Superintendent's Leadership Award
Amy Hayes, Kim Glawe and the Health Services Department - March 2021
It has been eight months since we welcomed students and staff back into our buildings mid-pandemic. During this time, Temple ISD has not had to close a single campus or facility due to COVID spread inside our walls. This can and should be largely credited to Amy Hayes, Director of Wellness and Benefits, Kim Glawe, Director of Health Services, and our school nurses.
Amy and Kim have been at the helm of case reporting and monitoring and have worked with Senior Leadership Team and outside agencies like the Bell County Health District and Baylor Scott and White Health
throughout the pandemic. They have worked around the clock and through weekends and holidays without hesitation or reservation.
Our nurses have served in a very similar capacity at each of their campuses as they were designated as the COVID-19 contact on their respective campuses who have supported staff, students and families with questions and concerns—easing their fears every step along the way. They have volunteered to help administer vaccines across the county and to assist in medical facilities that were inundated with patients early on in this pandemic.
Perhaps the best example to illustrate the commitment of this collective group standing before us is the vaccine clinic they organized and executed in less than 24 hours during the severe winter storm resulting in the vaccination of 300+ Temple ISD staff members.
These ladies know no bounds and deserve more thanks than we could even begin to muster.
Jalyah Collins - April 2021
Amy Scopac, Roger Smith, George Bell, Lindsey Davis, Diane Daly, John Daly, Jolene Pruitt, Steven Howell, John Kuper and Clarence Ball - April 2021
February 12 – 19, 2021 has been dubbed by some as “Snowmagedon”, “SNOVID”, “Snowpocalypse” and many other names that attempt to describe that fateful week. Extended power outages coupled with unprecedented temperatures, snow and ice created a situation that made homes unlivable for some in our community. The opening of warming shelters across our area provided much hope but with the roadways undriveable how would people get there?
Sacrificing their own safety, that is when these individuals literally came to the rescue. Working with the City, our transportation department picked up people in need across the city and brought them to warming centers where they could safely wait out the winter storm.
From the elderly to the medically fragile to some furry friends and everyone in between, these men and women provided hope for the hopeless in their most desperate hour. And if you know these individuals you know that they even provided some much needed cheer, compassion and kindness along the way.
Dr. Janice Smith and Dr. Amanda Robison-Caldwell - December 2020
Planning for the needs of our staff and students during a pandemic is not easy. However, we are fortunate to have experts in our community like Dr. Smith and Dr. Chadwell of the Bell County Health Department whose leadership roles have been critical the last nine months
Dr. Smith and Dr. Chadwell have been constant sources of knowledge and insight since March. They have given countless hours to review district protocols and procedures providing feedback and suggestions for how we can best implement health and safety measures and have truly partnered with the district every step of the way.
Since this summer they have met with Temple ISD, and all Bell County school districts, on a weekly call with superintendents to provide advisement and guidance on specific situations. Early in the morning or late in the evenings, they are always responsive to our needs and questions because they know how critical it is to mitigate the spread while providing educational continuity.
Their acts of service above self is what defines true leadership.
Dr. John Midturi - September 2020
Jacob Bates - April 2020
Salons at Tuscan Square - February 2020
Chester Harrison - September 2019
For nearly 3 decades, Pastor Harrison has been welcoming students, families and staff on their way to and from school. He has uttered countless words of blessing and encouragement; and he has showered the campus — his mission field –with abundant prayer.
Danny & Rebekah Little - June 2019
Madeleine Ruth Norman - December 2018
Her passion for and commitment to this cause is extraordinary.
Steve Prentiss - December 2018
Carl Pleasant - August 2018