Teacher of-the-Year Program

2013 Regional Teacher of-the-Year Winners


Magnet Schools of America's Magnet Teacher of-the-Year (TOY) Award annually recognizes an outstanding, dedicated full-time teacher who exemplifies excellence in academic achievement through innovative programs that promote equity and diversity for students in Magnet Schools. This teacher is acknowledged by peers, parents and students for his/her exemplary contributions made to their profession. He/She inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn. The award honors a PreK through K-12 Magnet School Teacher who has demonstrated excellence in the teaching profession, community, and parental involvement.

Magnet Schools of America would like to thank all candidates for their submission and congratulations to all 2013 Regional Winners!

Region I  (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
Rachael Manzer, STEM Coach
Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School (K-8)
Harford Public Schools
Theme: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Region III  (DE, MD, PA, VA, WV, DC)
Kimberly Miller, Teacher
Southwest Academy (6-8)
Baltimore County Public Schools, MD
Theme: Science & Engineering

Region IV  (AL, FL, GA, MS)
Tere Pujol-Burns, Magnet Lead Teacher
Sunset Elementary School (K-5)
Miami-Dade County Public Schools, FL
Theme: International Studies

Region V  (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
Theodore Church, Teacher
Marquette Primary Montessori Academy (PreSchool-K)
South Bend Community Schools, IN
Theme: Montessori

Region VI  (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)
Lai Cao, Teacher
Baton Rouge Magnet High School (9-12)
East Baton Rouge Parish School System, LA
Theme: Academic

Region IX  (AZ, CA, NV)
Bonnie Hughes, 2nd Grade Teacher
Sandy Searles Miller IB World School  (1-5)
Clark County School District, NV
Theme: International Baccalaureate

Region XI  (KY, NC, SC, TN)
Veneshia Stribling, Dance Teacher
Conder Elementary Arts Integrated Magnet School (K-5)
Richland School District Two, SC
Theme: Arts Integration