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Educators of the Year

Bertram Elementary – Lanette Lough

“Mrs. Lough goes above and beyond to truly make a difference in the lives of her 2nd grade students. She advocates for all students and inspires them to learn and strive for excellence. In the classroom, she finds creative ways to teach while staying up to date with best practices and current educational trends. She is an amazing educator whose passion for teaching is evident in the way she makes learning fun and a positive experience. She has the admiration and respect of her colleagues and is loved by her students and parents for her dedication and heart. Mrs. Lough loves teaching and loves to share that joy with her students.”
Shady Grove Elementary – Amanda Lastly

Mrs. Lastly has a helpful and supportive attitude that is contagious! As a team leader she works to problem solve to the benefit of everyone involved, and works hard to bring fun, excitement and love to her classroom and her students’ learning. She goes out of her way to show that she sees her class as a family, Lastly's Learners. In her 34 years as an educator, her fun and family approach to teaching has no doubt had a positive impact on her students and their families, but on all those she works with as well.”
R. J. Richey Elementary - Adrian Connolly
“This is Mrs. Connolly’s 24th year at BCISD, and 4th year at RJ Richey as our Fine Arts teacher. Adrian was also named VFW Post 6974 of Burnet Teacher of the Year in November for her dedication to honoring our Veterans every year through our Veteran’s Day program. Adrian goes above and beyond her normal role as a teacher to make sure our students feel loved and supported. She truly exemplifies Spirit, Pride and Honor!”
Gina Kiser - Burnet Middle School
“Mrs. Kiser teaches 7th grade ELA which prepares for 2 STAAR tests (Reading and Writing) in the same amount of time that most prepare for one. She knows her students and can adjust her teaching to suit their needs. Her enthusiasm for writing is contagious and she can motivate the most reluctant writer to write. Somehow she finds time to grade essays, grammar packets, and projects all while supporting her sons in their athletic adventures. She is honest dependable and is a true role model to us all.”
Quest High School - Floyd VanDer Stoep
“Mr. VanDer Stoep is an exceptional asset to our staff. He has a way of motivating each student to learn and understand a foreign language. His approach to teaching Spanish has made it a lot easier for students to “buy in” to the idea of actually learning a foreign language. Not only does Mr. VanDer Stoep do all of this for Quest/DAEP but he also serves every campus in our district in helping with ESL and LPAC meetings. He is consistently positive and has a "gentle giant" demeanor that students and staff respond positively to.”
Burnet High School - Todd Overstreet
"Mr. Overstreet joined the Burnet High School Family at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Since his arrival, he has had an immediate and positive impact on students and staff. He works with a challenging population of students, but he never shies away from helping all students and staff members. Mr. Overstreet consistently maintains a genuine, positive attitude that is contagious as it infiltrates the entire campus.Mr. Overstreet is recognized as a person of impeccable integrity. He approaches his job with dedication, determination, and perseverance; he refuses to give up on any student."