Coach and physical education teacher Quevette Terrell has worked at Webb Middle School for 12 years and serves as the director of the school’s Physical Education Department.
Terrell said she approaches her teaching with energy and conviction to motivate students and colleagues alike.
“My passion and my purpose is to be a positive influence who inspires my students to be proud of who they are and strive to do better every day, [and] to be a resource and support system to our faculty and staff,” she said.
In 2010, Terrell created a program that pairs teachers with high-needs students for weekly mentoring sessions. The program has expanded every year and now includes more than 45 teachers and staff members mentoring more than 150 students.
She also launched an after-school dance class, which has received invitations to perform throughout the city, including at the state Legislature and Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.
“My relentless pursuit will be to inspire, support and encourage my students to dream big,” she said.