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At Muenster ISD’s end-of-year faculty and staff breakfast on June 7, Muenster ISD principals announced their choices for “2012-2013 Teachers of the Year” at a recent end-of-year faculty and staff breakfast.
Dyan Huchton received the “Elementary Teacher of the Year” award and Joni Sturm received the “High School Teacher of the Year” award.
Dyan Huchton has six years of teaching experience. She started her teaching career for Valley View ISD where she taught three years of fifth and sixth grade math. Her last three years have been at Muenster ISD where she has been the elementary Special Education teacher. Her peers state that Dyan puts her students first, she gives 200 percent, is compassionate, and strives to help all her students be successful and reach their potential. Lou Heers, elementary principal, said Huchton puts in endless hours to ensure her students succeed; she has a passion for teaching.
“Dyan is truly a dedicated teacher who teaches from her heart,” Heers said.
Joni Sturm has 38 years of teaching experience. She started her teaching career at Muenster ISD as a first year teacher and has continued to teach students of Muenster JH/HS throughout the years. She teaches Family Consumer Science which was known as Home Economics when she started. She has seen many changes during her career in both education and FCS and is now teaching her second generation of Muenster students.
She has been the FCCLA sponsor as well as the class instructor. She has a very active organization with seventy or more members and in the last two years she has students that have advanced to the National level in FCCLA STAR competition.
She has also had a state officer selected from her students for the last two years. Sturm dedicates many hours of each day to ensure that her students have the opportunity to learn skills that will continue to impact them throughout their lives as well as teaching the students the value of giving back to the community.
“I look forward to another successful year with Joni as she challenges the students to be the best person that they can be,” Heers said.
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