2021-2022 Teachers of the Year

Message from the SuperintendentDear Canutillo community,

Lee Iacocca, a famous automobile executive, said, “In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.” I agree with Iacocca. We should encourage our best and brightest to pursue the noble profession of education.

The Canutillo Independent School District community has chosen its top educators of the year. Join me in congratulating our top 10 teachers! The district names 10 school-level teachers of the year for the 2021-2022 school year, one from each school in the district. Each school honoree advanced in the running for the 2021-2022 District Teachers of the Year.

And the winners are…

Sabina Lazos - Elementary Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Bill Childress Elementary School Teacher of the Year Sabina Lazos for being selected as the 2021-2022 CISD Elementary Teacher of the Year!

Christopher Kapuscik - Secondary Teacher of the Year

And, congratulations to ninth grade AP Human Geography teacher, girls soccer coach, and Canutillo High School Teacher of the Year Christopher Kapuscik for being selected as the 2021-2022 CISD Secondary Teacher of the Year!

Sergio Rizo - District AEOY

Finally, congratulations to the Child Nutrition Department’s HVAC Specialist Sergio Rizo for being selected as CISD Auxiliary Employee of the Year!

We are all very proud of the work each of you does for the children of the District. We congratulate each of our educators for their dedication and for being chosen to represent their school.

We want you back! We strongly encourage all students, including remote learners, to attend their test sessions and work towards completing their graduation requirements. With these results, we can determine how well remote learning worked, were there any learning gaps, and develop a learning plan for your child next year. We take your student's health seriously and all campuses will continue to follow COVID-19 safety procedures and regulations.

Graduation is around the corner and the district has decided to hold both ceremonies at the UTEP Sun Bowl. Northwest Early College is scheduled for Thursday, May 27, 2021. Canutillo High School’s ceremony will take place Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Further details will be provided by your campus.

Dr. Pedro Galaviz, 
Superintendent of Schools