Sherwood Elementary 2014 Teacher of the Year - Kelly Schuler

Kelly Schuler
Sherwood Elementary School
Resource Teacher

University of St. Thomas(Houston, Texas), Masters of Education MUSE Program, Masters in Multicultural Special Education, 2009

University of St. Thomas (Houston, Texas), completed Houston Alternative Certification Program including
Masters in Special Education, 2001

The University of Houston (Houston, Texas), Bachelor of Science in Psychology with minor in Sociology; Varsity Swim Team, 1997

Teaching History

Sherwood Elementary School, 2013-2014
Meadow Wood Elementary School, 2009-2010
The Regis School of the Sacred Heart, 2003-2009
Lt. Cunningham and Thomas J. Pilgrim elementary schools, Houston ISD, 1999-2002

14 years total of teaching experience

In her own words…

“It is important to lead the child to water, rather than provide it. I work to construct opportunities for children to explore their curiosity and lead them to find their own answers to their questions.”

In the words of others . . .

“Kelly sandwiches learning between daily hugs and high-fives, understanding how relationships are the foundation of the classroom. To help students believe in themselves, she shows sincere belief in them. In her room, there is no excuse. Her students will learn, no matter their history or odds. Her gift for luring these children into successful learning makes her exceptional. She takes the mission to develop and guide lifelong learners and accepts nothing less for every student.”
Melissa Ramirez, Ed.D. SBISD Instructional Coach, Sherwood Elementary

“She [treats] children as if they were her own blood, holds them accountable for the work they can do, and tricks them into believing they can do it – until they can! She treats them as if they are her own. And, in doing so, models for others how to teach.”
Sherwood Elementary Principal Stefanie Spencer

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:
Council for Exceptional Children, Member, 2013
Houston Association for the Education of Young Children, Member, 2002-2003
Teacher of the Year, Thomas J. Pilgrim Elementary, Houston ISD, 2001-2002

Social Justice Coordinator, Early Childhood Division, The Regis School of the Sacred Heart 


Spring Branch ISD