Our “Rookie Teacher of the Year” is a graduate of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls with a degree in BusinessAdministration and also studied at Erfurt University in Erfurt, Germany. She began her teaching career at Frenship High School, was a business teacher and coach at Rice ISD and is currently a Technology Teacher and Coach at Highland Park ISD in Dallas.
According to her Campus Instructional Technologist at Highland Park Middle School, she is a dedicated and inspiring teacher. Her passion is to encourage students to learn and grow with technology.
I am delighted to introduce Our “Rookie Teacher of the Year for 2012” Jaclyn Paschel.
Our next award goes to a young man that wasn’t born and raised in Texas, but got here as fast as he could. He is actively involved as the sponsor of his school’s FBLA group and has served on almost all committees in TBTEA. He current teaches at Peak Preparatory in Dallas.
He is described as highly driven, a self-starter, and a visionary educator. He has coordinated and organized new employee training design and development for paraprofessionals and professionals and has also coordinated Business and Technology workshops at the Texas Career Education Conferences. He is also our incoming TBTEA President. Congratulations, to our “Secondary Business Teacher of the Year”, Dan Blier.
The award for Technology Support Specialist of the Year is a relatively new award but one that the TBTEA Board felt was definitely worthy of recognition. I know that I personally depend on our technology department to keep my classroom up and running and be available to solve any computer problems that may arise.
Our winner is said to be knowledgeable, polite, patient, professional, and always has a smile on his face and words of encouragement along with all the answers. His background as a 6th grade teacher has helped him identify with teachers and meet their technology needs. He handles stressful, difficult situations with poise and patience. Join me in honoring our “Technology Support Specialist of the Year” Scott Firenza of Monterey High School in Lubbock.
Our Administrator of the Year has served Blinn College as the Division Chair for Business, Information Technology, and Public Service for the past 15 years as well as an instructor in the classes for the past 20 years.
As a supervisor of both academic and technical business programs this gentleman takes his job seriously serving students and instructors. He encourages his instructors to attend conferences and workshops to provide them with opportunities to constantly improve their instruction.
He is a graduate of Sam Houston State University, the University of St. Thomas and has completed post graduate study in accounting at Texas A & M University. He also owns Schaefer Custom Homes and was named Bryan-College Station Homebuilder of the Year for 2011. He has also been active in many community organizations and holds membership in the BCS Chamber of Commerce, BCS Association of Realtors, National Eagle Scout Association and well you can see that this is a very buy man while also serving Blinn College as the Division Chair. Join me in congratulating our TBTEA Administrator of the Year for 2012, Michael Schaefer.