Teravista Teacher of the Year: Stephanie Stoebe

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“The things that students should be exposed to should be thought-provoking and inspiring,” Stoebe said. “Creativity and passion must resonate in every aspect of the classroom. I refuse to not be creative.”

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Teravista_TOY_PageTeravista Elementary has selected fifth-grade teacher Stephanie Stoebe as its 2017 Teacher of the Year. Stoebe’s high expectations in the classroom don’t start and stop with her students — she holds the materials and lessons she prepares to the same standards. When determining materials, Stoebe asks herself if she, in fact, would want to read or do what she is asking of her students.

“The things that students should be exposed to should be thought-provoking and inspiring,” Stoebe said. “Creativity and passion must resonate in every aspect of the classroom. I refuse to not be creative.”

Twice a month, Stobe’s fifth-grade class participates in the “Genius Hour.” During that hour, students read and research about their passions. Stoebe leaves it up to the students to determine the topic, she guides them in their research, then sets the students free in pursuit of their passions.

“Quality instruction, honoring students’ voice and carving time for students’ passions resulted with a 100 percent passing rate on the STAAR reading,” Stoebe said.

A professional educator for nine years, Stoebe is a member of of the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE). She is actively involved in bringing attention to the realities of being a teacher and when she isn’t creating inspiring lessons for her students, she’s mentoring and advocating for professional educators.

“Everyday there are 46 kids that look at me expectantly and it is because the uniqueness is handled with enthusiasm, passion, my kids truly learn,” said Stroebe. “I love to teach and I teach with my whole heart.”

Teravista principal Michael Wakefield said he considers Stoebe an inspiration.

“She always goes the extra mile, whether it be advocating for teachers and students or just taking the time to listen to the needs of her students,” Wakefield said.

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