Longview H.S. educator named as Texas’ best
The Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members is set to honor Longview High School teacher Shalona McCray as the Educator of the Year at its annual education summit in Houston.
McCray is an academic advisor at Longview High School and chairs the district-wide science fair, which includes hundreds of entries. She is the former chemistry lead teacher at Longview Global High’s T-STEM Academy and represented Longview ISD as its Secondary Teacher of the Year for the 2010-11 school year.
“Ms. McCray has an unparalleled level of dedication and a bold passion for educating our students,” Longview ISD Board Trustee and TCBSBM Immediate Past President Ted Beard said. “She is the type of educator that students remember and hold dearly long after they have become successful adults.”
The group will present McCray with the honor on March 13, during the TCBSBM Education Summit Awards Dinner.
The Caucus was established in 1978 as an organization in which African American school board members could discuss the issues facing African American students, teachers and trustees themselves. The group in 1990 changed its name to the Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members.