HISD’s Office of Talent and HISD’s Health and Medical Services named its Dedicated Associate Teacher, Associate Teacher, Elementary School Nurse, and a Secondary School Nurse of the Month awards.Continue reading
HISD’s Office of Talent and HISD’s Health and Medical Services named its School Nurse of the Month, and a Secondary School Nurse of the Month, and Associate Teacher, and Dedicated Associate Teacher awards. Here are the winners:Continue reading
Miguel Garcia thought he was in trouble.
As he heard his name over the all-school announcement at Madison High School on Thursday morning, followed by a “please come to the front office immediately,” Garcia assumed the worst.
But the real reason behind the announcement was that he was named the Achieve 180 Dedicated Associate Teacher of the Month for May.Continue reading
As the mid-morning sun struggled to break through the cloudy skies, a whirl of blue fabric and the sounds of a bass drum filled the parking lot at Whidby Elementary School.
As LaShunda Robinson walked through the front doors of the school, a parade broke out with Chief Human Resources Officer Julia Dimmitt leading the way as twirlers, band members, cheerleaders, and other students from Whidby trailed behind.
The parade was to honor Robinson as the April Achieve 180 Dedicated Associate Teacher of the Month.
“I am without words,” Robinson said as the parade passed her by. “And that doesn’t happen very often.”Continue reading
As Maria Iglesias posed for photos in her classroom at Scarborough Elementary School to celebrate her selection as the Associate Teacher of the Month for March, several of her kindergarten students stood by quietly hoping to get a photo with their favorite associate teacher.
“I just come here and I know they need so much help, especially now because of the pandemic,” Iglesias said. “I know I can help them, push them forward, however I can make a difference in their lives.”
Repeatedly referring to them as “my kids,” Iglesias has long had a passion for teaching. She became a part-time associate teacher when she retired as a full-time HISD teacher with the district, where she taught for 16 years.Continue reading
The outdoor hallways of Kelso Elementary School may be covered, but that did not stop Associate Teacher Joyce Asberry from hesitating when the principal called her to the main building. As the cloudy skies of the morning gave way to a downpour, Asberry tentatively stepped out on her walk towards the front.
But as she stepped into the school cafeteria, her worries about the dreary weather washed away immediately. Waiting for her there was her family—daughter, granddaughter, and 91-year-old mother—as well as students, teachers, the principal and the HISD HR.
She was surprised as the February Associate Teacher of the Month for HISD.Continue reading
In the sunny courtyard of Blackshear Elementary, Tanya Fontaine Clark stood speechless for a few moments before elaborating on her passion for her job—and the school she calls home.
“My mother was a teacher. I guess I’m a chip off the old block,” Clark said. “I wanted to give back. I wanted to enrich the lives of the children at Blackshear.”
The third-generation educator had just received the award for January’s Achieve 180 Dedicated Associate Teacher of the Month. It was just one of the stops of the day for Human Resources , as they also surprised the December and January Associate Teachers of the Month and Achieve 180 Dedicated Associate Teachers of the Month.Continue reading