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.
The Kerrville ISD community approved a bond referendum for $88.9 million on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, allowing the school district to implement much needed safety and accessibility updates and address aging infrastructure across the district. A new HPMS and new KISD Ag Facility are also important components of the 2018 Bond. This is the first comprehensive bond package voters have approved in almost 19 years in Kerrville.
Kerrville ISD would like to alert the community and local businesses of outside vendors who are selling advertising and merchandise in the name of Kerrville ISD sports teams and organizations. Vendors are using Kerrville ISD campus names, sayings, or logos on promotional products that have not been sanctioned by the school district, and the school district receives no funding from these vendors.