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Judson ISD's Key Contributors

Judson ISD individuals and community members are invited to nominate a JISD employee by filling out and submitting the nomination form. Paper forms are available and may be obtained by contacting the Communications Department either by email or by phone at 210-945-5410.

The selection committee members will discuss each nomination reviewed and considered for this recognition by a standard rubric. The highest scoring nominee will be considered for the award. Once this is determined, we will verify with the candidate's supervisor that the employee is in good disciplinary standing in the department and therefore eligible for the award.

Congratulations to Melissa Hooper the May Key Contributor!

Hooper is the RTI Teacher at Spring Meadows Elementary and is always finding ways to build a positive campus culture and celebrate students and staff. During morning announcements, she begins each day with encouraging words that motivate the entire campus to strive to do our best. 

Hooper contributes to a positive school culture. She is courteous and professional when collaborating with teachers, staff, parents, and students. She knows what it means to "treat others well" and models this every day as she greets others with a smile, encourages the best in everyone, and interacts with our community.

Hooper invests in others by encouraging and challenging others to be risk-takers. She is Spring Meadows’ lead mentor and works with teachers to develop and enhance instructional skills. She is always ready to help others and be there when needed. She takes time to get to know staff and students. Mrs. Hooper is here for kids, families, and staff every day, wanting the best for everyone.

A thinker and dreamer, Hooper is always exploring new ways to improve teacher performance and student outcomes. She is part of Spring Meadows’ new school design committee, working towards implementing the College Prep Academy for next year.

Thank you to Melissa Hooper for inspiring her campus and being a shining example of the Judson ISD Leadership Definition.

Ms. Young-Williams has been an educator for 22 years, 9 at Judson ISD. She understands what it means to be a leader on her campus and it shows by how she invests in people, treats everyone well, and plans for success.

When you see Young-Williams in the hallways of Paschall Elementary, you also hear her! She sends a message of positivity and encouragement to staff and students. You will also see her outside of campus, attending her students' non-school events because she knows that building relationships with students and their families impacts academic success. And, you will see her giving of her time whether it’s at a PTO event or volunteering to be the campus Art representative. She knows that she can positively affect the lives of students, families, and staff by being involved, being positive and being a shining example of the Judson ISD Leadership Definition!

Thank you, Ms. Young-Williams for all you do, and congratulations!

Dulce Juarez is a 7th-grade teacher at Metzger Middle School and is the January JISD Key Contributor!

When you step into Juarez’s 7th grade class, you would have no idea that she’s relatively new to the teaching profession, although, you might have a hard time distinguishing her from her students! While she looks almost like one of the students, she has an incredible presence in her classroom. You can see immediately that she builds relationships with her students, creating a caring, fun and effective learning environment for every student.

As a lead teacher, Juarez invests in the team by always being available to assist her peers with planning and content while also supporting them emotionally. She models lifelong learning for her peers and students and is always willing to try new strategies to enhance the teaching and learning on the Metzger campus.

Juarez exemplifies the Judson ISD Leadership Definition every day by treating everyone well, investing in people and planning for success.