Rotarians toast CCISD Teachers of the Year

Teachers of the Year Jillian Howard, center, and Betty McCullock are congratulated by CCISD Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith at the luncheon in their honor at South Shore Harbour Resort.

Teachers of the Year Jillian Howard, center, and Betty McCullock are congratulated by CCISD Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith at the luncheon in their honor at South Shore Harbour Resort.

Jillian Howard, a third-grade teacher at Landolt Elementary School, has been named Clear Creek ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Betty McCullock, a sixth-grade science teacher at Clear Creek Intermediate School, is the recipient of the Secondary Teacher of the Year Award.

They, along with the 2013 Campus Teachers of the Year representing each of CCISD’s 44 campuses, were honored during a special luncheon hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Space Center, League City and Seabrook at South Shore Harbour Resort Monday, May 20.

They were among six finalists awarded $500 each by the Rotarians with the two winners receiving an additional $500 each. The other finalists were Andrea Donovan Hull, Mossman Elementary art teacher; Kathryn Hoffman, Ross Elementary fifth grade teacher; Shannon Simonds, Clear Falls High biology teacher; and Matthew Thomas, Clear Springs biology teacher.

“These teachers represent the best of Clear Creek ISD,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Smith. “Their teaching style and ability to engage children in lessons earned them this important designation.”

Presidents Jeremy Hood of Seabrook Rotary, Marilyn Musial of Space Center Rotary and Kim Buttrum of League City Rotary, from left, hosted the Teacher of the Year Luncheon South Shore Harbour Resort.

Presidents Jeremy Hood of Seabrook Rotary, Marilyn Musial of Space Center Rotary and Kim Buttrum of League City Rotary, from left, hosted the Teacher of the Year Luncheon South Shore Harbour Resort.

Smith also praised the work of the three area Rotary Clubs that were named CCISD Partner of the Year at the school district’s annual Partnership Breakfast. “This recognition…was long overdue. These outstanding volunteers provide an enormous support system to our students,” he said, listing several projects such as providing meals in backpacks so children don’t go hungry on weekends, supporting our teachers, spending countless hours reading to our students, etc.

“This award cannot possibly encompass the profound impact our teachers have on the future of our many children, but I do hope it signifies our deepest appreciation for what teachers do every day in the classroom,” said Smith.

“CCISD is home to more than 2,600 exceptional teachers. We are pleased to honor the 2013 Campus Teachers of the Year. Beyond educating students, the following teachers have also been identified as a leader on their campus, working collaboratively with co-workers to improve the school culture.

“This award cannot possibly encompass the profound impact our teachers have on the future of our many children, but I do hope it signifies our deepest appreciation for what teachers do every day in the classroom,” said Smith.

The teachers honored as Campus Teachers of the Year were:

ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

Armand Bayou Elementary
Debra Moreno

Bauerschlag Elementary
Sydnee Polk

Bay Elementary
Judy Poole

Brookwood Elementary
Susan Smith

Clear Lake City Elementary
Michelle Cates

Falcon Pass Elementary
Sheri Sheppard

Ferguson Elementary
Glenna McRaith

Gilmore Elementary
Nancy Meengs

Goforth Elementary
Sherri Draper

Greene Elementary
Amber Conner

Hall Elementary
LaToya Mills

Hyde Elementary 
Lori Holloway

Landolt Elementary
Jillian Howard

League City Elementary
Charlotte Aalund

McWhirter Elementary
Keri Dean

Sandra Mossman Elementary
Andrea Donovan-Hull

North Pointe Elementary
Natashia Elstad

Ralph Parr Elementary
Mary Sutula

Robinson Elementary    
Misty Williford

Ross Elementary
Kathryn Hoffman

Stewart Elementary
Erika Leal

Ward Elementary
Denise Seiberling

Weber Elementary
Susie Ortiz

Wedgewood Elementary
Suzanne Schaefer

Whitcomb Elementary
Cynthia Ramsey

Ed White Elementary
Wendi Vermillion

INTERMEDIATE TEACHERS

Bayside Intermediate
Ryan Abraham

Brookside Intermediate
Andie Troutman

Clear Creek Intermediate
Betty McCulloch

Clear Lake Intermediate
Emily Incerto

Creekside Intermediate
Larah Orzabel

League City Intermediate
Alexses Fitzgerald

Seabrook Intermediate
Katharine Moore

Space Center Intermediate
Kent Sullivan

Victory Lakes Intermediate
Derek Cain

Westbrook Intermediate
Kristal Funk

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS

Clear Brook High School
Carey Petersen

Clear Creek High School 

Wendell Harris

Clear Falls High School
Shannon Simonds

Clear Lake High School
Michael Horstmeyer

Clear Horizons Early College
Valerie Foskit

Clear Path High School
Rosemary Paul

Clear Springs High School
Matthew Thomas

Clear View High School
Cindy Cunningham

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