Kalyn Willis and Kristina Graegin have been selected as Longview ISD’s 2017 elementary and secondary Teachers of the Year.

District names 2017 Teachers of the Year

Wed May 17, 2017

 

Kalyn Willis and Kristina Graegin have been selected as Longview ISD’s 2017 elementary and secondary Teachers of the Year.

Willis teaches at Ned E. Williams Elementary, while Graegin teaches at Judson Middle. The pair will represent the district for the next year, and in June will be considered for Region VII Teacher of the Year.

LISD Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jody Clements said the district is "extremely honored to recognize those named Teacher of the Year for each campus – the first step in the Texas Teacher of the Year selection process."

"It's also significant because the selections were made by their peers," she said. "These individuals are outstanding educators whose efforts and example have inspired their students, their colleagues, and the communities they serve."

Campus Teachers of the Year are chosen during the latter part of each school year by their principals and professional colleagues. A panel of former honorees and district staff then selects district elementary and secondary winners based on essay submissions.

Willis, Graegin, and other campus Teachers of the Year will be honored by the district’s Board of Trustees in the fall.

2017 Teachers of the Year

  • Bramlette Elementary: Ashley Oden
  • Hudson PEP Elementary: Anna Huntsinger
  • J.L. Everhart Elementary: Lacey Adkins, Kori Thompson
  • Johnston-McQueen Elementary: Rachel Graham
  • Ware Elementary: Samantha Chastain
  • South Ward Elementary: Sonya Jones
  • Judson Middle: Kristina Graegin
  • Foster Middle: Michael Woodson
  • Forest Park Middle: Elizabeth Virgen
  • Early Graduate High: Brian Jones