Educator of the Year
Every year educator at each school nominate a fellow educator as the educator of the year. From those educators a committee is formed to select the District educator of the year.
Robert Lucero Named 2022 District Educator of the Year
Westlake High School basketball coach and teacher Robert Lucero was named Eanes ISD Educator of the Year at tonight’s Employee Recognition and Retiree Celebration.
Coach Robert Lucero has been teaching at Westlake High School eight years and has an overall teaching experience of 19 years. He has taught everything from AP World History to basketball, to P.E. to yoga. His positive, inspirational attitude is contagious and his compassion for students’ well-being is enviable.
This season, Lucero was named the District 26-6A Boys Basketball Coach of the Year, as the Chaps turned in their 5th-consecutive undefeated district season and the program’s 7th-consecutive district title. Coach Lucero has an overall record of 274-46 while going 68-4 over the last two years. He is known for his expertise in building a culture of excellence based on character in his basketball program and he is respected and valued for the time he puts into managing the mental and physical aspects of his players and staff.
Lucero is a leader on campus in so many ways - visible and behind the scenes. It was no surprise in his interview when he said his most memorable moments were not basketball victories and awards, but rather when he could help a struggling student and make an impact. His heart is bigger than any championship he could ever earn.
- Barton Creek Elementary – Stephen Presley, Physical Education Teacher
- Bridge Point Elementary – Meredith Joseph, Third-Grade Teacher
- Cedar Creek Elementary – Ashley Riley, Educational Partner
- Eanes Elementary – Julia de Paoli, Kindergarten Teacher
- Forest Trail Elementary – Priscilla Martinez, First-Grade Teacher
- Valley View Elementary – Kathy Hatch, Music Teacher
- Hill Country Middle School – Katy Bratton, Choir Teacher
- West Ridge Middle School – Kate Templeton, Special Education Teacher