District honors its Teachers of the Year
From Staff Reports
The 10 Teachers of the Year for 2014 were honored recently by the San Marcos CISD Board of Trustees.
Honored at a reception prior to the meeting were: Rebeca Montalvo of Bowie Elementary; Allison Verschueren of Crockett Elementary; Pamela Smith of De Zavala Elementary; Melba Smith of Hernandez Elementary; Katherine Turner of Mendez Elementary; Sara Torres of Travis Elementary; Norma Ybarra of Goodnight Middle School; Georgina Courtney of Miller Middle School; Yolanda Diaz of San Marcos High School and Emily Madeley of the Alternative Campus/Phoenix.
Margaret Lindsey, president of the San Marcos Education Foundation, and several SMEF board members were on hand to present tokens of appreciation and gift cards to each teacher.
San Marcos CISD provided Certificates of Recognition and a Teachers of the Year 2014 Booklet, and U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett sent each teacher a note of congratulation and appreciation.
On behalf of the Community Selection Committee, Lindsey announced that the Elementary Teacher of the Year is Katherine Turner and the Secondary Teacher of the Year is Norma Ybarra.
Both will advance to the regional level of the Texas Teacher of the Year competition, and both will be honored at a luncheon in August that is hosted annually by the Comal Chamber of Commerce.
All the teachers will be recognized on May 20 at City Hall by the Mayor and City Council.