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End-of-Year Celebration Showcases CISD Teachers, Staff


Leslie Elkins, CMS


Amy Evans, OUES

Carroll ISD held its annual End-of-Year Celebration at Carroll Senior High School on Wednesday, May 25.

The 11 campuses Teachers of the Year were honored and the two District Teachers of the Years were announced. This year’s K-6th Grade Teacher of the year is Old Union Elementary teacher Amy Evans. She has been in the district for five years and has 12 years of teaching experience.

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The district’ Secondary Teacher of the Year winner is Leslie Elkins of Carroll Middle School. She has five years of teaching experience, including the past four in Carroll ISD. As winners, both teachers receive the use of a Lexus during the summer thanks to Carroll ISD sponsor Park Place.

The district also honored support staff and special service award winners. This year’s Auxiliary Service Award winners were Evaristo Pineada, who has served for 15 years as a custodian in Carroll ISD and currently work at Walnut Grove Elementary.

Johnson Elementary custodian Melanie Rubell also won an Auxiliary Service Award and has been a dedicated Dragon since 1992. Rubell is retiring at the end of the school year.

CISD honored two Paraprofessional Service winners. Transportation Dispatcher Misa Ruiz earned one of the awards along with Barbara Yelton, who serves as assistant to Superintendent Dr. David Faltys.

Monica Gattshall, the district’s English as a Second Language Coordinator, earned the Distinguished Service award.

During the event, Carroll ISD also honored many employees who have completed different levels of tenure in the district.


Annual Event Recognizes Top Dragon Staff, Celebrates Employees

TOY 2015Carroll ISD’s annual End of Year Celebration will be Wednesday, May 27 at Carroll Senior High School. This annual event brings together Dragon employees for an afternoon of awards and celebrations marking the end of the school year. The event begins at 4 p.m.

The district will honor Carroll ISD retirees and present awards to staff including auxiliary and paraprofessional awards.

The End of Year Celebration is also an opportunity for the district to formally recognize Carroll ISD’s Campus Teachers of the Year and to name the District Teachers of the Year. Carroll ISD’s Campus Teachers of the Year are: Tommy Tubbs, Carroll Senior High School; Jessi Valles, Carroll High School; Jenna Andre, Carroll Middle School and Denise McCrummen, Dawson Middle School; Tammy Ramsey, Durham Intermediate School; Eric Guerrero, Eubanks Intermediate School; Pam Holland, Carroll Elementary; Leslie Davidson, Johnson Elementary; Melody Anderson, Rockenbaugh Elementary; Nicole Mertens, Old Union Elementary and Barbara Boss, Walnut Grove Elementary. These 11 educators were each selected by their co-workers for best representing the district’s mission, vision and values throughout the school year. On May 27 Carroll will announce the two District Teachers of the Year, one for K-6 and one for secondary. These two individuals will also advance to the Regional Teacher of the Year and, as a CISD employee receive keys to a Lexus vehicle for the summer courtesy of Dragon sponsor Park Place Lexus.

The event will be emceed by Superintendent Dr. David Faltys and will include CISD Administration and members of the Board of Trustees. The event is made possible by businesses and individuals that contribute to Carroll ISD’s We Care program and district sponsors, Central Market Southlake, Frost Bank and Park Place Lexus.

Park Place Dealerships Give Dragon Fans Ultimate Opportunity

Carroll Dragon logo Trademarked 4Park Place Lexus and Park Place Motorcars Grapevine are giving one lucky Southlake Dragon fan the opportunity to kick a field goal for the chance to win a 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA or a 2015 Lexus NX.  The field goal attempt will be held at the Southlake Dragons vs. Coppell Cowboys game on October 3, 2014, at Dragon Stadium.

“This is a unique opportunity for the community to have some fun and possibly drive away in a new car,” said Matt Woolsey, general manager of Park Place Lexus Grapevine.  “We love the pure enjoyment of this event for the community. It will be exciting to see the contestant attempt to win the car.”

Park Place Lexus and Park Place Grapevine are long time sponsors of Carroll ISD and the Carroll Education Foundation.

Contestants for this event need to register at before 12:00 p.m., October 1, 2014.  There is a maximum of one (1) entry per person.  One lucky winner will be chosen at random from all entries received and two alternates will be notified 24 hours prior to the field goal kick attempt. The field goal attempt will be held at Southlake Carroll Dragons Stadium during half time of the October 3 football game. The field goal attempt will be made from the 45 yard line.15-GLA250_GLA2504M-1003_st 2014.02.25 LPMPD

In order to qualify for the grand prize, the contestant must successfully kick a football of regulation size over the crossbar and between the uprights of a regulation state high school goal post. Current or former Olympic, semi-professional or professional football, soccer or rugby players who have competed in the United States, Canada or Europe cannot participate.  Current or former high school or collegiate football, soccer or rugby players who have competed at that level within the past six (6) years and current or former football coach who has coached at the high school level or above within the past six (6) years may not participate.  For a list of all rules and regulations please visit

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