Michael GiroirLanier Leadership TeacherConference Periods: P3, R1Tutoring: Monday 3:30-4:15713.942.1900.ext. 417
Mr. Giroir is beginning his 15th year at Lanier and his 16th in teaching. He attended St. Thomas High School before attending Texas A&M University @ Galveston where he earned a B.S. in Marine Biology. While at the University he taught the Sea Camp for students who are curious about becoming Marine Biologists. The camp inspired him to design a camp for the students of Baytown and he worked with the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center to create the Chevron Summer Science Program. The camp along with the Nature Center and the Arboretum helped the City of Baytown earn the Chevron Conservation Award in 2000.
He began teaching in Deer Park at the North Campus teaching IPC, Algebra I, sponsoring the Student Council, and coaching the Sophomore Baseball Team to a district championship. He then moved to Lanier where he taught Science in 8A for four years, coached Boys’ Soccer and also helped sponsor the Chess Team. Ten years ago he took over the position of Leadership Coordinator from Lisa Arledge. Mr. Giroir has also taught two sections of science over the past ten years.
Coach Giroir, as one of the many hats he wears on campus, now coaches the girls’ soccer team and has compiled a 59-1-3 record over the past ten years. His girls have scored 248 goals and allowed 7 during that time. He also sponsors the student council. Mr./Coach Giroir can be found at many sporting events, fine arts nights, open houses, meet and greets, and in his t-shack.Mr. Giroir was honored by the Anti-Defamation League with the Walter Kase Teacher of Excellence Award for his work to create a tolerant campus during the 2012 year. He was one of three teachers in the Region IV area to receive this award. He was also honored with the Lanier Teacher of the Year, voted on by his peers for the 2014-2015 school year.