This environment, along with her content expertise has resulted in remarkable student achievement. Here are a few responses from her students when asked how she exemplifies Spirit, Pride and Honor within the classroom… ”She is available in a variety of ways...in-person, online and via email. She is willing to help us improve grades or our understanding of information. She talks to us, checks in with us often to see how we’re doing, and makes adjustments if needed. She is flexible in her grading and deadlines, but not her expectations of us doing our best and modeling school-wide expectations.”
When asked about what she considers to be a major public education issue today, she said she feels that there is a lack of understanding of how valuable public schools are to communities. She believes that people are very quick to criticize educators and administrators rather than support them. This issue is so near and dear to her heart that she is also a member of a group called Texans for Public Education, whose vision statement is: Advocating on behalf of Texas Public Schools, Schoolchildren, and Teachers. She researches candidates and their support for public education and votes accordingly. She contacts State leaders regularly and voices her concerns about public education and implores others to do the same on behalf of our kids. Her ultimate goal is to advocate for public education in a positive and comprehensive way so that others who are not in the schools understand that we are a building full of caring people working hard for kids, and we need their support. She fights hard for her students at the local, state and federal levels and inspires others to do the same.
The thoughtfulness and insight she has as an educator is phenomenal not only in the classroom, but also in her overall commitment to BCISD and Spirit, Pride and Honor.
Congratulations to the 2021 BCISD Educator of the Year - Mrs. Diane Woods from Burnet High School!