Comal ISD teacher Veronica Castillo was named the Bilingual Educator of the Year for Education Service Center Region 20 on Oct. 10, according to a CISD news release.

Castillo teaches first-grade dual-language at Kinder Ranch Elementary School.

“I am honored in being the recipient of the Region 20 Bilingual Teacher of the Year award." Castillo said. "It means so much to me to be recognized for something that I love to do. This has definitely been the biggest moment in my career.”

ESC Region 20 serves more than 80 school districts in 19 counties surrounding Comal County.

Castillo will be honored Nov. 7 at the Region 20 Language Conference in San Antonio.