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Clear Creek ISD Announces 2023 Teacher of the Year

Clear Creek ISD Announces 2023 Teacher of the Year

Together with the Rotary Clubs of League City, Seabrook and Space Center, Clear Creek ISD announced the 2023 Teachers of the Year nominees, finalists and top two winners at the traditional awards luncheon on May 8, 2023. Jennifer Ramsey from Wedgewood Elementary School was named the Elementary Teacher of the Year and Erin Quinones from Clear Creek Intermediate School was named the Secondary Teacher of the Year.

Click here for a video feature of the elementary and secondary Teachers of the Year.
Click here for photos from the Teacher of the Year event.

Ramsey has been an educator with CCISD at Wedgewood Elementary since 2006 where she teaches pre-kindergarten and is the pre-kindergarten team lead.

“Ms. Ramsey is the kindest, most compassionate educator,” said Wedgewood Principal Buffie Johnson. “She lays a strong foundation for her students and celebrates their wins no matter how small or how big, with such a positive energy that her students never give up."

Quinones joined CCISD in 2022 and teaches sixth-grade math at Clear Creek Intermediate School. She is the Student Council teacher sponsor, the girls' basketball assistant coach and the head coach of tennis.

“Ms. Quinones brings the highest level of professionalism, dedication, and joy to her classroom—and to our campus every day,” said Clear Creek Intermediate Principal Kim Brouillard. “She is a committed teacher who is willing to take a risk, and do whatever it takes to ensure her students are successful.”

The finalists in the elementary and secondary levels were also recognized during the luncheon: Felicia Morgan, kindergarten teacher at Ed White Elementary, Erica Miller, fourth-grade math teacher at Weber Elementary, Jennifer Ramsey, pre-kindergarten teacher at Wedgewood Elementary, Erin Quinones, sixth-grade math teacher at Clear Creek Intermediate, Megan Edlefsen, fashion design teacher at Clear Springs High School, and Daniel Wheeler, social studies teacher at Space Center Intermediate School.

“Clear Creek ISD has amazing educators in our classrooms, impacting the lives of our community's children,” said CCISD Superintendent of School Dr. Karen Engle. “Our teachers are supporting and challenging children today in ways that inspire students to pursue their passions and find the talents that lie within them.”

Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization with more than 1.2 million members worldwide who volunteer locally, regionally and internationally. The local Rotaries of the Bay Area have partnered with the District for many years in an effort to recognize and honor excellence in teaching. The Rotary Clubs awarded $750 to each of the six finalists and then an additional $750 to the Teachers of the Year.

Below are the individual campus 2023 Teachers of the Year:



High School

Armand Bayou, Jamie Adams

Bayside, Melissa Brouillard

Clear Brook, Regina Ellis

Bauerschlag, Traci Yount

Brookside, Laura Searcy

Clear Creek, Thomas Dion

Bay, Deanna Martin

Clear Creek, Erin Quinones

Clear Falls, Brandy German

Brookwood, Elena Self

Clear Lake, Shelly Eck

Clear Horizons, Matthew Hild

Campbell, Mendy Beard

Creekside, Janay Duncan

Clear Lake, Kirstie Curry

Clear Lake City, Elizabeth Leon

League City, Breana May Phillips

Clear Springs, Megan Edlefsen

Falcon Pass, Kyrstin Herpin

Seabrook, Magen Rathbone

Clear Path, Heather Cotten

Ferguson, Angela Guidry

Space Center, Daniel Wheeler

Clear View, Shelly Lloyd

Gilmore, Brandi Brown

Victory Lakes, Karen Lindquist


Goforth, Mallory Davis

Westbrook, Daniel Parraz


Greene, Michelle Williams



Hall, Alison Lein



Hyde, Debra Posey



Landolt, Amber Breton



League City, Daisy Jimenez



McWhirter, Nelda Patterson



Mossman, Madison Jernigan



North Pointe, Cathy Compa, posthumously



Parr, Jamie Tyrrell



Robinson, Julie Defosse



Ross, Virginia Hightower



Stewart, Priscilla Ward



Ward, Sarah Posados



Weber, Erica Miller



Wedgewood, Jennifer Ramsey



Whitcomb, Samantha Perez



Ed White, Felicia Morgan



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