Teacher Of The Year 2020

Mrs. Carly Ross

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Mrs. Carly Ross

I am a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, and have been teaching with KISD for over eight years.  Five of those years have been spent in the Title 1 Math Specialist/Interventionist position at Mountain View Elementary and the past two years at Meadows Elementary. I work with students in first through fifth grade in small group settings.

My favorite thing about teaching is providing the stepping-stones for students to make their own connections. Those light bulb moments are even brighter when our students have ownership of their learning. Seeing my students succeed, improve, excel, and become more confident and independent are my favorite things about teaching.

Philosophy of Education: A child must feel supported, assured of their safety, have their basic needs met, and then can be challenged for authentic learning.  My students are risk takers because they know they are safe to try. Mutual respect and a strong relationship provide the foundation for high achievement.