THE 2018-19 TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Teacher of the Year Presented With Free Car Lease
Posted on 05/23/2019
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BY STAFFORD MSD COMMUNICATIONS

Stafford Intermediate School Zenikka Nichols was elated to learn that she was the 2018-19 Stafford MSD District Teacher of the Year on Thursday morning.

Nichols’ excitement didn’t end there.

Thanks to Stafford MSD’s community partner, Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land, the Sixth Grade Science/Social Studies teacher was presented with a free three month lease. Ray Aguilar, Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land’s Community Relations Director, presented the lease to Nichols.

She will drive a Chevrolet Equinox through the month of June. For July and August, she will have the opportunity to choose different vehicles.

Nichols, a native of Clinton, Miss., graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and worked in the banking industry. Taking a leap of faith, she decided to relocate to the Houston area. She joined the Stafford Intermediate faculty in the summer of 2015 and has since become a Team Leader.

This is the second year that Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land has partnered with Stafford MSD. Aguilar and Classic provided additional honors this year.

Djuna Cole, the 2018-19 Stafford MSD Secondary Teacher of the Year, received a free lease on a Chevrolet Traverse through the month of June.

Nichols, Cole, Stafford Elementary School Teacher of the Year Maricela Diaz and Stafford High School Teacher of the Year Niki Herbert will each receive a free oil change and cleaning.

Nichols is the second Stafford Intermediate School Teacher in the past three years to earn District Teacher of the Year honors, joining Ileana Duran-Reyes (2017).

Stafford Elementary Associate Principal Jeffery Williams was named Administrator of the Year. The Rookie Teachers of the Year were Rhaniece Choice (Elementary), Misty Simmons (Intermediate), Jeremiah Ary (Middle) and Prachi Salvi (HS).

Here are the Campus Teacher of the Year Videos:

ZENIKKA NICHOLS – DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR/INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL CAMPUS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFxiF4QfKKA

MARICELA DIAZ – ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAMPUS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWkeXibOyik

DJUNA COLE – MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPUS/SECONDARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bjwsrqDT9g

NIKI HERBERT – HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_i0kpWB7Tc