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Madison HS teacher named a finalist in MLB’s All-Star Teachers program

2014 June 18
by HISD Communications

The big hitters of Major League Baseball (MLB) will be gathering together at Target Field in Minnesota next month for the All-Star Game, and one HISD teacher could be appearing there as well, after being named a finalist in the organization’s All Star Teachers program. Tamira Cole, who serves as both a teacher and the English Language Arts team lead at Madison High School, has been named one of about 100 finalists from around the country.

Find out how you can help her win in this related article.

HISD recognized for going ‘Above and Beyond’ for military personnel

At least two HISD employees have been honored recently with Patriot Awards from the U.S. Department of Defense for providing exceptional support to military service personnel and/or their families.

At the June 11 principals’ meeting, Assistant Superintendent of Leadership Development Josephine Rice was recognized with one of the awards for her outstanding support of the Mesa family, and Senior Manager of Fleet Operations Mark Swackhamer also received an award for his support of Transportation employee and U.S. Army Reservist Spec. Benjamin Lytle, now serving in Afghanistan.

As a result of these awards, the Houston Independent School District as a whole was honored with an “Above and Beyond Award” at the June 12 regular Board meeting by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve organization (ESGR), a U.S. Department of Defense office.

You can read that story here.

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HISD is seeking dynamic candidates to change the lives of elementary, middle, or high school students by tutoring them in math every day for an entire school year. Apollo 20 Math Fellows are full-time HISD employees on a 10-month duty schedule with standard employee benefits and the opportunity to earn performance pay in addition to base salary. Visit this site to learn more or to submit an application.

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