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MISD Announces Melvin Crosby from North and Erica Johnson from Press as the District’s Teachers of the Year

Press Release|
Shane Mauldin|
Friday, April 8, 2022
  • McKinney ISD 2022 Secondary Teacher of the Year Melvin Crosby from McKinney North High School and MISD 2022 Elementary Teacher of the Year Erica Johnson from Press Elementary
  • Erica Johnson from Press Elementary speaks at the Teacher of the Year Dinner after being named the McKinney ISD 2022 Elementary Teacher of the Year.
  • McKinney ISD 2022 Secondary Teacher of the Year Melvin Crosby shares a laugh with family and friends at the Teacher of the Year Dinner.
  • McKinney ISD Board of Trustees Secretary Philip Hassler at the MISD 2022 Teacher of the Year Dinner
  • (l-r) Lawson Early Childhood School Asst. Principal Veronica Muizers, 2021 Elementary Teacher of the Year Zulema Lujan Flores, 2022 Lawson Campus Teacher of the Year Heather Koonce, Lawson Principal Susie Towber and Lawson Asst. Principal Iliana Gonzalez
  • Former McKinney ISD principal Chris Clark watches as his wife Gretchen Clark walks onstage to receive her award as the 2022 Minshew Campus Teacher of the Year.
  • Anna Feng speaks at the MISD 2022 Teacher of the Year Dinner. Feng was the MISD 2021 Secondary Teacher of the Year.
  • McKinney ISD 2022 Secondary Teacher of the Year Melvin Crosby with MISD Asst. Superintendent Shawn Pratt, who coached Crosby when Crosby was a student at McKinney High School.
  • Zulema Lujan Flores from Lawson Early Childhood School speaks at the 2022 Teacher of the Year Dinner. Lujan Flores was the MISD 2021 Elementary Teacher of the Year.
  • Webb Principal Maria Hafner, Wilmeth Principal Kristin Ellis and Wilmeth Asst. Principal Cari Owens at the MISD 2022 Teacher of the Year Dinner
  • McKinney ISD Board Secretary Philip Hassler visits with Walker Principal Melanie Raleeh at the MISD 2022 Teacher of the Year Dinner.
  • Former McKinney ISD Principal Isiah Joshua congratulates MISD 2022 Secondary Teacher of the Year Melvin Crosby at the Teacher of the Year Dinner.
  • McKinney High School Campus Teacher of the Year Rosana Adams (second from left) pauses for a photo after the McKinney ISD 2022 Teacher of the Year Dinner.
  • Guests visit the candy bar after the McKinney ISD 2022 Teacher of the Year Dinner held on Thursday, April 7, at the MISD Community Event Center

McKinney, Texas – It is always one of the highlights of the school year, an evening set aside by McKinney ISD to celebrate its most exemplary educators, to shine the spotlight on their incredible, tireless work, inside and outside of the classroom. To recognize and celebrate the powerful, life-changing impact they have on MISD students.

They are the best of the best.

row of awards

The annual Teacher of the Year Dinner is one of the highlights of the school year each spring.

On Thursday, April 7, McKinney ISD officials, campus administrators, teachers, family and guests gathered at the MISD Community Event Center to honor the 2021–2022 MISD Campus Teachers of the Year and, from among them, to name the MISD Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year.

After being chosen at the campus level, each of these remarkable educators took part in a portfolio and interview process for consideration to represent the district in the Region 10 Teacher of the Year program as the Elementary or Secondary Teacher of the Year.

For 2021–2022, Erica Johnson from Press Elementary School was named the MISD Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Melvin Crosby from McKinney North High School was named the MISD Secondary Teacher of the Year.

It was a Teacher of the Year celebration that was marked, perhaps more than any other, by a sense of legacy. Seven of the 2022 Campus Teachers of the Year are alumni of MISD, including Crosby, who was an athlete in high school under Shawn Pratt at MHS. And, Johnson in her remarks at the podium, thanked the principals and assistant principals who helped make her a better teacher during her educational journey.

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McKinney ISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel at the 2022 Teacher of the Year Dinner held Thursday, April 7, at the MISD Community Event Center.

“The 2022 Teacher of the Year Dinner was one for the ages,” said MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel. “The representatives from each of the campuses were as good as we’ve ever had, and I am so happy for our winner from Press Elementary and from McKinney North High School. They will represent McKinney ISD well in the next level of competition. I continue to be impressed by the love for kids that I see in all of our Teachers of the Year, and I could not be more proud of them. In my mind, they are all winners.”

MISD Elementary Teacher of the Year

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Erica Johnson — Press Elementary (MISD 2022 Elementary Teacher of the Year) with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Harvey Oaxaca

MISD Secondary Teacher of the Year

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Melvin Crosby — McKinney North High School (MISD 2022 Secondary Teacher of the Year) with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Harvey Oaxaca

MISD Elementary Teacher of the Year Finalists

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Mary Mansfield — Burks Elementary (First Runner Up) with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Harvey Oaxaca

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Emily Welch — Glen Oaks Elementary (Second Runner Up) with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Harvey Oaxaca

MISD Secondary Teacher of the Year Finalists

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Marian Yates — Cockrill Middle School (First Runner Up) with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Harvey Oaxaca

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Kaylee Boysen — Faubion Middle School (Second Runner Up) with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Harvey Oaxaca

MISD Elementary Campus Teachers of the Year

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Helen O’Connell — Bennett Elementary, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Secretary Philip Hassler

Kaylee Land — Caldwell Elementary, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Secretary Philip Hassler

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Kristine Quisenberry — Eddins Elementary, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Secretary Philip Hassler

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Courtnee Kendrick — Finch Elementary, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Secretary Philip Hassler

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Benjamin Daniel — Reuben Johnson Elementary, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Secretary Philip Hassler

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Heather Koonce — Lawson Early Childhood School, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Lynn Sperry

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Becky Crane — Malvern Elementary, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Lynn Sperry

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Cricket Tarrant — McClure Elementary, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Lynn Sperry

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Alicia Johnson — McGowen Elementary, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Lynn Sperry

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Madison Bennett — McNeil Elementary, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Lynn Sperry

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Gretchen Clark — Minshew Elementary, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Lynn Sperry

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Kathleen Zeigler — Slaughter Elementary, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Larry Jagours

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Jana Hodges — Valley Creek Elementary, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Larry Jagours

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Alma Torres-Salas — Vega Elementary, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Larry Jagours

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Diana Luna — Walker Elementary, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Larry Jagours

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Daniel Buhrow — Webb Elementary, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Larry Jagours

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Brandi Derrick — Wilmeth Elementary, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Larry Jagours

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Megan Ragle — Wolford Elementary, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Larry Jagours

MISD Secondary Campus Teachers of the Year

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Tyler Boysen — Dowell Middle School, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Harvey Oaxaca

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Kate Bradham — Evans Middle School, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Harvey Oaxaca

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Jill Nicklas — Scott Johnson Middle School, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Harvey Oaxaca

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Amy Heischman — McKinney Boyd High School, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Harvey Oaxaca

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Rosana Adams — McKinney High School, with with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Harvey Oaxaca

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Tonya Fleming — DAEP, with MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel (l) and Board of Trustees Member Harvey Oaxaca

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