Jared Nazarian, an eighth-grade math teacher at Cesar Chavez Middle School who was named Waco ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year in May, now has a chance to win the statewide honor. Recently, Jared was named the Region 12 Secondary Teacher of the Year. That means he is tops among the 90+ schools in the 12 counties that Region 12 ESC serves.
After graduating from Baylor University with a finance degree, Jared found that working in the corporate world wasn't his cup of tea. He found his niche seven years ago when his teaching career began at Cesar Chavez.
"It is so rewarding to be recognized," said Jared. "I have been extremely encouraged throughout my career at Cesar Chavez Middle School and this year I have felt appreciated and supported more than any other."