Spring Woods Middle 2013 Teacher of the Year - Kezia Carvajal

Kezia Carvajal
Spring Woods Middle School
English/Language Arts, Grade 6-8

Education: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Master of Science in Elementary Education, 2007, University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts in English, 2004

Teaching History: Spring Woods Middle School, English/Language Arts, Academic & Pre-Advanced Placement, 2010-Present, Gallegos Elementary School, Houston ISD, Reading, Grade 4, 2009-2010, Taft Junior High School, Taft ISD, Writing and Reading Teacher/ESL Teacher, Grade 4, 2006-2009, Multiple Schools, Austin ISD, Substitute, Prekindergarten to Grade 8, 2004-2005

In the words of others: “She has done an outstanding job working with our diverse population of students from many different countries and school experiences. She works not only with the students in our school, but also with parents as she understands the importance of these relationships. Mrs. Carvajal is bilingual and can talk to parents who may not be English speakers and help them be comfortable with our school.” Spring Woods Middle Principal Karen Liska

“She challenges her students in a way they feel is more comfortable. Not once has she ever let a student feel like they couldn’t do something. Encouraging is a word that really describes her in many ways.”

“Her expectations for her students are hard but helpful. As her student, she is my role model. I look up to her in so many ways. She’s talented, has an amazing sense of humor, very intelligent and is an incredible teacher. We are all so proud of her hard work that she has been doing this year and that she will continue to do!” Daisy Ortega, Spring Woods Middle 8th Grade Student

Selected Honors, Recognitions & Activities:
Spring Woods Middle School Teacher of the Year, 2012-2013
Spring Woods Middle School Teacher of the Year Runner-Up, 2011-2012
English Language Arts Middle School Curriculum Writer, 2012


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