Alvarado ISD honored its teachers and staff at an awards breakfast on June 4, which marked the end of the 2011-2012 school year.
Each campus’ Teacher of the Year was recognized, seven Indian Pride Awards were handed out and the district recognized years of service with awards for teachers and staff who had been with the district for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 45 years.
The Teachers of the Year for each campus were Caroline Durham (AES), Tonya Kelley (AEN), Kyle Baldwin (LES), Sandra Stevenson (AIS), Diane Ratcliff (AJH) and Susan Hartsfield (AHS).
From that group, Kyle Baldwin and Diane Ratcliff were selected as the Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year and will represent Alvarado ISD as they try to become the Region XI Teacher of the Year.
The Indian Pride Awards are in their third year of existence. Any staff member that is not a teacher is eligible to earn an Indian Pride Award and can be nominated by students, co-workers, parents or community members through an online form.
Donny Shuttlesworth (Operations), Ruth West (AJH), Will Baker (Transportation), Amber Branham (AHS), Judy Gross (AES), Julie Fain (Transportation) and Lea Anne Clay (AHS) earned Indian Pride Awards this year.
Staff members that were honored for five years of service were Bobby Arias, Todd Baze, Amber Branham, Tommy Brown, Jessica Clampitt, Melissa Goldthwaite, Tina Herrera, Tonya Kelley, Melinda Malone, Amy Marlett, Paxton Morris, Tamara Morris, Diane Mullins, Tiffani Patten, Jodi Scott, Shay Spann, Jeff Stockton, Dana Stockton, Charles Thompson, Lerita Traylor, Tami Ward, Dennise Warren and Brian Welch.
Earning 10-year awards were Cathy Adams, Christy Brady, Kesha Buckley, Melissa Cornell, Joshua Cornwall, Rhonda Dennis, Allison Mahoney, Tom Dumper, Monica Ellis, Laura Ferguson, Lisa Henderson, Elouise Hester, Donna Kirkland, Susan Mayhew, Larry McGough, Edward Smith, Laura Stephens and Jim Thomas.
Earning 15-year awards were Debbie Berry, Melodye Brooks, Pati Clark, Julie Fain, Debby Lawing, Kurt McGrath and Glenda Phillips.
Alice Richters, Dewayne Richters, Lisa Ross, Wanda Scott and Pamela Stephens were recognized for 20 years of service.
Kyle Baldwin, Patti Fisher, Debra Howard, Jimmy Isclaw and Linda McClure were recognized for 25 years of service to Alvarado ISD respectively.
Bobbie Buckley, Leanne Byrd and Janine McAfee were honored for 30 years of service and Danny Phillips was recognized for 45 years of service to the district.
The district also recognized three retirees — Susan Hartsfield, Judy Jones and Glenda Phillips.
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