Northbrook Middle School 2014 Teacher of the Year - Katie Gentry

Katie Gentry
Northbrook Middle School
Grade 6, English/Language Arts

Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas), Bachelor of Business Administration, 2010

Teaching History                                    
Northbrook Middle School, Spring Branch ISD 2012-Present

Two years total of teaching experience

In her own words…

“Everything they learn and in my classroom helps prepare them for a technical, two-year, or four-year degree, with a belief that they are graduating from a higher education school not to leave their family and community in the dust, but to help make zip code 77080 a better place.”

In the words of others…

“For Spring Branch ISD to reach T-2-4 for its children . . . we will need to create even stronger classroom cultures throughout the system – cultures that foster excellence in all our children, including those who struggle the most. We will need leadership from teachers and leaders throughout the system – whether they are veteran teachers or relatively new. We will need teachers who are willing to extend their impact beyond their own classrooms and schools to help the rest of the system. Ms. Katie Gentry reflects all three.”
Elliott Witney, Strategic Leadership & Innovation Executive Director

“Katie has an amazing rapport with her students. Her classroom runs like clockwork, kids know what to expect and the routines and procedures are there each and every day. Katie tracks her students’ progress, and her students track their own progress so that students are involved in their own progress . . . Katie is an exemplary teacher who is very deserving of [this] nomination and award.”
Valerie Johnson, Northbrook Middle School Principal

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:
Teach for America, Corps Member, 2012-Present
6th Grade Team Leader, Northbrook Middle School, 2013-Present
New Teacher Mentor, Northbrook Middle School, 2013-Present

Classroom Culture Team, Northbrook Middle School, 2013


Spring Branch ISD