Bland made her way through a cheering crowd of CSISD teachers and staff to accept the award and special gift presented by Dr. Jerry Hall, Region VI Deputy Director of for Instruction.
“I hope my students have learned from me, whether it be US history, being nice to someone, or just some life skill that they need,” said Bland. “I feel like they teach me every year, too. “
Bland has 21 years of teaching experience and has taught history at CSMS for the past 15 years. She was awarded 2014 Secondary Teach of the Year for College Station ISD in May.
As the Region VI Secondary Teacher of the Year, Bland is now a finalist for the Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year award.