Mr. Hewell is a 7th grade Social Studies teacher at Starr-Iva Middle School!

"As a school administrator, you are tasked with recognizing, acknowledging, and preserving those educators who go above and beyond each day, and there is not a better example to highlight than Mr. Jacob Hewell. The passion for his role as an educator both inside and outside the classroom is incredible and honestly unmatched by many. His attention to detail and ability to make a connection with all of his students sets him apart from his peers. Too often teachers find a type of student that they click with and those are the students who receive most of their attention. Mr. Hewell finds ways to make connections with students that many may not see. Through his work inside the classroom, in coaching, and within the community, Mr. Hewell has found an amazing way to make a difference in the lives of all the students at Starr-Iva Middle School. It was a true testament when the final vote for Teacher of the Year showed that Mr. Hewell’s peers also recognize the awesome work he does each and every day. He embodies what it means to be a passionate educator and coach, and we are truly blessed to have him as part of our SIMS family."

Congratulations, Mr. Hewell!