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Weatherford College honors 34 area teachers

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Weatherford College recognized 34 of the finest teachers from across the region at the annual Jack Harvey Academy of Exemplary Teachers celebration recently at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center.

Celebrating its 24th 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.”

This year’s keynote speaker was Karen Sams, the Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year and a Weatherford ISD educator. The David Crockett Elementary School 3rd grade teacher spoke on “Taking Back the Narrative of Public Education” and about the impact teachers had on her life at a young age.

The 2019-20 Jack Harvey Fellowship Awards of Exemplary Teaching awardees are:

  • Aledo ISD: Deanne Torres – 6th grade Math at McAnally Intermediate School
  • Alvord ISD: Kaysi Hamilton – K-12 gifted and talented, 6th grade Math and middle school electives at Alvord Middle School
  • Azle ISD: Breanna Reed – 6th grade English language Arts and Social Studies at Hoover Elementary School
  • Bowie ISD: Dana Polk – 9th grade English at Bowie High School
  • Boyd ISD: Ken Mitchell – 9th, 11th and 12th grade Science at Boyd High School
  • Bridgeport ISD: Shellie Read – kindergarten at Bridgeport Elementary School
  • Brock ISD: Kim McClintock – 6th grade Writing at Brock Intermediate School
  • Burleson ISD: Kirsten Self – 8th grade Social Studies at STEAM Middle School
  • Castleberry ISD: Ronie Rosales – kindergarten at Joy James Elementary School
  • Chico ISD: Donny Vernon – 6th and 8th grade Social Studies at Chico Middle School
  • Community Christian School: Nancy Weathers – 3rd and 4th grade teacher
  • Crosstimbers Academy Charter School: David Waggoner – 9th-12th grade Social Studies
  • Decatur ISD: Tammy Glennon – 6th grade Math at Decatur Intermediate School
  • Garner ISD: Elanna Breed – 6th and 8th grade English language arts
  • Graford ISD: Amber Jennings – 6th-8th grade College and Career and Agriculture Sciences at Graford High School
  • Granbury ISD: Melody Holly – 3rd grade at Brawner Intermediate School
  • Jacksboro ISD: Brooke McCurry – 5th grade Math at Jacksboro Elementary
  • Joshua ISD: Erika Hernandez – 3rd grade bilingual teacher at Caddo Grove Elementary School
  • Millsap ISD: Marla Wharton – 6th grade Math at Millsap Middle School
  • Mineral Wells ISD: Debbie Brown – 7th and 8th grade Spanish at Mineral Well Junior High School
  • Muenster ISD: Danna Hess – 10th-12th grade Algebra, Pre-cal, AP Calculus and foundations of College Algebra at Muenster High School
  • Palo Pinto ISD: Iris Burkett – 5th and 6th grade English language arts and math at Palo Pinto Elementary School
  • Paradise ISD: Cherie Beauvals – 4th and 5th grade Special Education at Paradise Intermediate School
  • Peaster ISD: Sherry Cooper – 5th grade Science at Peaster Elementary School
  • Perrin-Whitt CISD: Shari Herd – 5th and 6th grade English language arts and social studies
  • Poolville ISD: Janetta Thompson – 6th-8th grade Math at Poolville High School
  • Santo ISD: Deanna Harris – 9th-12th grade English and Art at Santo High School
  • Springtown ISD: Amy Baker – 3rd grade Math at Goshen Creek Elementary School
  • Stephenville ISD: Cassandra Bloemhof – 5th grade Social Studies at Gilbert Intermediate School
  • Tolar ISD: Becky Evart – 9th and 10th grade Algebra and Geometry at Tolar High School
  • Victor Christian Academy: Teresa Powell – 10th and 11th grade English and History
  • Weatherford Christian School: Rachel Lawrence – pre-kindergarten
  • Weatherford ISD: Karen Sams – 3rd grade at David Crockett Elementary School
  • Weatherford College: Dr. Scott Tarnowieckyi – Social Sciences department chair

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