Kim Collins Named Austin ISD Middle School Teacher of the Year

Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz stopped by ARS for a special surprise to name our amazing math teacher Ms. Collins the Austin ISD Middle School Teacher of the year!

Ms. Collins teaches eighth-grade math and is in her 15th year of teaching.

Courtesy of Austin ISD:
Collins uses innovative learning strategies and transformative technology in her classroom to improve student engagement. Inspired by the Cities in Space competition, she designed a unit for her students to create a sustainable colony of 1,000 people on the moon, Mars or in free space. The project has now expanded into a interdisciplinary unit involving English, History, Science, Math, Spanish, French, STEM and Art classes.

“I hope to inspire and motivate change in the classroom, through mentoring my colleagues and teaching my students,” Collins said.

Congrats to Ms. Collins!