Super Staffers sponsored by Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union
Honored at the Board Meeting were the following Super Staffers:
Kim Stevens — Atascocita Springs Elementary, Kindergarten Teacher
Those who nominated her said, "Mrs. Stevens is an amazing kindergarten teacher at ASE. She is dependable and creative and always offers the BEST ideas during team planning. Kim is willing to help out whenever it is needed and is amazing in her classroom. She engages students with fun hands-on learning and builds relationships with each of them by showing them how much they mean to her. She never gives up on kiddos and works diligently to provide needed accommodations for their success, even for the most challenging students. Her patience and dedication to her kids is undeniable and her flexibility deserves recognition. She is respected and loved by her team and gets along with everyone! You would never know that she had a rough day and takes her challenges in stride."
Tiffany Moraine — Community Learning Center, Library Specialist
Those who nominated her said, "Ms. Moraine (aka Ms. Booksey), engages ALL of the students at the CLC in fun, relevant, interesting learning activities every week. Not only does she read to the Early Learning Center students, she also provides interactive lessons for the DAEP, PACE and Cambridge students. For example, on San Jacinto Day, all students were invited to the library where Ms. Moraine was dressed as Susanna Dickinson, survivor of the Alamo, and she told stories of the battle. Ms. Moraine makes reading fun for everyone!t."
Renee Beck — Finance Department, Campus and Department Support Manager
Those who nominated her said, "Renee Beck has been with the District for 7 years and served in several roles. Currently she is the manager of the Campus and Department Support Team which serves as a liason between campus bookkeepers/accountants and the Financial Services Division. Leading a team of 12 staff members, Renee works tirelessly to provide training and improve processes and procedures to ensure efficiency for the campuses and departments. She is a true advocate for them.
Additionally, she fills in at the campus sites during vacancies or long term absences. Here are a few things some of District Principals and Administrators had to say about Renee:
Trey Kramer: Campus accountants are a critical component for our high schools and Renee does an outstanding job working with the group. This year she has stepped up beyond the call of duty to help a high school campus during the transition of getting a new accountant. She spent several days a week on campus assisting administrators and teachers with their budget needs. Job well done Renee!
Damico Bartley, Principal of RSMS: Renee has been a true asset to SMS since coming over to assist. She immediately came in and had provided the needed restructuring and has educated me on processes that I was not aware of. She has been patient during this entire process while continuing to process the needed orders and overall demands of our staff. I truly appreciate everything that she has done for our campus in this short period of time!"
CAMPUS SUPER STAFFERS
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 Federal Credit Union.
Elementary Super Staffers:
Atascocita Springs Elementary – Kim Stevens, Kindergarten Teacher
Bear Branch Elementary – Emily James, Nurse
Deerwood Elementary – Mary Torres, Physical Education
Elm Grove Elementary – Mary Helen Schweiger, Para
Foster Elementary – Cindy Barker, Assistant Principal
Greentree Elementary – Heather Burdette, Art Teacher
Humble Elementary – Gwen Lopez, 5th grade teacher
Jack Fields Elementary – Brigitte Sanson, First Grade Teacher
Lakeland Elementary – Reggie Bunch, Head Custodian
Lakeshore Elementary – Ashley Johnson, Math Interventionist
Maplebrook Elementary – Jean Philpot, Receptionist
North Belt Elementary – Lesbia Rocha, Bilingual Special Education Teacher
Oak Forest Elementary – Deborah Jackson, Life skills Para-educator
Park Lakes Elementary – Carlet Bolivar, Kindergarten - Bilingual RELA
Pine Forest Elementary – Diane Northam, Science Specialist / Interventionist
River Pines Elementary – Mark Lalmansingh, PE Teacher
Shadow Forest Elementary – Debbie Hunt, Intervention/Dyslexia Teacher
Willow Creek Elementary – Wendy Loflin, Librarian
Woodland Hills Elementary – Betsy Duplechain, ELT
Secondary Super Staffers:Atascocita Middle School – Marissa Manfred, RELA Teacher
Community Learning Center – Tiffany Moraine, Library Specialist
Kingwood High School – Rosie Acosta, Custodian
Kingwood Middle School – Kimberly Poole, School Nurse
Kingwood Park High School – Robbi Barton, Science Dept. ALT
Riverwood Middle School – Leanne Tims, Math/SPED
Summer Creek High School – Pam Lovell, Associate Principal Secretary
Support Super Staffers:
Administration – Renee Beck, Campus and Department Suppport Manager
Child Nutrition Center – Keith Tubbs, Kitchen Equipment Repairman
Maintenance – Brian McKendree, Pest Control Technician
Transportation – Lorna Pointer, Attendant