Campus Teacher of the Year 2016 - Cage Durst

Cage Durst
Spring Oaks Middle School
7th Grade, Mathematics

Pursuing a Masters of Education in Administration, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas – In Progress
Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, University of Houston, 2013 

Teaching History
Spring Oaks Middle School, 2014-Present

Total Years in Education - 2 Years

In his own words . . .

“My mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother inspired me to teach. I just remember seeing how many students’ lives they were able to change through their kind words, their loving nature, and through their teaching. Seeing them make such an impact on the lives of others is what inspired me to teach and want to change the lives of my kids.”

In the words of others . . .

“Mr. Cage has many qualities and practices which make him an outstanding educator. Instructionally sound, he is constantly reflecting and innovating new ways to engage his students and address their needs. His reflection leads him to seek out new ways to facilitate the learning of his students.” 
 Linda Guzman, Spring Oaks Middle School Assistant Principal 

“He is a hard worker and a true team player, willing to do whatever needs to be done to make his classroom and the school as a whole a better place. He is dedicated to each and every student in his classroom and their success in mathematics.”
Paul Suess, Principal of Spring Oaks Middle School


Spring Branch ISD