Congratulations to these amazing ladies for being selected as our Teacher of the Year, Rookie Teacher of the Year, and Paraprofessional of the Year. Here's their Educational Story and Journey
Jennifer Guerra - Mrs. Guerra is our Dyslexia teacher at Bear Branch, where she services over 40 students to improve the reading language arts skills. She has 15 years of teaching and leading literacy to our campus. Not a moment is wasted in her classroom. She has high expectations for her students, and she makes sure each student experiences success every day. She is on the Student Success Team, where she analyzes screener data and helps make recommendations for student interventions. To know Jennifer, you would agree that she is sincere, thoughtful, and kind. She is personable at work and greets everyone with a smile. She believes in all kids and helps them believe in themselves.
Caitlin Greeson - Ms. Greeson has enjoyed the amazing opportunity of teaching in Magnolia ISD at Bear Branch Elementary for both of her two years of teaching. Her two years of teaching 3rd Grade Math and Science have been her favorite years of her life so far! Her passion for teaching her marvelous students in creative and relevant ways is what brings her to Bear Branch every day. In addition to working with the students, Ms. Greeson is the 3rd Grade Math PLC Facilitator and Campus Technology Liaison. She began working with the district in 2019 after graduating from Texas A&M with honors in Education. Outside of school, Ms. Greeson is continuing her honors education at the University of Texas at Tyler as she nears completion on a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in STEM Education. Ms. Greeson loves her Bear Branch family and looks forward to celebrating with the staff members at her school who have been there every step of the way to help her become the teacher she is!
Patty Hutcherson - Mrs. Hutcheson has been with Bear Branch Elementary since August 1995. This year is her 26th year working alongside teachers as In-class Support for students with Special Needs. She is committed to her students year after year. She is a consistent face for the students even as they move on to the next grade level. She is always the first to offer help to her team and anyone in need. She takes on any responsibility to help students and her fellow teachers succeed. When asked about being selected as POY for Bear Branch, she said, "The love for children has always been my motivation. I enjoy this job, and I enjoy impacting the lives of my students. I want to thank my friends and the BBE staff for thinking of me and selecting me as our campus Paraprofessional of the Year!"