Campus Elementary 2015 Teacher of the Year - Rita Davidek

Rita Davidek
Ridgecrest Elementary
1st Grade - All Subjects

Texas A&M University at College Station, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, 1985

Teaching History
Ridgecrest Elementary, 1st Grade, 2013-Present
Pine Shadows Elementary, 1st Grade, 1986-2013
Terrace Elementary, 1st Grade, 1985-86

Total Years in Education - 30 Years

In her own words . . .

“Teaching is not just about curriculum, TEKS and tests. My goal each day is to motivate students to be the best version of themselves. The parts of teaching that inspire me are those little moments each day that, with a bit of encouragement, the students feel success.”

In the words of others . . .

“Mrs. Davidek is a veteran teacher who continues to search for innovation in meeting the needs of her students. She creates a culture in her classroom where all of her students can learn and show growth. As a first-grade teacher, she is instrumental in teaching her students to read and love reading.”
- Patricia Thomas, Ridgecrest Elementary School Principal

“Rita demonstrates qualities of a master teacher. She understands that a one-size-fits-all delivery system does not work best for diverse student populations. While planning for learning, Mrs. Davidek differentiates her lessons to address all of her student’s academic, cultural and emotional needs.”
- Steven Speyrer, Ridgecrest Elementary Associate Principal


Spring Branch ISD