Borger ISD Instructor named Region 16 Teacher of the Year 
Mrs. Johnson accepting Region 16 Teacher of the Year award

Borger High School math instructor, Kimberly Johnson was named Region 16 Secondary Teacher of the Year at the recent Fall Kickoff.

Every fall, 40 Regional Teachers of the Year are selected -- one elementary and one secondary teacher from each of the 20 Education Service Center regions in Texas.  Six finalists are then chosen from among the 40 semi-finalists.

Following an interview process, the Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year and Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year are chosen from among the six finalists.  

Associate principal at BHS, DeDe Conaway, is very proud of Johnson stating, “Kim Johnson is one of the best teachers that I have had the honor of working with and she truly deserves this recognition.”

Among other accomplishments, Johnson organized the first BHS Math Fair to highlight students’ accomplishments in math, science, and engineering skills.  Six-hundred out of 777 enrolled students participated in the event.  Johnson was able to raise over $10,000 for prizes for participants. The event garnered huge community support from judges, sponsors and event attendees.  Judges included CEO’s, engineers and other leaders from local industry such as Solvay, Phillips 66 and CP Chem.  These judges provided invaluable feedback to students regarding their projects.  

Matt Ammerman, BHS principal, expressed this about Mrs. Johnson’s honor, “Borger High School is extremely proud of Kim Johnson.  She brought her love of math to bring her community together in an amazing way!”

Thomas Hodge, BHS Mathematics Department Head sums up Mrs. Johnson’s accomplishments, “Great job from an extraordinary teacher to not only get all the students involved but the entire community.  I might be a leader of the department, but Mrs. Johnson’s spirit and drive should inspire us all to try to be better teachers!”


Mrs. Johnson is very honored to receive this award stating, “I am so proud to bring this award back to Borger ISD! We have such amazing teachers that go above and beyond for their students, and a community that was overwhelmingly supportive in not only our math fair last year but ALL the events we have at our Borger schools!  I am SO proud to be in a town that cares so much about our students and their future successes.”


Posted by rebecca.calder On 16 August, 2018 at 4:06 PM