HISD honors Educators of the Year at annual banquet

Houston Independent School District honored the 2021-2022 Educators of the Year at its annual banquet on Friday, May 13, at Hilton Americas-Houston.

Maria Soria from Port Houston Elementary School was named Elementary Teacher of the Year.

Kaylinn McNary from North Forest High School was named Secondary Teacher of the Year.

A full list of the finalists and campus teachers of the year can be found here.

The Beginning Teachers of the Year winners are:

  • Madeline Gonynor from School at St. George Place
  • Brittany Dominguez from Ortiz Middle School
  • Briana Edwards from Wheatley High School

The Principals of the Year are:

  • Trealla Epps from Roberts Elementary School
  • Rita Graves from Lamar High School

This year’s theme was Lagniappe—meaning “a little extra”—and served to recognize educators who provide extra support.