Judson ISD

What NBA Star Stopped By Franz ?

Whatever a person's professional or vocational success is, they can show their gratitude for their good fortune by giving back to the younger, less experienced. Professional NBA player Andre Roberson brought encouragement and advice to students over at Franz Elementary School.  He was going to conduct a clinic with students outside on the basketball court, but the weather turned nasty and plan B kicked in.  That was coming inside and getting a chance to chat with Andre. It gave students a chance to find out his story and what he did to get where he is now.  A big thank you to him for taking the time with our students and good luck the rest of the season with the OKC Thunder...just take it easy on the Spurs, okay?

Andre was in town during the NBA All-Star Break. He visited Wagner (graduate) for the retirement of his jersey and visited Franz as well.



Distinguished Educators of Judson ISD

There are so many quality people who are producing excellence in the Judson ISD every day.  They go beyond just what is required...they do what needs and what should be done to ensure a quality result.  These are not just classroom teacher...although they are a big part of what goes on...they are also aides, secretaries and maintenance people who make up all the moving parts of JISD that are oiled with positive attitudes and considerate of others...especially the students.  Below are the individuals who were recognized in a ceremony hosted at the Performing Arts Center by the Human Resource Department.  Superintendent Dr. Willis Mackey, JISD Board members and Cabinet members were in attendance and support. Congratulations to these members of the JISD family.

Distinguished JISD Educator of the Year: Theresa Beitel, BAC Teacher, Kitty Hawk Middle School


Distinguished Educators:

Judy Morales—Park Village Elem
Mitzie Navarro—JSAS
Pamela Neill—James Masters Elem
Alma Neira  - Hopkins Elem
Maria Oubre—Millers Point Elem
Lucinda Roy—Rolling Meadows Elem
Carole Rylander—Copperfield Elem
Adam Sanchez—Candlewood Elem
Kari Savage-Egg—Ed Franz Elem
Sheri Schneider—Coronado Village Elem
JoAnne Sliker—Spring Meadow Elem
Sandra Solis—Crestview Elem
Karen Ybanez—Wagner  HS 
Andrea Mata—Hartman Elem                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Katie Alexander—Woodlake Hills MS
Sarah Bancroft– Judson MS
Theresa  Beitel—Kitty Hawk MS
Juliana Berry  - Converse Elem
Michele Fain—Woodlake Elem
Yanett Gardner—Paschall Elem
Liane Gatewood—Olympia Elem 
Rebecca Halliburton  - Kirby MS
Carrie Hill—Judson HS
Meredith Hinojosa—Salinas Elem
Joseph Jacobson—JSTEM
Cassandra  Jennings—Elof Elem
Kimberly Lee—JECA
Cherish Mitchell  - Metzger  MS

Distinguished Support  Personnel- Manual Trades:
Diana Avarado—Woodlake MS
Paula Applegate—Metzger MS
Debbie Baker—Transportation
John Bourassa—Maintenance
Patty Conner—Maintenance
Reginald Crayton—Kitty Hawk MS
Guadalupe Cruz—Spring Meadow Elem
Maria Espin—Crestview Elem
Delores Henderson — Kirby MS
Jennifer Johnson—Millers Point Elem
Amie May—JSAS
Juan Meraz—Converse Elem
Elizandro Munoz—Transportation
Elizabeth Montoya—JECA
Hortencia Perez—Transportation
Gabriela Reza—Elof Elem
Michael Ricondo—Hopkins Elem
Rodolfo Rodriguez—Judson HS
Lorrie Saldana—Wagner HS
Genoveva Serratos-Mills - Rolling Meadows 
Nicole  Urbaneck—Transportation
Yvonne Urbaneck—Judson MS

Distinguished Support Personnel-Clerical/Technical:
Laura Blackmon—Millers Point Elem
Sherri Coggins—Kirby MS
Connie Davis—Spring Meadows Elem
Shanise Davis—Judson MS
Marcette Galindo—JSAS
Kathleen Hensley—Rolling Meadows Elem
Lauren Hopkins—Metzger MS
Alfred Simpson—Technology
Anna Whitby—Wagner HS
Yvette Davis– Business Services

Distinguished Para Educator-Classroom Instructional Aide:
Marie Avitua—Paschall Elem
Carmen Briones—James Masters Elem
Monique Burr—Park Village Elem
Courtney Dam—Wagner HS
Lisa Efaw– Kirby MS
Laura Garza– Woodlake Elem
Victoria Pena—Judson MS
Barbara Phillips—Salinas Elem
Kathleen Ristow—Olympia Elem

Distinguished  Professional  Support  Personnel:
Rosalinda Adame-Moylan—Woodlake MS
Adriana Aguero—Candlewood Elem
Chris  Blodgett—Technology 
Josh Ellis—Curriculum and Instruction
Sophronia  Kelly-Zion— Ed Franz Elem
Michelle Robinson—Judson HS
Jenna Ruhd—Kitty Hawk MS
Patricia Santos—JECA
Victor Valdez—Operations
Theresa Harris—Business Services

Distinguished First Year Educator:
Allison Abramo—Copperfield Elem
Megan Brownfield—Woodlake Elem
Julie Burton—Crestview Elem
Esperanza Ceasar— Paschall Elem
Amanda Fuller—Park Village Elem
Ysela Gonzales—Woodlake Hills MS
Veronica Green—JSAS
Betty Harris—James Masters Elem
Charlandra Massey—Kirby MS
Kira McAhren—Millers Point  Elem
Larissa Montes—Wagner  HS
Jessica Novak—Kitty Hawk MS
Dana Odle—Converse Elem 
Cara Poe—Hopkins Elem 
Joanna Randolph-  Candlewood Elem
Jennifer Robinson—JSTEM
Athur Smith—Judson MS
Evelyn Stephens—Rolling Meadows Elem
Ashley Stuart—Coronado Village Elem
Katryna Swilley—Ed Franz Elem
Latasha Teamer—Salinas Elem
Staci Vargo—Hartman Elem
Daisy Vasquez—Judson HS

Distinguished Campus Administrator:
Mike McFalls—Kitty Hawk MS
Yvonne Munoz— Crestview Elem
Martin Silverman—Hopkins Elem
Dawn Worley— Judson MS
Renee Lafreniere—Director of CTE




JSTEM Sends Two Robotic Teams To Next Level

Recently Judson ISD hosted its First Lego League Alamo Qualifying Tournament at Rolling Meadows Elementary School.  With more than 30 teams representing JISD and several other school districts in Bexar County, two JSTEM teams will go on to the next level of the competition

JSTEM Robotics Teams advancing to next level

Mr. Jacobson's team, the Nano Brainiacs, created an innovative way to learning Spanish that immersed the learner into a dynamic way of practicing and reinforcing the Spanish language.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Culbreath's team, Mustache You Innovations, developed a way a person can learn to read treble clef music. The idea was a device that could scan the music and either play it back or reads and, in a voice, tells you the notes.

Here Are The JISD Robotic Teams That Advanced:

JSTEM – 2 Teams Advancing
-    Mustache You Innovations
-    Nano Brainiacs

Rolling Meadows – 1  Teams Advancing 
-    El Techno
Coronado Village – 1 Team advancing
-    Torobots

New Faces In New Places

Judson ISD is happy to announce some new employees that have been hired for administrative posts that you may see from time to time.  First of all, we welcome Irma Hernandez who is now the Executive Director of Human Resources.  She has plenty of experience and is coming to us from SAISD. We also want to thank Ms. Sharon Fuery who graciously and effectively stepped in to fill in the gaps while Irma was hired and could hit the ground running. 

Also, we want to welcome David Oehler who is now the new Energy Manager for JISD.  He will work to enhance the energy program that was put into place a few years ago.  You'll probably see him around at your campus before long as he gets a handle on each campuses' unique structure and energy requirements.  


Irma Hernandez Exec. Dir. HR                              David Oehler, Energy Manager

These Wagner Jerseys Will Play No More

Two of the best basketball players ever to come out of Judson ISD were honored recently by officially retiring their high school jerseys.  Andre Roberson and Jordan Clarkson both played on the 2009 and 2010 Wagner Basketball Teams that twice went to the State Semi-Finals and both now are playing on NBA hard courts.  The two players' jerseys were hung to the Thunderbird Gym rafters before the beginning of the Clemens-Wagner Boys basketball game.  Both Andre and Jordan were on break from the busy NBA schedule because it was All-Star weekend and were able to attend the ceremony.  These young men have shown what hard work and making good choices can do for a person who has goals and an overall dream.  Congratulations to them and their coaches who helped them along the way.