Campus Secondary 2016 Teacher of the Year Finalist - Elaine Sorsby

Elaine Sorsby
Stratford High School
9th through 12th Grade - Spanish and French

Education
Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Texas, 1979
Master’s Level Courses in Spanish, University of Houston

Teaching History
Stratford High School, 2002-Present
Grace School, 1994-2002
Albright Middle School, 1987-1993
Katy High School, 1979-1981

Total Years in Education - 29 Years

In her own words . . .

“Every year, I tell parents at Open House night that the best thing I ever did was to leave teaching for six years and the other best thing was to come back. I enjoyed my tenure in the business world, but every August the school bell ringing tugged at my heart strings. I finally returned to teaching because leaving helped me realize that teaching and teachers matter.”

In the words of others . . .

“Elaine will say it herself that she is not the perfect classroom teacher, but she is in the trenches every day teaching whatever student whatever topic assigned. She has a heart for the lower levels and uses the introduction to foreign language as a springboard for both a love of learning and an appreciation of other cultures.”
Rachel Crain and Sarah Hayes, Stratford High School teachers

“Elaine is one of the best teachers I have had the opportunity to watch in the classroom. She is like a maestro conducting an orchestra! From having the students read the sentence out loud and make the correction using the correct pronunciation in front of the rest of the class to having students pair off and share using technology, she continually has the students engaged and discussing with each other the material needed to be learned for that day.”
Daniel Gex, Stratford High School Principal

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