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Health science teacher named NFISD Teacher of the Year

Dr. Emily Bartley was named North Forest ISD’s Teacher of the Year at the district’s annual Celebration of Excellence Gala held in May at the DoubleTree Hotel on John F. Kennedy Boulevard.
Each of the district’s campus Teachers of the Year was honored at the gala along with service pin recipients and retirees.
The event was sponsored by support from community and business partners, including Capital Bank, Josten’s and Houston Community College-Northeast.
Bartley, who teaches at M.B. Smiley High School, is certified in Career Technology Education and teaches health science technology. Also a practicing dentist, she has 16 years of teaching experience.
Bartley was also named NFISD Secondary Teacher of the Year and said she is ready to continue working hard to help students achieve their goals and promises to remain an ardent advocate and supporter of North Forest ISD and the community and children its serves.
Theresa I. Bernal of Lakewood Elementary School was named NFISD Elementary Teacher of the Year. She is a Kindergarten teacher. She is a certified ESL teacher, certified as an early childhood through fourth-grade generalist and is also TOP Rater certified. She has 15 years of teaching experience.
Both educators will represent North Forest ISD in the Texas Education Agency’s Teacher of the Year program.