Campus Teacher of the Year 2016 - Maria Jaimes

Maria Jaimes
Cedar Brook Elementary
2nd Grade, Bilingual Teacher

Education
Masters of Bilingual Education, University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville, Texas, 2016
Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston, 2002

Teaching History
Cedar Brook Elementary, 2010-Present

Total Years in Education - 6 Years

In her own words . . .


“If anything makes me an outstanding teacher it is my firm belief in the potential of each of my students. Many of their families have immigrated to America with the sole purpose of creating a better life. I see myself as a tool to make this dream a reality. Their willingness to improve is my daily fuel to offer them the best of myself.”

In the words of others . . .

“She does everything with Every Child in mind. Maria makes decisions based on what children need. She loves her students and appreciates her parents and family members. Just last week, Maria helped to lead and organize a second-grade parent meeting that reached more parents than we could have imagined. Ms. Jaimes makes a true difference in her classroom, in our school, and in Spring Branch ISD.”
Jeff Post, Cedar Brook Elementary Principal   

“She actively works to build strong relationships with her students and their families. She runs an orderly, well-organized classroom with clear expectations, well-established routines, and rigorous instruction. She has demonstrated that she is willing to do whatever is necessary to meet the needs of her students. She is passionate about doing what is right for students.”
Anne Dennis, of Cedar Brook Elementary Assistant Principal

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