Every year, staff members at each of Mansfield ISD’s campuses nominate the teacher they feel has displayed excellence in education by inspiring their students, their colleagues and their community.
Two of those campus winners are then selected by a committee to become the district teachers of the year.
The MISD 2018 Teachers of the Year are Shaye Anne Atwood and Reginal Wright.
View a video about the award winners here.
Atwood was named the Elementary Teacher of the Year. She is the agricultural leadership teacher at Tarver-Rendon Elementary School. Atwood has been in education for 11 years, 10 of those years have been at Tarver-Rendon Elementary. The West Texas native said she is blessed to be able to teach students about agriculture in one of the only school programs of its kind.
“I just want to thank the administrative council and my principal for believing in me,” Atwood said. “I receive a lot of support to do what I love and integrate the growing of food and the caring of animals into leadership skills.”
Wright is the Secondary Teacher of the Year. He is the head choir director at Mansfield High School and is in his 18th year of being an educator. Wright said he never intended to become a teacher, but he is glad that his path led him there.
“I love inspiring kids through music,” he said. “I just want teachers to know that they have the ability to change the future. No one can change the past, but what you say and do today can change the lives of children forever.”
Atwood and Wright discovered they won the MISD 2018 Teacher of the Year award at the employee recognition banquet on May 17. They will go on to compete in the Education Service Center Region XI Teacher of Year competition and could potentially advance to compete for Texas Teacher of the Year.
Campus Teachers of the Year
- Mary Pleasant – Charlotte Anderson Elementary School
- Lovey Turner – J.L. Boren Elementary School
- Jennifer D. Miller – Janet Brockett Elementary School
- Kim Waddell – Willie Brown Elementary School
- Jada Ross – Louise Cabaniss Elementary School
- Tracy Edwards – Anna May Daulton Elementary School
- Janekka Colbert – Kenneth Davis Elementary School
- Amy Carlisle – Imogene Gideon Elementary School
- KaMesha Williams – Glenn Harmon Elementary School
- Elashun Summerville – Carol Holt Elementary School
- Kaitlin Krambeer – Thelma Jones Elementary School
- Haleigh Araujo – Judy K. Miller Elementary School
- Pam Eason – D.P. Morris Elementary School
- Kera Eason – Erma Nash Elementary School
- Katie Fleck – Nancy Neal Elementary School
- Michelle Meister – Annette Perry Elementary School
- Kori Armstrong – Alice Ponder Elementary School
- Jennifer Abbott – Martha Reid Leadership Academy
- Beth Hughes – Mary Sheppard Elementary School
- Julie Plascencia – Elizabeth Smith Elementary School
- Mariesa Hawkins – Cora Spencer Elementary School
- Shaye Anne Atwood - Tarver-Rendon Elementary School
- Tiffany Salvagnini – Roberta Tipps Elementary School
- Thomas Roos - Cross Timbers Intermediate School
- Michael Patterson – Della Icenhower Intermediate School
- Lynn Martinez – Mary Lillard Intermediate School
- Lynn Cannaday – Asa Low Intermediate School
- Jennifer Rothlin – Mary Orr Intermediate School
- Gabriel Baldwin – Donna Shepard Intermediate School
- Lindsey Threadgill – James Coble Middle School
- Andrea Midgett – T.A. Howard Middle School
- Leslie Boyer – Linda Jobe Middle School
- Angela Marie Brown – Danny Jones Middle School
- Hamidah McCullough Jefferson – Brooks Wester Middle School
- Ashley Garza – Rogene Worley Middle School
- Caty Dearing – Frontier High School
- Katrina Covington – Lake Ridge High School
- Michael Keel – Legacy High School
- Reginal Wright – Mansfield High School
- Wyndie Williams – The Phoenix Academy
- Melanie Atkinson – Summit High School
- Aretha B. Hall – Timberview High School