District Teachers of the Year

Nacogdoches ISD’s Michelle Schaefer (far left in the photo above) and Charles Medley were recognized Thursday during a luncheon held at the Region 7 Education Service Center to honor District Teachers of the Year from around the area.

Schaefer was named NISD’s Secondary Teacher of the Year for her work last year teaching U.S. History to eighth-graders at McMichael Middle School. Medley taught math and English language arts to fifth-graders last year at Nettie Marshall.

SCHAEFER, shown with her husband, Rick, at Thursday's Region 76 luncheon.

Schaefer and Medley (who was unable to attend Thursday’s luncheon) each received trophies from Region 7 and gift bags provided by event sponsors. The pair were named in April as NISD’s 2021-22 District Teachers of the Year.

Medley is a Nacogdoches native and is a cum laude graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 2006. Medley received his classroom teacher certification in 2012 through the Region VII Education Service Center.

Schaefer is a 1995 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. In 2000, Schaefer received a Master of Education from SFA.