Melissa Tiller, a Kindergarten teacher at Bess Brannen Elementary School, is the focus of the Brazosport ISD Teacher Spotlight Award. This is Melissa’s thirteenth year to teach in BISD. She knew at an early age that teaching was going to be her lifelong passion due to the influence of her Kindergarten teacher, Ms.Kathy Ward, at Polk Elementary. Julie Evans, the Bess Brannen Principal, describes Mrs. Tiller as being a compassionate teacher who develops a family atmosphere in her classroom and keeps open communication with her students and parents. Mrs. Tiller’s dedication and outstanding creativity makes learning fun and challenging for her students. Melissa Tiller is one of the many teachers in BISD who is setting the standard for educational excellence.