and Teachers of the Year to be Honored Oct. 29
Honorees represent Copperas Cove, Dawson, Hillsboro,
Killeen & Lampasas ISDs.
WACO, Texas - Superintendent and Teachers of the
Year, along with retiring superintendents will be
honored by Education Service Center (ESC) Region
12 at a special awards ceremony at 6 p.m., Oct. 29,
at 2101 W. Loop 340 in Waco.
The Region 12 Elementary Teacher of the Year (TOTY)
is Sherrie Berry in Lampasas ISD and the Region 12
Secondary TOTY is Jennifer Faulknor in Hillsboro ISD.
Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) is Dr. Robert Muller
with Killeen ISD.
"We are so pleased to recognize these educators
for their hard work and dedication to teaching students," ESC
Region 12 Executive Director Dr. Jerry Maze said.
Berry has been teaching for 20 years, serving as a
fourth-grade teacher for the last eight and as HOSTS
(Help One Student to Succeed) teacher/coordinator for
the previous eight years at Hanna Springs Elementary
School. Prior to her positions in Lampasas ISD, Berry
served as an elementary and Title I teacher for the
third- and fourth-grade in Copperas Cove ISD.
Faulknor has been teaching for 13 years, all in Hillsboro
ISD. She currently serves as science department head
and teaches high school biology. In this leadership
role, she is responsible for mentoring teachers, monitoring
the budget, analyzing student data and supporting staff
with the science curriculum. Prior to her current position,
she taught eighth-grade science at Hillsboro Junior
High for 12 years.
Muller began his career in Killeen ISD in 2003 as
a deputy superintendent and was named superintendent
in 2009. During Muller's time as superintendent, the
district has improved its overall school rating from
Academically Acceptable to Recognized, with much of
the improvement due to initiatives started by Muller.
"Dr. Muller is truly a visionary whose commitment
to leading and supporting staff and students is evident
through the district's continuous improvement and success," Maze
ESC Region 12 will also recognize two administrators
who have recently retired as superintendents in the
region. The honorees are Dr. Rose Cameron (Copperas
Cove ISD) and Arvel Rotan (Dawson ISD).
State Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock and his wife, Marie,
are scheduled to attend the event.
More information about honorees is available at www.esc12.net.
About ESC Region 12
One of 20 regional
education service centers statewide, Education Service
Center (ESC) Region 12 is dedicated to serving school
districts, charter schools and area private/parochial
schools in improving student performance. ESC Region
12 partners with school districts to deliver services
and solutions to educators so they may help all children
Based in Waco, with satellite offices
in Corsicana, Hamilton, Nolanville and Teague, ESC
Region 12’s service area includes Bell, Bosque,
Coryell, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Lampasas,
Limestone, McLennan, Mills and Navarro Counties.