Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Congratulations to Mrs. Nelly Cantu: May Teacher of the Month

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, Texas.

May's Teacher of the Month is none other than Benavides Heights Elementary School's, Mrs. Nelly Cantu. Mrs. Cantu always seeks the best practices and innovative ways to reach her students and as the Life Skills teacher for Benavides, Mrs. Cantu always reaches for the stars for her students. She has even received the Education Foundation Grant on two occasions in her pursuit for the best for her Bulldogs! She does not focus on student limitations, but rather on their strengths and endless possibilities. During her 10 years at Benavides, she has encouraged students to reach their maximum potential by setting high, yet attainable goals.

Mrs. Cantu's unwavering dedication and humble rapport with her students and parents have not gone unnoticed by other in the community. She is often highly recommended by the parents of other special needs parents seeking the best learning environment for their child. Her dedication and love for teaching have not been deterred, even during this difficult time our world is currently facing. Her zeal does not stop with her own students, Mrs. Cantu is also a delightful college that is willing to share her knowledge and expertise with others. She graciously welcomes all who enter her classroom, which is great because it has been the model Life Skills classroom for Unit teachers for many years!

For all these reasons and more, Mrs. Nelly Cantu is Teacher of the Month. 

A segment will appear on iVision throughout the month of June detailing many more accomplishments of Mrs. Cantu.  This month she will also appear on community media, news publications and the EPISD website throughout March 2021.  A teacher will be selected each month through May 2021 for a total of eight (8) honorees.  The “Teacher of the Month” will be chosen based on educational achievements in the classroom, community contributions and innovative programs and 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.

Each T.O.M is receiving a “V.I.T (Very Important Teacher) Parking Pass”, a jean voucher for a month, Whataburger Gift Card, and Class Cash to purchase class room supplies. Additionally, each “Teacher of the Month” will receive donations from local businesses.  Thank You Border Federal Credit Union, Ashley Furniture, 1212 Chisolm Group, EPISD Spirit Ambassadors, and Peter Piper Pizza.