2021 Teachers of the Year

  • 2021 Teachers of the Year, Kelsey Anderson for Elementary, and Donna Sianez for Secondary

    The Socorro Independent School District celebrated its annual Teacher of the Year ceremony in a virtual announcement April 29 to name the top two district winners. The online event highlighted all 48 campus Teachers of the Year and Elite 8 finalists and concluded with the announcement of the top two district winners for the Elementary and Secondary SISD Teachers of the Year.

    The 2021 SISD Elementary Teacher of the Year is Kelsey Anderson from Cactus Trails Elementary School. She is a third-grade teacher and has been teaching for nine years. The 2021 SISD Secondary Teacher of the Year is Donna Siañez from El Dorado High School. She is a professional communications teacher and has been an educator for 23 years.

    2021 SISD Elite 8 Elementary Teacher of the Year Finalists Video
    2021 SISD Elite 8 Secondary Teacher of the Year Finalists Video

Past Teachers of the Year

2020

Portrait of Pedro Gurrola

Pedro Gurrola
Elementary

Portrait of Crystal Avila

Crystal Avila
Secondary

2019

Portrait of Perla Lozoya

Perla Lozoya
Elementary

Portrait of Luis Iturriaga

Luis Iturriaga
Secondary

2018

Portrait of Tammy Edwards

Tammy Edwards
Elementary

Portrait of Eduardo Hinojos

Eduardo Hinojos
Secondary

2017

Portrait of Christina Castanos

Christina Castaños
Elementary

Portrait of Candace Printz

Candace Printz
Secondary

2016

Portrait of Erica Loya

Erica Loya
Elementary

Portrait of Dianna Rios

Dianna Rios
Secondary

2015

Portrait of Cosme Perez

Cosme Perez
Elementary

Portrait of Benjamin Corral

Benjamin Corral
Secondary

2014

Portrait of Amanda Saucedo

Amanda Saucedo
Elementary

Portrait of Luis Ramirez

Luis Ramirez
Secondary

2013

Portrait of Miguel Romero

Miguel Romero
Elementary

Portrait of Carlos Briano

Carlos Briano
Secondary

2012

Portrait of Greta Grasgalla

Greta Brasgalla
Elementary

Portrait of Monika Ruiz

Monika Ruiz
Secondary

2011

Portrait of David Herrera

David Herrera
Elementary

Portrait of Delma Patino

Delma Patiño
Secondary

2010

Portrait of Amanda Saucedo

Amanda Saucedo
Elementary

Portrait of Elva Vazquez

Elva Vazquez
Secondary

2009

Portrait of Amelia Anchondo

Amelia Anchondo
Elementary

Portrait of Marina Hansen

Marina Hansen
Secondary

2008

Adria Wauson

Adria Wauson
Elementary

Portrait of Barbara Dickerson

Barbara Dickerson
Secondary

2007

Portrait of Jessica Macias

Jessica Macias
Elementary

Portrait of Marianne Marks

Marianne Marks
Secondary

2006

Portrait of Michele Sanchez

Michele Sanchez
Elementary

Portrait of Carole Heflin

Carole Heflin
Secondary

2005

Vickie Brown
Elementary

Troy Herbort
Secondary

2004

Yolanda Nieto
Elementary

Pat Arellano
Secondary

2003

Sue Moriel
Elementary

Paul Harrington
Secondary

2002

Christopher Regan
Elementary

Norma Ayala
Secondary

2001

James Ryan
Elementary

Armando Sanchez
Secondary

2000

Connie Vasquez
Elementary

Terri Flickinger
Secondary

1999

Sherry Martin
Elementary

Jenifer Bittner
Secondary

1998

Richard Ortega
Elementary

James Wood
Secondary

1997

Cindy Shaw
Elementary

Martina Morgan
Secondary

1996

Antonio Fierro
Elementary

Evelyn Arroyo
Secondary

1995

Susie Acosta
Elementary

Irma Avila
Secondary

1994

Jean Zalesak
Elementary

Nancy Sochat
Secondary

1993

Freddie Peters
Teacher of the Year

1992

Nancy Cordes
Teacher of the Year

1991

Patty Purcell
Teacher of the Year

1990

Kathy Shore
Teacher of the Year

1989

Catherine Resendez
Teacher of the Year