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CFISD teachers honored with Secondary Science Teacher Awards

Spillane Middle School Science teacher Genie Middleton, center, was named the 2023-2024 CFISD Middle School TOY
Spillane Middle School Science teacher Genie Middleton, center, was named the 2023-2024 CFISD Middle School Secondary Science Teacher of the Year.

May 14, 2024—Spillane Middle School teacher Genie Middleton and Langham Creek High School teacher Mary Bunevich were honored with the CFISD Secondary Science Teacher of the Year Awards.

The Secondary Science Teacher Award is based on nominations from campus administration and colleagues. When submitting nominations, administrators and colleagues are asked to rate the nominated teachers and provide evidence for ratings based on student impact, workplace impact, and professional growth.

“I am honored to receive the recognition as Middle School Science Teacher of the Year,” Middleton said. “I enjoy planning engaging lessons with my amazing team for the best students. My kids inspire me to do the best I can for them. To say I was shocked is an understatement!”

Langham Creek High School Biology teacher Mary Bunevich, center, was named the 2023-2024 CFISD High School Science TOY
Langham Creek High School Biology teacher Mary Bunevich, center, was named the 2023-2024 CFISD High School Secondary Science Teacher of the Year.

This is the second year for the CFISD Secondary Science Curriculum and Instruction Department to name one middle school science teacher and one high school science teacher with this award.

“I am excited and humbled to be named District Science Teacher of the Year,” Bunevich said. “This honor fills me with gratitude, I work on the best team at the best campus in the district. Langham Creek has been my home for the past 16 years and I love the community and passion of every teacher I work with. We motivate our students to become lifelong learners and explore the world around them with question. I am thankful to work with so many amazing people who support me, coach me, and help me grow into a better educator.”