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Posts published in “Day: March 16, 2021

Aldine ISD names Top Educators of the Year

Breanna Jagodzinski, center, was named Aldine ISD’s Elementary Teacher of the Year during the Aldine ISD Educator of the Year Breakfast, held Friday, March 12 at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center. Pictured with Breanna are, (l-r): Pastor David L. Smith, Past President of the Aldine Education Foundation (AEF), Elementary School Assistant Superintendent Dr. Crystal Watson, Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney, Aldine ISD Board President Paul Shanklin and Paul Griffin with Amplify.
Jaime Luna, center, was named Aldine ISD’s Secondary Teacher of the Year during the Aldine ISD Educator of the Year Breakfast, held Friday, March 12 at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center. Pictured with Luna are, (l-r): Todd Lindeman, School Assistant Superintendent of High Schools, Aldine Education Foundation Past President Pastor David Smith, Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney, Aldine ISD Board President Paul Shanklin and Paul Griffin with Amplify.

Breanna Jagodzinski, Jaime Luna named AISD’s top educators: Shauna Showers, Heather Peterson named district’s top principals

Aldine ISD celebrated its top teachers and principals at the Educator of the Year Breakfast on Friday, March 12 at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center. This year’s theme was “Adventure Awaits.”

Aldine ISD Trustees, district administrators, campus administrators, teachers and business partners donned their best travel wear to celebrate Aldine ISD teachers and campus administrators.

Breanna Jagodzinski of Houston Academy was named the district’s Elementary Teacher of the Year, while Jaime Luna of Davis High School was named the district’s Secondary Teacher of the Year.

The four Teacher of the Year finalists were Cindy Nguyen of Carmichael Elementary School, Oscar Acuna of Stehlik Elementary School, Christopher Ceaser of Nimitz High School and Jarrod Fredericks of Victory Early College High School.

For the second consecutive year, the district also announced its Rookie Educators of the Year. Reagan Burns of Hinojosa Primary School was named the Rookie Elementary Teacher of the Year and Leon Hunt of Davis Ninth Grade School was named the Secondary Rookie Teacher of the Year.

In addition, AISD’s Principals of the Year, and Rookie Principal of the Year were announced.

Shauana Showers of Stephens Elementary School was named the Elementary Principal of the Year and Heather Peterson was named the Secondary Principal of the Year. Kimberly Dussette of Teague Middle School was named the Rookie Principal of the Year.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo: “This is not the time to give up”

Harris County Judge Hidalgo

This Wednesday, the state’s decision to open everything at 100% and eliminate the mask mandate comes into effect.

For the vast majority of the community who have been following public health recommendations from the beginning, the state’s ending COVID-19 precautions is a gut punch. As I said in a recent TIME Magazine Op-Ed:

“It is a heavy burden for a community to carry, to continue to sacrifice in spite of false hopes being offered at the highest levels of the state… I hope that people of this county won’t allow pandemic politics to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and that we won’t throw away a year of pain and sacrifice so that politicians can have their ‘mission accomplished’ moment.”

I have received a lot of questions about what that means for Texans, and what our community should do.

The bottom line is this: This is not the time to give up.

Our positivity rate is sky high and still rising.