Sunday, May 28, 2023

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.


Southlake Parks and Recreation Announces Athlete of the Year

Athlete of the YearThe City of Southlake Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce Madison Lilley as the City of Southlake’s 2014 Female Athlete of the Year. The Athlete of the Year award is given in conjunction with the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (T.A.A.F.) and the award was established in 1996 to honor outstanding athletes for their participation in T.A.A.F.Madison has been swimming in the T.A.A.F. program for six years and the last three with the Southlake Stingrays. While swimming for the Southlake Stingrays, Madison has won over 20 individual medals at both Region and State level competitions. In 2014 she placed first in each of her events at the Regional Championship Meet. These first places finishes qualified Madison to swim at the 2014 Summer Games of Texas in College Station to compete against some of the top swimmers in Texas. Madison collected four more medals at the Games of Texas, including three 2nd place finishes.

Madison is an extremely hard worker; she sets goals and puts in the effort required to achieve them. For 2014 Madison set a goal to win an individual medal at the Summer Games of Texas. She not only achieved this goal but exceeded it by coming home with four medals! Madison is also know for her spirit and leadership in and out of the water. She is always cheering on her teammates, offering a helping hand and demonstrating the work necessary to succeed.

2014 was great year for Madison and the City of Southlake congratulates her for all of her hard work and achievements. The City wishes her the best of luck at the 2015 Winter Games of Texas next January!