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Super Staffers sponsored by Gulf Coast Educators Credit Union

Super Staffers sponsored by Gulf Coast Educators Credit Union


Humble ISD’s Super Staffers of the Month were recognized at the regularly scheduled Board Meeting on February 14. Thanks to Gulf Coast Educators Credit Union for sponsoring this month's Super Staffers! Pictured in back is School Board President Keith Lapeze, and from left are Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, Riverwood Middle School Teacher and Coach Jason Watkins, Finance Department Administrative Assistant Carrie Leffert, Park Lakes Elementary 3rd Grade Teacher Angela Hottoy, and Gulf Coast Educators Credit Union Representatives Julia Arceneaux and Jessica Rodriguez.

Honored at the Board Meeting were the following Super Staffers:


Angela Hottoy Park Lakes Elementary, 3rd Grade Teacher

Those who nominated her said, "Angela is an outstanding teacher and team leader. She consistently goes above and beyond to help students learn. She collaborates and plans with team mates to ensure high yield instructional strategies are in place for all students in her grade level. She never hesitates to do what is best for students." 


Jason Watkins — Riverwood Middle School, Health Teacher and PE Coach

Those who nominated him said, "Jason puts so much of himself into his job. As a teacher, he his highly respected by his students and relates to them on a personal level. He maintains the right balance of humor and information to keep students engaged at all times. As a coach, his heart and soul goes into working with his athletes, and it shows in the large degree of success they enjoy. He maintains a calm and collected demeanor in any situation that is thrown toward him, and is always thinking about how to make immature middle school boys into bright, well-put-together young men. Jason is a dedicated teacher and coach. He does a great job mentoring young men to mold them into responsible adults. Jason is wonderful, kind, and supportive towards his students. He also has a special way of coaching his basketball players. Jason is motivating, encouraging and demanding towards his players on and off the court."


Carrie Leffert — Finance, Administrative Assistant

Those who nominated her said, "When I arrived in the district a little over a year ago I knew that in order for the finance departments to become more responsive to the needs of departments and campuses we would have to understand those needs and the challenges that finance rules and regulations create for the people we serve. I also needed to learn the culture and history of this district and community, and Carrie has been my source for that information. I have never worked on a campus or in a department outside of central administration. But Carrie’s prior experience makes up for my shortcomings."

She is the filter through which we pass almost any change in finance functions that will affect campuses or departments. Because she has been on the receiving end of cumbersome regulations she is often able to steer us away from changes that might seem perfectly reasonable when developed in isolation but would in fact create an unfair or unproductive burden for campuses. Carrie is also a great source of knowledge for other administrative assistants. She is always ready and willing to train and support wherever she is needed. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this recognition. My job would be infinitely more challenging if I didn’t have Carrie at my side and I know that there are many other members of the Humble ISD family that share in my appreciation for all she does." 




Each month, campuses and departments select an individual to be honored as a Super Staffer for their outstanding work in advancing student achievement. A drawing is held and three honorees receive additional recognition at the School Board Meeting, including a $200 gift card to Pappas Restaurants thanks to an award sponsor. The sponsor for the Super Staffer Awards this month is Gulf Coast Educators Credit Union.



Elementary Super Staffers:

Atascocita Springs Elementary – Kristen Knecht, 3rd Grade Teacher

Bear Branch Elementary – Jen Evers, 1st grade teacher

Elm Grove Elementary – Abby Ford, 3rd Grade Teacher

Fall Creek Elementary – Claudia Salinas, Extended Learning Teacher

Foster Elementary – Anne Margaret Gomez, Counselor

Humble lementary – Celeste Alba, Reading Alt

Lakeshore Elementary – Sheila Louviere, Paraeducator

North Belt Elementary – Carrie Shipley-Lopez, 5th grade lead teacher

Oak Forest Elementary – Mary Canavan, 1st Grade Teacher

Park Lakes Elementary – Angela Hattoy, 3rd Grade Teacher

Pine Forest Elementary – Kinsley Cofer, First Grade Teacher

River Pines Elementary – Ryan Asher, Instructional Technology

Shadow Forest Elementary – Melissa Crain, 1st Grade Teacher

Summerwood Elementary – Brenda Parks, Instructional RTI Paraprofessional

Willow Creek Elementary – Debbie Miller, Special Education para

Woodland Hills Elementary – Tammy Talton, 1st Grade Teacher


Secondary Super Staffers:

Atascocita High School – Danna Adkins, English ALT


Community Learning Center – Dr. Jana McLain, At-Risk Counselor

Humble High School – Dr. Raymond Robinson, English Teacher

Humble Middle School – Leslie Walle, Instructional Technology Aide

Kingwood High School – Miguel Carlos, In-class Support Teacher/Coach

Kingwood Middle School – Kim Goertz, Science Teacher

Kingwood Park High School – Dan Scalia, Athletic Trainer

Riverwood Middle School – Jason Watkins, Athletics/PE Coach/Health Teacher

Ross Sterling Middle School – Amber Gardner, 8th Grade Math Teacher

Summer Creek High School – Jennifer Green, Math Teacher


Support Super Staffers:

Child Nutrition Center – Robert Shelton, Kitchen Equipment Repair Technician

Finance – Carrie Leffert, Administrative Assistant

Technology Services – Abria Perry, Desktop Support Lead