VFW Post 2933 has announced that Dripping Springs Elementary teacher Marie Rogers is the post's Elementary Teacher of the Year winner. Ms. Rogers is in her third year as DSE's Physical Education teacher and her 15th year teaching. She also has been selected as the winner of the VFW District 5 Elementary Teacher of the Year and was presented a certificate and a cash award at the New Braunfels VFW Post 7110 on April 17 (photo). She is shown with her husband James and daughters, Caitlynn and Hannah. Darrell Debish (second from the left) from DS VFW Post 2933 was the Chairman of the Teacher of the Year Contest.
Each year the Dripping Springs VFW post nominates a local Teacher of the Year, who then moves on to the VFW district level and is judged against 10-15 other VFW Post winners. The district winner competes against 20-25 other teachers in a statewide contest, which advances to the national level. Following the nomination of a teacher, judges consider teaching experience and background as well as recommendations in determining a winner.