The Guthrie Center 2014 Teacher of the Year - Jane Primrose

Jane Primrose
The Guthrie Center
Grades 6-12, Agriculture Production

Lamar University (Beaumont, Texas) Med-Educational Leadership, 2012
Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas), Master of Science in Agricultural Sciences, 2003 
Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas) Bachelor of Science-Animal Science, 2001

Teaching History                                    
The Guthrie Center, Spring Branch ISD, 2012-Present
Brazos High School, Brazos ISD, 2012
Spring High School, Spring ISD, 2001-2010
Bay City High School, Bay City ISD, 2003-2005

10 years total of teaching experience

In his own words…

“My most significant accomplishments in education are my students. Many students return from college and mention that they have significantly less struggles in college because I taught them ‘how to learn,’ or that they are more comfortable expressing themselves because of my classes. I have attended weddings, baby showers, college graduations and birthday parties of some of my students, and feel blessed to have been a part of many of their journeys.”

In the words of others…

“When a parent or student comes in before class with a question about a sick animal, a class assignment or FFA question, she is ready, willing and able to help. . . . She is always willing to help with the what, when, why and how questions that come by the hundreds each day. I know this to be true because my son, wife and I have been on the asking end of many of those questions over the past couple of years.”
 –J. Ken Johnson, Texas FFA Foundation Chair

“[I quickly realized] that Jane was the real deal. She expects the same high standards from her students that she demands of herself. She listens to her students, parents and coworkers and responds with empathy without accepting excuses. Jane approaches even the most difficult situation or person with professionalism, tact and a sense that nothing is insurmountable or irresolvable.”
 –Joe Kolenda, Principal, The Guthrie Center

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:

Campus Improvement Team, The Guthrie Center, 2014
Glazier Agriculture Teacher of the Year, 2009

Bay City Rookie Teacher of the Year, 2004


Spring Branch ISD