Campus Elementary 2015 Teacher of the Year - Patricia “Trish” Jenkins

Patricia “Trish” Jenkins
Bunker Hill Elementary
4th Grade - Language Arts, Social Studies

University of Houston, Bachelor of Science in Education (Grades 1-8)

Teaching History
Bunker Hill Elementary, 2005-Present
Spring Branch Middle, 2002-05
Valley Oaks, 2001-02
Meadow View Elementary, Santa Rosa, Calif., 1998-2001
Buffalo Creek, 1997-98
Frostwood Elementary, 1986-97

Total Years in Education - 29 years

In her own words . . .

“I believe wholeheartedly that my job is to instill the love of learning in each child. If that is my destination, then my map would be to build meaningful relationships with each student. As an elementary teacher, I can think of no grander call than to help ignite the fire that burns in each child.”

In the words of others . . .

“Trish’s classroom is full of smiling students who vary in their learning needs, as well as their cultural backgrounds. Each one feels special in her class because of the way she clearly and genuinely shows that she cares about each. . . . She finds ways to connect to her students to find the keys that truly unlock their brains and open them to new understandings.”
- Valerie Muniz, Bunker Hill Elementary Principal

“Her sense of humor is infectious and brings smiles to all. She creates a community of learners by demonstrating fairness yet firmness and building compassionate relationships with all her students. Everyone feels valued in Ms. Jenkins class.”
- Karen Justl, SBISD Educational Technology Facilitator


  1. I am in Ms. Jenkin's room every day to support a student and it is delightful to watch her teach and a pleasure to be in her room.

  2. I was in Ms. Jenkins' room every day from 2008-2010 to support students. The way Ms. Jenkins instills the love of learning in each child is inspirational. After spending time in Ms. Jenkins' classroom and other wonderful teacher's classrooms at Bunker Hill, I decided to become a teacher. I am finishing my fourth year as a 3rd grade teacher at Woodview Elementary.


Spring Branch ISD