Lion Lane 2013 Teacher of the Year Noe Robles-Castaneda

Noe Robles-Castaneda
The Lion Lane School for Early Learning
Prekindergarten Bilingual Teacher

Education: Region IV Service Center, Certification in Bilingual Education, 2007, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Zapopan, Mexico, Masters in Quality Systems, 2003, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Zapopan, Mexico, Teaching Diploma in Chemistry, Physics & Math, 2001-2003

Teaching History: Lion Lane School for Early Learning, Prekindergarten Bilingual Teacher, 2008-Present, Bear Boulevard School for Early Learning, Prekindergarten Bilingual Teacher, 2007-2008, Instituto Francisco I. Madero A.C., Zapopan, Mexico, English Teacher, 2005-2007, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico, Chemistry, Physics and Math Teacher, 1999-2005, Escuela Secundaria Foranea #13, Colotlan, Mexico, Chemistry Tutor-Teacher, 1997-1999

In his own words: “My most rewarding moments are seeing my students’ expressions when a cognitive conflict is challenging their minds while they are trying to solve a problem. When they succeed, it is the most exciting thing I can ever see! They master a skill, and they are ready for the next step!”

“Life brought me to this big, wonderful, challenging and successful country, and Spring Branch ISD gave me the opportunity in 2007 to work with 4-year-old students as a bilingual teacher. . . I’ve had the opportunity to learn and grow as a person and as a teacher here.”

In the words of others: “Noe loves all his students. You cannot be around him long before you realize that he sees the special gifts in each and every one of them. While he has very high expectations for performance, he achieves his goals with gentle words and a kind heart.”

“He has a warm and unique relationship with each of his students that allows them to feel special and successful. He works hard to be sure every one of them leaves Lion Lane knowing that learning is fun, and school is a good place to be.”

“As Noe loves his students, his parents love him. This is evident by the support they give him in his classroom. On any given day, you will find a number of parents volunteering in his room. They are truly part of the educational experience in his class. They celebrate learning with him, their children, and the other students every day. His dedication to his families is amazing.” Sharee Cantrell, Lion Lane School Director

Selected Honors, Awards and Activities:
Campus Technology Representative, 2012-2013
Speaker and Student Coach, SBISD and Mexico schools


Spring Branch ISD