Employee Shout-Outs

A simple thank you can brighten up someone's day. Giving a shout-out is a great way to recognize a CFBISD employee, team or department for their work, talent, and contribution to a culture of appreciation, community, and kindness.

Employee shout-outs will be updated regularly as they come in. Send in your shout-out and thank a coworker for their excellent work in CFBISD!  

Thank an employee Today

October 4, 2022

Katherine Cook, Attendance Clerk

Mrs. Cook works tirelessly to make sure our attendance is accurate. If someone makes a mistake she follows up with us, she makes sure our attendance is accurate. I thought her job was really hard before COVID, then the lock down made her job crazy, now that we have returned to regular teaching, she spends time helping parents, teachers and students understand all they need to for us to have an accurate recording of student attendance. I say we are back to regular - implying it's normal - but it's not. Students still have the flu and COVID and parents still think students can have lessons from home. With all the changes, I really appreciate that each year she shows patience, kindness and flexibility.
She is a true gem on our campus and she helps us have both a strong culture where we work together and a great reputation for accuracy.
We are lucky to have her.

Charlene Nance, TECH APPS

September 29, 2022

Nakita "Niki" Fisher, CCMR Dean

Niki is a true Rockstar! As the Lead Counselor at Early College High School, I am responsible for building the Master Teacher Schedule and Student Schedule. While I have many strengths, master teacher schedule building isn't one of them. However, being that Niki did this for years prior to me coming along, she is quite the pro in this field, and I truly appreciate her willingness to help me during this time. I am forever grateful for her assistance. Without her, the start of our school year wouldn't have been as smooth as it was. Niki, I know I tell you all the time how thankful I am for your willingness to help, but everyone should know just how amazing you are!

Stacy jones, counselor at ECHS

September 23, 2022

Missy Cozart and Mitch Tillison

Mitch Tillison and Missy Cozart have gone above and beyond to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month by inviting vendors and planning events, as well as inviting poet Esteban Rodriguez to speak to students. Both Missy and Mitch are exceptional teachers who juggle multiple preps and many responsibilities, but nothing deters them from loving and supporting students. They make CFBISD a better place for all.

Lisa williams, Title II ELAR Instructional Specialist

September 22, 2022

Nabil Khawla, Early College High School Teacher

During AVID tutorials today, a student had a very specific question about a French translation for a college class. Because of the specific nature of the question, other students were not able to assist. However, Mr. Khawla is fluent in French, so I sent a plea asking if he knew the answer. Not only did he respond, but he came to my classroom to talk with the student one-on-one to ensure that she knew the spelling and pronunciation. He then proceeded to make sure the student knew where his room was and graciously said that he will be happy to help with any subsequent French questions. Mr. Khawla exhibits the heart of an educator in that he is more than willing to share his expertise, even with students who are not currently in his class and about a subject in which he is proficient (more than, actually) but is not what he specifically teaches. Merci beaucoup, Monsieur Khawla!

Whitney Kelley, early college high school teacher

September 15, 2022

Timothy Isaly, Early College High School Principal

Principal Isaly took it upon himself to use his personal weed edger and edge the area leading up to the ECHS building. I appreciate his humbleness in treating our school building as his personal property as we prepare to greet parents soon. This is our house! I appreciate him.

stephanie marish, ECHS Teacher

September 9, 2022

Megan Garza, Digital Learning Specialist

Megan has been so great at helping me sort out some Canvas issues that popped up because of a realignment/reassignment of classes. I really appreciate her quick responses and help to get things sorted out and keep me moving ahead with curriculum and assignments. Thanks, Megan!

whitney kelley, ECHS Teacher

Diego Caceres, SpEd - Behavior Interventionist

Mr. Caceres, ALWAYS goes above and beyond for the kids. He has helped me immensely. I couldn't do my job without him and my assistant. We need more folks in this field like Diego!!!! I am truly honored to work with him!!!

jennifer donnally, Special Education - PAS TEACHER at Mclaughlin strickland

August 31, 2022

Natasha Dotson, Riverchase Librarian

I was brand new at Riverchase. When Ms. Dotson found out I lost my best friend, the next day there was a floral arrangement on my desk from her. It touched me deeply. She always has a smile and shoulder to lean on for everyone. She has tons of energy and always willing to help.

Debra waites, Riverchase elementary nurse

August 15, 2022

Madeline Mishalanie, McWhorter Elementary Teacher

Ms. Mishalanie has been an amazing help this year already at McWhorter. She has gone way past her job duties in helping furnish classrooms, set up duties and so much more I cannot even list. She needs to be recognized for going above and beyond for her campus.

tiffany alexander, McWhorter Teacher

July 5, 2022

Larry Guerra, Chief Financial Officer

I am currently pursuing my Superintendent Certification and often have to call on leadership staff throughout CFBISD. No matter how often I call Mr. Guerra with questions or requests for an interview, he promptly responds and/or makes himself available to meet. He is patient, knowledgeable and so very kind! I recognize the role he plays in CFBISD and how valuable his time is. Nevertheless, he has not once, made me, or my barrage of requests, seem as if they were burdensome. He is an excellent example of servant leadership, thank you, Larry!

Tracey Battle, Davis elementary principal