Gulf Coast Educators FCU’s 2022 Appreciated Teacher of the Year!

Mrs. Brandi Perry with her son. -Friendswood ISD

This year we received hundreds of nominations from over 31 different school districts across the state of Texas. Among all the nominations Mrs. Perry made it to the top five, ultimately winning her the title of GCEFCU’s Appreciated Teacher of the Year, with a total of 1,086 votes!

Mrs. Perry started her career with homeschooling her own children, substituting, and eventually being hired by Friendswood ISD as a paraprofessional while she completed her Texas Teaching License. While serving as a paraprofessional, she served in both pre-kindergarten and kindergarten populations. During this time, she was awarded with a “Making a Difference” award. This award recognizes one staff member for going above and beyond to support their students.

In 2017, after completing her Texas Teaching License, she began teaching full time as a certified teacher. When Friendswood’s district decided to become a full day Prekindergarten program in 2019, Mrs. Perry was one of the implementing staff members in the full day program. She was instrumental in choosing the curriculum, as well as setting the expectations and goals for the full day program. In 2022, she was nominated for Teacher of the Year by her campus peers. Their nominations recognized her for her work in the pre-Kindergarten department, work ethic, high expectations for my students, and positive attitude towards students with challenging needs.

Mrs. Perry prides herself on her student’s growth and tries challenging their minds to learn new skills every day. Aside from her personal struggles of her struggles of her own at home with her husband passing, she pushes herself to overcome her obstacles to show strength for her students. Her students exude happiness and life. Together they work together on being the best they can.