NISD Salutes its School, Business, and Community Partners

May 7, 2016

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 300 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:

·         Teresa Castro, Boone ES

·         Deepika Sharma, Jones MS

·         Jenny Ostos, Jay Science & Engineering Academy

·         Jackie Redding & Adriana Felts,  Northside Alternative middle schools & high school

Outstanding Partnership Program:

·         UTSA Women’s Volleball Team, Laura Groff, Myers ES

·         Citibank, Michael A. Garcia, Pease MS

·         Business Careers Mentor Program, Jennifer Benavides, Business Careers HS

·         La Cantera Hill Country Resort, Terry Holden, Reddix Center

Outstanding Mentor or Individual:

·         Ian Hemmings, Carnahan ES

·         Phillip Manna, Ross MS

·         Ernie DeWinne, O’Connor HS

Outstanding Business or Community Organization:

·         University Baptist Church, Boone ES

·         Guadalupe River State Park & Honey Creek Nature Area, Rudder MS

·         Tesoro Corp, Jay Science & Engineering Academy

·         Arts San Antonio

Superintendent’s Awards:

·         Dave Gannon

·         Peter Piper Pizza

·         Assistance League of San Antonio

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.