Teacher of the Year 2022
Mrs. Vanessa Ploetz has been teaching in Boerne at Kendall Elementary School for 21 years as a Special Education teacher. She holds a BA in Psychology and has previous experience in managing patient care and staff at an inpatient pediatric neuro-psychiatric facility’s acute care unit in San Antonio.
Mrs. Ploetz was awarded Kendall Elementary’s Teacher of the Year in 2014 and again in 2022. Her greatest passion in teaching is building relationships with students to facilitate their ability to take the risks needed to grow and learn, expanding their horizons.
Teaching Assistants in her classroom are Mrs. Jennye Smith, who has been a long-time support for students since 2006 in Mrs. Ploetz’s classroom and Ms. Ashlynn Quick joined her classroom as a teaching assistant in 2021. These ladies bring great skills and a love of students to facilitate learning!