Dr. Jeannie Stone, Erica Hoyt and Principal Frank Patranella

Wallace Elementary’s Erica Hoyt has been named Richardson ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone presented the award to Hoyt in a surprise visit to Wallace on Friday.

Hoyt, who teaches third grade at Wallace, attended RISD schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade. She has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Texas Tech and a master’s degree in Literacy and Language from UT-Arlington. She was chosen as one of the district’s STAR teachers in May, which put her in the running for top teacher in the district for K-6. She’s now eligible to win honors at the Region 10 level.