Tyler ISD Communications

Jennifer Hines

Executive Director of Communications and Public Relations

Sandra Stanley.jpg

Sandra Stanley Communications Coordinator

Amy Pawlak.jpg

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

© 2016 Tyler Independent School District

Owens Elementary School claims top finish at Citywide UIL Invitational Meet

March 26, 2019


Tyler ISD elementary students from across the district recently competed in the Tyler ISD Citywide UIL Invitational Meet. Competing students were invited to the citywide meet based on their individual and school performances at district level meets held in February.


“In elementary UIL, there is not a pathway to advance to regionals or state,” Rice Elementary School Principal Shelly Bosley said. “This year, we decided to offer the opportunity to be invited to a Citywide UIL Invitational Meet after the TISD Elementary Area 1 and Area 2 district meets were held back on Feb. 9.”


The top three schools accumulating the most UIL points at their district meet were invited to have all of their contestants compete and those six schools were vying for a Citywide Champion trophy. These six schools included Birdwell, Caldwell, Griffin, Jack, Owens, and Rice. Of these six schools, Owens Elementary accumulated the most points claiming the championship. Additionally, each student from any of the schools that placed first or second in their event was also invited to compete. 


Students competed in the categories of art, creative writing, dictionary skills, maps-charts-graphs, music memory, number sense, oral reading, ready writing, spelling, and storytelling. 


“There was a high level of competition on Saturday in all of the events and it was obvious students had worked hard to prepare,” Mrs. Bosley said. “Academic competitions, such as UIL, provide an additional way for students to grow beyond the regular school day and to enhance each student’s ability to have successful student outcomes.”


Please reload

Please reload