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2017-18 Teachers of the Year

The district celebrates the positive impact educators have on students with the annual CHISD Teacher of the Year awards. Each campus selects a candidate based on five requirements. Candidates must:

be exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled, and plan to maintain active teaching status in CHISD
inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn
have the respect and admiration of students and peers
play an active and useful role in the community, as well as in the school
be poised, articulate and possess the energy to withstand a rigorous schedule
Once selected, candidates complete an application and then a committee selects one elementary and one secondary Teacher of the Year. Each takes home $1,000 and advances to a Region 10 Teacher of the Year competition. District-level winners were announced at the CHISD Employee Service and Recognition event Thursday, April 26.


Campus-level winners for the 2017-18 school year:

  • Alvin Collins, Bessie Coleman Middle School, Art and Yearbook (Sixth – Eighth Grade)
  • Reva Morrison-Cummings, Bray Elementary, Pre-K
  • Bridney Allen, Cedar Hill Collegiate High School, Freshman MAPS (Methods of Academic and Personal Success)
  • Damian Mackey, Cedar Hill High School, Algebra II
  • Richard Anderson, Collegiate Academy, Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Science
  • Elnora Berry, Collegiate Prep Elementary, AVID
  • Edith Favela, Highlands Elementary, Fifth-Grade Math and Science
  • Whitney Ray-Campbell, High Pointe Elementary, Fourth-Grade Math
  • Alison Stelter, Lake Ridge Elementary, Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities
  • Camille Holmes, Ninth Grade Center, English I and II
  • Ebony Lewis, Permenter Middle School, World History
  • Terri Harris, Plummer Elementary, Second-Grade Reading, Social Studies
  • Ahdeenaw Jordan, Waterford Oaks Elementary, Fourth-Grade Math

The district level winners are Elnora Berry and Bridney Allen.

Click here to view the video of the Teachers of the Year.