NISD announces 2019 District Educators of the Year

2019 Educators of the year with 7 educators standing in front of blue backdrop
March 7, 2019

Three first-year and three veteran teachers were named District Educators of the Year at special celebrations held annually to honor teachers who give 100 percent when it comes to improving the lives of children. In addition, Northside’s nominee for the 2019 Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching was announced.

The 2019 Northside Educators of the Year are:

  • Lacy Greco, fourth grade teacher, Franklin Elementary School
  • Amy Haywood, AVID teacher, Ross Middle School
  • Robert Gonzalez, architecture teacher, Construction Careers Academy

The 2019 Northside First Year Educators of the Year are:

  • Krystal McEwen, Applied Learning Environment teacher, Ellison Elementary School
  • Hallie Gelabert, seventh grade English and Language Arts teacher, Stevenson Middle School
  • Thomas Andrews, Biotechnology teacher, Jay Science and Engineering Academy

And, the District’s nominee for the 2019 Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award is Priscilla Prather, Family and Consumer Science teacher at Folks Middle School.

In addition to receiving engraved plaques, first-year awardees received checks for $250, and the veteran teachers and Trinity nominee received $500 checks.

A panel of NISD educators selected the District winners from among the 204 campus Educators of the Year.

All campus winners were deemed “Simply the Best” at the District’s Educator of the Year celebrations, held March 5 and 6 this year.

The celebration has been dubbed “Simply the Best,” because the campus winners parade into the auditorium to Tina Turner’s famous song by the same name.

Pictures from this year’s Educators of the Year events can be found on the District’s intranet website.