Colbert Named Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Janekka Colbert, named Teacher of the Year for her campus, Kenneth Davis Elementary in Mansfield ISD. Colbert’s campus named her Teacher of the Week in fall 2017.
Janekka teaches fourth grade at Kenneth Davis. She completed the TCU College of Education Accelerated Master’s program, earning a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education in 2014 and a Master of Education in Curriculum Studies in 2015.
Amy Senato, District Elementary Science Coordinator and Kenneth Davis principal Layce Redmond presented a shocked Colbert with the award on Friday, March 9.
Education Dean Mary M. Patton said she was not shocked by the award.
“Janekka is a rising star and we at the College of Education are so proud of her. Her students and the district are lucky to have her as a teacher,” Patton said.
Colbert said her experience at TCU and her motivation for lifelong learning have helped her succeed as an educator.
“I am thankful to the TCU College of Education for the excellent education that I received — the rigorous program was well worth it,” Colbert said. “I have been enjoying my journey since TCU and I continue to learn more each day.”
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