Waco ISD's 2015 Secondary and Elementary Teachers of the Year

Waco ISD's Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year
Posted on 05/14/2015

It began last December when an Outstanding Teacher from each campus was honored at a special ceremony. This week, two of them were named Teacher of the Year.

Wendi Singletary, a first-grade teacher at Hillcrest PDS, is the Elementary Teacher of the Year. In her essay, Wendi writes: "Teaching is much bigger than a career. Teaching is a calling. I will never fully arrive at the title of Outstanding Teacher. It is a never-ending journey, one that I will continue to pursue as long as I open that classroom door each morning."

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Jared Nazarian, a math teacher at Cesar Chavez Middle School, is the Secondary Teacher of the Year. In his essay, Nazarian writes: "After graduating from college, I went to work in the private sector. On the outside, I was the picture of success. Inside, though, I felt like something was missing. Now as I stand in front of my students, I feel the deep satisfaction of my unique talents aligning with the purpose for my life."

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Singletary and Nazarian will be recognized at the School Board meeting on May 28.

Wendi Singletary
Jared Nazarian