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NISD educator is Texas Teacher of the Year finalist

NISD educator is Texas Teacher of the Year finalist

For the fifth year in a row, a Northside ISD teacher has been named a finalist for Texas Teacher of the Year.

Christian DeBerry, special education teacher at Hobby Middle School, is one of six finalists for the Texas Teacher of the Year. The competition is offered each year by the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA).

DeBerry, along with three elementary and two secondary educators were selected from the 40 regional Teachers of the Year from each of the state’s 20 education service centers. The top educators will be named for Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year and Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year in October.

DeBerry has been teaching for five years at Northside Independent School District and credits having accidentally found her passion for teaching.

“’We all have a purpose and I have found mine,’” DeBerry wrote in her Teacher of the Year application. “’It is working with students with special needs. While I have people tell me all the time that they couldn’t do my job or wouldn’t want my job, my response to them is I wouldn’t have it any other way.’”

According to the TASA press release, the Texas Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year, and all of the Regional Teachers of the Year will be honored at a luncheon and awards ceremony on Oct. 4 in Austin.

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