The Eagle Pass Independent
School District has partnered with local businesses throughout our city to
highlight the Teacher of the Month program, which honors educators who have
made a difference in our community. The program recognizes outstanding
kindergarten, elementary, junior high, and high school teachers in Eagle Pass,
Ms. Vanessa Gonzalez of Robert
E. Lee Elementary has been selected as the “Teacher of the Month” for the month
of November. Her highly effective, caring, and enthusiastic attitude
personifies what it is to be an excellent educator. Vanessa instructs her
second graders with fun and effective lessons that target the student
experience that help them develop an appreciation for learning. She makes
concepts and skills come to life. When she isn’t teaching her second
grade class, Ms. Gonzalez volunteers in her spare time. She sponsors the
Lee basketball team and actively participates in PTO. She is a true
advocate for student success and well-being. Great teachers like Vanessa challenge,
motivate, and inspire. It is those characteristics that have awarded her the
title of Teacher of the Month.
A segment will appear on iVision throughout the month of November detailing many more accomplishments of Ms. Gonzalez. This month she will also appear on community media, news publications and the EPISD website throughout November 2014.
A teacher will be selected each month through June 2015 for a total of nine (9) honorees. The “Teacher of the Month” will be chosen based on educational achievements in the classroom, community contributions and innovativeness of the program/techniques used by the teacher. The “Teacher of the Month” will receive a certificate of recognition and will be featured on iVision, local media news, news publications and radio broadcasting. Additionally, each “Teacher of the Month” will receive donations from local businesses.
This month we would like to thank our sponsors, Walmart, Chilies, Ancira Ford – Eagle Pass and Ashley Furniture.