Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Southlake Awarded 2018 Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence

Marking the fourteenth consecutive year, the City of Southlake received the 2018 Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence from the American Planning Association Texas Chapter. This certificate recognizes the dedication and support shown by City Council, members of the Planning and Zoning Commission and city staff to uphold professional planning standards for Southlake.

The city scored well above the 100-point threshold to receive recognition. Evaluation criteria included the following; level of training of Planning Commissioners and professional staff, professional qualifications of the planning staff, breadth and currency of master plan components, and completion of other planning related projects.

If you would like to view the certificate or have additional questions please visit the Planning and Development Services Department in Southlake Town Hall, Suite 310 or visit our webpage .

CSHS History Teacher Wins State Award

John Irish Award (1)Carroll ISD’s John Irish has been named U.S. History Teacher of the Year by both the Daughters of Colonial Wars – State of Texas and the Daughters of the American Revolution – Southlake Chapter. Irish teaches Advanced Placement U.S. History at Carroll Senior High School.

To recognize this achievement, Carroll ISD Superintendent Dr. David Faltys presented Irish with a special certificate on behalf of the district. Assistant Superintendent Dr. JJ Villarreal and Carroll Senior High School Principal Mr. Shawn Duhon were also in attendance for the surprise classroom presentation. Faltys spoke about the importance of teachers like Irish who, inspire students inside and outside the classroom. Duhon gave students the opportunity to say a few words, a few spoke up thanking Irish for being such a good teacher.

John Irish Award (4)Each year, the Texas State Society Daughters of Colonial Wars selects one elementary, secondary, intermediate, high school or college educator to be named outstanding American History teacher. The award recognizes teachers who encourage Patriotism and interest in American Heritage and promote the study of American History. With this award, Irish advances to the national level where he will compete with U.S. History Teachers from other states to be named Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year by the National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars.

The Southlake Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recognized Irish at the April 10 Awards Ceremony at Trophy Club. Representatives from neighboring school districts and students receiving scholarships were also in attendance.

The Carroll ISD Board of Trustees will recognize Irish at an upcoming School Board Meeting. This is Irish’s second year teaching in Carroll ISD. Before teaching in Carroll, he taught in Katy ISD and was named campus teacher of the year.Click here to learn more about John Irish.