Memorial Middle School 2014 Teacher of the Year - Stephanie Aguirre

Stephanie Aguirre 
Memorial Middle School
Grade 8, Photography (Art II) and Yearbook (Digital Design)

Education                                                 
University of Houston (Houston, Texas),  Master’s in Administration & Supervision, 2011-Present
University of Houston (Houston, Texas), Bachelor of Arts, Journalism/Minor, Education, 2009






Teaching History                                    
Memorial Middle School, Spring Branch ISD, 2011-Present
Katy High School, Katy ISD, 2010-2011
Spring Branch ISD (Substitute), 2010
Stratford High School (Student Teacher), Spring Branch ISD, 2009

Four and a half years total of teaching experience

In her own words…

“I’m fairly new, but I began my career with a big heart and a lot of energy. I have many more milestones to reach and contributions to make. So far, I am most proud of strengthening the art and technology programs at Memorial Middle School. I love that so many students want to take photography and learn about the arts and digital graphics.”

In the words of others…

“Stephanie is conscientious, hard-working and is truly gifted in the way she works with her students. . . . She brings a wealth of knowledge and real world experiences to her students.”
Lisa Weir, Memorial Middle School Principal

“Mrs. Aguirre is an exceptional teacher as well as a leader and highly effective program director. She never thinks twice about contributing her own personal time and resources so that her students will have every opportunity to succeed in her classroom and beyond.”
Karen Rogers, Memorial Middle School Librarian

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:
Texas Art Education Association, Student Event Organizer, 2010-2014
Staff Development Course Instructor, March 2014
Toy Drive Sponsor, Memorial Middle and Thornwood Elementary, December 2013

PTA School Bell Award, Memorial Middle School, 2012-2013

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