Wednesday, May 23, Carroll ISD hosted their annual End of Year Reception to celebrate another school year and honor teachers and staff from around the district for their hard work and dedication to the students and family of CISD.
CISD Employees were recognized for numerous accolades including years of service, retirees, various service awards, the inaugural Dragon Core Value Awards Campus and District Teacher of the Year.
Carroll ISD named the 2017-2018 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year during the banquet. These two educators are eligible to become ESC Region 11’s Top Teacher in the Region. If they are awarded that honor they have the opportunity to compete for Texas Teacher of the Year.
The Elementary District Teacher of the Year is Tercel Herreman, Kindergarten Teacher from Old Union Elementary. Ms. Herreman graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 2005. She has been teaching for 13 years and is an advocate for literacy, diversity, and equality. Herreman implemented and has led a Kindergarten Animal Shelter Drive for three years. She believes a teacher’s job is not just to educate the student, but to grow them academically, socially and emotionally. She models compassionate service for her students through class projects.
The Secondary District Teacher of the Year is Alli Loftin, Health Science Teacher and Athletic Trainer from Carroll Senior High School. Ms. Loftin has 14 years of experience in education. She joined CISD in the fall of 2008 as an athletic trainer. Loftin graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelors and Master’s degree. Alli has been involved in the Dragons Go Digital program, created a new Principles of Health Science class, and established the HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) chapter for CSHS.
The Board and CISD Administration also took time to recognize the Campus Teachers of the Year. Each teacher was recognized with a short video spotlighting them in their classroom. The CISD Campus Teachers of the Year for 2017-2018 include:
Debbie Sheffield – Kindergarten Teacher – Carroll Elementary
Kathy Chapman – Kindergarten Teacher – Johnson Elementary
Tercel Herreman – Kindergarten Teacher – Old Union Elementary
Casey Stapp – Kindergarten Teacher – Rockenbaugh Elementary
Pam Lee – Dyslexia Teacher – Walnut Grove Elementary
Amy Spurlock – 5th Grade Teacher – Durham Intermediate
Valerie Barnes – GT Teacher – Eubanks Intermediate
Amanda Dorsey – Family & Consumer Science Teacher – Carroll Middle
Emily Trammell – Art Teacher – Dawson Middle
Sarah Millhorn – English Teacher – Carroll High
Allison Loftin – Health Science Teacher/Athletic Trainer – Carroll Senior High
The Dragon Core Value Awards are a new tradition the district is starting this year. These are awarded to employees that exemplify the meaning of each of the District’s Core Values. The winners of these awards include:
Excellence – Eric Guerrero, DMS
Character & Integrity – Barbara Cline, Special Programs
Innovation – Christopher Patino, CHS
Relationships – Traci Fair, RES
Open & Honest Communication – Lisa Walker, OUES
Compassionate Service – Kelli Walters, OUES
Awards were given to employees for their exemplary service to the Carroll ISD community as well. The following Dragons received Service Awards:
Auxillary Service Award – Mariana Aguilar, JES
Paraprofessional Service Awards – Kellie Roach, RES and Jane Stenman, CMS
Distinguished Service Awards – Lori Allison, JES and Kristen Nelson, WGES PTO
Community Service Award – Jennifer Whitfill, WGES