
Lisa Ward - Scott ES
Gina Mahaffey - Sem ES
Andrea "Michele" Todd - Shawnee Trail ES
Lauren Fuston - Smith ES
Lesli Russell - SOC
Jordan Carlisle - Sonntag ES
Laura Barr - Sparks ES
Brittany McLeod - Spears ES
Jody McDonald - Stafford MS
Richard Kinnunen - Staley MS
Susan Folkmann - Tadlock ES
Carrie Kinghorn - Talley ES
Katie Kemp - Taylor ES
Cynthia Martinez - Trent MS
Raoping Trinh - Vandeventer MS
Yvette Dumond - Vaughn ES
Cathy Toups - Wakeland HS
Jean Hampel - Wester MS

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