Teacher of the Year

  • The goal of the Killeen ISD Teacher of the Year program is to recognize and celebrate the wealth of excellent teachers that exist across the district.  We applaud teachers who prioritize the needs of all children, who devote their professional lives to enriching the lives of KISD students, and who demonstrate exceptional gains in student achievement.




Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Ari Lezovich

Philosophy of Education: As a teacher of mathematics, I approach my subject knowing many students are disinterested at best or demoralized at worst. My goal is always to meet students where they are at and accept them as they come. With this, I aim to remove barriers to learning, such as anxiety, and establish an environment where it is safe to make mistakes. From here, I work on strengthening their ability to persevere through complex problems and see themselves as capable learners. I want students to leave my class knowing that they can learn anything, as long as they allow themselves to struggle with it first.

Past Recipients