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2021-22 Teachers of the Year

Each year at HPISD’s annual Convocation held in August, we honor our campus Teachers of the Year with a series of highlight videos. Being able to hear first-hand accounts about their calling to teach is a perfect way to kick off the school year. 
Congratulations to this year's Teacher of the Year honorees.
 
Teacher of the Year 2021 Blair Smith
Blair Smith
Kindergarten teacher
Armstrong Elementary School
 
Teacher of the Year 2021 Joy Rumsey
 
Joy Rumsey
First Grade teacher
Boone Elementary School
 
Teacher of the Year 2021 Sydney Acers-Tucker
Sydney Acers-Tucker
Special Education teacher
Bradfield Elementary School
 
Teacher of the Year 2021 Joanna Meck
Joanna Meck
Kindergarten teacher
Hyer Elementary School
 

Teacher of the Year 2021 Rebecca Thompson
Rebecca Thompson
Fourth Grade teacher
University Park Elementary School
 
Teacher of the Year 2021 Savannah Vardell
Savannah Vardell
Special Education teacher
McCulloch Intermediate School
 
Teacher of the Year 2021 James Jenkins
James Jenkins
Broadcast Journalism teacher Highland Park Middle School
 
Region 10 Teacher of the Year Finalist
Teacher of the Year 2021 Katie Mellus
Katie Mellus
Social Studies teacher
Highland Park High School