Theresa Beitel was named KENS 5 Teacher of the Year for Judson ISD. She was presented with the KENS 5/SACU ExCEL Award in her Kitty Hawk Middle School classroom with her students looking on. Along with the honor, Ms. Beitel received a check for $1000 for her classroom to enhance what she does with her students each day.
Theresa Beitel or Terri, as she likes to be called, has been the Behavior Teacher at Kitty Hawk Middle School since 2011 and done some remarkable work. She started in education first as a volunteer at her son's school in Virginia. From there she took steps working in the library and as secretary to the principal. When she came to Kitty Hawk, she first served as a paraprofessional and a substitute teacher before getting her degree from UTSA and later becoming the go-to teacher to help students adjust to difficult circumstances and help establish positive attitudes and outcomes. While she has a special niche in what she does, she is qualified and does teach all core curriculums and social skills.
Aside from her teaching duties, Terri also serves on the Site Based Committee, the Behavior Committee as well as the Restorative Discipline Committee...a new approach to redirecting students behavior that the district is piloting.
She says she found her talent for working in her field after helping her son through some rough spots in his life. He is now a college student doing well academically after graduating from the Judson ISD.
Congratulations Ms. Beitel and thank you for what you do for our students.
Judson High School and St. Mary's University have formally signed a working agreement to allow dual credit courses through the university. While dual credit programs have been around JISD for a while, this is the first time any public high school has reached a working agreement with St. Mary's University. The agreement will in effect allow Judson High School students to earn dual credit for high school and college tuition free. That means JHS students can take courses offered at St. MU while still attending JHS. They will also have access to the only law school in San Antonio at the prestigious Sarita Kenedy Law Library.
Present at this historic signing were St. Mary's Provost Andre Hampton, Associate Professor William Buhrman, Ph.D., JISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carl Montoya and Judson High School Principal Jesus Hernandez. JISD is creating opportunities for our students to be college and career ready. In this case, it also comes college tuition free!
Judson ISD will be recognizing the Month of the Military Child with a special event focusing on real ways to get your student ready for college or a career. This year the program will explore how to be successful in pursuing the college major or career of your child's interest and talent. Mr. Mychal Wynn will cover some of the pitfalls to avoid and some of the obstacles that are common and practical ways to overcome them and turn them around positively. He'll do that by sharing with everyone present some of the insider tips, tactics and strategies to get accepted in top colleges and earn the scholarship money your child needs. The career track will also be explored as workforce issues will be addressed and hot career areas will be identified.
It's an investment in the future of your student and if your child is military connected, we want to especially honor you and your sacrifice for freedom.
Make plans for Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the Judson ISD Performing Arts Center
You may have noticed on the JISD homepage a new icon button with the words "Let's Talk!" Let’s Talk! offers the public easy, direct access to campuses/depts. for questions, comments & feedback. Judson ISD has partnered with this powerful software tool called “Let’s Talk!” to give the community a new, convenient way to communicate with district leadership on critical education issues. The district’s Let’s Talk! technology gives parents, students and the community a 24/7, outlet to ask questions, offer praise or raise concerns. You can access it from your desktop computer or your mobile device, whichever is convenient to you.
Two way communication is a fundamental way that Judson ISD wants to build an even better school district for your student. Let's Talk is the choice of this and other school districts that are serious about building relationships and listening to parents, staff and students. It's simple, easy and takes just a few minutes to submit your idea, comment, compliment or question. So go ahead, we're listening. Click on the button above or CLICK HERE to submit your dialogue.
Each year those who work in the Communications and Public Information Departments of school districts across the state gather for what is called the TSPRA conference. TSPRA stands for Texas School Public Relations Association and the four day event usually culminates with the Star Awards which recognizes excellence in the field of communications and public relations. The Judson ISD Communications Department won a Silver Star Award for districts under 30,000 enrollment.
Judson Education Foundation's Thank You To Sponsors video that was featured at the foundation's 2014 Gala was the big winner....here it is.