Brenham ISD has announced the winners of the teacher, substitute and paraprofessional of the year awards for the 2022-23 school year.

Named Brenham ISD’s teacher of the year is Kristi Pharaon, a teacher at the Early Childhood Learning Center.  The paraprofessional of the year across the district is Belene Ward of Brenham High School. 

The new award for districtwide substitute of the year went to Lois McNair.  Candidates, who were voted on by teachers, had to serve 80 days by May 1st in order to be included on the ballot.

The 16 winners from each individual campus include:

CampusTeacher of the YearParaprofessional of the Year
Early Childhood Learning CenterKristi PharaonLatoshia Richardson
Alton Elementary SchoolBrandi DyerDoris Williams
Brenham Elementary SchoolMeg ConeLois Schluens
Krause Elementary SchoolMary KrollCrystal Zapata
Brenham Middle SchoolCaleb WhiteSamantha Janes
Brenham Junior High SchoolJennifer EbelClaudia Barkowiak
Brenham High SchoolChristine Cmajdalka Belene Ward
Pride AcademyJessica Dluhos Patricia Washington

Brenham ISD congratulates all of this year’s honorees, saying, “Their dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to education have left an indelible mark on our district.”

Monetary awards and gifts were presented to winners by several organizations.  The district teacher of the year received $2,500 from Texas Vein & Wellness, while the paraprofessional of the year received $1,500.  The substitute of the year was awarded $500 from D&D Specialty Services and $200 from ESS.

Campus honorees were provided gifts by Bank of Brenham and Associated Credit Union of Texas.  Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union also provided gifts to the campus winners, as well as the districtwide teacher and paraprofessional of the year. 

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  1. Congratulations to all of these hard-working and dedicated public servants, especially to Ms. McNair. Ms. McNair has dedicated her life to the education of young minds and was an inspiration to me as my “best friend” while at Brenham Elementary in the first grade. You are the best, Ms. McNair!

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