As teachers across Spring ISD are being celebrated in so many unique and fun ways for Teacher Appreciation Week, the district’s Communications Department launched the “2023 Teacher Appreciation Social Media Campaign,” encouraging parents, students and community members to nominate their favorite Spring ISD teachers for a special surprise.
With this opportunity, the district highlighted student and parent voices, which led to three winners being selected among all the teacher nomination entries to receive a colorful and enthusiastic surprise visit.
🎉Congratulations to the 2023 Teacher Appreciation Week winners:
- Wanda Guerrero, first-grade teacher at Northgate Crossing Elementary
- Bruce Bell, Social Studies teacher at the School for International Studies at Bammel
- Felicia Ayers, ELA teacher at Momentum High School
Wanda Guerrero, a first-grade Dual Language teacher, was nominated by Estela Valdez, a proud Northgate Crossing Elementary parent.
“Mrs. Guerrero has helped my daughter Sofia tremendously, she makes her feel part of the class, and not that she is behind, Sofia loves Ms. Guerrero, too,” Valdez said. “She knows every child is different and she doesn’t expect the kids to fit into one shape that fits all types of teaching”
Valdez was present during the surprise visit and shared how thankful she is for all Northgate teachers and that it was hard to pick just one teacher. Wanda Guerrero, a first-grade Dual Language teacher, was nominated by Estela Valdez, a proud Northgate Crossing Elementary parent.
Teachers have a very significant and lifelong impact on all of their students, and Bruce Bell’s nomination was one such example. Bell was nominated by former student Sofia Baldomero, who is now finishing her freshman year at Dekaney High School.
“My favorite teacher would be Mr. Bell from School for International Studies at Bammel. He would always make students smile. Even if he was a little rough and yelled, he did it so we could pass our tests and learn more in class. He would always try to help us with our work and if we didn’t pass a test he would go over it until we would get it right. And that is why Mr. Bell will always have a special place in my heart.”
Last but definitely not least, Felicia Ayers, a first-year teacher at Momentum High School, was nominated by one of her students, Nyaisa Butler.
“Mrs. Ayers is kind-hearted and very patient with the amount of students she helps at once. Overall, she’s just so sweet and helpful and patient with everyone even after school or on weekends, she’s there to help me! 🥰.”
Mrs. Ayers was overcome with emotion upon learning about the recognition. “I love what I do, I love these kids; thank you so very much,” she said.