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13 LU alumni named Wayne A. Reaud Excellence in Education Award winners

As part of the Beaumont Foundation’s ongoing commitment to supporting education, the Wayne A. Reaud Excellence in Education Award was created to celebrate and recognize superior contributions of teachers whose leadership and dedication inspire a spirit of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. Fifteen teachers are selected annually to receive this prestigious award in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the education system of southeast Texas.  Each award recipient was honored at an awards gala on May 14, where they received a crystal obelisk, a portrait, and $10,000. 

鶹ӳӰ is proud to join in celebrating 13 alumni as Reaud Excellence in Education Award winners. 

Cheryl SpanglerCheryl Spangler  

Dishman Elementary School, Beaumont ISD 

23 years teaching experience  

5th grade Gifted & Talented Regular Science 

Grade Level Chair  

Science Lead Teacher  

Mentor Teacher  

Education  
鶹ӳӰ, B.S. Education 


Allison Morgan McBrideAllison Morgan McBride  

Highland Park Elementary, Nederland ISD 

34 years teaching experience  

1st grade Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health, Handwriting 

Mentor Teacher   

Education 
鶹ӳӰ, B.S. Speech Education  
鶹ӳӰ, B.S. Elementary Education 


Betsy RichterBetsy Richter  

Silsbee Elementary School, Silsbee ISD  

32 years teaching experience  

2nd grade Math, Science  

2nd grade Team Leader 

Mentor Teacher 

Education
鶹ӳӰ, B.S. Education 


 Cindy BrandenburgCindy Brandenburg  

Buna Elementary School, Buna ISD  

12 years teaching experience  

Kindergarten 

Mentor Teacher  

Education 
鶹ӳӰ, B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies  


Rondondria R. Bradley

Rodondria R. Bradley 

Pietzsch-MacArthur Pre-K – 8th Grade Center, Beaumont ISD 

9 Nine years teaching experience  

6-8th grade Reading, Math and 8th Grade Science, Social Studies  

Special Education Department Head  

Education 
鶹ӳӰ, M.A. Special Education 
鶹ӳӰ, B.A. Applied Arts and Sciences  


Candace AbshierCandace Abshier 

Hamshire-Fannett Middle School, Hamshire-Fannett ISD 

27 years teaching experience  

6th grade Social Studies Honors, 8th grade American History 

Social Studies Department Head 

8th grade Team Leader  

Mentor Teacher  

Education 
鶹ӳӰ, B.S. Education 


Staci GlachStaci Glach 

Vidor Middle School, Vidor ISD 

18 years teaching experience  

6th grade Advanced Math, Science 

6th grade Math Department Head  

Mentor Teacher 

Education 
鶹ӳӰ, M. Ed. Educational Leadership 
鶹ӳӰ, B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies  


Brittany GrangerBrittany Granger  

Hardin-Jefferson Junior High School, Hardin-Jefferson ISD 

13 years teaching experience  

7th grade Mathematics  

Lead Special Education Teacher  

Education 
鶹ӳӰ, M.Ed. Administration 
鶹ӳӰ, B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies  


Delcie ThomasDelcie Thomas 

Beaumont Early College High School, Beaumont ISD 

20 years teaching experience  

10th grade Path College Career 2 

10th grade Dual Credit College Psychology  

Education 
鶹ӳӰ, M. Ed. Teacher Education Leadership 
鶹ӳӰ, B.S. Communication  


 Robin McEachenRobin McEachen 

Nederland High School, Nederland ISD 

18 years teaching experience  

9th grade English 1 Inclusion, English 1 General, English 1 Pre-AP 

Mentor Teacher 

Education 
鶹ӳӰ, M. Ed Educational Technology & Administration
Baylor University, Bachelor of Arts  


Daniel Auchenbach

Daniel Auchenbach 

Bridge City High School, Bridge City ISD 

9 years teaching experience  

11th-12th grade AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, Engineering Design 1, Engineering Design 2, Honors Computer Science 3  

Education 
鶹ӳӰ, M. Ed. Educational Technology Leadership 
鶹ӳӰ, B.S. Chemical Engineering   


Karissa EllisKarissa Ellis 

Kountze High School, Kountze ISD  

11 years teaching experience  

9-12th grade English Second Language, 10th Grade English 2, Honors English 2 

Secondary English Department Head 

Education 
鶹ӳӰ, B.A. English 


Krystal HayesKrystal Hayes 

Woodville High School, Woodville ISD  

11 years teaching experience  

9-11th grade Algebra 1 

10-12th grade Mathematical Models with Applications  

Math Department Head  

Education 
鶹ӳӰ, M. Ed. Administration 
Texas Lutheran University, B.A. History