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Peace Corps influences teachers passion, love of diversity

Reily Dominy December 10, 2021

The Peace Corps focuses on building relationships and has core values that include sacrifice, commitment, passion, and a love for people which directly correlates to the teaching field. Freshman English...

Teacher utilizes childlike imagination, individualizes curriculum to reach students

Ron Toback-Wolf December 8, 2021

People say that if you can find a job doing what you love, you will never work a day in your life. English teacher Stephen Dillon, who has had a big imagination ever since he was a child, has taken his...

Home sweet home: Students find friends, family within four walls

Jaci Siegert May 29, 2021

A safe haven. A refuge. A home. The fact that the 6160 is just a standard classroom down a hallway on Blue Campus does not diminish the emotional attachment many students have to that location. For...

Educator selected as BISD secondary teacher of the year

Jaci Siegert September 23, 2020

At the end of each school year, the BISD school district recognizes certain teachers for outstanding work in and out of their classrooms. This year, the secondary teacher of the year was awarded to English...

For the love of the game: Coach returns to same court where she started program over 40 years ago

Sophia Bradley February 27, 2020

Four decades ago, Ruth Whiteley started teaching and coaching the girls basketball program at Bryan High. For 10 years she coached the team until she transitioned into a full time history teacher. “I...

Heart to heart: Teacher heals from open heart surgery, lasting effects

Megan Krenek February 24, 2020

Shooting pain in the arm and jaw. A general feeling of being ill at ease. Tightness in the chest. Having a healthy heart is something a lot of people bypass and take for granted. It is one of the most...

Fairy tale wedding: Art teacher proposal, wedding inspired by fictional interests

Gail Finch December 8, 2016

Creativity is in every aspect of life, whether we want to admit it or not. Art teacher Samantha Bennett understands that concept well, by taking creativity and making a living with it, but also incorporating...

Faculty members honored by superintendent

Jennyfer Tucker May 13, 2016

The 212 degree award is an award that recognizes employees who go above and beyond their duties. Water is hot at 211 degrees, but at 212 degrees water turns to steam which is powerful enough to move a...

Crossing over: Teacher transitions back to being student for summer

Danica Mendes May 12, 2016

Many of us look to our teachers as mentors, guides, and in many cases, holders of infinite knowledge who we could only one day hope to possess. Often times we forget that teachers were once students, and...

Language acquisition inspired by teacher’s passion, experiences

Gail Finch December 7, 2015

Deutsche Sprache, schwere Sprache. German language, hard language. German teacher Jan Krammer doesn’t want that statement to intimidate students from learning German. With her cultural experience and...

Teacher creates lasting, influential bond with students

adviser May 27, 2015

Early in the morning, a student walks into room 6160, the newspaper and yearbook classroom, but they aren’t there to order a yearbook or snap a photo. Tears roll down their cheeks as the weight of the...

Building relationships through engineering, architecture classes

Mariah Guerrero February 5, 2015

For 22 years, Ted Vaughan has been teaching students how to solve problems through Engineering Design and creating floor plans for homes and other buildings through Architectural Design, but that’s not...

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