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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Tyler ISD students participate in Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge

October 15, 2019


Approximately 200 Tyler ISD students from John Tyler, Robert E. Lee, Early College High School, and the Career and Technology Center participated in Junior Achievement’s inaugural Stock Market Challenge.


The multifaceted stock market program teaches high school students how the stock market works, the necessity of team work, and tests their financial knowledge.


After a few detailed instructions from event emcee, Bill Coates, the opening bell rang and the markets were open.

Student teams begin with $1 million of fictitious capital to invest in stocks based on real-life companies. The simulation is that of 60 day stock market cycle with each day lasting 60 seconds.


Each “day” brings news, trends and tips from financial markets. After the closing bell, the team with the highest net worth in its stock portfolio wins.


When the market closed, the John Tyler “Colts” team came in first place, followed by second place “Rays” team and third place “Sharks” team, both from Robert E. Lee.


Thank you, Junior Achievement, for this learning opportunity!

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