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Fox Elementary’s Lisa Mackey Named Region 4 Elementary Teacher of the Year

Fox Elementary’s Lisa Mackey Named Region 4 Elementary Teacher of the Year

The wins keep coming for Mrs. Lisa Mackey! Our beloved Fox Elementary Art teacher has just been honored as the Region 4 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

This announcement is monumental for Klein ISD as Mrs. Mackey is the District’s first Region 4 Teacher of the Year in 28 years.

Klein ISD Superintendent Dr. Jenny McGown was named Region 4 Superintendent of the Year. It is the first time in Klein ISD history that a superintendent and teacher have been named Region 4 Superintendent of the Year and Elementary Teacher of the Year simultaneously.

Region 4, which serves 87 school districts, 1.2 million students, 105,000 educators, and 1,500 campuses across seven counties, announced the selection at the 33rd Annual Region 4 Teachers of the Year ceremony.

“Lisa Mackey is an outstanding educator who gives her whole heart to the success of every student in her care,” Klein ISD Superintendent Dr. Jenny McGown said. “Every moment I’m in her classroom, I witness an inspirational place full of exceptional expertise, unconditional love, and joyful creativity. Our Klein Family is so proud of who she is and the excellence she represents at Fox Elementary and in Klein ISD!”

Mrs. Mackey has been in the classroom for 13 years and strives to inspire creativity and collaboration among all her students. She began as a resident teacher alongside some of her former leaders at the elementary school she attended as a child.

Mrs. Mackey encourages life-long learners in her classroom and had the honor of helping open Fox Elementary in 2020.

Mrs. Mackey’s Region 4 Elementary Teacher of the Year recognition and regional finalist selection comes a few months after she was named the 2022 Klein ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year.

Lisa Mackey - Region 4 TOY!

“Being named Region 4 Teacher of Year is the honor of a lifetime. I am proud to be a representative and advocate for teachers in a profession I am fiercely passionate about leading forward,” Mrs. Mackey said. “It is hard to describe all the emotions I felt when they announced my name, but it was a moment I will never forget. It was unbelievable to have my husband by my side, my principal Lakita Combs, and Dr. McGown, showing their support through words, hugs, confetti, and more. I wouldn’t be the teacher I am today without their support and my incredible group of family and friends at Fox who push me to strive for greatness day in and day out.”

Mrs. Mackey lights up every hallway at Fox Elementary and happily shares her many talents with all who cross her path. She also leads the Fox Destination Imagination team, who just placed first at Globals for the second straight year.

“I am thrilled for Mrs. Mackey and her recognition as Region 4’s Elementary Teacher of the Year,” Fox Elementary Principal Lakita Combs said. “The excitement for learning that she instills in our Fox Cubs and how she motivates our entire staff is so appreciated. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honor.”

Mrs. Mackey will now be in the running for the State of Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year selection.

Congratulations, Mrs. Mackey! Your #KleinFamily is so proud of you and grateful for all you do for the students and staff of Fox Elementary. We will root for you in the next Teacher of the Year state selections round.


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