AHISD Teacher of the Year

AHISD Teacher of the Year
AHISD LogoWoodridge Elementary Teacher of the Year Lisa Barry
Congratulations to Woodridge Elementary Teacher Lisa Barry for being named the 2020 Alamo Heights ISD Teacher of the Year!

Ms. Barry is a 5th Grade English Language Arts, Reading and Social Studies Teacher.

In describing her career as a teacher, Mrs. Barry shares:

"The teacher I was 24 years ago, at the beginning of my career, is not the teacher I am today.  The teacher of tolerance I was 17 years ago is not the teacher I am today.  Next year, I do not plan on being the same teacher I am today.  I will be better.  I learn from my co-workers and administrators on a daily basis.  In order to continue being a successful teacher, creating critically thinking lifelong learners, I must keep my finger on the pulse of my students and on the institution of education.  Changing with the times, being open to put away previously learned mindsets, and being bold enough to try new ways of teaching and facilitating learning is inherent in excellent teachers.  I have an inexplicable drive and passion to teach using new methods and information."

Her Principal, Gerrie Spellman, shares of Mrs. Barry:

"Mrs. Barry has heart and passion for teaching tolerance.  She uses Holocaust history and experiences of survivors to inspire her students to identify when something is wrong to make it right.  She is a true inspiration for our students, teachers and families."
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