Campus Secondary 2015 Teacher of the Year - Rony Reyes-Torres

Rony Reyes Torres
Academy of Choice
Grades 9-12 - Biology, Environmental Systems, Anatomy and Physiology

Education
University of Houston, Bachelor of Science in Earth Science and minor in Secondary Education, 2014
Houston Community College, 2010
Lone Star College, Cy-Fair Campus, Cypress, 2008-2011

Teaching History
SBISD Academy of Choice, 2014-Present
Stratford High School, Student Teacher, 2013-14

Total Years in Education - 1 year

In his own words . . .

“I believe education is about being creative, innovative and full of ideas that will captivate and encourage students to learn. These ideas must be full of life and color but without limitations. Education is the door to success, and the road should be fun and exciting. This is the reason why I have been inspired and motivated to teach science.”

In the words of others . . .

“Mr. Reyes is among the most creative and innovative students I have taught in the teachHouston math science teacher education program. Even as an undergraduate, his lessons were always innovative, student-centered and inductive. . . . Rony is the rare novice teacher who, from the first day, knew what teaching was about. The world is a better place because he is a teacher in it.”
- Ruth Kravetz, Clinical Associate Professor, UH teachHOUSTON

“Mr. Reyes is genuine in his interaction with Academy of Choice students because of the struggles he endured to become a teacher. He was not able to rely on his own parents and was raised by his grandmother, who passed away only a few years ago. He did not speak English growing up in Central America, but had absolute resolve to learn it as quickly as possible when he arrived in the United States.”
- Joyce Roberta “JR” Miller-Alper, Ed.S., Academy of Choice instructor and former SBISD and Texas Teacher of the Year

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