Secondary 2014 Teacher of the Year - Nicole Harris

Nicole Harris
Academy of Choice
Grades 9-12, World Geography, Government, Economics, Psychology, Sociology

Wayland Baptist University at San Antonio, Master’s of Education, Educational Leadership, 2007
Texas Lutheran University (Seguin, Texas), Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education, 2003

Teaching History                                    
Academy of Choice High School, Spring Branch ISD, 2011-Present
J. Frank Dobie Junior High, Schertz Cibolo University ISD, 2003-2011

11 years total of teaching experience

In her own words…

“Giving of love, knowledge, or passion does not draw from your stock, but plants a seed to help others cultivate their own. Students blossom with independence and are able to attribute their successes and learning back to themselves.”

In the words of others…

“Ms. Harris is a tremendous asset to our team at the Academy of Choice. Nicole maintains a high degree of flexibility and understanding as a professional educator. These standards, among many others that Nicole possesses are crucial to the nontraditional goals set forth in the mission we have here at the Academy of Choice.” –Michele Hilberth, Ed.D. , Academy of Choice Principal

“Nicole is beloved by her students because she offers an alternative to the typical; her class is project based, and students engage in verbal presentations, visual art based projects, creative writing, and discussions to display their knowledge of content.” –Anita Wadhwa, Ed.D. , Academy of Choice Instructor

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:

Academy of Choice Teacher of the Year, Spring Branch ISD, 2013-2014
Outstanding Student Teacher Award, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8456, Navaroo ISD


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