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WISD Child Nutrition Employee receives award
Weatherford ISD Child Nutrition employee Kim Burris was presented the Darla Jefferson-Polk Memorial Heart and Soul Award this morning for her continuous efforts in helping to create a positive school environment at Tison Middle School.
Wright Elementary Campus Teacher of the Year - Rachel Allison
Rachel received her Master’s in Education from UTA in 2006 and is a first grade teacher at Wright Elementary. I didn’t consider teaching as my profession until my last year of college. I have always loved working with kids. I grew up helping in the children’s department of my church. I have been a missionary overseas working with children and a camp counselor in charge of guiding youth as they led kid’s ministry. But I never saw my work with children as a strength…I just thought everyone loved kids. So after a year and a half of working in the business world, I decided to go back to school to become a teacher. After I earned my Master’s degree I applied for a teaching position in Weatherford…eight years later I hold the same first grade position.
Every day I have the privilege to take sweet little six year olds who know their letters and sounds and grow them into readers, writers, and thinkers. How many teachers get to hand their students the whole world? Once my students learn how to read, the world is their oyster. I am blessed to be able to influence each child that walks into my classroom and give them tools to help them achieve their dreams.