A teacher and a librarian from two Heights middle schools were recognized by Houston ISD at its Educators of the Year banquet Friday at the Hilton Americas Hotel, according to a news release from HISD.
Hamilton Middle School’s Guadalupe Aguilera was among three teachers honored as Beginning Teachers of the Year. Mary Chance of Hogg Middle School was named Librarian of the Year.
Durham Elementary’s Amy Poerschke, who in February was named HISD’s Elementary Principal of the Year, also was recognized at the banquet.
Harris Elementary’s Nazaret Chavez-Guerrero was named Elementary Teacher of the Year, while Westbury High School’s Jose Clemente was honored as Secondary Teacher of the Year. Each math teacher received a $2,000 award and prize packages that included hotel stays, Houston Astros tickets, Kroger gift cards and the use of a 2019 Lexus UX for the summer.
“I want you to know we appreciate the countless sacrifices and time you have spent in making sure every student knows their potential and greatness,” HISD Superintendent Grenita Lathan said in a statement released by the district. “You are the most important indicator of a student’s academic outcomes.”