J.W. Webb Elementary School Literacy Specialist Karen Morman was named Region 10 Elementary Teacher of the Year by Region 10 Education Service Center, an organization that represents more than 80 districts in northeast Texas. She is the third McKinney ISD teacher in the last five years to receive Region 10 Teacher of the Year honors.
“It is very humbling to be chosen for such an honor when there are so many talented and exemplary teachers in McKinney ISD and our Region who dedicate their lives to helping our students,” said Morman. “This is a memory that I will cherish for a lifetime. I truly believe we each have a special calling in life, and teaching is definitely mine. As an advocate for public education, I also hope to be able to share the good news about what is happening in public schools across Texas. Both of my children are products of the McKinney public school system, and the excellent preparation they received helped them both to graduate from college and go on to rewarding careers.”
Morman was selected from over 50 participants throughout an intensely competitive region that includes all school districts in Collin County and surrounding areas.
Morman credits students' curiosity and enthusiasm for her success as a elementary teacher. Her dedication to finding new ways to provide the best instructional environment possible set Morman on a journey to search for innovative ways to engage and motivate students.
“Every student deserves a teacher like Karen Morman, said J.W. Webb Elementary School Principal Kyle Luthi. “She truly represents everything that you would expect from a teacher of the year. She inspires each student to give their personal best in every endeavor and requires no less of herself. Karen fosters strong relationships with students and provides a classroom environment that is engaging and meaningful. I am incredibly appreciative of everything that Karen does for our entire Webb learning community.”
Morman was named the 2011 McKinney ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year at the district’s Teacher of the Year Banquet held at Eldorado Country Club in March.