Campus Elementary Teacher of the Year - Noemi Leon-Garcia

Noemi Leon-Garcia
Westwood Elementary
4th Grade - Bilingual Teacher

Houston Baptist University, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bilingual Education, 2003
Houston Community College, Associate of Arts Degree, 2000

Teaching History
Westwood Elementary, 4th Grade Bilingual, 2010-Present
Buffalo Creek Elementary, 4th Grade Bilingual Teacher, 2005-2010
Buffalo Creek Elementary, 2nd Grade Bilingual Teacher, 2003-2005

Total Years in Education - 12 years

In her own words . . .

“I believe we are in this profession as a helping hand. We may be seen as superheroes to some of our students. We don’t only educate them, but at times we become their counselor, nurse and even caregiver. A teacher’s heart has a never ending love for her students. They are on our minds constantly.”

In the words of others . . .

“Ms. Leon’s love and high expectations for her students is what makes her such an amazing educator. She understands the importance of not only being a highly qualified teacher, but a mentor, counselor, tutor and friend. If you have the opportunity to see her at work, whether it is before school, during lunch, or after school, you can find her working with groups of kids. No child is left behind if she has anything to do with it!” 
- Kay Kennard, Westwood Elementary Principal

“When you walk into Noemi’s room, you feel invited and relaxed. Her walls are filled with student work and anchor charts. Books abound all around her room. Noemi loves to teach Language Arts and she works tirelessly to infuse science, social studies and math with literacy.”
- Maureen Ucles, Lead iCoach, Elementary Language Arts


Spring Branch ISD