NISD 2017 Awards and Recognition Banquet
Posted 05 - 01 - 2017

Nacogdoches ISD honored district and campus teachers of the year, as well as its 2017 retirees and the Anne K. Wallace award winner during its annual end-of-the-year awards and recognition banquet on Thursday, April 27 at 6 p.m. in the Nacogdoches County Exposition and Civic Center. The Anne K. Wallace Excellence in Teaching Award, established by the late teacher's family, presents $1,000 in recognition of an outstanding teacher dedicated to instruction and teaching. Dorothy Jackson-Tubbs from Nacogdoches High School received the honor for 2017. The district wide Elementary Teacher of the Year award was presented to Paige Benoy of Thomas J. Rusk Academy of Fine Arts, while Allison Fenton of Malcolm Rector Technical High School received Secondary Teacher of the Year honors.  Both also received teacher of the year for their respective campuses.

Other campus teachers of the year include:

Emeline Carpenter Elementary - Michael Moore

Emeline Carpenter Early Childhood Center - Denise Moore

Fredonia Elementary - Elisabeth Hutchens

Nettie Marshall Academy of Dual Language - Linda Brock

Raguet Elementary - Karen Fancher

Thomas J. Rusk Academy of Fine Arts - Paige Benoy

Mike Moses Middle School - Angela Peyton

Malcolm Rector Technical High School - Allison Fenton

DAEP/ Martin Center - Janie Leath

Nacogdoches High School - Stacy Dicks

The Rookie Teacher of the Year award program is designed to recognize outstanding, new employees who have less than twenty-four months in the classroom. These educators have made a positive impact upon students, school communities, public education, and NISD. The district Rookie Teacher of the Year award was presented to Taylor Coll of Fredonia Elementary School.

Campus rookie teacher of the year include:

Malcolm Rector Technical High School - Debbie Tanner

McMichael Middle School - Charles Semanek

Mike Moses - Robert Kimbrough

Brooks-Quinn-Jones - Kelsey Watkins

Emeline Carpenter Elementary - Brooke Taylor-Johnson

Emeline Carpenter Early Childhood Center - Tammie Colston

Fredonia - Taylor Coll

Raguet - Danielle Sarafian

Thomas J. rusk - Crystal Jinkins



 


Employees who received perfect attendance include:


Harold Whitaker


Koda McKeever


George Burns


Ramiro Mediola


Tina Dowell


Penny Puller


Marion Ringhausen


G.W. Scott


Patricia Johnson


Kennedy Harrell


Isabel Johnson


Rosa Berry


Rick Deward


Ozell Ward


William Adams


 


The district bid farewell to the following retirees (as of April 24, 2017):


Richard Chambers


Christy Clark


Leigh Ann Dixon


Tammy Harpin


Penny Holloway


Charles Hooker


Martha Lindsey


Gerrie Lockett


Kevan Webb


Susan Makatura


Kenny Martin


Darla McFarland


Mary Neal


Farshid Niroumand


Carolyn Ramsey


David Sage


Bonnie Strahan


Jerry Winfield


 


NISD recognized employees our community lost this school year:


Christy Wilson


Robin McClain


Johnnie Simpson


Reba Ann Fuller


Faye Rudd


Maye Florence Ham


Chris Snyder


Patsy Carroll


Vivian Williams


 


Department employee of the year awards include:


District Support Center - Jason Wiggins


Plant Services - Mark Spies


Law Enforcement - George Burns


Student Nutrition - Kennedy Harrell


Student Support Services - Emily Taravella


Transportation - Alford Forney


 


District awards included:


District Tech Savvy Award - Stacy Dicks (Nacogdoches High School)


Campus Administrator of the Year - Rebecca Lanham (Nacogdoches High School)


Dragon Community Partner of the Year - SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County


Volunteer Organization of the Year - Rotary Club of Nacogdoches


Volunteer of the Year - Linda Blackshire (Mike Moses PTA)


 


The Inspire Awards honor individuals who have inspired excellence at NISD. These individuals gave courage to the people around them to take a new leap or inspired them to pursue their passions. The district inspire award recipients for 2017 are Rebecca Lanham of Nacogdoches High School, Rosalind Deckard of Brooks-Quinn-Jones, and Kayla Hughes of Student Support Services.


 


Other campus and department inspire award recipients include:


Malcolm Rector Technical High School - Mario Torres


Martin Center/ DAEP - Donna Harding


Nacogdoches High School - Stacy Dicks


McMichael Middle School - Martha Lindsey


Mike Moses Middle School - Darlene Whitman


Brooks-Quinn-Jones - Karen Pleasant


Emeline Carpenter Elementary - Lester Brewer


Emeline Carpenter Early Childhood Center - Roxanne Lathan


Fredonia - Burford Wallace


Nettie Marshall - Ana Lopez


Raguet - Lindsey Turner


Thomas J. Rusk - Rocio Landeros


District Support Center - Cindy Bertin


Plant Services - Mike Davis


Student Nutrition - Doris McDaniel


Student Support Services - Kayla Hughes


Transportation - Charlene Marble


Law Enforcement - Ramiro Mendiola, Carolyn Meredith, Kenny Hensley, Staci Marble, Pam Lathan, Crystal Ball


 


NISD would like to say a special thanks to the following for making NISD's 2017 awards and recognition banquet a success:


District Tech Savvy Award sponsor Sound Tech


Campus Administrator of the Year sponsor CBTX


Volunteer Organization of the Year sponsor Story-Wright


Dragon Community Partner of the Year sponsor University Rental


Volunteer of the Year sponsor East Texas Landscaping


Inspire Award sponsor KARCZEWSKI/BRADSHAW


Inspire Award sponsor eTech


Inspire Award sponsor Fredonia Hotel


District Rookie Teacher of the Year sponsor SPIRIT APPAREL


District Elementary Teacher of the Year and District Secondary Teacher of the Year sponsor Nacogdoches Medical Center


Master of Ceremony Steve McCarty


Texas Education Agency Address from T.E.A. Deputy Commissioner A.J. Crabill


Francis Spruiell, Rotary Volunteer


Brooks-Quinn-Jones Musicians for their musical performance


Daniel Wilder, NHS Theatre Student for his slam poetry performance


NHS Culinary Program


NHS Spanish Club


NHS Interact Club


SFA Hospitality Students


Tomé Catering

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