Coleman ISD teacher named Region 15 Secondary Teacher of the Year

COLEMAN, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Another Big Country teacher has been named a Teacher of the Year.

Coleman High School physics teacher Gary Strickland has been named Region 15's Secondary Teacher of the Year.

Region 15 is comprised of 48 districts in the Concho Valley and Big Country areas, from Coleman to Del Rio, and Sterling City to Mason.

Now a semifinalist, Mr. Strickland has the opportunity to be a finalist, vying for the honor of Texas Teacher of the year.

Mr. Strickland has been in education for 15 years, and currently teaches Physics, Research and Design (Rocketry) and Integrated Physics and Chemistry. Under his direction, the Coleman High School Rocketry Team qualified for the National Team America Rocketry Challenge in Washington, D.C. in 2016.

Coleman ISD Superintendent Skip McCambridge says of Mr. Strickland: “Gary has not only a passion for his subject but a stronger passion for his kids.  He believes “failing to try” is worse than “trying and failing”.  He would make a great ambassador to represent everything that is right in public education.  We are fortunate and proud to have Gary on our staff.”


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