Program announcing the 14th Annual GISD Teacher of the Year held Wednesday at Gadsden Elementary.
Carmen Montelongo, Anthony Elementary Teacher of the Year, had her table full of flowers from family and friends and her principal, Linda Perez, at left.
Evelyn Loya and Juan Vargas, Chaparral High students, view their camera viewfinder as they took pictures of all campus Teachers of the Year. Loya is a 2nd place state BPA winner, and Vargas will advance to national competition in Promotional Photography in Orlando, Fla, May 9-14.
Sunland Park Elementary Teacher of the Year Aaron Camacho, poses with his principal, Rosie Kahoe, left, wife Yvonne, and their two daughters, Alesandra, 10 mos. and Sofia , 2.
Cristy Gonzalez, Chaparral High Teacher of the Year, has her selfie taken by Tom Baker before ceremonies began.
Superintendent Efren Yturralde, address the audience of all the Gadsden ISD teachers of the year who gathered in a beautifully decorated gym at Gadsden Elementary.
Beninio Mirabal, 3, stood on a chair to watch his mother Michele Mirabal being recognized as the Yucca Heights Elementary Teacher of the Year. With him is his father Dominic Mirabal, at right.
Grace Marquez, principal, Gadsden Elementary, hugs her Teacher of the Year, Jose Giovine, during the banquet held at her school. Gadsden Elementary teachers Alfredo Garcia, Hermelinda Locket, Patsy Mendoza and Frances Sanchez, decorated the gym with banquet hall trimmings that turned the gym into a fancy restaurant.
Superintendent Efren Yturralde, right, and Don Smelser, center, principal, Desert Pride Academy, congratulate their Teacher of the Year James E. Althoff.