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It's official: Lubbock ISD has chosen two local educators as its teachers of the year.

Cheyenne McBrayer, who teaches specials needs students at the Vocational Transition Center (VTC), and Kindergarten teacher Jenny Rosetta of Centennial Elementary School, are the district's 2020 teachers of the year.

McBrayer has been teaching at the VTC since 2013, while Rosetta started her teaching career in 2004 and joined Lubbock ISD in 2018, the district noted in a press release sent Thursday.

But Lubbock ISD didn't just send them a letter or have someone call them on the phone to let them know about their accolade. Lubbock ISD Superintendent Dr. Kathy Rollo actually surprised them at their homes, camera crew in tow, with the happy news. How cool is that? You can check out their reactions in the video below.

The other finalists were spread across several Lubbock ISD elementary, middle and high schools. They are:

  • Emily Boring, Alderson Elementary School
  • Melissa Carver, Irons Middle School
  • Amy Ellyson, Maedgen Elementary School
  • Catherine Olivier, Hutchinson Middle School
  • Penni Pennington, Waters Elementary School
  • Stephanie Robinson, Estacado High School
  • Ally Schniederjan, Monterey High School.

Both teachers will receive $250 from Durham School Services, a pair of one-year passes at Alamo Drafthouse and classroom furniture from Officewise and the HON Company.

 

Congrats, y'all!

[Source: Lubbock ISD press release]