Tyler ISD Board of Trustees celebrate student, staff achievements

May 22, 2018


Tyler ISD Board of Trustees celebrated the accomplishments of District students and staff during the regularly scheduled monthly Board of Trustees meeting held May 21.


The District recognized McKenzie Everitt, a fifth grade student at Jack Elementary School as the Elementary Student of the Month and Laura Tapia Guerrero, a twelfth grade student at John Tyler High School and a Project SEARCH student intern, as the Secondary Student of the Month. The Student of the Month program is sponsored by TISD-TV in partnership with CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics.


Carson Mayo, a senior at Robert E. Lee High School, was recognized for having perfect attendance from Kindergarten through twelfth grades.


Hubbard Middle School student Asher Douglas was awarded “Best of Show” in the district-wide Rising Star Student Film Festival sponsored by Altice Suddenlink. His film is titled End of a New Era.


Congratulations to the following track and field athletes for their performances at the State Track Meet in Austin:

  • Branson Ellis, Robert E. Lee High School, was the state champion with a vault of 18’ 3.25” setting a Lee school record, 6A State record and the UIL overall state record;

  • Ke’Tavion Humber earned 8th place for his run in the 110 M hurdles with a time of 15.02 seconds;

  • 4x100 Meter Relay Team, John Tyler High School finished in 7th place with a time of 40.37 seconds. Kitan Crawford, Ke’Tavion Humber, Michael Givens Washington and Caleb McMiller;

  • Also advancing to State were two 4x200 M Relay teams from John Tyler High School.


Additionally, the recently named 2018 Tyler ISD District Teachers of the Year: Yvonne Malmstrom from Caldwell Elementary Arts Academy as the District Elementary Teacher of the Year and Casey Graves from Hubbard Middle School as the Secondary Teacher of the Year. Jessilyn Taylor was also recognized as the District Rookie of the Year.


Tyler ISD Board of Trustees also recognized community partners for the amazing support they continuously give to Tyler ISD. The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce was presented with the “Stand up for Texas Public Schools” award that is sponsored by the TASB to honor community organizations for standing up and supporting local public schools. Chamber President Howard Patterson was present to receive the award.


The Tyler ISD Foundation has supported the District since 1990, raising over $2.2 million for programs throughout the District. This year, the Foundation provided over $30,000 in Grants for Great Ideas and $12,000 to Fine Arts. Thank you to Ms. Debbie Matteucci for serving as the Foundation Board President for the past two years and to Ms. Betsy Jones for being selected as the new Executive Director.


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Tyler ISD Communications

Jennifer Hines

Executive Director of Communications and Public Relations

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Sandra Stanley Communications Coordinator

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Amy Pawlak 

Public Relations Coordinator

Lynne Hubbard

Switchboard Operator

Marla Boone

Communications/ Volunteer Assistant

Angela Duitch

Coordinator of TISD-TV & Digital Media

Jessica Poe

Digital Communications Specialist

Jacob Walker

Digital Media and Video Specialist

John Landes

Coordinator of Government Relations

Tracy Varnell

District Mail Clerk

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