District names 2015-16 Teachers of the Year
Teachers from J.L. Everhart Elementary and Forest Park Middle schools have been selected as Longview ISD’s 2015-16 elementary and secondary Teacher of the Year, respectively.
A committee chose Bryan Warren and Sylverlene Williams from among other campus picks. The pair will represent the district for the next year. They will also be considered for Region 7 Teacher of the Year in June.
Longview ISD's 2015-16 Elementary Teacher of the Year Bryan Warren is
pictured with J.L. Everhart Principal Kim Marshall (left) and Deputy
Superintendent Andrea Mayo. See more photos here.
Campus Teachers of the Year are chosen during the latter part of each school year by their principals and peers. A panel of former honorees then selects district elementary and secondary winners based on essay submissions. For 2015-16, campus winners were asked to write a brief essay about their greatest contributions to education.
“Teaching is a humbling experience because the teacher never stops learning,” Williams wrote “I am a planter, a seed sower and a harvest reaper.”
Longview ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year Sylerlene Williams is
pictured with Deputy Superintendent Andrea Mayo. Mayo surprised
Williams Friday as her students watched.
Williams has been a teacher for five years, all at Longview ISD. Warren has also spent his entire eight-year teaching career in the district.
“I can’t think of any educational contribution that’s greater than that of making a difference in the lives of our students and even their parents,” Warren wrote. “They are our family. That’s what they become.”
Warren, Williams and other campus Teachers of the Year will be honored by the district’s Board of Trustees in the fall.
2015-16 Teachers of the Year
Bramlette – Rebekah Schanck
Hudson PEP – Kimberly Storey
J.L. Everhart – Bryan Warren
Johnston-McQueen – Whitney Reardon
Ned E. Williams – Latosha Johnson
South Ward – Deborah Lawson
Ware – Liza Salas
Forest Park - Sylverlene Williams
Foster – Cindy Johnson
Judson – ShaNell Pullum
Longview High School - Annie Roberts