Four Tivy High School students were recognized for their outstanding volunteer service with a national award.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award was presented to Tivy seniors Adin Viera, Makayla Waiser, Bryanna Rodriguez and Bella King.
Superintendent Mark Foust presented the students with their certificates during a pep rally at Tivy High School on Sept. 27.
“We are incredibly proud of our students who earned this prestigious recognition through hundreds of hours of being servant leaders in our community,” Dr. Foust said.
“They are incredible representations of what we are all about in KISD and Kerrville.”
The KISD Teachers of the Year were announced at the End of Year Ceremony held on June 3rd. Congratulations to our KISD District Teachers of the Year - Debbie Fowler from Tom Daniels Elementary and Hillarie Swanner from Hal Peterson Middle School.
The Kerrville Public School Foundation offers an annual Teacher of the Year program. This program is designed to recognize exceptional classroom teaching within the Kerrville Independent School District. Two Teacher of the Year awards are given: one to a deserving classroom teacher at the Pre-School through Grade 5 level (Elementary Level) and the other to a deserving classroom teacher at the Grade 6 through Grade 12 level (Secondary Level). Additionally, a monetary award of $2500 is given to each recipient.
In December, each campus in the Kerrville Independent School District selects a campus Teacher of the Year. These campus honorees become the nominees for the KPSF Teacher of the Year award. Each nominee completes a portfolio, records a video of his/her classroom teaching, and interviews individually with the TOY selection committee. The KPSF Teacher of the Year awardees are announced at the KISD year-end celebration in June.
Congratulations to these two very deserving educators!
The first-ever cohort of the Kerrville ISD Teacher Leadership Academy was launched this school year. The Academy focused on helping teachers develop as leaders. This year, 35 applicants were accepted into the program. ESC-20 Leadership Consultant, Demetrio Garcia, was present at each meeting to facilitate. Participants met six times throughout the year and completed six modules of curriculum as well as a book study over Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Helping Teachers Develop as Leaders (3rd Edition) by Marilyn Katzenmeyer and Gayle Moller.
“Continuously Investing in our staff is one of the most important things we can do for our children,” Superintendent Dr. Mark Foust said. “Developing teacher leaders in our district is one of our key district goals and a vital component / element of our district strategic plan.”
Planning has begun for the new Hal Peterson Middle School! Campus and community representatives, along with students met on Thursday and Friday last week to imagine teaching and learning in the new facility. Construction will begin in early fall 2019.
Please continue to check the 2018 Bond Program page for updates on projects and construction.