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TIGER Award 2019-2020

Smithville ISD

Tigers Intentionally Growing Excellence Recognition



Smithville ISD is excited to continue the Tigers Intentionally Growing Excellence Recognition awards for the 2019-2020 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 every nine weeks. 


Please note: Nominees will remain active so nominating a particular employee twice throughout the year is not necessary.


Nomination Deadlines

1st Nine Weeks: Friday, October 18, 2019

2nd Nine Weeks: Friday, December 13, 2019

3rd Nine Weeks: Friday, March 2, 2020

4th Nine Weeks: Friday, May 22, 2020


Click here to submit a nomination: Tiger Award Nomination Form
1st Nine Weeks TIGER Award Recipients
Kurt Gross
Kurt Gross
Brown Primary Teacher

Kurt Gross has been a tremendous addition to Brown Primary.  He is always willing to help out, whether it be with a student in his class or another.  He is eager to learn and takes advantage of every opportunity to grow as a teacher.  He is flexible and always puts others' needs ahead of his.  He comes in each morning with a smile on his face and quick to jump in and ask others how they are doing, especially if they seem to be having a rough day.  Thanks, Kurt for all you do for our kiddos and our campus.  We are so excited that you joined us here at BP!




Cory Kadlecek
Cory Kadlecek
Smithville Elementary

Cory is a very sweet and loving person. She is always ready to greet our students with a smile and a warm Good Morning. She is full of hugs and the light of many students’ mornings. Her positive attitude impacts the students for the rest of the day. Cory is seen around many sporting events and supports all little and big Tigers and Lady Tigers. She wears many hats this year at the elementary. She is awesome in physical education and in the classroom. She does the elementary yearbook, our student of the month boards and is all-around passionate about helping our kids.




Trish Hawkins
Trish Hawkins
Smithville Junior High

Trish is always there for her students, she takes the extra step of getting to know them by going to their sports games and activities.   She goes over and above for the kids every day.








Sarah Carder-Gutierrez
Sarah Carder-Gutierrez
Smithville High School

Ms. CG, as she is called, is compassionate about her work. She always has the kids engaged when I go by her room or interrupt lessons. She cares about each one of her students and makes sure to conference with other teachers/staff when it comes to their academic performance or health and well being. She is always smiling and has an awesome attitude with all. It's something to look forward to when you come to work each day.






Sophie Weinheimer
Sophie Weinheimer
Director of Nurses and Health Services
Smithville ISD

Sophie has always been a guiding light and wealth of knowledge through my years here at SISD. I love to learn from her because she has a way to teach you without you feeling stupid. She always treats her students with compassion and healing hands and it is always just what they need. She is the listening ear for some, the healing hands, the educator about your health, or the stern nurse telling you it's going to be okay. She knows what to be in each situation and is able to adapt to each personality and what they need. I hope to one day become the strong and compassionate nurse and woman that she is.