Bossier Schools Names 2019 District Teachers of the Year December 18, 2017Member NewsLara Harris Three Bossier Parish educators had an entourage of visitors burst into their classrooms today with exciting news. They are the 2019 Bossier Parish District Teachers of the Year. Bossier Schools Superintendent Scott Smith came bearing bouquets of flowers and chocolate covered strawberries as he made stops at Waller Elementary, Elm Grove Middle School and Benton High School. Brooke West, an eight-year educator who teaches at Waller, was chosen as District Elementary Teacher of the Year. A product of Bossier Schools herself, West serves on the school leadership team and has secured several grants. Her philosophy is “Great leaders do not set out to be leaders. They set out to make a difference, not worrying about the role, but the goal.” Spencer Kiper, a seven-year educator at Elm Grove Middle, is the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Enrichment educator at Elm Grove. He is also the recipient of numerous national awards, including the 2017 Ford Innovator Award Recipient and 2016 National Aerospace Teacher of the Year. Chyrisse Moore, a 15-year educator at Benton High, teaches biology and physical science at the Advanced Placement (AP) level. Moore, in fact, developed the Biology model curriculum and serves in school leadership roles which include Chair of the Science Department; Literary Rally Coordinator and Student Council co-sponsor. “Being chosen to represent our parish as the District Teachers of the Year is a tremendous honor, especially considering we have approximately 1,500 educators in the school system,” said Superintendent Smith. “These three individuals are tremendous educators and will represent Bossier Schools superbly as they compete with other top-notch teachers from throughout the state.” Each school in Bossier Parish elects its own Teacher of the Year, who competes at the district level. West, Kiper and Moore will now represent Bossier Parish Schools in the regional competition held in spring 2018.