Bunker Hill 2013 Teacher of the Year - Amy Sidora

Amy Sidora
Bunker Hill Elementary
First Grade Teacher

Education: Region IV Education Service Center, EC-4 Generalist Alternative Certification Program, 2004, Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2002

Teaching History: Bunker Hill Elementary School, First Grade Teacher, 2005-Present, Armstrong Elementary School, Conroe ISD, First Grade Teacher, 2003-2005, Klein ISD Elementary and Middle School, Substitute Teacher, 2003

In her own words: “Students come in at varying levels for many reasons. They may just have moved to the United States and they are limited in their proficiency. They may have a learning disability. They may or may not have support at home, or they may simply be unmotivated. No matter the reason, the challenge is the same. How will I help them learn?”

“I strengthen the profession by asking myself a question every day: What can I do to love and support each student in my class today? The answer is different each day, and for each child. Every part of my day should reflect that statement. My attitude, planning, management, teaching strategies, professional relationships and any other criteria of my job should reflect the academic, social and emotional growth of each and every child.”

In the words of others: “Amy Sidora is a first-grade teacher who has an innate ability to teach, as well as a love for touching students’ lives in ways I think are rare. In simple terms, when it comes to leading a student to learn, she ‘gets it!’” Valerie Hernandez, Bunker Hill Elementary Principal

“Her classroom is an environment that fosters a lifelong love for learning. In addition, her classroom management, organization, small group instruction, parent communication and use of technology all contribute to her teaching excellence.” Emily Duff, First-Grade Teacher

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:
Co-chair of Bunker Hill Sunshine Committee, 2011-Present
First-Grade Team Leader, 2008-2011
Bunker Hill Campus Improvement Team, 2008-2010
Teacher of the Year Nominee, 2012


Spring Branch ISD