Board of Trustees Honor Community Members and Staff
Clear Creek Independent School District
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League City, Texas 77573
July 25, 2012
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES HONOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND STAFF
League City, TX – On Monday, July 23, 2012 the Clear Creek ISD Board of Trustees honored several staff and community members including Galveston County Daily News Editor, Heber Taylor.
“We are fortunate to have Heber Taylor and his staff covering the ‘real’ stories of education,” said Superintendent Greg Smith, Ph. D., “No, it’s not all fluff but it is fair and accurate. That is why our board of trustees nominated Heber Taylor and the Galveston Daily News to be placed on the 2012 Media Honor Roll of the Texas Association of School Boards.”
The Media Honor Roll recognizes media representatives statewide for fair and balanced reporting of news about public schools. “This award is a small token of appreciation for always looking at both sides of a story, never forgetting the face of education, and playing an important role in shaping the conversations in the County and the state,” said Smith as he presented Taylor with a certificate.
Veteran newspaper editor and reporter Mary Alys Cherry was also recognized at the meeting for her long time coverage of CCISD during her time with the Bay Area Citizen. “We appreciate her clear and concise stories,” Smith said, “She is now fulfilling a long-time dream of publishing a magazine. Mary Alys Cherry is now the publisher of Bay Area Houston Magazine and one of her requisites before she accepted the job was to be able to continue to cover CCISD. We are glad they obliged.”
CCISD Trustees also honored Galveston County Sheriff’s Office liaison officer Lieutenant Pete Sifuentes for his heroic efforts to save a motorist. Lt. Sifuentes noticed the man lying on the side of the road, stopped, and performed CPR, saving the man’s life. “We want to congratulate you on being declared the Galveston County Officer of the Year and Officer of the Year by the 100 Club of Houston,” said Superintendent Smith, “We also thank you for selflessly serving the students of Clear Creek ISD.”
Ann Hammond was also recognized for earning the designation of Master Trustee from the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). “We strive for our students to be lifelong learners and I can’t think of a more appropriate role model than our very own Ann Hammond,” Smith told the audience, “This designation is the culmination of a year-long research project and intense discussions centering around the future of public education.”
Hammond participated in Leadership TASB where 31 school board members from around the state studied together. She now joins 700 other school board members in Texas, including CCISD’s own Ken Baliker with the highest designation recognized by the Texas Association of School Boards.
Trustee Hammond conducted research on the Texas Consortiums. They are collaborating to transform education using the Visioning Institute document as a guide. Hammond’s team project has also been selected to be presented at the State convention in September.