Advocate Top Teacher: John Mixon
Name: John Mixon
District: Victoria ISD
School: Career and Technical Institute
(He was) the most influential teacher I have ever had. The program that he has built at the Career and Technical Institute of Victoria is incredible. As a 2011 graduate, I had already gained two years of hands-on experience in the Information Technology and Computer Maintenance work force, as well as having obtained an A+ Certification and the opportunity to obtain a Net+. This man goes above and beyond the duties of a teacher to ensure that his students are well equipped not only for continuing education, but for job placement right out of high school. I cannot stress enough the importance of this kind of education in today's economy. John Mixon is a hero to me and every one of his students. He deserves every word of praise, and all the recognition we can bring to him.
Nominated by: Candace Lantiegne