District Secondary Teacher of the Year for CISD
“It is an honor and privilege to start our teacher recognition of the month with the 2016 district Teacher of the Year for secondary schools in Castleberry ISD, Mr. Mickey McPherson,” states D. Spurlock, IMMS Principal.
Mickey McPherson is a product of the Castleberry system, having come to CISD as a second grader. After graduating from Castleberry High School, he went on to graduate from the University of North Texas. Mickey taught at Joy James Elementary for 12 years, was an elementary Math Coach for 2 years, and has been at Irma Marsh Middle School for the last 8 years. He currently teaches 8th grade social studies where he has been known to dress up as Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and a Cherokee Indian.
Mr. McPherson is passionate about his students and curriculum. He takes the time to become a master of his content by attending and implementing professional developments in an effort to improve student achievement. He implements high instructional strategies to engage his students throughout the lesson. His peers “ADORE” him. He has made a positive impact on beginning and veteran teachers with his calm, reflective, and professional demeanor. “Through my career, I worked with some amazing teachers. Mr. McPherson is by far one of the most dedicated and passionate teachers I have met. He is a team player, loyal, and demonstrates outstanding character. Our district, school, and students are lucky to have him as an educator.” (D. Spurlock, IMMS Principal)