FORT BEND ISD (Covering Fort Bend News) –Lorelei Thorp, Fort Bend ISD’s 2019 Secondary Teacher of the Year, has been named a finalist for the Texas Association of School Administrators 2020 Region 4 Teacher of the Year award. She is among five secondary school educators in Region 4, which serves 97,000 educators from 1,500 campuses, selected as a finalist. The other finalists include educators from Goose Creek CISD, Humble ISD, Pearland ISD and Tomball ISD. The winner will be announced next week and will advance to the Texas Teacher of the Year award program.
Since 1969, the Texas Teacher of the Year Program has honored excellence in classroom education and provided a forum to showcase many outstanding educators whose efforts and example have inspired their students, colleagues, and communities they serve.
“I feel so honored to have first been selected as Fort Bend ISD’s Secondary Teacher of the Year, and now as a finalist for Region 4,” said Thorp.
Thorp teaches English as a Second Language and Reading classes to students in grades 9-11 at Kempner High School. She often has students who are new to the country and need assistance navigating the American school system. She empowers her students to be their own advocates, but lets them know it is okay to ask for help.
“I feel truly blessed to be able to do what I love to do – teach,” added Thorp. “Sharing my love of learning and preparing students for success after high school makes even the toughest day worth it. I am looking forward to an amazing 2019-2020 school year.”