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Elementary, Secondary Teachers of the Year Named

During the district’s recent annual awards celebration, Cedar Hill Collegiate High School chemistry and physics teacher Archana Tiwari and Highlands Elementary first-grade teacher Rosa Quintero were named the 2018-19 District Teachers of the Year.

Each winner received a $1,000 monetary prize courtesy of the Cedar Hill ISD Education Foundation. 

“These Longhorn educators have a true passion for teaching that our students benefit from every day,” Acting Superintendent Kellie Spencer said. “Their dedication to our scholars, their coworkers, and the district help make CHISD the leading choice in education.”

“I believe that every student has the potential to learn when provided a positive and productive environment created through appropriate skills and strategies,” said Tiwari, the 2019 Secondary Teacher of the Year.

“I joined the teaching profession with the desire to serve as a role model for my students and inspire them to be good citizens, ”said Quintero, the 2019 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

The district’s top teachers were selected based off of 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

Cedar Hill ISD’s 2018-19 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year will advance to the Region 10 level competition this summer.

Rosa Quintero    
Rosa Quintero 
Highlands Elementary
Elementary Teacher of the Year

Archana Tiwari
Archana Tiwari
Cedar Hill Collegiate High School
Secondary Teacher of the Year