EDINBURG – The Region One Education Service Center recently honored two Edinburg CISD teachers with a golden apple bell award during its annual Teacher of the Year recognition dinner.

Edinburg CISD 2017 Elementary Teacher of the Year Valerie Flores and 2017 Secondary Teacher of the Year Zulema Rodriguez attended the dinner. The event recognized the region’s 46 District Teachers of the Year, who represent the 24 school districts/charter schools in Region One.

Flores is a fourth-grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School and Rodriguez is a sixth-grade English Language Arts teacher at Longoria Middle School.

Flores has been teaching since 1989 and is the first in her family to graduate from college.

Rodriguez began her teaching career in 2003 as an elementary teacher at Eisenhower Elementary School, where she was named the Campus Teacher of the Year for the 2007-2008 school year.