LISD teachers, staff honored at assembly

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Several Lindale ISD staff members and educators were honored during the “Back to School Assembly” on Tuesday, Aug. 22, district officials announced.

LISD presented the secondary and elementary Teacher of the Year awards, the Tommy Mallory award, the Willie Ruth Blue award and Years of Service awards sponsored by Walmart.

Troy Harris, with the transportation department, was the recipient of the Tommy Mallory award and Staci Wood received the Willie Ruth Blue award.

“The Tommy Mallory award is awarded each year to a staff member that performs at an exemplary level,” said LISD Superintendent Stan Surratt. “The award was created in honor of Tommy Mallory, a long time idealized bus driver. The Willie Ruth Blue award is given each year in honor of Willie Ruth Blue. Mrs. Blue was one of the most loved staff members of LISD.”

The elementary Teacher of the Year was presented to Joanna Hacker, 3rd grade teacher at College Street Elementary.

The secondary Teacher of the Year was presented to Mindy Reed, 7th grade science teacher at Lindale Junior High. Both teachers received a $500 check from the Lindale ISD Education Foundation for their service.

“What a privilege to continue to support individuals who are making the biggest impact on our children’s future,” said LISD Education Foundation President Vickie Frazier. “Their dedication to our kids and school district is what makes Lindale ISD one of the best. The Education Foundation is proud to honor our Teachers of the Year.”

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