Spring Branch Middle 2013 Teacher of the Year - Helen Roberts

Helen Roberts 
Spring Branch Middle School
Science, Grade 6

Education: University of Houston, Master’s of Education, 1994, Sam Houston State University, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary, Education, 1990, Blinn College, 1988

Teaching History: Spring Branch Middle School, Science, Grade 6, 1990-Present

In her own words: “I feel pride when former students come back and share what they are doing in life and say, ‘I remember this or that from your science class.’ I am constantly reminded of J.L. Kiappes who was one of my students very long ago and won a silver medal at the 2004 Chemistry Olympics and who is now a graduate research fellow at Oxford University. He says, ‘I got into chemistry because you made talking about atoms so much fun in 6th grade!’”

In the words of others: “Mrs. Roberts has taught all three of my children, sometimes twice, in both 6th and 7th grade science classes. She has consistently been a favorite teacher among students and their parents for many reasons. Helen cares deeply about all of her students. She gets to know each student personally, and knows how to motivate each one. She sets high standards and her students strive to meet her expectations, which are always clear and consistent.” Susie and Reggie Howards, Parents of three former students of Helen Roberts

  • Selected Honors, Recognitions and Activities: 
  • TeachHouston Mentor, 2011-2012
  • Jason Argonaut Cadre, 2012-2013
  • Student Teacher Mentor, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Spring Branch Middle School, Teacher of the Year, 1998, 2006
  • Who’s Who Among American Teachers, 2004-2006
  • PTA Life Membership Award


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