Campus Secondary 2015 Teacher of the Year - Elisa Barry

Elisa Barry
Spring Branch Middle School
6th Grade - Art and Pre-AP Advanced 8th Grade Art

Rice University, AP Art Certification
University of North Texas, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Certifications: Art, All-Levels; Social Studies, Grades 5-8

Teaching History
Spring Branch Middle School, Art, Texas/U.S. History, Library Assistant, 2006-Present
Alvin ISD, Elementary and High School Art, 2002-05 and 1989-99
Bryan ISD, Elementary Art, 2001-02

Total Years in Education - 23 years

In her own words . . .

“My students motivate me! Watching my students work through the creative process inspires me. I look forward to spending each day with them and watching them problem solve and become independent learners!”

In the words of others . . .

“Positive, creative, collaborative, student-centered, professional and energetic are adjectives which describe Elisa. . . . She has consistently demonstrated a willingness to serve as a cheerleader for both Spring Branch Middle students and staff. As an art teacher, she always finds time to celebrate the talent and creativity of [our] students . . .”
- Bryan J. Williams, Spring Branch Middle School Principal

“The awards her students have earned this year prove how dedicated she is to her profession and how skilled she is as a teacher to inspire such creativity in her students. Elisa’s skills of craftsmanship are highly developed, and she has an astute attention to detail. Naturally, this is passed on to her students and the projects they create.”
- Dana Johnson, Spring Branch Middle School Assistant Principal


Spring Branch ISD