Walking towards Ms. Oubre’s Pre-Kindergarten class at Miller’s Point Elementary, you can hear the giggles and singing coming from her classroom. Her students sit together engaged and soaking in all the fun lessons Ms. Oubre has planned for the day. Ms. Oubre comes to school every day with a smile and a mission to teach each adorable little face with love and kindness. She provides her students with a listening ear, guidance, and encouragement on how to nurture their students both academically and emotionally at home. Ms. Oubre has a kind and humble heart. She not only teaches her students with grace and passion, but she teaches them as if they were her own. Her devotion can also be seen when her former students return, and they greet one another with a big smile and open arms. This quote was used to describe Ms. Oubre on her nomination form, “All educators should teach with a heartbeat or heart song like Ms. Oubre, for the world would be a much kinder place to be.” Congratulations to Ms. Maria Oubre for being selected as the Judson ISD employee of the month for June. Superintendent Dr. Ball and Miller’s Point Principal Ms. Smejkal surprised Ms. Oubre in her classroom with her award, followed by some fun songs by her students. We are honored to have educators like Ms. Oubre here at Judson ISD.