‘It is a distinct honor representing Victoria I.S.D. as region 3 teacher of the year’

2019-2020Teacher of the Year recognized as Region 3 Teacher of the Year in Austin
Tammy Reyes Banquet 1

Tammy Reyes

VICTORIA, Texas – On Tuesday, June 22, Tammy Reyes was awarded Region 3 Teacher of the Year at the State Teacher of the Year banquet in Austin, Texas. Commissioner of Education Mike Morath presented Reyes with the award.

“It is a distinct honor representing Victoria ISD as region 3 teacher of the year,” said Tammy
Reyes. “I am a second-generation teacher, proud mother of two VISD children, and the wife of a
west high school coach, along with being a fourth-grade teacher at Vickers Elementary. Our
personal and professional lives revolve heavily around education. Teaching the youth of our
community is one of the most important jobs in our nation. When we teach with responsibility
and urgency for student success, we plant a seed of growth that transcends the classroom.
Often teachers do not see the direct results of their effort, but we hold close to our hearts that
we have made a positive direct impact on our students’ students’ lives. We know this by the
hugs, tears, laughter, and smiles that are shared with the students and families that we serve.”Reyes continues, “Being recognized as one of the top 20 teachers in the state of Texas was a
very humbling experience with the memorable pleasure of convening with other teachers across
the state who share the same passion for teaching. Hearing commissioner Morath and Dr.
Brown speak of the importance of teachers and the gratitude that poured over us was
something I wish every teacher in our district could experience. It was motivating, inspiring, and
I can’t wait to get back in the classroom!”

Reyes is a fourth-grade teacher at Vickers Elementary School and was named Campus Teacher of the Year. She was selected as the District Elementary Teacher of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year. Reyes was recognized at the V.I.S.D. Teacher of the Year banquet in February 2020, held at the Victoria Community Center. District teachers of the year move forward to the Region 3 Teacher of the Year in their respective grade levels, where Reyes was also named Region 3 Teacher of the Year.