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2021 Employee Recognition Ceremony

During Georgetown’s first in-person ceremony since the beginning of COVID-19, the Georgetown ISD Education Foundation named the district’s Teachers and Employees of the Year. 

2022 Teachers of the Year

  • Elementary Teacher of the Year: Cheryl Richards, Mitchell Elementary School
  • Secondary Teacher of the Year: Carolyn Hise, Georgetown High School 

2021 Employees of the Year

  • Auxiliary Employee of the Year: Teresa Lopez - Custodian, Lakeway Support Center
  • Paraprofessional Employee of the Year: Leslie Mauch - administrative assistant for transportation
  • Support Employee of the Year: Chad Hennessey - Athletic Trainer, Georgetown High School

GISD campuses and departments submitted nominations of teachers and employees who embody the district’s vision and mission. Nominations were reviewed by a committee and a single winner was secluded in each category. Teacher of the Year nominations were determined using the Texas Teacher of the Year guidelines set by the Texas Association of School Administrators. Since 1969, the Texas Teacher of the Year (TOY) Program has honored excellence in classroom education and provided a forum to showcase many outstanding educators whose efforts and example have inspired their students, their colleagues, and the communities they serve.

The district Teacher of the Year winners will advance in competition at the regional level.

The Employee Recognition Ceremony is sponsored by the GISD Education Foundation.

We encourage you to view our event photos of all retirees, service awards, Employee of the Year finalists and winners, and our Teacher of the Year finalists and winners.