• Teacher of the Year 2017

  • The gala was attended by approximately 1,100 educators, school and district administrators, PTA leaders, sponsors and other community members. Entertainment was provided by the Dallas Cirque Theatre Youth Troupe. Amazing feats of acrobatics, trapeze acts and more wowed the audience. Plano ISD thanks the gala sponsors, the selection committee and the solicitations committee for their part in making this special night a reality for Plano ISD teachers. The Teacher of the Year Selection committee members interviewed all nominees during the selection process and the Teacher of the Year Gala Planning and Solicitations Committee worked to secure monetary and in-kind gifts for all nominees, the eight Excellence in Teaching awardees and the two District Teachers of the Year.

  • Strong Teachers. Strong Students. 

    Teacher of the Year nominees from every Plano ISD campus were honored under the "big top" at Plano Centre on the evening of May 11. To be considered for this prestigious honor, the teachers were nominated by their peers for excellence in teaching and contributions to their school community.

    As part of this gala celebration, ten "Excellence in Teaching" finalist were honored. The ten finalist are: Tracy Evans, Mitchell Elementary; Aretha Layfette, Harrington Elementary; Maggie Lopez, Haun Elementary; Cody McGregor, Schell Elementary; Lynn Varnau, Andrews Elementary; Satin Abtahi, Haggard Middle School; Kim Gunnels, Academy High School; Tiffany Johnstone, Wilson Middle School; Gerardo Luna, Williams High School; and Kevin Moore, Shepton High School. From this group of talented teachers two teachers of the year were announced by Dr. Brian Binggeli: Elementary Teacher of the Year Cody McGregor and Secondary Teacher of the Year Kevin Moore. Read more about these amazing teachers. 

    School Board President Missy Bender, Secondary Teacher of the Year Kevin Moore & Elementary Teacher of the Year Cody McGregor

    President of the Board of Trustees Missy Bender with Secondary Teacher of the Year Kevin Moore, Shepton High School and Elementary Teacher of the Year Cody McGregor, Schell Elementary.
    Photo by Scott Peek Photography.

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