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Sherman ISD Celebrates Staff of the Year Honorees

As the 2018-2019 school year comes to a close, Sherman ISD is acknowledging members of its outstanding staff. Sherman ISD employees with diverse teaching styles and skills have been selected for the 2019 Teacher, Employee, Team, New teacher, and Volunteer of the Year. Listed below are the outstanding educators who received the honor this year:

Suzanne Green

Secondary Teacher of the Year

Sherman High School Science Teacher

 

Blanca Serrano

Elementary Teacher of the Year

Crutchfield Elementary 2nd Grade Bilingual Teacher

 

Ruthy McCurrin

Employee of the Year

Perrin Learning Center Administrative Assistant/Registrar

 

6th Grade Science Team

Kacie Beene, Samantha Deaton, Rick Foster, April Kloer, Amy Taggart

Team of the Year

 

Dillingham Intermediate

Sarah Morgan

New Teacher of the Year

 

Lori Walker

Sherman ISD Volunteer of the Year

The Sherman ISD Staff Recognition program honors individuals throughout the district that excel inside of their classroom or within their department. Teachers that exemplify excellence in teaching, instructional leadership, or employees that showcase skill, work ethic, and high performance are selected and recognized each month for ensuring all Sherman ISD students are equipped to excel globally in our ever-changing society. Individuals selected as the Secondary and Elementary Teacher of the Year will enjoy the use of a Chevrolet Equinox, courtesy of Sherman Chevrolet. This is the first year Sherman Chevrolet has partnered with Sherman ISD to present the Teachers of the Year with the free use of a car for one year.

 

 

Elementary Teacher of the Year

Blanca Serrano

Crutchfield Elementary

Blanca Serrano is a second-grade bilingual teacher at Crutchfield Elementary. Although this is only her second year of teaching, Ms. Serrano conducts her classes as if she has had many years of experience. She understands the academic and social and emotional needs of her students and maintains a high level of rigor inside her classroom. Ms. Serrano is always thinking of out of the box ways to capture the attention of her students and enhance their bilingual skills. Last year, after a chapter book study, Ms. Serrano’s class wrote their class book in English and Spanish. A copy of the book was purchased for the campus library for students to enjoy.

Blanca Serrano

Secondary Teacher of the Year

Suzanne Green

Sherman High School

Suzanne Green is the Team Lead for the Sherman High School’s Science Department and takes an active role in researching student data, in order to properly prepare her students for state and local, testing. She is known for being one of the most prepared teachers on the SHS campus and for building phenomenal relationships with her students.

Green

 

New Teacher of the Year

Sarah Morgan

Neblett Elementary

Sarah Morgan is a third-grade math teacher at Neblett Elementary. Her quiet spirit and continual genuine affirmation provide a classroom for success. Students are greeted by name and a smile as they enter Mrs. Morgan's classroom each day. As a new teacher on her campus, her classroom is known to be cheerful, purposeful, and student-centered. Ms. Morgan’s learning day is well planned, orchestrated and engaging and students are often seen working around the classroom on projects and anchor charts. Mrs. Morgan's smile and enthusiasm are contagious when you walk inside of her classroom, you immediately notice that time is never wasted, hands are never idle, and learning is always taking place.

Sarah Morgan

Employee of the Year

Ruthy McCurrin

Perrin learning Center

Ruthy McCurrin is the administrative assistant for Mr. Jim May at Perrin Learning Center. She wears many hats and helps with the campuses special programs and serves as the Spanish interpreter. She is willing to come in early and stay late to get the job done and is always helpful to parents and students, no matter how busy she may be at that moment. She is a real example of service with a smile and provides top notch customer service.

Ruthy

 

Team of the Year

Dillingham Intermediate 6th grade Science Team

  •         Kacie Beene
  •         Samantha Deaton
  •         Rick Foster
  •         April Kloer
  •         Amy Taggart

 

Dillingham 6th Grade Science Team has been a bright spot on the Dillingham Intermediate campus and has worked as a cohesive group throughout the school year to ensure student success. As a team, the group attended the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching, and each team member returned with great ideas. Since attending the conference, the team has implemented coding activities, breakout boxes, and STEM activities for the students of Dillingham that has enhanced student learning. Throughout this year, this team has continued to do a great job and are genuinely student-centered.

Team of the Year

 

Volunteer of the Year

Lori Walker

Lori Walker bleeds maroon! She is a dedicated parent who works countless hours supporting Sherman ISD. She begins her volunteering efforts before the start of the school year with assisting Dr. Tamy Smalskas with organizing the family and community tailgating experience known as Maroon Mania. She provides leadership, organization, and execution every Friday night for the event to ensure attendees have the best experience. She is often times the first to help with any district parent group and is a part of several different committees such as the PTA, the Building Bearcat Committee, and the Bearcat Branding Committee. She is a great volunteer and truly believes in Building Bearcats.

Lori Walker