By Annie Brown
Elementary Teacher of the Year
This year’s Elementary School Teacher of the Year is Stacie Grooters, a Science Specialist at Culverdale Elementary School. She has worked for IUSD for more than three years.
Stacie loves teaching students and brings passion and commitment to hands-on lessons to get students excited about science. She makes rigorous science curriculum accessible to all students by weaving in personal stories and humor.
“Students think they’re playing, not realizing they’re learning, being held accountable to work collaboratively and engaging in critical thinking,” said Culverdale Principal Aaron Jetzer. “She has a wealth of information and stays current on new scientific discoveries, which she shares with students daily.”
Stacie infuses technology into her lessons to enhance the learning experiences for students. She is one of a handful of teachers in California who uses augmented reality computers that feature sound, video, graphics and other data to develop engaging instruction for students. She continually strives to create experiences for her students that will deepen their love of learning.
Middle School Teacher of the Year
Middle School Teacher of the Year is Henry Miller, an Music teacher at Sierra Vista Middle School. He has been with IUSD for 26 years.
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