A Brenham High School teacher has been selected by the Career and Technical Association of Texas (CTAT) as the Texas CTAT Teacher of the Year.

Brenham High School's Chris Kenjura is honored as the Texas CTAT Teacher of the Year.
(courtesy Brenham ISD)

Chris Kenjura, who teaches virtual business and sports marketing, received the award, which recognizes the finest career and technical teachers at the middle/secondary school level.

The award goes to teachers who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students, and dedication to the improvement of CTE in their institutions and communities.

Kenjura said he is thankful for the support of his family and colleagues, and that the greatest gift he has been given is “the ability to teach and mentor the amazing students” in his classroom.

Kenjura was also honored in 2017 as the Brenham High School Teacher of the Year, and received the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Award.

Brenham ISD CTE Director Cody Stelter said he is “truly thankful for Chris’ leadership both inside the classroom and in our community”.  He said he provides a learning environment for all of his students, and helps them grow both as students and as young adults as they prepare for life after high school.

Brenham High School Lead Counselor Dr. Kelley Lowes said Kenjura’s classes are “always filled to the brim”.  He said Kenjura is an outstanding teacher because of “his commitment to his students, Brenham ISD staff, and our community”.

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  1. Congratulations again Chris. Your are doing a job that I believe God intended for you to do. Keep up the good work and proud to have you as a neighbor.

  2. Congratulations to you Chris Kenjura. I wish you many more successful years in teaching. Our community needs more teachers like you.

  3. Brenham should be so VERY proud of this young man! He sets high standards for his students and they EXCEL !

  4. Congratulations Mr. Kenjura! Certainly well deserved — all I’ve heard for the past year is Mr. Kenjura said this and Mr. Kenjura said that. You’ve definitely made an impact on my son and his classmates, in a positive way!! (Doesn’t hurt that your teachings line up with what I’ve been telling him for years!) Brenham is lucky to have you!

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