Del VALLE, Texas — In partnership with the Del Valle Education Partners, Del Valle ISD hosted the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year Banquet on Wednesday, April 24, at Chez Zee to recognize the campuses’ Teachers of the Year.

Lucinda Fischer, Del Valle Elementary 5th-grade teacher, was named the 2018-2019 Overall Elementary Teacher of the Year. Barbara Tijerina, Del Valle Middle School 7th-grade teacher, was named the 2018-2019 Overall Secondary Teacher of the Year. Both were received an additional $300 check and a plaque.

“Being part of the Teacher of the Year selection committee was extremely difficult because we have so many wonderful teachers representing the District,” Del Valle Education Partner member Ron Wattinger said. “The best part about the night was seeing the videos of all the students talking about their teachers and how they help shape the future of our kids.”

All 16 honorees received a glass apple award for being recognized as the Teacher of the Year of their respective campus. This award was in addition to a $300 check they received prior to Spring Break funded by the Del Valle Education Partners.