Rockwall ISD honored the 2014 Teachers of the Year from each of its 19 campuses on Friday, May 9 at a red carpet celebration held at the Hilton Bella Harbor. The highlight of the evening was the naming of the elementary and secondary district Teachers of the Year for 2014. Taking the elementary-level honor was Melanie Weir from Virginia Reinhardt Elementary. Mike McMahon from J.W. Williams Middle School was selected as the Secondary Teacher of the Year. Trenton Cornehl, President of the Rockwall Breakfast Rotary Club, previous RISD Teachers of the Year, as well as RISD staff served on the selection committee for the honor.

Both teachers were awarded a six-month lease on a 2014 Toyota Prius, a vacation package valued at $2,500 and a $500 Visa gift card. Together they will serve as the district’s representatives for the regional Teacher of the Year competition administered by the Texas Association of School Administrators. Additionally, each campuses teacher of the year received a $200 Visa gift card and “swag bag” containing a plaque and other goodies from each of the sponsors.

(L-R: Mike McMahon, Secondary Teacher of the Year from J.W. Williams Middle School, Superintendent Jeff Bailey, and Melanie Weir, Elementary Teacher of the Year from Virginia Reinhardt Elementary)