Sierra Vista kiddos will soon be walking or riding their bikes to a brand-new elementary school located in Sierra Vista.
Debra Orum Nichols-Wilma Fountain Mock Elementary School broke ground earlier this year. The school bell is slated to ring in August 2023. Located at 10805 Crystal View Drive, the approximately 101,858-square-foot facility will house Kindergarten through 5th grade students.
The school was named after two longtime Alvin ISD educators whose professional trajectories moved along parallel lines.
Wilma Fountain Mock was the first black teacher in Alvin ISD. She was hired to coach gymnastics at Alvin Junior High in 1972. She then moved to Alvin High School where she taught PE and coached gymnastics, track and cross country. After four years, she began teaching at EC Mason Elementary School. She remained there for 14 years, winning the EC Mason’s Teacher of the Year award in 1992. She helped open Hood-Case Elementary in 1997 and was named Hood-Case Teacher of the Year. She took home the Alvin ISD District Teacher of the Year soon after. Mock retired in 2004 but continues to tutor elementary school students in the district.
Debra Nichols was a teacher in Alvin ISD from 1974 to 2009. Her first teaching position was at Longfellow Elementary where she also taught PE. In 1982, she began teaching ELA and social studies at EC Mason. She joined Mock in opening Hood-Case and was named Teacher of the Year there. She retired in 2009. Like Mock, she continues tutoring youth in the district.
Alvin ISD schools are among the top-rated in Texas. The district ranked the district No. 145 out of 1018 school districts on its list of the Best School Districts in Texas. It ranks No. 15 in Houston.
Keep checking back here for updates. We can’t wait for our young students to see their new school.