Ridgecrest 2013 Teacher of the Year - Nancy Delgado

Nancy Delgado
Ridgecrest Elementary
Language Arts Intervention Teacher (K-5)

Education: Texas State Board of Certification, Special Education Certification, 2009, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Reading Intervention, 1996-1997, University of St. Thomas, Region IV Alternative Certification Program, Elementary/Bilingual/ESL, 1994, Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, 1989

Teaching History: Ridgecrest Elementary School, Intervention Teacher (K-5), 2010-Present, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Special Education (K-5), 2009-2010, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Reading Intervention Teacher (K-3), 1996-2009, Ridgecrest Elementary School, ESOL Consultant Teacher (Interim), 2007-2009, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Kindergarten Teacher, 1988-1993

In her own words: “Almost 20 years have passed since I became a teacher and, without a doubt, I can say that teaching is the most dignified and refreshing profession. I am proud to call myself an educator.”

“As an intervention teacher, each day my students come to my class from their classrooms with a variety of experiences. Sometimes they come in with pride and confidence. Many times, they come looking overwhelmed and defeated. Despite of this scenario, my job every day is to lead all my students to believe that they can and will succeed.”

“I believe that having well-structured, K-12 multilingual programs that produce high school graduates fully fluent in at least two languages is just as important as offering advanced programs in science, technology or mathematics.”

In the words of others: “Nancy works long hours after school tutoring students and conducting meetings and staff development. She endeavors to help students reach grade-level requirements in their language arts objectives. She is committed to making sure that all children learn at Ridgecrest.” Patricia Thomas, Ridgecrest Elementary School Principal

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:
Team Leader, Multiple Years
Language Arts Curriculum Writer, 2012
Language Arts Benchmark Writer, 2011-Present
Leadership Team, 2010-Present
New Teacher Mentor, 1999-2001


Spring Branch ISD