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Norman Funderburk sponsors Super Staffers of the Month


Humble ISD’s Super Staffers of the Month were recognized at the regularly scheduled Board Meeting on March 8. Thanks to Humble City Council Member Norman Funderburk for sponsoring this month's Super Staffers! Pictured above are Norman Funderburk, Oaks Elementary Teacher Holly Bohlmeyer, Humble High School Science and Fine Arts Teacher Chelsea Newman, and Child Nutrition Supervisor Jennifer Johnson. 



Honored at the Board Meeting were the following Super Staffers:


Holly Bohlmeyer Oaks Elementary Special Education Teacher

Those who nominated her said, "Holly is a special education teacher at Oaks Elementary. She makes sure all students are engaged and explains material in a way that students can comprehend. She is able to break the information down for her students to understand and then brings students up to the grade level who are academically behind. Holly is a "behind the scenes" type of person. She always jumps in and works with students even if they are not her own students. She stays late to tutor students weekly. Holly also works with parents and gives them the tools to help their child at home. She truly goes above and beyond at closing the achievement gap for all students." 


Chelsea Newman — Humble High School Science & Fine Arts Teacher

Those who nominated her said, "Ms. Newman is an inspirational Biology and dance teacher. She lives by the idea of "How can we make this better?" She embraces new instructional strategies and is always willing to try new things to find what works best for her students. As the biology team leader, she inspires her team to constantly ask themselves "What is best for my students?" She spends countless hours before and after school, on weekends, holidays, and summer getting ready for her time in class with students, like it is a competition and she intends each of her students to win first place. She attends more school functions than anyone I know to support her students and let them know that she cares about who they are as a person. She spends so much time and energy building relationships with her students, their parents, and our community that it's impossible to not feel inspired and motivated to do more and be a better teacher when you're around her."


Jennifer Johnson — Child Nutrition Supervisor

Those who nominated her said, "Jennifer worked tirelessly to prepare her school for the USDA federal program audit. She trained staffed and carefully reviewed all documentation required. She spent time with her staff and supported them throughout the audit process. We appreciate her persistence and dedication." 


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 Norman Funderburk.


Elementary Super Staffers:

Atascocita Springs Elementary – Mary Burke, 4th Grade Teacher
Bear Banch Elementary – Deborah Thomas, Long-term sub for 2nd grade
Eagle Springs Elementary – Laura Jackson, Librarian
Elm Grove Elementary – Amanda Weaver, 2nd Grade Teacher
Foster Elementary–Lonnie Griffin–Dyslexia/Literacy Coach
Greentree Elementary – Terisa Spencer, 2nd Grade Teacher
Hidden Hollow Elementary – Essie Clayton, Head Custodian
Humble Elementary – Ileana Cedillo, 5th Grade Teacher
Maplebrook Elementary – Volushia Boyd, Para Educator
North Belt Elementary – Rebecca Barron, 5th Grade Teacher
Oak Forest Elementary – Denetra Bell, Speech Therapist
Oaks Elementary – Holly Bohlmeyer, Special Education Teacher
Pine Forest Elementary – Marcie Burkhardt, Special Education Paraeducator
Ridge Creek Elementary – Rhonda Meeks, Life Skills Paraeducator
Shadow Forest Elementary – Debra Snell, paraprofessional
Summerwood Elementary–Stephanie Dye, Extended Learning Teacher
Willow Creek Elementary – Paul Touchstone, 5th Grade Teacher
Woodland Hills Elementary – Betsy Duplechain, ELT-GT/ESL Lead Teacher

Secondary Super Staffers:

Atascocita High School – Monique Zibi, French Teacher
Atascocita Middle School – Juan Quintero, Math Academic Lead Teacher
Cambridge School – Geralyn Sullivan, Agency Liaison
Community Learning Center – Adrienne Gibson, Social Worker
Humble High School – Chelsie Newman, Biology and Dance Teacher
Kingwood High School – Sarah Davidson, AP for Special Education
Kingwood Park High School – Rolanda Wilkins, Teacher - Education Courses
Riverwood Middle School – Paige Poppell, Guest Teacher
Ross Sterling Middle School – Jarmese Roberts, 8th Grade Math Teacher
Summer Creek – Karen Livinsgton, ESL Teacher
Woodcreek Middle School – Heather Davis, Orchestra Director


Support Super Staffers:

Child Nutrition Services – Jennifer Johnson, Supervisor
Facilities Maintenance, Operations, and Construction – LeighAnn Montgomery, Coordinator of M&O Business Services