2009-2010 District Teachers of the Year
Crickett Roberts, 3rd grade teacher at Wilson Elementary and Carolyn Wooldridge, Literacy and READ 180 teacher at Coppell Middle School North were named this year's District Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year. The judging process for all 14 campus nominees included classroom observation, a panel interview, and an essay. Superintendent Dr. Jeff Turner made the announcement during the CISD Education Foundation's Student/Teacher Academic Recognition Banquet. A crowd of over 300 watched as Dr. Turner praised these teachers for their hard work and humble dedication.
Mrs. Roberts has 9 years of teaching experience and stated, “We need to be innovative and change the way we teach to prepare students for the 21st Century. Students need to make real life connections in order to put meaning into their thinking.” Crickett's principal Deana Harrell described her as the ‘head learner' in her classroom, “She is the embodiment of curiosity, risk-taking and inquisitiveness and, she serves as an example for her students and colleagues. Mrs. Roberts is helping lead teaching on our campus into the 21st Century!”
Mrs. Wooldridge 35 years of teaching experience; “I teach to help students plunge into the heart of reading so they will be sparked by imagination and develop a vision that will enable them to become skilled, lifelong readers.” Coppell Middle School North Principal Lynn Ojeda stated, “A teacher of students and teachers alike, Carolyn Wooldridge is a marvel! Carolyn engages and cultivates her students to be active learners who make connections through best instructional practices exuding warmth and love for all.”
This marks the seventh year for the Teacher of the Year award program in Coppell ISD. The twodistrict award recipients are now eligible to be considered for a progression of awards beginning at the regional level. The regional winner will then advance to the state and national levels, respectively.
As the nation's premier educator recognition program, the national award recipient will receive a one-year teaching sabbatical to travel the country as an ambassador for public education and be eligible for numerous endorsement opportunities and cash awards.Crickett Roberts (right), 3rd grade teacher from Wilson Elem.and Carolyn Wooldridge from CMS North were named 2009-10District Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year.