Secondary 2014 Teacher of the Year - Claudia Castillo

Claudia Castillo
Northbrook High School
Grade 9, World Geography, Pre-Advanced Placement World Geography

Houston Baptist University, Bachelor of Arts, Composite Social Studies, 2010

Teaching History                                    
Northbrook High School, Spring Branch ISD, 2010-Present

Four years total of teaching experience

In her own words…

 “My most significant contribution in education has been building positive and motivating relationships with and between each of my students. . . . I want each of my students to feel individually recognized by me and by their peers whether they are introverts or extroverts, high achievers or low achievers, rule-followers or rule- breakers.”

In the words of others…
“Claudia Castillo is an excellent example of what the Spring Branch Teacher of the Year should be. She is extremely strong and effective in the classroom, a leader in the curriculum area, and a kind and compassionate person who you want around kids.”
Nancy C. Jackson, Northbrook High Social Studies Dept. Chair

“For two years, Claudia and I taught together in the Childress Foundation Academy. Her students would become my students. It was easy to tell what a great job she was doing in the classroom by how prepared her students were when they got to me. The creative ideas that she put into her lessons and her hard work made it possible for her students to be successful.”
Donald W. Miller, Retired Northbrook High school teacher and Childress Foundation Academy leader

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:
Northbrook High School Teacher of the Year, Spring Branch ISD, 2013-2014
World Geography Team Leader, Northbrook High School, SBISD, 2013-2014
Word Geography District Curriculum Writing and reorganization, 2012-2013
New Teacher Mentor, Northbrook High School, SBISD,  2012-2013


Spring Branch ISD