Texas Tech University

Alum named Region 17 Teacher of the Year

Robert Stein

July 31, 2019

Sara Simpson

Frenship ISD teacher Sara Simpson earned her M.Ed. from the College of Education.

Sara Simpson, a 2007 graduate of the Texas Tech University College of Education, was named the Region 17 2020 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

Simpson, who earned her Master of Education from Texas Tech, is a second grade teacher at Oak Ridge Elementary in Frenship Independent School District (ISD).

She was awarded the Frenship ISD Teacher of the Year award in May, making her eligible for the regional competition. Simpson will now be in the running for the Texas Teacher of the Year along with the other regional winners.

"I love being a teacher; it completes who I am as a person," Simpson said. "I honesty cannot think of anything I would rather do, and to receive recognition for doing what I love is both an honor and humbling. Loving and serving the kids and their families is the 'Frenship Way' and I am proud to be a small part of that."

Simpson is going into her 13th year of teaching and joined Oak Ridge Elementary in 2017.