2017-18 Stafford MSD Teacher of the Year.

2017-18 Stafford MSD Teacher of the Year.
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Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land Presents Stafford MSD District Teacher of the Year with free summer lease

BY STAFFORD MSD COMMUNICATIONS

The Stafford Municipal School District is grateful for its partnership with Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land.

Classic has presented Stafford Municipal School 2017-18 District Teacher of the Year Ashley Bratcher with a complimentary lease for June, July and August.

Shortly after Stafford MSD Superintendent Dr. Robert Bostic announced that Bratcher was the District Teacher of the Year, Ray Aguilar, Community Relations Director with Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land, presented Bratcher with the option of driving a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu or a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox for the month of June.

Dr. Bostic, with the full support of the Stafford MSD Board of Trustees, spearheaded the partnership between Stafford MSD and Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land.

Bratcher, who just completed her sixth year as a Math & Science Teacher at Stafford Elementary School, chose the Equinox. Aguilar invited her to the Classic dealership to pick out a new vehicle for the months of July and August, respectively.

A native of Fort Bend County, Bratcher graduated from Hightower High School and Texas A&M University before earning a Master’s in Education from Concordia University.

She was selected by her peers as Elementary Campus Teacher of the Year and was one of four finalists in the District for Campus Teacher of the Year.

The 2017-18 school year marks the second time in three years that a Stafford Elementary School Teacher won District Teacher of the Year. The campus was ranked in the Top 1 Percent of Texas Elementary Schools, and its Assistant Principal, Ileana Duran-Reyes won Teacher of the Year in 2016-17 (as a Stafford Intermediate School Teacher). Stafford Elementary Associate Principal Twyla Hynes was named the District’s Administrator of the Year.

Bratcher was honored to receive District Teacher of the Year honors and began crying tears of joy when Aguilar told her about the free car lease.

“I enjoy teaching because I believe education is life-changing,” Bratcher said. “Every day I come to work, I know that I am making a positive on a child’s education, and therefore, their lives. I also enjoy it because I love my students. I enjoy working for Stafford MSD because of the close-knit community.”

Bratcher is a talented singer who regularly performs in church. She uses her singing abilities to teach mathematics, through catchy songs.

The link below highlights Bratcher’s accomplishments as an educator in Stafford Municipal School District.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruScf0fOM0c

District Teacher of the Year/Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Ashley Bratcher

Intermediate School Teacher of the Year: Cheri Bernazal

Middle School Teacher of the Year: Marissa Vanison

High School Teacher of the Year/Secondary Teacher of the Year: Megan Thompson

Elementary School Rookie Teacher of the Year: Linh Chou

Intermediate School Rookie Teacher of the Year: Daniel Perez

Middle School Rookie Teacher of the Year: Franchelle Hill

Principal of the Year: Ginny Gayle (Stafford Middle School)

Administrator of the Year: Twyla Hynes (Stafford Elementary School)

Paraprofessional of the Year: Norma Pedraza

Instructional Aide of the Year: Helen Gee

Transportation Support Personnel of the Year: Juanita Sanchez

Maintenance Support Personnel of the Year: Rosa Cordero

Nutrition Support Personnel of the Year: Roneisha Oyeduntan