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Weatherford College honors 30 area teachers

Jack Harvey awardees photo

Weatherford College recognized 30 of the finest teachers from across the region at the annual Jack Harvey Academy of Exemplary Teachers celebration Jan. 25 at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center.

Celebrating its 23rd year, the Harvey Academy honors exemplary teachers in the memory of Professor Emeritus Jack Harvey, who taught at WC for 23 years and was considered among his peers as a “master teacher.”

The day’s events included a tour of the Heritage and Culture Center and a morning session featuring welcome remarks by Michael Endy, WC Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, and Dr. Joyce Melton Pages, WC Director of Education. Jeff Wheatcraft, 2019 Texas Teacher of the Year, was the program’s keynote speaker.

The 2018-19 Jack Harvey Fellowship Awards of Exemplary Teaching awardees are:

  • Aledo ISD – Kelly Price, Kindergarten at Walsh Elementary School
  • Alvord ISD – Shelly Rangel, Algebra II and Pre-Calculus at Alvord High School
  • Azle ISD – Cheryl Welcher, 7th grade Mathematics at Santo J. Forte Junior High School
  • Bowie ISD – Jennifer Hall, 7th grade Science at Bowie Junior High School
  • Boyd ISD – Katy Allen, Dyslexia Specialist at Boyd Elementary School
  • Bridgeport ISD – Katie Paul, 11th and 12th grade AP Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Aquatic Science at Bridgeport High School
  • Burleson ISD – Lindsey Muse, 3rd grade at Academy of Leadership and Technology at Mound
  • Castleberry ISD – Nadine Mihalicz, 9th-12th grade English at REACH High School
  • Chico ISD – Belinda “Bunny” Bowyer, Kindergarten at Chico Elementary School
  • Decatur ISD – Jami Petty, 1st grade at Carson Elementary School
  • Garner ISD – Krystle Coalson, Kindergarten at Garner Elementary School
  • Graford ISD – Dawn Foreman, 4th and 5th grade Science at Graford School
  • Granbury ISD – Becky Latham, 9th-12th grade English at Granbury High School
  • Jacksboro ISD – Randi Fry, 11th and 12th grade Physics, Pre-Ap Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, Dual Credit A&P Lab and Medical Terminology at Jacksboro High School
  • Joshua ISD – Sheryl Moncrief, 1st grade at A.G. Elder Elementary School
  • Lipan ISD – Kylah Martinez, 5th grade English Language Arts & Reading at Lipan Elementary School
  • Millsap ISD – Cindy Burkett, 1st grade at Millsap Elementary School
  • Mineral Wells ISD – Patti Newsom, 4th and 5th grade English Language Arts at Travis Elementary School
  • Muenster ISD – Cicily Waneck, 5th and 6th grade Social Studies and Reading at Muenster Elementary School
  • Palo Pinto ISD – Ami Tincher, 5th and 6th grade Science and Social Studies at Palo Pinto Elementary School
  • Paradise ISD – Traci Woodward, 6th-8th grade Reading and GT at Paradise Junior High School
  • Peaster ISD – Melody White, 11th grade English and AP English at Peaster High School
  • Perrin-Whitt CISD – Rebekah Bland, History teacher and coach at Perrin High School
  • Poolville ISD – Cheryl Wilkins, 1st grade Poolville Elementary School
  • Santo ISD – Dusty Erwin, 2nd grade English Language Arts at Santo Elementary School
  • Springtown ISD – Linda Lang, 11th grade AP US History and Dual Credit US History at Springtown High School
  • Stephenville ISD – Kiley Haley, 3rd grade Math and Science at Hook Elementary School
  • Tolar ISD – Amanda Taylor, Kindergarten at Tolar Elementary School
  • Weatherford ISD – Casie Walker, 5th grade English Language Arts and Social Studies at Austin Elementary School
  • Weatherford College – Suzie Jary, professor of Social Work and Human Services