Link Elementary School teacher Mayra Romo named 2019 Bilingual Teacher of the Year by the Suburban Houston Association of Bilingual Educators.
HOUSTON –April 4, 2019 – A Link Elementary teacher will be advancing to the state competition in the 2019 Texas Association of Bilingual Educators Teacher of the Year program.
Mayra Romo was named the Bilingual Teacher of the Year by the Suburban Houston Association of Bilingual Educators at its March 29 event, which recognized more than 150 area teachers in bilingual education, English as a Second Language and foreign language education.
In addition, SHABE also awarded a $500 scholarship to Abygail Fajardo, a Spring High School senior who is planning to attend the University of Texas at Austin.
“We’re very proud of Ms. Romo on being named SHABE Bilingual Teacher of the Year,” said Dr. Lupita Hinojosa, Spring ISD chief of school leadership and student support services. “Helping our students become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural gives them an important edge in today’s global economy. Ms. Romo’s work in the classroom is focused on developing the potential of every child so they can be successful.”
SHABE’s mission over the past 19 years has been to support bilingual, ESL and foreign language educators across the area. Other Spring ISD teachers recognized at the event are Westfield High School’s Claudia Balderas-Macias, who earned second place in the foreign language competition and Anderson Elementary’s Rosalva Salazar, who earned third place in the elementary ESL category.
“We have a tremendous amount of teacher talent here in Spring ISD,” said Berky Hernandez-Owolabi, principal of Bammel Elementary and a member of the SHABE board. “These SHABE awards are one way to help recognize educators who do so much on behalf of our students everyday.”