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2019 Distinguished Teachers of the Year selected

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SAISD’s 2019 Distinguished Teachers of the Year Dawn Cardenas, third-grade teacher, Rodriguez Elementary School; Iliana Trobaugh, sixth-grade teacher, Ogden Academy; and Belinda Medellin, technology teacher, CAST Tech High School.

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Three outstanding educators were honored last night as SAISD’s 2019 Distinguished Teachers of the Year. They are Dawn Cardenas, third-grade teacher, Rodriguez Elementary School; Iliana Trobaugh, sixth-grade teacher, Ogden Academy; and Belinda Medellin, technology teacher, CAST Tech High School. These outstanding educators will be considered as nominees for a variety of outside honors throughout the next school year.

A total of 90 teachers across the District were celebrated as Teachers of the Year for their individual schools during the ceremony held at the Alamo Convocation Center. Each school’s Teacher of the Year was selected by a vote of his or her peers. All had the opportunity to submit a written application for SAISD Distinguished Teacher of the Year, and one each of which was selected for the elementary, middle and high school levels from a pool of outstanding candidates. All Teachers of the Year received a certificate, personalized glass trophy, and $100 gift certificate to the Learning Zone. The 2019 Distinguished Teachers of the Year received an additional $150 gift certificate as well as a check for $500.