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Shout Outs! 2017 - 2018

Do you want to give a huge pat on the back to a Temple ISD teacher, administrator or staff member?

Here's the place to do it!!

Fill out this form, and we will post the shout outs here, and on our Temple ISD Facebook Page!

Shout Outs!

I want to commend Lisa Adams (Executive Director of Secondary Education).  Mrs. Adams volunteers two Friday mornings a month at Thornton Elementary. She is a Rock Star addition to our Thornton Safety Patrol. We appreciate you Lisa! - Gwen James, Thornton Elementary School Assistant Principal.
Gina Hamilton (Temple ISD Transportation) is amazing. She goes above and beyond the duties of a bus driver. She was our driver for the Western Hills Elementary School kindergarten field trip to the Robinson Family Farms Pumpkin Patch. I have a special needs student in my class that can't get around as easy as the other kids. Mrs. Hamilton did not sit on the bus and wait for us to get done. No, she walked the whole farm with us and helped my sweet student climb, play, and explore. I could not have handled the task of 20 kids while giving this student the extra help she deserved without the help of Mrs. Hamilton. I appreciate her help so much! - Stacy Ferree, Western Hills Elementary School

I want to commend Trevon Ward (Temple High School Senior) and Marialena Office-Siokou (Temple High School Junior) from Wildcat T.I.M.E. for partnering with our Thornton Safety Patrol. - Gwen James, Thornton Elementary School Assistant Principal

I want to give a super special shout out to Ms. Bernie Sanders (Scott Elementary School)!!!  Wow!!  She came in and used up her own personal documentation time to help my special friends in a small group.  She saw the need for me to be able to walk around and monitor the groups and their work, so she volunteered her transitional time to help.  It was BEYOND appreciated and freed me up to make corrections with my other 6 groups.. PHEW!!  God send today!!! - Sabrina Dutkanicz, Scott Elementary School Teacher

I want to commend Blanca Howells (Counselor, Hector P. Garcia Elementary School) for being so awesome and helping my son last school year and this year.  She's always there for him.  He's loves Mrs. Howells. - Denise
I'd like to submit Melissa Alverson (Scott Elementary School) for a Temple ISD shout out. I had a terrific conversation with her last week about our second grader. She was helpful, funny, and very, very sweet about our daughter. I was excited when we learned that she would be our daughter's teacher. We know she's very knowledgeable, and we are excited to see how our daughter will progress with her leadership this year. When I asked a question by email today, within moments, Ms. Alverson called me on the phone to talk through all my questions. She was unhurried, taking the time to explain everything so I could frame it in perspective, and was very encouraging about the work our daughter is already doing. Miss Alverson is a tremendous asset to Scott Elementary, and Temple ISD.  -Regina Corley, Parent

I want to commend the Temple ISD Maintenance Crew.  This week a maintenance crew came to work on playgrounds at Kennedy-Powell Elementary School spreading out pebbles. They were wonderful working around the kiddos making sure they were safe. I spoke to them about an area where a lot of pebbles had come off the playground and were on the sidewalk making the sidewalk very slick for little ones. They volunteered to clean up the area, moving the pebbles and making it safe for our kids.  -Betsy Jermstad, Kennedy-Powell Elementary School

I want to commend Jan LeKander (Temple High School).  Mr. LeKander always takes the initiative to help whenever needed. I really appreciated how he helped set up tables for colleges and clubs for the Temple High School Open House.

I want to commend Tiffani Smith (Bonham Middle School).  Ms. Smith is an absolute rock star on our campus. Her relationship with her students is a demonstration of mutual respect and a dedication to hard work! Her students respond well and her peers love her! Not a day goes by that she fails to make an impression on each of us. She makes U.S. History come to life; it is no wonder her scores reflect her efforts. She is a team player and usually one of the first ones on hallway duty singing "to the right, to the right." Even the students have picked up on the song and sing it to each other in the other hallways.
I want to commend the Temple High School Nurses, Sherry Alblinger and Dixie Beggs, for taking the time on a Saturday to come to the field house training room and do a brief overview on diabetes for our Temple Athletic Training Students. It was very informative information for our students to use in the school or at home. Being a part of a medical team and being involved in medical emergencies is challenging; every piece of information and knowledge is very valuable. We are blessed that these two nurses value our students and their involvement with our Temple Athletes. - Windee Skrabanek, Temple High School Athletic Trainer
We want to commend Betty Weddle (Temple ISD Technology Department).  Betty has done an outstanding job working days, nights, and weekends to get our technology up and going at Thornton Elementary School. We appreciate the time and effort she has exhausted to help teachers get the tools they need to be successful. We love you, Betty Weddle! Thank you for everything you do for our campus! - Thornton Elementary School Administrative Team
I want to commend the Hector P. Garcia Elementary School Kindergarten team of Claudia Medrano, Angie Cruz, Lindsey Jones and Angela Morales for being awesome. They always have a smile and a positive attitude!!
I want to commend Isabel Enriquez (Spanish Teacher, Temple High School).  Isabel has been with Temple ISD for many years. The cool thing about Isabel is she received her teaching certificate as an adult going back to school. She raised a family, was a hairstylist and even was the receptionist for the Temple High School Counseling Department back in 1998. She began her school career going to night classes and even traveling to Mexico for the summer to come back as a Bonham Middle School Spanish teacher. After many years of being at Bonham she has finally returned to where it all began. Congratulations Isabel, Temple High School missed you.

I want to commend Megan Pendergraft (ELA/Reading Teacher, Lamar Middle School).  This is Megan's first year teaching. She has wanted to be a teacher for many years. This summer she set her mind to finally putting her career goal into motion. I saw her first hand studying and balancing a job that was going nowhere. She finally succeeded and in the limited time she had she reached her goal and became Ms. Megan Pendergraft, Teacher for Temple ISD. She is very talented and a true example on how hard work, perseverance and dreams do come true.
I'd like to commend Samantha Patterson (Kennedy-Powell 5th Grade Math/Science Teacher) for her patience, enthusiasm, and knowledge of 5th grade happenings. I am a new teacher to Temple and she has gone above-and-beyond to help prepare me for the school year. She is open to suggestions and accepting of my new, yet limited ideas. Her patience for each student is evident in her many hours of preparation as well as organization of her classroom. Speaking of her classroom, it is adorable. Samantha claims to being a "Work Horse" and makes me want to be a better teacher! - Michelle Hall