Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Congratulations to Mrs. Gabriela Juarez: January 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.

January's Teacher of the Month is none other than Eagle Pass Junior High's Mrs. Gabriela Juarez. Mrs. Juarez demonstrates the passion and enthusiasm that is needed to create connections in and out of the Science classroom. During her 13 years in education and time served as department head, Mrs. Juarez has elevated the standard for teaching practices and has inspired her colleagues to do the same. She created an environment for her students that promotes collaboration, inquiry-based learning, and independent thinking. Her students are constantly exposed to rigorous classroom activities and engaging learning opportunities.

Mrs. Juarez has been able to connect with the student body, not only through her classes but through extracurricular activities. Currently, she coaches the Eagle Pass Junior High Tennis team. She holds her team to the highest standards while exemplifying the same determination, passion, and perseverance in her professional life. As a colleague, Mrs. Juarez is always available to help other teachers in need. She shares her innovative ideas for lesson delivery and formative assessment and never shies away from experimenting with technology.

Mrs. Juarez' energy, positivity, and communication skills have helped build relationships across departments at EPJH. For all these reasons and more, Mrs. Gabriel Juarez is Teacher of the Month. 

A segment will appear on iVision throughout the month of November detailing many more accomplishments of Mrs. Juarez.  This month he will also appear on community media, news publications and the EPISD website throughout January 2022  A teacher will be selected each month through May 2022 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, Chick-fil-A 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, Liberty Barbecue, EPISD Spirit Ambassadors, and Peter Piper Pizza.