Elementary 2014 Teacher of the Year - Adelina Phucas

Adelina Phucas
Housman Elementary School
Bilingual Kindergarten

Education                                                 
Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas), Bachelor of Arts, 1994

Teaching History                                    
Housman Elementary, 2009-Present
Bilingual ESL Dept., 2008-2009
Bear Blvd. School for Early Learning, 2007-2008
Bilingual Intervention Specialist, 2000-2007
Spring Branch Elementary, 1996-2000
Housman Elementary, 1995-1996                   Anson Jones Elementary (Bryan, Texas),
1994-1995

20 years total of teaching experience

In her own words . . .

“Teaching my kindergarteners to write has given me the greatest satisfaction. This has allowed me to demonstrate and model for my students the importance of determination. My daily modeling of writing, and encouragement, has propelled my students and allowed them to excel in the area of reading and writing.”

In the words of others . . .

“In SBISD, our goal is that every child graduates our system prepared to successfully complete a technical, two- or four-year advanced degree. Ms. Phucas works diligently with her students, parents and colleagues to make sure this happens for every child every day. Her classroom is warm and inviting, and she welcomes all students with open arms.”
Jennifer Blaine, SBISD Associate Superintendent for Administration and Operations

“Ms. Phucas seems to manage it all! She manages to consistently teach her kindergarten students to read year after year, which we all know is not an easy feat. . . . She is definitely the dove on our campus, the ‘peace keeper,’ and she strives for all to reach common understanding. . . . She is an angel among all angels!”
Mary Lou Davalos, Housman Elementary Principal

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:

Elementary District Teacher of the Year, Spring Branch ISD, 2013-2014

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