VISD Campus teachers of year recognized
Campus principals recognized outstanding teachers and staff members for their successes during the 2018-2019 school year during a meeting Vernon school trustees on Monday.
Awards by campus include:
McCord Elementary School
–Whitney Fryman, teacher of the year.
–Yesika Calvillo, staff member of the year.
Central Elementary School
–Stacia Boone, teacher of the year.
–Mandy Thomas, staff member of the year.
Shive Elementary School
–Kevin Hunter and Jana White, teacher of the year.
–Lorrie Pring, staff member of the year.
Vernon Middle School
–Martha Quintero, teacher of the year.
–Dawn Balderas, staff member of the year.
Vernon High School
–Brett White, teacher of the year.
–Gayla DeHoyos, staff member of the year.
Adolescent Forensic Program – North Texas State Hospital
–Christy Eason, teacher of the year.
–Andrea Brahier, staff member of the year.
–David Coble, staff member of the year.
The district also recognized Sarah Hernandez of the Boys and Girls Club of Vernon for the organization’s sponsorship of programs for the district’s middle school and high school students.
Following an executive session on personnel matters, trustees in open session approved the employment of Debbie Pearce as Vernon Middle School principal and Glendon Hutchins as Vernon High School assistant principal. Pearce will succeed current VMS Principal Blaise Boswell, who will become the district’s information technology director; and Hutchins will succeed Pearce in her present position at VHS.
Trustees also approved the employment of Toni Waldo as director of special education, Jana Ramirez as assistant speech/language pathologist, Sandra Parmer as music teacher at Central Elementary School on a half-time basis and Jamie Greene as special education teacher at the AFP program at NTSH. Also authorized was the retirement of Rita Collier as director of special education, reassignments of Doug Patterson to AVID elective teacher at VMS, Chantilly Sweet to special education resource teacher at VMS and Grant Schur to physical education teacher/coach at VHS. Resignations were accepted for Reynaldo Trejo, Central special education aide effective March 5; Ashleigh Ochoa, Central computer aide effective April 18; and Berenice Lopez, Central child nutrition worker effective March 14; and employment of Courtney Nava, Central special education aide fore the 2019-2020 school year; and Yirian Ramirez, Central nutrition worker effective April 1.
In other action, trustees approved student accident insurance for the 2019-2020 school year, and managed network switch and equipment network upgrades. Consent agenda approved included the minutes of the previous meeting and a financial report.
VHS head tennis coach Carrie Castleberry expressed her appreciation to the board and administration for their support of the tennis program and outlined the highlights of the spring season, from which 11 players advanced to regional playoffs (see related story in today’s Sports section). Discussion items on the agenda included the School Health Advisory Committee recommendations, principal’s reports, facilities report, superintendent’s report and board member comments/announcements/calendar time.
Present at the meeting were Byrd, board president Emory Byars and trustees Chris Lehman, Michael Ruhl, Tom Scott, Kevin Young, J.J. Oznick and Mike Boyd. Also present were principals Scott Mills, McCord; Kacy Hunter, Central; Stefanie Merrell, Shive; Boswell, VMS; Tommy Cummings, VHS; and Tammie Wrinkle, business manager.