Terrace Elementary 2014 Teacher of the Year - Carla Neal

Carla Neal
Terrace Elementary
Grade 2, ESL self-contained

Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas) , Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Reading Instruction, 1985-1989

Teaching History
Terrace Elementary, Spring Branch ISD, 2003-Present
Emmott Elementary, Cypress Fairbanks ISD, 1989-2003

25 years total of teaching experience

In her own words…

“Growing up in Spring Branch, attending Spring Branch schools and having many amazing teachers solidified my decision to become a teacher. . . From baptisms to cheer competitions; from baseball games to graduating from Stanford University, I savor the relationships I have fostered with my students.”

In the words of others . . .

Mrs. Neal is a bright and talented teacher who has made a difference for so many students. She continues to make a very positive impact on her students and community. She exhibits an incredible rapport with the children, staff, administrators and the community where she serves.”
Patti Pace, Spring Branch ISD Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning

“Carla is an experienced, dedicated teacher who goes above and beyond for her students. She is knowledgeable, resourceful and willing to support all students and teachers on our campus. Her students can always be found engaged and excited about learning.”
April Falcon-Blanco, Terrace Elementary Principal

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:
2nd Grade team Leader, Terrace Elementary, 2007-Present
Teacher of the Year Nominee, Emmot Elementary, Cypress Fairbanks Elementary
PTA Lifetime Member


Spring Branch ISD