Seven honorees of distinction were inducted into the 2015 CFISD Wall of Fame for their commitment and contributions to the educational experience of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.
The Wall of Fame induction ceremony was held Sept. 28 in the Board Room of the Instructional Support Center.
Six employees were honored for their professional achievements at the state and national levels, along with the recipient of the Friend of Education award, which is presented to a community member who has made major contributions to enhance the educational experiences of CFISD students.
The Friend of Education award was presented to Dr. David Anthony, the chief executive officer for Raise Your Hand Texas and CFISD school namesake. Dr. Anthony, a former CFISD superintendent, is a strong advocate for public education throughout Texas—supporting funding for principals to participate in programs such as the Harvard Leadership Program and the Rice University Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP). To date, 33 CFISD principals have received the opportunity to participate in these prestigious programs.
The other Wall of Fame inductees are:
Mary Ann Alves, special needs bus driver in the transportation department. Alves was honored for being named the Special Needs Driver of the Year by the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation. She is in her 31st year in CFISD.
Darlene Davenport, director of guidance and counseling. Davenport was honored for her role as president of the Texas School Counselors Association (TSCA). She has a total of 37 years in education, 23 of which have been in CFISD.
Sarah Mugavero, sixth-grade teacher at Goodson Middle School. Mugavero was honored for receiving the Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Secondary School TEACH Award. She is in her fourth year as a teacher, all of which have been in CFISD.
Karla Reyes, fourth-grade bilingual teacher at Duryea Elementary School. Reyes was honored for receiving the Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Elementary School TEACH Award. She is in her fifth year of service in education, four of which have been in CFISD.
Joan Sutton, special needs bus attendant for the district’s transportation department. Sutton was honored for being named the Special Needs Attendant of the Year by the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation. She is in her 11th year with CFISD.
Matthew Wells, teacher and science department chair at Cypress Lakes High School. Wells was honored for being named the 2015 Texas Outstanding Biology Teacher by the National Association of Biology Teachers. He is in his 13th year of service in education, 12 of which have been in CFISD.
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