Becoming the Judson ISD employee of the month was a recognition Dr. Medone from Judson HS was shocked to receive. Her team thought otherwise – JHS Principal Hernandez and his team led the way with drums and cheers as superintendent Dr. Ball delivered the surprise. Dr. Medone is known for working tirelessly to make sure her students and teachers are supported and was a perfect nominee for the award.
Dr. Medone has worked for JISD for 14 years, starting as a 7th grade teacher at Kirby Middle School then eventually becoming an ESL teacher for the Rockets at Judson HS. Students are what make her days feel accomplished, seeing their growth and being able to see them transform is her greatest experience. She feels a strong sense of support working at Judson HS – “It’s a strong community between the students and teachers”. Her favorite part of the school year is graduation because it is an accomplishment she gets to experience alongside her students. On her free time, she likes to be in nature – bike rides and swimming are peaceful activities she enjoys. Alongside her passion for her students she enjoys research in education. Dr. Medone says she is honored to be recognized as the Judson ISD January employee of the month.