We are proud to announce that Candace Ochoa is the ACISD Elementary Teacher of the Year and David Swartwout is the ACISD Secondary Teacher of the Year. Ochoa is a third grade teacher at Live Oak Learning Center and Swartwout is a Social Studies teacher at Rockport-Fulton High School. The names of our district winners were announced; at the Shining Stars Banquet held on April 23, 2017. Ochoa and Swartwout will now go on to compete at the regional level this summer.
The other Campus Teachers of the Year are Valarie King, Little Bay Primary, Greg Hemesath, Fulton Learning Center and Trey Crampton, Rockport-Fulton Middle School.
The Texas Teacher of the Year Program honors excellence in classroom education and provides a forum to show case many outstanding educators whose efforts and example have inspired their students, their colleagues, and the communities they serve. At the campus level, peers select the Campus Teachers of the Year. At the district level, a selection committee chaired by ACISD Board President, Jack Wright, selects the Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year from the group of Campus Teachers of the Year. The most important criterion in evaluating nominees is their ability to inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities.
Congratulations to all the ACISD Teachers of the Year! Thank you for your inspiring service to the children of Aransas County.