Position: Principal
School District: Alief ISD
School: Gary P. Budewig Intermediate

How has this person changed your life?:
It is an honor and privilege to nominate and Dr. Rosalind Burroughs. I have worked with her for 11 years. She has remained consistent keeping the focus on teaching all children, promoting an environment for leaders to be innovative and nurturing many both in and out of the classroom. I write this recommendation on behalf of all of those educators who Dr. Burroughs have improved, molded, and empowered. I write on behalf of the parents I've seen her support with encouraging words or financially. On behalf of the students who have been the sole intended recipient of her knowledge, expertise, and passion. She is an advocate for the less fortunate, least expected to succeed, and abused. Watching her unrelenting efforts have made me a better educator, a better leader, but mainly a better person. The Sterling Shining Star for 2016-2017 school year should be an educator who has spent their entire 25+ year career-changing the lives of children for the better and growing the next generation of instructional leaders. Dr. Burroughs, like a shining star, continues to shed light in the midst of darkness, she is fearless wherever she is sent, and victorious wherever she goes.