NISD Salutes its School, Business, and Community Partners

May 6, 2015

Northside ISD recognized hundreds of campus volunteers and business partners who donate their time and energy to enrich the education of thousands of NISD students.

Schools annually recognize Campus Partners-of-the-Year in four categories: Outstanding Mentor, Outstanding Partner, Outstanding Partnership Coordinator, and Outstanding Business Partner. More than 340 campus winners were recognized at the May 5 Partnerships Recognitions and Awards, held in conjunction with ArtFest, a showcase of student artwork from across the District.

District-wide winners were selected from among the campus winners and were individually recognized at the awards reception by NISD Superintendent Brian Woods and members of the Board of Trustees.

District Partner-of-the-Year winners will now compete at the state level in the Texas Association of Partners in Education (TAPE) awards contest.

Outstanding Coordinator of the Year:

·         Richard and Meriam Garcia, Myers Elementary School

·         Bill Hickey, University of Texas at San Antonio

·         Anne Ager, Locke Hill Elementary and Clark High School

·         Alejandro Molina, Passmore Elementary School

Outstanding Partnership Program:

·         Mander Automotive, Helotes Elementary School

·         UTSA Women’s Soccer Team LEADERS, Jefferson Middle School

·         Business Careers Mentorship Program, Margaret Bray and Marisa Gutierrez

·         Mim’s Barbacoa, Tacos, Tamales Y Mas, Reddix Center

Outstanding Mentor or Individual:

·         Teresa Wehrman, Carnahan Elementary School

·         1st Lt. Geoffrey Pamerleau, Briscoe Middle School

·         Carl McClenan, Construction Careers Academy

·         Gary Wade, Northside Alternative Middle School – North

Outstanding Business or Community Organization:

·         Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension Program, Westwood Terrace Elementary School

·         Southwest Research Institute, Dr. Mark Libardoni and Gregory Fletcher, Hobby Middle School

·         Gladwin Paint Company, Mario Almanza and Eddie Mireles, Holmes High School

·         Locke Hill Student Alumni Group, Northside Alternative Middle School – North

Superintendent’s Award:

·         Capital Group, Erika Ivanyi, General Manager

·         Northside Education Foundation, Wade Cleary

·         Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Neal Thurman, Park President

Businesses interested in partnerships with Northside ISD can visit the Partnerships Coordinator on a campus nearby, call the NISD Partnerships Office at 397-8599, or sign up online on the Partnerships website.

Pictures from the event can be seen by clicking here.