BCPSS Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year
Baldwin County Public School announces Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year!
Each school in Baldwin County chooses a Teacher of the Year and from those winners, a District winner is chosen from the elementary division and secondary division to represent Baldwin County Public Schools. Both have also been submitted for consideration for the Alabama Teacher of the Year. Please join us in congratulating these educators on being selected:
Elementary Teacher of the Year Lisa Hood
Lisa Hood serves as a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) Instructional Coach at Fairhope East Elementary School. As a STEAM coach, she is passionate about students developing key problem-solving skills through hands-on STEAM activities. During her ten-year career, she has taught elementary, middle, and high school. The reason she became an educator is for her love of children, helping/serving others, and learning. Her ultimate commitment is to educate her colleagues, parents, and students about STEAM education.
School has always been an extremely important part of her life because neither of her parents attended college. By striving for excellence in everything she does, she holds an education specialist degree in teacher leader, master’s degree in Collaborative K-6 and Instructional Leadership, bachelor’s degree in elementary education, an add-on certification in middle school general science, and a national board teaching certification. As a teacher leader in Baldwin County, she had the opportunity to lead the first Baldwin County school in Cognia STEAM accreditation. Fairhope East Elementary is the first elementary school in the region to receive this certification.
Hard-working and determination are how this 31-year-old has accomplished so much at a young age. Lisa is married to Zachary Hood, Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency Director, and is the mother to three small boys. Join us in congratulating Lisa Hood on her selection as the Baldwin County Public Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year!
Secondary Teacher of the Year Katherine Robinson
Mrs. Katherine Robinson has taught US and World History at Daphne High School for four years. She is from Pineville, Louisiana, although she has lived in many different places, including New Zealand as a child and London during college. Moving around as a child taught her to enjoy history and learning about new places but while she was completing a semester abroad during her junior year of college, she realized she was passionate about British history and wanted to spend her career teaching students about it. Before earning her teaching certification from the University of South Alabama, she attended Louisiana College and Louisiana State University, where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in History. She also pursued advanced doctoral studies in British History at LSU before realizing her true passion was classroom teaching and decided to earn a secondary-level teaching certificate. She taught at LSU, USA and Saraland High School before joining the DHS faculty and she has loved becoming a part of such a wonderful school and community.
Mrs. Robinson is a cosponsor of Project Outreach (which works to build relationships between special needs students and their non-disabled peers) and a Homecoming Sponsor. Both of these activities allow her to work towards another passion project: building community within the school and helping to ensure all students, no matter their ability, feel a sense of ownership and belonging to their campus community. While at DHS, she has also worked with the National Honor Society, been the Freshman class sponsor, and served on numerous committees.
Mrs. Robinson lives in Daphne with her husband, Michael, and her very spoiled dog, Huey. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Join us in congratulating Mrs. Katherine Robinson on her selection as the Baldwin County Public Schools Secondary Teacher of the Year!