Lauren Curlee Recognized as Elementary New Teacher of the Month at HISD
Posted on 01/12/2018
This is the image for the news article titled Lauren Curlee Recognized as Elementary New Teacher of the Month at HISDLauren Curlee was recognized as the Elementary New Teacher of the Month during the January 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 $50 Mary Kay gift certificate donated by Jackie Craver and a certificate to display in her room.

“I was beyond thrilled and humbled when I received the New Teacher of the Month award,” said Curlee. “My students are my world and I would not have won this award without them.”

Curlee is a new teacher at Hempstead Elementary who currently teaches 4th grade math and science. “We are so excited Ms. Lauren Curlee joined our HISD team,” said Melissa Skinner, HISD Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction. “She is doing a fabulous job in 4th grade.” According to Skinner, Curlee seeks to learn new strategies to assist students in math and science. “I am very impressed with her willingness to learn new ideas and her positive attitude, said Skinner. “ She provides a welcoming environment where students have the opportunity to learn with a true hands-on experience. ”

“Lauren Curlee is a fantastic addition to the Hempstead Elementary family,” said HISD’s 3-5 Reading Coach Vera Cleveland. According to Cleveland, Ms. Curlee has a positive attitude and performs her duty with excellence. “Ms. Curlee’s students have great respect for her,” said Cleveland. “She has set high expectations not only for herself but also her students. Mrs. Curlee has already reached one of her T-TESS goals for the year, BUT she has set the bar higher to push towards for the end of the year,” said Cleveland. “We are blessed to have her at HES!”

Curlee is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and her favorite quote is “Glass half-full and only good things!”

Congratulations Lauren Curlee for being recognized as a New Teacher of the Month at Hempstead ISD!