Elementary Teacher of the Year Finalist named Teacher of the Month for May

Dogan Elementary got to celebrate twice this month when their fourth-grade ELAR teacher Brittani Rideaux, who was crowned as an Elementary Teacher of the Year finalist was also named the Sterling McCall VIP Services Teacher of the Month for May. 

To help close out the school year, Sterling McCall VIP Services surprised Rideaux on Wednesday to celebrate her accomplishments in the classroom that have landed her multiple recognitions across the district.  

“Ms. Rideaux has a strong commitment and passion to Dogan students’ academic achievement,” Principal Sandra Menxueiro said. “Her growth mindset and grit are a motivation to her students and staff, which has resulted in classroom success.” 

In her third year with HISD, Rideaux joined the Achieve 180 campus as a highly effective teacher from one of the district’s high performing campus to help support the campus in its turnaround efforts.  

“She has done an outstanding job in the classroom and serves as a model teacher for her peers at Dogan,” Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan said. “We hope to have more teachers like Brittani join the district and help support our Achieve 180 campuses.”  

Rideaux will get to kick off the summer break in style with a 2019 Nissan Murano, courtesy of Sterling McCall Nissan. 

“It’s an honor to receive this recognition today and know that our work as teachers doesn’t go unnoticed by the community,” Rideaux said.  

As part of the Teacher of the Month program, HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan and district leaders will surprise a teacher along with a rep from Sterling McCall VIP Services. Each month, the teacher will be presented with an award, a gift basket of promotional items, a $150 gift card, and a luxury loaner vehicle. 

Each of the seven HISD Area Superintendents will be responsible for selecting a teacher from their region to be honored from October 2018 to May 2019. Principals who would like to nominate a teacher on their campus should contact their school support officer or area superintendent directly.