New Teacher of the Month Secondary - October

Naomi Pankratz Recognized as Secondary New Teacher of the Month at HISD
Posted on 10/10/2017
This is the image for the news article titled Naomi Pankratz Recognized as Secondary New Teacher of the Month at HISDNaomi Pankratz was recognized as the Secondary New Teacher of the Month during the October 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) and a certificate to display in her room.

Pankratz said she felt honored to receive the award. “Ms. Pankratz has a unique drive that is contagious amongst colleagues and students,” said Stephanie Piper, the K-12 Science Coach. “She is so very willing to go the extra mile on all that she takes on. Great things are expected in the biology classroom this year with the help of the incredibly talented Ms. Pankratz.”

Pankratz is a new teacher at Hempstead High School who teaches Biology. “Ms. Pankratz wants to make science fun for her students,” said Melissa Skinner, HISD Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction. “We are so glad she joined the Hempstead ISD Team!”

Pankratz is a graduate of Texas A&M University-Kingsville and she earned her masters at The University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to taking a teaching position, she worked as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst.

In her spare time, Pankratz enjoys knitting, tie-dyeing and hiking.

Congratulations Naomi Pankratz for being recognized as a New Teacher of the Month at Hempstead ISD!