Theresa Gray teaches at the Harmony School of Innovation-Katy
SAN ANTONIO – Theresa Gray, a high school teacher from the Harmony School of Innovation-Katy, was named the Texas Teacher of the Year on Wednesday by the Texas Charter School Association.
Gray teaches a variety of courses, including U.S. History, Government, Economics, Entrepreneurship, as well as a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course in Social Media Marketing.
The award was announced Wednesday at the TCSA’s annual conference in San Antonio by Harmony Public Schools Chief Development Officer Gina Gregory. In receiving the award, Gray was lauded for her individualized approach to student instruction, as well as her dedication to the craft of teaching.
“Every day in the classroom, whether it’s seeing a student get a college acceptance letter or hearing them speak up for the first time in class, is a reminder that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching,” Gray said.
Gray joined the Harmony School of Innovation-Katy in 2013. The campus is a free, open-enrollment public charter school specializing in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), College Preparedness, Career Readiness, and Character Education.
Earlier in 2019, the school was named by the U.S. News and World Report as one of the Top High Schools in America, along with 22 other Harmony Public Schools high schools. In August, the campus received an “A” Rating (98 of 100) from the Texas Education Agency on its annual Accountability Rating.
The campus begins its annual open enrollment season for new students for the 2020-2021 school year on Friday, Nov. 1.