De La Rosa, Frank

 Welcome To Our Awesome School, John H. Shary Elementary!

 Congratulations Mr. D.!

 *****MEET THE TEACHER: MR. F. DE LA ROSA*****

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I will be teaching 4th grade Composition, Grammar, and Spelling
 for my
STAR STUDENT classes.
I'm truly blessed to be teaching at John H. SHARY Elementary.
The following is a brief outline of my career background: 
I have taught 4th and 2nd grade GT-Gifted & Talented, Bilingual, Newcomers
program and served as a mentor. I'm an EC-4 Bilingual certified,
Interdisciplinary Studies Cum Laude Education Major with an Associates in Fine Arts
and a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective
honor society for all academic disciplines. Writing, Science, and Math/STEM are my interests.
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My students have enjoyed great success on the local and National level pursuing
Math/Science projects. My first STEM Team was a group of 3rd graders and were
recognized nationally by the Toshiba ExploraVision Competitive program of young
inventors. My second grade class was recognized as an outstanding participant in a
Nano-Technology Poster and Poetry Design Contest. Two of my students were honored
as the State winner and National 1st Place winner! I have coached STEM Teams ranging
from 2nd to 6th grade. I also participated in the first Region One/ UTPA STEM Teachers
Collaboration Project presenting a STEM Fair to the City Of Pharr Commissioners and
community. I had been an active participant in the HESTEC Educator's Roundtable since
2006. Many of my 4th grade students were invited to participate in HESTEC/NASA projects
at the University of Texas -Pan American. I was recognized as the HESTEC Educator of the
Year by the Monitor and HESTEC for promoting a STEM based essay contest.
I also enjoy writing and have been blessed with
 winning several awards in feature and
news writing at the elementary, middle, high
school and university level.
I also wrote a weekly news f
eature for a local paper as part of my professional freelance career.
 
The following are some recognition and awards I received on behalf of
letters of support from team teachers, civic leaders, community
supporters and wonderful , dedicated classroom parents:
I owe all my success to you!!! 
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 d  Dell Computers  
   2013 Back To School Promotion
$50,000 Winner- EDUCATOR
   Recognized at UTPA by Congressman R. Hinojosa at the         
   Michael Dell Dinner Reception
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           M                  The Monitor Newspaper:
   Most Inspirational Educational Leader- Education Category
   Honored at The Cimarron's "Valley Leaders of The Year" Award Banquet
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National Newspapers In Education-
The Monitor's Recognized REGION Educator "Teacher of The Year" Award
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               Connecticut "TIP Teacher of the Year" Award
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    Random House Inc.N.Y.-Magic TreeHouse:                                            
 Nationwide "Educator of the Year" Top Ten Runner-up
& letter from
  Famous Children's Author, Mary Pope Osborn
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 4   Winner of the KGBT-TV 'Education Matters' 
   "Teacher of the Month" award on local televised segment
   for Social Life publications and Spring Board Education.
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                           t                                           Educational Leader'  Letter of Congratulations                               from
   Honorable former
Texas State Representative  Veronica Gonzalez and
    former Valley Representative Lloyd Doggett
 
Leadership Mission Graduate- Served on the Board of Directors

* Recognized as
2007 Outstanding Educator and  presented with
  the "State Gavel" from the Texas Legislature on behalf of 
  Leadership Mission
from Honorable Texas State Representative Flores 
 
*v   State of Texas Veterans
  "Teacher of the Year" Honorary award present by the
    Rio Grande Valley  VFW in Donna, Tx.

* 2007 JEA Journalism Education Association- Educator Member 
* 2014 National Association for Gifted Children-Educator member

   c    2007 State of Texas Senate Award of Recognition
   from Honorable Senator Juan  'Chuy' Hinojosa-                    
   State of Texas Senate Certificate of Recognition.
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                                      q                                    World Birding Center's Teacher Award for  
   VIDA VERDE EARTH DAY Educational FESTIVAL  

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NATIONAL RUNNER-UP Winning STEM EDUCATOR
Nationwide 3rd grade Science Inventors Symposium Runner-up Team

  
            RegionOneESC/UTPA STEM Initiative            
       Robotics SELECT Educator- 
TEACHER SYMPOSIUM 
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* 2008 International Reading Association Educator member

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    2008  Regional Qualifiers -Rio Grande City, Tx
   2008  Texas State Champions-"1st Place" Houston, Tx. 
   2008  World Finalists-15th place out of 38 at Washington D.C.
    2009  Regional Qualifiers- Sharyland
    2009  Texas Qualifiers- Houston, Tx.
    2010  District Qualifiers- 2nd Grade team
   
m 2008 The Monitor and HESTEC
   Recognized STEM Educator - Winner Prize Package


 w                          Two Time Recognized Recipient Winner of  
          The Wal-Mart of  Edinburg "Teacher of the Year" Award            The Wal-Mart of  Alton "Teacher of the Year" Award
 

              h                                Three Time Winner of
    HEB Excellence in Education Award. 

    Two Semi-Finalist Awards and one Border Region Finalist Award

         (honored by HEB Excellence in Education program.)
 
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         Three Time Winning Teacher Nominee Recognition Certificate
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    p  and sc    "2014 National Creative Lesson Plan of the Year
$1,000 Award Winner
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   John H. Shary Elementary 2015 Teacher of the Year
 
 
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3rd time Honoreewalmart
The Apprentice for KidsleadershipNational Teacher of the Year
Dr. O.M.CREATIVE MINDSNIE TEACHER OF THE YEAR
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Texas proclamationleadershipAward
1Author of the DOTnasa
hestecexcellencewinners
food bank supporterHEB WINNERTX STATE TEACHER
Colleagueswritersteacher of the year
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starsWINNERS
HEBmission volunteerTIP STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR
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I believe the greatest honor  is to work in partnership with
dedicated classroom parents and the educational community 
to secure the best success for our students. Thank you for
all your support and everything you do for our children
 
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