HSIS Teacher of the Year Otilia Peret

HSIS Teacher of the Year: Otilia Peret
Posted on 05/08/2019
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Each year, the HSSD proudly honors a Teacher of the Year for each of our schools, and a Teacher of the Year for the entire district. At each school, teachers may nominate peers for the award. Nominees then provide information about their work as an educator, and submit it to the leadership team at each school. A Teacher of the Year is then selected by the school leadership team at each school from all nominees. Each Teacher of the Year (7 total) is then considered for the HSSD Teacher of the Year by an outside committee of community members. The HSSD Teacher of the Year will be announced on May 24.

For Teacher Appreciation Week, we are proud to celebrate each Teacher of the Year at all 7 of our HSSD schools with unique stories about their background and their contribution to our world class students.

Learn more about Hot Springs Intermediate School Teacher of the Year Otilia Peret:

What year, and where did you start teaching?

I started my teaching experience in 2011 in Humble, TX as an 8th grade Math Teacher. In 2013, my family and I relocated to Hot Springs and I was hired as a 6th grade math teacher.

How many years have you taught at the HSSD?

This is my 6th year in the district.  From August, 2013 to December, 2017, I worked as a 5th and 6th grade math teacher.  From January, 2017 until the present, I have served as the ESL facilitator for HSIS and Park Magnet.

Why do you love your job?

I love my job because it gives me the opportunity to help students learn, and opportunity to positively impact their lives. I have the chance to make a difference, and to inspire students to become better people and lifelong learners, and productive members of the community.


What makes you most proud of the HSSD, and why?

I love the diverse cultures.  I am proud of our open-minded teachers, and supportive admin that focus on student learning.

What is the one thing that you hope MOST to teach your students?

I hope to teach my students to make connections:  transferring knowledge from class to class and to real-life settings.  This proves that they are able to comprehend language, connect, process, and produce higher levels of thinking.

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