Tigers Intentionally Growing Excellence Recognition
Smithville ISD is excited to continue the Tigers Intentionally Growing Excellence Recognition awards for the 2018-2019 school year.
Building on the 2018-2019 district theme of Service to Others, The TIGER award is designed to recognize staff who demonstrate they are ‘serving others’ in their field. Employees who are recognized are those who go above and beyond the required actions of their assignment with the district.
All Smithville ISD employees may submit nominations for consideration of the TIGER award each six weeks.
Please note: Nominees will remain active so nominating a particular employee twice throughout the year is not necessary.
1st Six Weeks: Friday, September 28, 2018
2nd Six Weeks: Friday, November 2, 2018
3rd Six Weeks: Friday, November 30, 2018
4th Six Weeks: Thursday, February 14, 2019
5th Six Weeks: Friday, April 12, 2019
6th Six Weeks: Friday, May 17, 2019
Marlene is dedicated to making sure our school runs smoothly. Taking care of the budget and making sure all classes are covered when teachers are out. Graduation isn’t just in May. Planning and ordering has already begun. Insuring diplomas are ordered for each graduate with correct spelling, scheduling Herff Jones for seniors as well as Juniors for class rings. She’s a big sister to all of us.
Brown Primary School
Deborah serves others b taking care of staff members as well as students and parents. She is the school nurse that applied for the grant, “Shoes that Fit”. She coordinated the big event supplying shoes for the SISD students on all four campuses. She also offers immunizations for all students who are eligible to receive flu shots. She is an active member of the District Site Base Committee and the Student Health Advisory Committee.
Sheri enjoys working with children and it shows. She is a person who arrives early and stays late for children. Sheri has taken on greater responsibilities at Brown Primary and through the Booster Club which is demonstration of her dedication. Sheri doesn't have to say she is dedicated; it shows.
Smithville Junior High
Stetson Gommert is an excellent teacher. He prepares to educate every student in his class and will go to extra lengths to see that each student succeeds. Stetson uses a variety of formats to ensure that his students grasp what is being taught. He is one of the most creative teachers that I have ever seen.
Smithville Elementary School
Sara seamlessly works with our team, students, and administrators to serve our students. She is supportive, takes the initiative, and is always ready to assist our team when needed. Recently, she made a series of videos to better support those of us in need of seeing SAMA in action. She is always there and willing to help others.
Brown Primary School
Cindy is vital member of the Brown Primary team. She goes above and beyond to help teachers and staff in any way she can, whether it is copying materials, laminating, or even cutting out materials for staff when she gets a chance. She always jumps in and helps whenever and wherever needed. Cindy brings a lighthearted sense of humor to the office and has made new staff feel at home. She cares for everyone and puts her whole heart into everything that she does. Brown Primary is a better place because of Cindy Davis.
Smithville Elementary School
Ashley works with several students on the campus who struggle academically and socially. She is constantly on the move going from one student to the other. She is also the resource for teachers when a student is having a difficult time with their behavior in class. She talks, sits, or walks them around to cool off and helps them to make better choices. She has built relationships with students on the campus that others have not been able to. The students trust and love her. Ashley is also very supportive of all the campus staff. She volunteers to help whenever she can. We don't know if we could make it through the day if we didn't have her constant positive support!
Smithville Junior High School
Vikki is hard working. She helps when asked. Whether it’s in the office with folders or in a classroom helping with various tasks she looks out for her students and is there for them if needed. She is supportive to the teachers and students. She also works with the ACE students before and after school.
Smithville High School
As a new employee I have had a great opportunity to jump in to an existing functional academics team that is operating at such a high level due to the leadership of Mr. Mahoney. He demonstrates creatively delivering individualized instruction in such an engaging manner in addition to modeling and leading the Functional Academics team to be independent contributors to not only student success but our momentum as a whole team. Mr. Mahoney thinks outside the box, responds in refreshing ways with new solutions to challenges, and is hands on and only asks his team to complete tasks that he would do himself. One of his greatest skills is empowering peers to tweak ideas and add their own unique talents to make positive outcomes happen.
Smithville ISD Maintenance Department
He goes above and beyond to get work orders done in a timely manner. He also comes up on weekends and fixes anything that is broken for the coaches while there is a tournament or game going on. He definitely goes out of his way to make sure everything is done right and our students are comfortable and safe here at school.