Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Carroll Celebrates Employees, Retirees

End of Year 2015On Wednesday, May 27 Carroll ISD Administration hosted the district’s annual End of Year Celebration. The event was held at Carroll Senior High School.

Emceed by CISD Superintendent Dr. David Faltys and Board President Chris Archer, the administration announced this year’s district teachers of the year, service award winners and honored all retirees.

All campus teachers of the year were recognized as were all 25, 30, 35 and 40 year employees.

End of Year 2015 (2)The K-6 district teacher of the year is Melody Anderson, a special education teacher from Rockenbaugh Elementary.

Carroll’s secondary district teacher of the year is Denise McCrummen, also a special education teacher, from Dawson Middle School.

The district teachers of the year also won use of a Lexus courtesy of our Dragon Marketing partner, Park Place Lexus. For more information about this year’s individual campus teachers of the year, click here.

We honored 34 retirees with nearly 800 years of combined education experience. Many of those retirees spent their entire careers in Carroll ISD. Susan Anders and Chauncey Willingham retired after 40 years in Carroll, Susanne Williams retired after 30 years in Carroll, Ellen Channel, Ofelia Garza and Linda Rose also retired after over 20 years in Carroll ISD.End of Year 2015 (1)

Additional awards from last Wednesday’s event include: The Auxiliary Service Award that went to Beverly Newsome of Child Nutrition Services Department and Jose Sanchez of the Maintenance and Custodial Department.

The Paraprofessional Service Award went to Susan Drescher from the Special Programs Department and Michelle Sark from Old Union Elementary School.

The Community Service Award went to Debra Albertini, the librarian at Walnut Grove Elementary; and the Distinguished Service Award went to both Mary Brunig of the Child Nutrition Services Department and Chauncey Willingham of the Maintenance and Custodial Department.

The annual event was made possible through Carroll ISD’s We Care program and donations from district sponsors, Central Market, Frost Bank and Park Place.

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.

District Honors Dragon Teachers of the Year, Faculty and Staff

Carroll ISD Campus Teachers of the Year, pictured left to right. Back Row: Jared Sutton, DMS; David Lown, CSHS; Shelley Alonzo, OUES; Colleen Aldridge, EIS; Josie Smith, RES. Front Row: Kelli Anne Connell, WGES; Reigan O'Quinn, CES; Melissa Bailey, DIS; Rebecca Colvin, CMS; Jennifer Wunderlich, CHS; Meredith Schneider, JES

Carroll ISD Campus Teachers of the Year, pictured left to right.
Back Row: Jared Sutton, DMS; David Lown, CSHS; Shelley Alonzo, OUES; Colleen Aldridge, EIS; Josie Smith, RES.
Front Row: Kelli Anne Connell, WGES; Reigan O’Quinn, CES; Melissa Bailey, DIS; Rebecca Colvin, CMS; Jennifer Wunderlich, CHS; Meredith Schneider, JES

The Carroll ISD Administration will formally recognize this year’s Campus Teachers of the Year at the district’s annual End of Year Celebration scheduled for 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28 at Carroll Senior High School. The celebration brings together all Dragon employees for an afternoon of awards and celebrations marking the end of the school year.

Every year, each of Carroll ISD’s eleven schools selects one teacher who best represents the district’s mission vision and values throughout the school year. Teachers were chosen by their co-workers. This year’s secondary campus teachers of the year are: David Lown, Carroll Senior High School; Jennifer Wunderlich, Carroll High School; Rebecca Colvin, Carroll Middle School and Jared Sutton, Dawson Middle School. This year’s K-6 campus teachers of the year are: Melissa Bailey, Durham Intermediate School; Colleen Aldridge, Eubanks Intermediate School; Reigan O’Quinn, Carroll Elementary; Meredith Schneider, Johnson Elementary; Josie Smith, Rockenbaugh Elementary; Shelley Alonzo, Old Union Elementary and Kelli Anne Connell, Walnut Grove Elementary.

Carroll ISD’s 2013-14 K-6 Teacher of the Year and Secondary Teacher of the Year will be announced at the End of Year Awards Celebration. To compete for this recognition, each of the Campus Teachers of the Year must complete a comprehensive award application. An awards committee, made up of district employees, parents and School Board Trustees will select the top two individuals to represent the district in the Region XI Teacher of the Year contest.

The End of Year Celebration 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 Carroll ISD’s We Care program and district sponsors Frost BankCentral Market Southlake and Park Place Motors.

CISD’s Sheryl Sides Wins Region XI Secondary Teacher of the Year

Pictured (L-R): DMS Principal Ryan Wilson, Sheryl Sides and Superintendent Dr. David Faltys

At the Euless Convention Center on July 30, Dawson Middle School Teacher Sheryl Sides was named the Region XI Secondary Teacher of the Year. Representing the Dragons, she is one of the 40 Regional Teachers of the Year who will continue on to the Texas Teachers of the Year competition.

Since 1969, the Texas State Teacher of the Year (TOY) Program has honored excellence in classroom education and provided an opportunity to showcase many outstanding educators whose efforts and example have inspired their students, their coworkers and the communities they serve. Texas Teacher of the Year is the highest honor that the State of Texas can bestow upon a teacher. Facilitated by the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), the Texas Teacher of the Year Program annually recognizes and rewards teachers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and excellence in teaching.

Every fall, the Texas State Teacher of the Year Program honors 40 Regional Teachers of the Year, among which are two State Teachers of the Year — one in elementary education and one in secondary education — and four state finalists. These regional teachers represent each of the 20 Education Service Center regions in Texas. The 2014 Texas Teachers of the Year Finalist will be announced on August 26 of this year. These finalists will continue onto the Texas Teachers of the Year Awards Ceremony on October 4 where the two State Teachers of the Year are announced.

Pictured (L-R): DMS Principal Ryan Wilson, Sheryl Sides, Superintendent Dr. David Faltys, Patty Willingham and CES Principal Stacy Wagnon

This year, Patty Willingham, 4th grade teacher at Carroll Elementary School, and Sheryl Sides, 7th grade science teacher at Dawson Middle School, represented Carroll at the Region XI Teacher of the Year Ceremony. Stacy Wagnon, Carroll Elementary School Principal, and Ryan Wilson, Dawson Middle School Principal, spoke of the impact both of these teachers have made not only on their students but on the community as a whole. On last night’s events, Principal Ryan Wilson said, “To be alongside Mrs. Sides last night when she was recognized by the Region is truly one of the highlights of my career.  Sheryl Sides is a shining example of educational innovation.”

After Sheryl Sides was announced Region XI Teacher of the Year, CISD Superintendent Dr. David J. Faltys gave his congratulations from the podium. “Sheryl’s commitment in the classroom is unparalleled, and as a Superintendent, having educators like her makes my job easy,” Dr. Faltys said later, “Carroll ISD could not be more proud to have Sheryl Sides representing the Dragons in as the Region XI Secondary Teacher of the Year.”

Sheryl Sides teaches 7th grade science, both regular and AP, at Dawson Middle School. Sheryl has been at DMS since 2003. Before that, she taught at middle and high schools in New Jersey for eight years. Sheryl is from the east coast and holds a B.A. in Biology and graduate coursework in Animal Psychology from Rowan University located in Glassboro, New Jersey.

Sheryl’s interest in nature started at a young age during walks with her grandmother. Although she comes from a family of educators, both of her parents were teachers, teaching was not her initial career choice. As a pre-med student, Sheryl began to re-evaluate her future and decided teaching others about the living world was really what she wanted to do. Since this decision, Sheryl said, “My mom, an elementary school teacher, and my dad, professor emeritus, along with my husband, teacher turned administrator who missed his students and returned to the classroom, have each influenced me to preserve and pass on that passion of educating kids!”

After coming to Carroll ISD, Sheryl became the Carroll Education Foundation 2011 grant recipient of $7,103.64. This past school year has been an unusually active one for Sheryl. She received national media attention for her involvement in the discovery of dinosaur footprints at Grapevine Lake. It was through this discovery that Sheryl also received the Southwest Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Teacher of the Year Award. She continues to pursue a dinosaur education center for Grapevine Lake in an effort to preserve the fossils and create a facility for students. Sheryl states, “To catch a glimpse of my students’ wonderment as they are in awe of their discoveries, motivates me. They inspire me to search for that next experience and excursion that will instill in each of them the desire to pursue a scientific career.”

As Sheryl Sides moves to the next level of the Texas Teacher of the Year Competition, she speaks to the incredible honor it has been to be chosen as the Region XI Secondary Teacher of the Year, saying, “Just knowing the teachers with whom I work every day deserve as much recognition for their expertise, innovativeness and dedication to their students causes me to feel extremely blessed!”

Carroll ISD Celebrates End of Year: Happily Ever After

With the end of another school year comes the annual End of Year Celebration for Carroll ISD teachers and staff. To wrap up this year’s Once Upon a Dragon theme, teachers entered the Happily Ever After Reception at Carroll Senior High School on Wednesday, May 22 at 4 p.m. A room filled with color, candy bars, and food donated by Carroll ISD marketing partner Central Market greeted the teachers and staff. Excitement filled the air as over 350 employees gathered to be recognized and hear the winners of this year’s awards.

The event was emceed by Superintendent Dr. David Faltys and Carroll School Board President Read Ballew. To start the afternoon, Dr. Faltys spent time thanking Carroll employees for their hard work and the impact they have on the Southlake youth. Throughout the program, all 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 year Service Award winners were recognized as well as retirees. This year’s Auxiliary Service Award was given to Francisco Rios, Old Union Elementary Custodian and Linda Story, Administration Center/School Custodian. The Paraprofessional Service Award was presented to Sandra Ruiz, Principal’s Secretary at Rockenbaugh Elementary School and Diana Kelley, Payroll and Benefits Supervisor in the Financial Services Department who is retiring at the end of this year after 13 years with Carroll ISD. The Distinguished Service Award was given to Sylvia Barnett, Walnut Grove Elementary School Assistant Principal and Mark Terry, Eubanks Intermediate School Principal who is retiring after 19 with the School District.

Carroll ISD 2013 Retirees

After the 2012-2013 Campus Teachers of the Year were recognized, this year’s District Teachers of the Year were presented. Patty Willingham, 4th grade teacher at Carroll Elementary School who is retiring after 33 years of service to Carroll ISD, was awarded K-6 Teacher of the Year. Sheryl Sides, Science teacher at Dawson Middle School was awarded Secondary Teacher of the Year. Both individuals were given gifts and prizes from Carroll Education Foundation, Frost Bank, and Park Place Lexus. These gifts included flower arrangements, gift cards, and a Lexus vehicle package for the summer. 

Throughout the program, several door prizes were given to employees who were lucky enough to have their name drawn. First Investors donated three sets of Rangers tickets and gift cards, services, and prizes were donated by other We Care Sponsors including: Jason’s Deli, Mathnasium, Berkeys, Family Wellness Chiropractic, Golf Galaxy, Aleda’s Pizza, Silver Spoon, S&S Sports, Waters Financial Planning, Sylvan Learning Center, Tommy Pennington Realty Group, Carroll Education Foundation, and Bibbentuckers. Food for the entire event was catered by Carroll ISD marketing partner Central Market Southlake.

For more information about this year’s Campus Teachers of the Year, click here. A photo slideshow of Wednesday’s event is posted below.

Carroll ISD Campus Teachers of the Year To Be Recognized

The Carroll ISD Administration will formally recognize this year’s Campus Teachers of the Year at the district’s annual End of Year Celebration scheduled for 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22 at Carroll Senior High School. The celebration brings together all Dragon employees for an afternoon of awards and celebrations marking the end of the school year.

Every year, each of Carroll ISD’s eleven schools selects one teacher who best represents the district’s mission vision and values throughout the school year. Teachers were chosen by their co-workers. Pictured right are this year’s Campus Teachers of the Year. Front row, from left to right: Laurie Shorter, Johnson Elementary School; Sheryl Sides, Dawson Middle School; Kathy Sparks, Eubanks Intermediate School and Yuhsin Lee, Carroll High School. Second row, from left to right: Aaron Heil, Carroll Senior High School; Mary Grice, Old Union Elementary School; Fran Loewen, Durham Intermediate School; Patty Willingham, Carroll Elementary School; Mary Pat Martin, Walnut Grove Elementary School; Cori Williams, Rockenbaugh Elementary School and Chad McCoy, Carroll Middle School.

This year’s K-6 Teacher of the Year and Secondary Teacher of the Year will be announced at the End of Year Awards Celebration. To compete for this recognition, each of the Campus Teachers of the Year must complete a comprehensive award application. An awards committee, made up of district employees, parents and School Board Trustees will select the top two individuals to represent the district in the Region XI Teacher of the Year contest.

The End of Year Celebration 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 Carroll ISD’s We Care program and district sponsors Central Market Southlake and Park Place Motors.

Slideshow: Carroll ISD Night At Rangers Game

The Carroll ISD Campus Teachers of the Year for 2011-2012 were honored on the field at the Rangers-Diamondbacks game on June 14. Carroll Senior High School teacher of the year Niki Gilley threw out the honorary first pitch and the Carroll Varsity Chorale performed the National Anthem.