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Posted March 21, 2011

Katy ISD recently surprised two deserving teachers with the Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year Award.  Sue Creech Elementary teacher Jordan Stubbs and T.H. McDonald Junior High teacher Robin Barnes were chosen for the elementary and secondary awards respectively.  Katy ISD superintendent Alton Frailey, assistant superintendent – area 2 Patricia Paetow, and each campus principal surprised the teachers in their classrooms.

“It was a distinct pleasure to join with family and colleagues to celebrate the great work of these two truly outstanding individuals and professional educators,” says Frailey.  “You can tell immediately upon meeting them that they each bring something very special to our team.  I know they will continue to have a stellar career and we are fortunate to have them.”

Robin Barnes is a graduate of Texas A&M University and teaches math at McDonald Junior High.  With this being her first year as a teacher, Barnes has already made great strides on campus having taken on the task of organizing and shaping the school’s Title I math pull-out program as well as sponsoring  the sixth through eighth grade pep squads.

“Robin’s relentless, positive attitude and willingness to help students learn, even when she has taken on multiple responsibilities, is what made her the candidate for Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year for our campus,” says Colleen Dale, assistant principal at McDonald JH.

Jordan Stubbs is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies, majoring in EC-12 Special Education and EC-6 Generalist.   Stubbs teaches Life Skills at Creech Elementary.

“Jordan knows what needs to be done every day.  She completes it with dignity and respect toward the student, all while making learning fun,” says Elena Thrun, Creech Elementary principal.  “Confidence, compassion and attitude seem to be the tri-fecta that made Jordan a standout during her first year.”

Both Stubbs and Barnes will be honored, along with campus teachers of the year, at a special event in May.  At that time, Katy ISD will also announce the two District-Wide Teachers of the Year.

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Creech Elementary teacher Jordan Stubbs was named Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year for elementary schools in Katy ISD.
McDonald Junior High teacher Robin Barnes was named Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year for secondary schools in Katy ISD.
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