Read about our first teacher surprise HERE and watch the video below to see Houston Life surprise Dr. Butiko in her classroom.
Read about our second teacher surprise HERE and watch the video below to see Houston Life surprises Ms. Woods in her classroom.
Read about our third teacher surprise HERE and watch the video below to see Houston Life surprises Ms. Musgrove in her new office.
Read about our fourth teacher surprise HERE and watch the video below to see Houston Life surprises Ms. Lee in the middle of teaching a class.
Read about our fifth teacher surprise HERE and watch the video below to see Houston Life surprises Mr. Smith in the hallway at Deepwater Elementary School.
Houston Life and Shell Federal Credit Union showed some special teachers some love as they headed back to the classroom.
Teachers can make such an important impact on their students’ lives, and they often give more than they receive.
Melanie Camp introduces you to five remarkable teachers from the Greater Houston area, with a special thank you gift to brighten their day, during Houston Life’s We Love Teachers segments. The teachers have been identified for the surprises by their districts.
Watch all the surprises as we recognized five deserving teachers, to help start the school year on a positive note.
Is there a special teacher who has made a difference in your life -- one who deserves recognition? Submit a photo below and tell us about them.
Our first Teacher is Dr. Butiko who teaches ESL at Hodges Bend Middle School in Fort Bend ISD. Typically, her students know zero English. Last year, Dr. Butiko was a FBISD Teacher of the Year finalist, so it only made sense to recognize the passion she puts into her job as a teacher.
Our second Teacher is Ms. Leanne Woods who is a bilingual math teacher at Ball High School in Galveston. Everyone in her class has only been in the United States for two years of less and for none of them speak English as their first language.
Our third teacher is Ms. Melodie Musgrove. Mayor Sylvester Turner proclaimed Aug 8 ‘Melodie Musgrove Day’ in honor of the Walnut Bend Elementary School teacher!
Our fourth teacher is Ms. Canita Lee from Tomball Memorial High School. Ms. Lee empowers her students to take on challenges and succeed, inspiring them to find the strength within to aim high in life.
Students, parents, and coworkers LOVE the fifth teacher we surprised. Mr. Barry Smith has been motivating students at Deepwater elementary School for 20 years.