Campus Elementary Teacher of the Year - Nicola Pilon

Nicola Pilon
The Tiger Trail School for Early Learning
Prekindergarten - English as a Second Language Teacher, 2001-Present

Education
Illinois State University (Normal, Illinois), Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, 1992

Teaching History
Tiger Trail School for Early Learning, Prekindergarten ESL, 2001-Present
Reece Academy Magnet School, Aldine ISD, Montessori Teacher, 1996-2001
Langstead School, North Forest ISD, Prekindergarten, 1993-96

Total Years in Education - 23 years

In her own words . . .

“The biggest reward I find in teaching is knowing that I have actually made a difference in a child’s life. There is truly nothing better than having a child coming back to visit years later, and hearing them tell you that you were their favorite teacher, and seeing the excitement in their eyes as they tell you all of the success they’ve had since they left you. That is when you know you are an outstanding teacher.”

In the words of others . . .

“It is not very often that you have such a dedicated teacher who is so very strong instructionally and teaches with 100 percent commitment each and every day, all while enjoying it.”
- Leslie Marquez, Literacy Consultant

“One of the main reasons I stayed in Spring Branch ISD as a teacher this year is so that my daughter could have Mrs. Pilon. Currently, my daughter is in Mrs. Pilon’s class. I have seen tremendous growth due to her. My daughter has a love for learning, loves going to school, knows almost all of her letters, is beginning to read, increased her fine motor skills, and most importantly loves her teacher!” 
- Susan Wilkins, Westwood Elementary 1st Grade Teacher

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