Eanes ISD

Educators of the Quarter

College Tutors

The College Tutors Educator of the Quarter award recognizes the middle and high school educators within the Eanes ISD who act as role models for their students.  Nominated with input by the school administration, the Educator of the Quarter award shines a spotlight on the educators who exemplify the three core values of College Tutors:  Can Do, Results Matter, and Leave It Better.

   

Educators of the Quarter (Q1) Announced
Educators of the Quarter: Cathy Yenca, Nicki Sablatura, Rachel Leader

We are happy to announce the College Tutors Educator of the Quarter recipients for the first quarter of the 2019 -2020 school year!  This award recognizes the middle and high school educators within the Eanes  ISD who act as role models for their students.  Nominated with input by the school administration, the Educator of the Quarter award shines a spotlight on the educators who exemplify the three core values of College Tutors:  Can Do, Results Matter, and Leave It Better.

Rachel Leader is the Westlake High School Educator of the Quarter. We are so proud of Rachel and the endless positivity she brings to Westlake High School as our newest Educator of the Quarter! She told us, “When I was in high school, I had some really influential teachers. Not only did they challenge my thinking and helped me rise to my full potential, but they also connected with me during a difficult time in my life. In many ways, they were my role models, and although I may not have always been the best student, I loved going to school because of the endless support and insight they provided. Once I got to college, I was surrounded by professors who were clearly passionate about learning and the subjects in which they taught. It was here where my appetite to teach grew, for I knew I wanted a profession that was both challenging as well as rewarding.”

Nicki Sablatura is the West Ridge Middle School Educator of the Quarter.  Nicki’s love for West Ridge Middle School is obvious and we are thankful for the time and energy she invests in her students, school, and the Eanes ISD community. When asked about her experience, she stated, “I was so lucky my first year at WRMS to find such an amazing team of educators to support me. My biggest piece of advice for new teachers is to seek out the support of other educators at every available opportunity. Our community at Eanes ISD is blessed to have so many amazing and knowledgeable educators, who are always willing to share their knowledge and ideas.”

Cathy Yenca is the Hill Country Middle School Educator of the Quarter. This is Cathy’s 20th year of teaching and her dedication and love for the craft is obvious when you speak to her and her students.  She states, “My students keep me laughing and help keep me current!  I love spending time with them each day.  There's nothing more rewarding than watching a student go from not understanding something to having that bright "AH-HA" moment of clarity!” We want to thank Cathy and all the Educator of the Quarter recipients for their dedication and the support they provide to other teachers, their students, and the Eanes community.

Congratulations to these teachers, and thank you so much for all that you do! Eanes ISD would not be the same without you and we are thankful for your commitment to your students!

 

Educators of the Quarter (Q3) Announced
Q3 Educator of the Quarter

The College Tutors Educator of the Quarter recipients for the 2018-2019 school year were announced today! 

Casey Suchko is the Westlake High School Educator of the Quarter!  She was first inspired by education as a college student, where she became involved in an after-school program for elementary school children.  It was then that Casey realized how much she enjoyed being “a positive influence in kids’ lives,” and her dream to become an educator bloomed.  Of course, her dream is now her reality, and she currently teaches French II and World History for tenth graders at Westlake!  Eleven years into her career in education, Casey continues to find joy in the flexibility of teaching.  “Each day is new and unpredictable at times,” she tells us excitedly, “and I find that energizing.”  But she also gives us some sage advice: “Not every day will be perfect.  In fact, very few will be perfect.  But if you’re always striving to be a positive force, it’ll all be okay in the end.”  We are so proud of Casey Suchko and the endless positivity she brings to Westlake High School as our newest Educator of the Quarter! 

Kelly Cummings is the West Ridge Middle School Educator of the Quarter!  Having been a teacher for an impressive 22 years, Kelly’s love for working with children is undeniable.  “My mom called me the pied piper of the neighborhood,” she laughs.  “I am glad I made the choice (to teach) because I get to have fun every day!”  Making education a fun and enjoyable experience is something Kelly strives to do for all of her students, from her sixth graders to her eighth graders.  She adores fostering an excitement for education within her classes, especially when she sees a struggling student suddenly understand a concept.  To Kelly, those relationships are the most important aspect of education, who keenly observes how “kids will work hard for you when they know you care.”  We are so proud of Kelly Cummings, the pied piper of West Ridge Middle School and our newest Educator of the Quarter!

Katie Recer is the Hill Country Middle School Educator of the Quarter!  Katie’s love for education began with her love of people.  “I wanted to pick a career that directly helps others,” she tells us.  For the past four years, she has been realizing that goal, and is currently the Behavior Support instructor for all of Hill Country Middle School.  “I love having a career that calls for me to value the unique characteristics in the human beings I work with,” Katie says.  Appreciating and understanding each individual’s gifts is something she believes in very strongly.  “Your peers are invaluable resources,” Katie tells us.  We are so proud of Katie Recer and the invaluable resource she is as our newest Hill Country Middle School Educator of the Quarter!
 



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