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Union Middle School - Bryan Stephenson

Parents say that Bryan Stephenson already is a master teacher, but he still keeps looking for ways to improve. That’s why he spent his summer reading Ken O’Connor’s “A Repair Kit for Grading,” and revamping his classroom. He supports students and parents by developing his own website and video teaching tools, filming his daily lessons, and teaching students that mistakes are part of success. After school, Stephenson works with hundreds of students to present “miraculous” musicals, as one colleague said. His dedication to tutoring students before school, inspiring students with encouragement and kindness, and his lasting impact on Union Middle School are reasons why he has been selected as the 2015 Teacher of the Year.