New Teacher of the Month Elementary

Kimberly Boone Recognized as Elementary New Teacher of the Month at HISD
Posted on 04/24/2018
This is the image for the news article titled Kimberly Boone Recognized as Elementary New Teacher of the Month at HISDKimberly Boone was recognized as the Elementary New Teacher of the Month during the April monthly professional development session at Hempstead ISD. As a new teacher of the month at Hempstead ISD, she received a #risktaker t-shirt donated by MaBisha Stubblefield (Bisha’s Bling), a Mary Kay gift bag donated by Jackie Craver and a certificate to display in her room.

Peter Zimeri, PK-12 Bilingual/ESL Coach, has had the opportunity to work with Ms. Boone in a bilingual classroom this year. “Ms. Boone is dedicated to work with her students regardless of any language barrier that may exist,” said Zimeri. “She is willing to do whatever it takes to see her students succeed. It truly has been a great year working side by side with this educator.”

Boone is a new teacher at Hempstead Elementary who currently teaches a 5th grade Bilingual class. “Ms. Boone has been a true asset to our HISD team,” said Melissa Skinner, HISD Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction. “She goes above and beyond to find instructional strategies to help her 5th grade students be successful. She shines a positive light and we appreciate her efforts. ”

After 18 years in education, Boone is excited to be a first year teacher working on her alternative certification through iteachTEXAS and happy to share her journey to become a teacher.

While working on her Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from Lamar University though online classes, Boone worked as a substitute teacher and para educator (in class support). During that time, she also drove a school bus for six years and worked in the after school program for four years. Once she earned her degree, Boone became the after school campus coordinator for a year until the grant ended.

Boone is a mother of three grown sons, one grandson and has a granddaughter on the way. “I’m an avid reader, enjoy crocheting and gardening,” she said. “My favorite places to be are on the beach or at a dirt race track.”

Congratulations Kimberly Boone for being recognized as a New Teacher of the Month at Hempstead ISD!