Cypress Creek Teacher Earns CISCO Networking Accolade

Cypress, TX – (September 3, 2013) -

Cypress Creek High School technology teacher Tom Halbert has been selected by the Cisco Networking Academy as an Advanced Level Instructor.

Cypress Creek High School technology teacher Tom Halbert, working with former student Tim Delaforce during an Internetworking Technologies II class last year, has been recognized by the Cisco Networking Academy as an Advanced Level Instructor.

Cypress Creek High School technology teacher Tom Halbert, working with former student Tim Delaforce during an Internetworking Technologies II class last year, has been recognized by the Cisco Networking Academy as an Advanced Level Instructor.

The award recognizes Halbert’s achievements as one of the top 25 percent instructors globally in the following areas:

  • participation in online instructor communities;
  • number of professional development opportunities completed;
  • attention to student needs;
  • student performance; and
  • use of resources.

“I really did not see this coming, and while I am humbled by the recognition, it is really the kids that work so hard,” Halbert said. “I am blessed to work in Cy-Fair and be able to come to work every day and share with my student my technology world.”

With 10,000 academies in 165 countries, the Cisco Networking Academy helps individuals prepare for industry-recognized certifications and entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) careers in virtually every type of industry. Students develop foundational skills in ICT while acquiring vital 21st-century career skills in problem solving, collaboration and critical thinking.