The Texas Lawyers Auxiliary recently met at the Texas Law Center in Austin to celebrate the 2014 Teacher of the Year.

The award is presented annually to a high school teacher who offers his or her students opportunities and experiences in the field of law. This year, Kim Grosenbacher, a government teacher at Champion High School in Boerne, was recognized.

At the award breakfast Oct. 6, Grosenbacher shared with Texas Lawyers Auxiliary members the various programs and activities she uses in her classroom. These range from encouraging students to create their own government lessons (cooking classes and music videos are just two examples) to mock trials and in-class legal debates.

Grosenbacher ensures that each of her students is equipped with a pocket Constitution and works to not only educate her students on the legal system, but also to encourage a sense of civic responsibility and engagement.