BISD Teacher Spotlight of the Week ~ Jonnie Shields
Jonnie Shields is the recipient of the Teacher Spotlight award for this week. This is her fourteenth year as a teacher at Freeport Intermediate. She was pursuing a degree in business when she started substitute teaching at Stephen F. Austin and Freeport Intermediate. In the process she fell in love with teaching, the atmosphere, the challenges and the students. She still gets excited when she witnesses students grasping a concept and learning takes place. Ms. Merritt, the FIS principal, said that along with being an outstanding eighth grade social studies teacher, Ms. Shields supports and encourages students through extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. She can usually be found at the majority of after school events, whether it be campus movie nights, the school color-run, sporting events, or fine arts performances. Ms. Shields is one of many great teachers in BISD that inspire students to do more than anyone thought they could! Thank you Ms. Shields and all BISD teachers.