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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Moore MS claims championship at inaugural Hispanic Heritage Knowledge Bowl

October 15, 2018

 

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 each year. Originally started as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson, the celebration was expanded to a month by President Ronald Reagan by law on August 17, 1988.

 

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hispanic Professionals Association of Tyler (HPAT) and Tyler Junior College hosted the inaugural Hispanic Heritage Knowledge Bowl October 13, 2018 at Hogg Middle School.

 

“When students learn their histories and develop a sense of pride in their identity, research has demonstrated a positive correlation for student performance,” Nick Pesina, HPAT president, said. “Beyond students who identify with Hispanic/Latino history, it is equally important for all students to learn the history of a diverse set of people who came together to build America. It is not just Hispanic history—it is American history.”

 

Ten teams participated in the game show style competition and were asked a series of questions about the contributions of Hispanic/Latino Americans to the arts, sports, civil rights, public service and science.

 

Tyler ISD participating campuses included Boulter, Hubbard, Hogg, Moore, and Three Lakes middle schools with Moore claiming the championship.

 

Serving as the 2018 Honorary Chair was Tyler ISD Assistant Superintendent of Schools Rawly Sanchez and Mr. Pesina served as Master of Ceremonies. CBS 19 News anchors J.J. Maldonado and Brittany Mireles were the moderators.

 

 

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