Lamar University

06/20/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/20/2024 00:07

13 LU alumni named Wayne A. Reaud Excellence in Education Award winners

As part of the Beaumont Foundation's ongoing commitment to supporting education, the Wayne A. Reaud Excellence in Education Award was created to celebrate and recognize superior contributions of teachers whose leadership and dedication inspire a spirit of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. Fifteen teachers are selected annually to receive this prestigious award in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the education system of southeast Texas. Each award recipient was honored at an awards gala on May 14, where they received a crystal obelisk, a portrait, and $10,000.

Lamar University is proud to join in celebrating 13 alumni as Reaud Excellence in Education Award winners.

Cheryl Spangler

Dishman Elementary School, Beaumont ISD

23 years teaching experience

5thgrade Gifted & Talented Regular Science

Grade Level Chair

Science Lead Teacher

Mentor Teacher

Education
Lamar University, B.S. Education

Allison Morgan McBride

Highland Park Elementary, Nederland ISD

34 years teaching experience

1stgrade Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health, Handwriting

Mentor Teacher

Education
Lamar University, B.S. Speech Education
Lamar University, B.S. Elementary Education

Betsy Richter

Silsbee Elementary School, Silsbee ISD

32 years teaching experience

2ndgrade Math, Science

2ndgrade Team Leader

Mentor Teacher

Education
Lamar University, B.S. Education

Cindy Brandenburg

Buna Elementary School, Buna ISD

12 years teaching experience

Kindergarten

Mentor Teacher

Education
Lamar University, B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies

Rodondria R. Bradley

Pietzsch-MacArthur Pre-K - 8thGrade Center, Beaumont ISD

9Nine years teaching experience

6-8thgrade Reading, Math and 8thGrade Science, Social Studies

Special Education Department Head

Education
Lamar University, M.A. Special Education
Lamar University, B.A. Applied Arts and Sciences

Candace Abshier

Hamshire-Fannett Middle School, Hamshire-Fannett ISD

27 years teaching experience

6thgrade Social Studies Honors, 8thgrade American History

Social Studies Department Head

8thgrade Team Leader

Mentor Teacher

Education
Lamar University, B.S. Education

Staci Glach

Vidor Middle School, Vidor ISD

18 years teaching experience

6thgrade Advanced Math, Science

6thgrade MathDepartment Head

Mentor Teacher

Education
Lamar University, M. Ed. Educational Leadership
Lamar University, B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies

Brittany Granger

Hardin-Jefferson Junior High School, Hardin-Jefferson ISD

13 years teaching experience

7thgrade Mathematics

Lead Special Education Teacher

Education
Lamar University, M.Ed. Administration
Lamar University, B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies

DelcieThomas

Beaumont Early College High School, Beaumont ISD

20 years teaching experience

10thgrade Path College Career 2

10thgrade Dual Credit College Psychology

Education
Lamar University, M. Ed. Teacher Education Leadership
Lamar University, B.S. Communication

Robin McEachen

Nederland High School, Nederland ISD

18 years teaching experience

9thgrade English 1 Inclusion, English 1 General, English 1 Pre-AP

Mentor Teacher

Education
Lamar University, M. Ed Educational Technology & Administration
Baylor University, Bachelor of Arts

Daniel Auchenbach

Bridge City High School, Bridge City ISD

9years teaching experience

11th-12thgrade AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, Engineering Design 1, Engineering Design 2, Honors Computer Science 3

Education
Lamar University, M. Ed. Educational Technology Leadership
Lamar University, B.S. Chemical Engineering

Karissa Ellis

Kountze High School, Kountze ISD

11 years teaching experience

9-12thgrade English Second Language, 10thGrade English 2, Honors English 2

Secondary English Department Head

Education
Lamar University, B.A. English

Krystal Hayes

Woodville High School, Woodville ISD

11 years teaching experience

9-11thgrade Algebra 1

10-12thgrade Mathematical Models with Applications

Math Department Head

Education
Lamar University, M. Ed. Administration
Texas Lutheran University, B.A. History