Campus Teacher of the Year 2016 - Aileen Coyne

Aileen Coyne
Thornwood Elementary
Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade, Special Education 


Bachelor of Arts in Education, University of St. Thomas, Houston, 2003

Teaching History

Thornwood Elementary, 2003 – Present

Total Years in Education - 13 Years

In her own words . . .

“I firmly believe that every student can learn. Some students may just need multiple opportunities and different ways to do so. I also believe that every student has goodness in them. As educators, we need to be able to see that goodness and help the students display it. This is my approach when teaching.”

In the words of others . . .

“She is a Master Teacher and is strong in behavior management where she assists all Thornwood teachers with interventions for their most challenging students. It is amazing how our students grow and begin to self-regulate their behavior and achieve success in the classroom because of her expertise.” 

Lynn Austin, Thornwood Elementary Principal 


Spring Branch ISD