Pictured left to right. Front row: Natalie Smith, Amanda Gerentine, Sheri Bryant, Marianna Ricketson-Husain.
Back Row: Superintendent Dr. Tom Leonard, Nancy Turner, Roger Sanchez, Laura Lee, Lisa Smith, Eleanor Thompson
Educational Impact Award
Those who display leadership and commitment to the district by making a positive, noticeable and significant impact.
Ms. Laura Lee and Ms. Natalie Smith
Their nomination reads, "Ms. Lee and Ms. Smith are both caring and compassionate teachers who strive to bring the love of art to BPE students. In their art classes, they provide students with fun learning experiences to help them develop their personal expression, creativity, and style. Their students' artwork brightens the hallways of BPE and brings a smile and inspiration to all who see it. Ms. Lee and Ms. Smith work hard to provide numerous amounts of mediums to make art fun and interesting. Thank you for all you do!"
Ms. Lisa Smith and Ms. Eleanor Thompson
Their nomination reads, "Ms. Smith and Ms. Thompson have made a positive and significant impact while working for BPE's Life Skills program. Their selflessness and dedication has helped students improve their skills and confidence. These ladies go above and beyond with their availability to help parents. They consistently work with a high level of skill with their students who have varying challenges. We are lucky to have them."
Ms. Marianna Ricketson-Husain
Her nomination reads, "As Educational Technologist, Ms. Ricketson-Husain stood tall and strong for BPE during the Apple ID and Password setup. Numerous obstacles were thrown her way, yet she never lost her cool, positive demeanor or tireless determination to get to the bottom of the issue. She also takes the time to share iTeaching and iLearning success stories through the Bobcat Blog, and this has become a valuable resource. Ms. Ricketson-Husain is always bringing innovative ideas to our attention. She is selfless with her time and works to make learning meaningful for all learners."
Ms. Nancy Turner
Her nomination reads, "Ms. Turner is a founding Bridge Point teacher who has taken a leadership role on the Response to Intervention team. She is a master teacher, especially in early reading. She selflessly spreads her skills in multi-sensory phonics instruction to anyone who will listen, especially new teachers. With her RTI team, Ms. Turner helps establish a monthly connection with BPE teachers to review data, and make recommendations. A favorite among students, families and staff, Ms. Turner anchors our early intervention efforts for emerging readers."
Those who perform an outstanding achievement that brings prestige to Eanes ISD, or do something that goes above and beyond the call of duty.
Ms. Sheri Bryant
Her nomination reads, "With a record-breaking six nominations, Ms. Bryant is truly an EANESpiration. She made a huge impact this year when she selflessly offered to take over a first grade classroom after the teacher was unable to complete the school year. As a reading specialist and experienced early childhood educator, Ms. Bryant has worked hard to make a difference in the classroom. She is an amazing leader who provides a safe place for discussion and collaboration to occur. Ms. Bryant is professional and models how to get the job done right. She is truly a 'Hero' with a huge 'Educational Impact'."
Ms. Amanda Gerentine
Her nomination reads, "Ms. Gerentine is the go-to person on the BPE campus. She has stepped up all year, covering any need in a moment's notice. She is often asked, "Who are you today?" because she is always filling in wherever the school needs her most. She operations run smoothly when issues could have become significant without her involvement. She has a great attitude about everything and her work ethic is second to none. Ms. Gerentine always fills in where needed with a positive 'can do' attitude. Because she is confident and capable, she is able to step into almost any position on the campus without missing a beat."
Mr. Roger Sanchez
His nomination reads, "Mr. Sanchez goes out of his way to display acts of compassion and kindness when working with elementary students on the BPE campus. When monitoring the playgrounds, he is very patient and makes sure that all students are included. When he is not helping on the playgrounds, he is providing students with a safe ride to and from school as a district bus driver. Mr. Sanchez is appreciated and admired by staff, students, and parents. We are very lucky to have him on our campus and as a bus driver for our schools!"