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Health science teacher wins Teacher of the Year

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Maya Ortiz
Dr. Kevin Caizley is surprised by his wife Krista and daughter Emily after being named campus Teacher of the Year at the pep rally on Jan. 26.

Two weeks ago students and teachers nominated their favorite faculty member for campus Teacher of the Year. The field was narrowed to four: health science teacher Dr. Kevin Caizley, criminal justice teacher Scarlett May and biology teachers Kristen Lynam and Cassandra DeBottis. The top four finalists faced off in a vote by staff members on Thursday. 

At today’s pep rally, the four teachers were honored and Dr. Caizley was awarded Kingwood Park’s Teacher of the Year. 

“It’s a real honor, I appreciate it all,” Dr. Caizley said. “There are many good people on this campus, so it’s nice to be recognized.”

Dr. Kevin Caizley looks to the floor as his name is called as the Teacher of the Year. Finalist Cassandra DeBottis claps as the student body cheers the announcement at the pep rally on Jan. 26. (Maya Ortiz) 

Dr. Caizley has taught at Kingwood Park for six years. This is the second time he has been nominated for Teacher of the Year and the first time that he has won the award. He teaches health science, medical terminology, clinicals and is a co-sponsor for HOSA.

“I’m so happy,” sophomore Laura Meadows said. “He had my vote and so I’m glad that he ended up winning.”

Dr. Caizley will advance to compete at the district level, where he will have to submit essays outlining why he should be named Humble ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year. If he is considered a top 10 district finalist, he will be interviewed by administrators and honored at the Humble ISD Education Foundation Gala where the winner is announced.

“It’s a huge recognition.” said Lynam who has won Teacher of the Year three times. “I believe that it’s worth writing the essays. You represent K-Park, and we have amazing teachers here.” 

Dr. Caizley’s students are excited to see their favorite teacher get recognized for the hard work he puts in. 

“He was definitely a role model for me, I just love him,” junior Heather Horace said. “Everyone who knows him loves him. He’s great to talk to, he’s so sweet.”

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    The Doiron FamilyJan 27, 2024 at 4:55 pm

    Well Deserved and Congratulations to our all time favorite Soccer Coach!! You are AMAZING!

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