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

November 2, 2023

Terri Washington, Sheffield Elementary Teacher

Ms. Washington has been an amazing support by helping me to grow as an educator within CFBISD. I am so appreciative to her allowing me to observe her incredible skills and coming in to observe areas of growth for me. Ms. Washington is truly a wonderful educator that shows high expectations of her students and team! ashley martinez, sheffield elementary teacher

November 1, 2023

Emily Nation, Special Education

She is an amazing SPED teacher, persistent, patient and diligent. Most importantly, she did CPR on me and saved my life! My heart stopped early one morning in mid-August and she found me, performed CPR, called 911 and took care of everything so that I could recover until I returned to work. She is amazing in emergencies and I am encouraged to know that she could also save a child or staff member by doing CPR or a choking rescue. Great job, Emily! Thank you.susan nation, Licensed Vocational Nurse

October 30, 2023

Kim Hall, McWhorter Elementary Counselor

Kim is an amazing person! She goes above and beyond to assist teachers, families, students, and the community of McWhorter. Her connections with community members are incredible! She selflessly dedicates HOURS of her time to organizing events like the McWhorter Day of Giving and working with Clothed in Hope to host a pop-up-shop. She does SO MUCH without ever being recognized or asking for anything in return. She is one a of a kind and a true bright spot in CFBISD. Thank you Kim Hall for all you do!mary reed, mcwhorter elementary assistant principal

October 2, 2023

Aidette Parra, Attendance Clerk at Farmers Branch Elementary

Aidette is the new clerk at Farmers Branch Elementary. She is very nice, kind, and very knowledgeable. No matter how busy Aidette is she always has a smile on her face. Big Shout OUT to Aidette Parra.esmeralda sepulveda, secretary at farmers branch elementary

September 27, 2023

Breann Gibson, Dyslexia Interventionist

I have recently been assigned to Country Place to take on a session for Dyslexia Intervention. From the get-go, Breann has been so very helpful in getting me acclimated to the school, helping with small supplies that I might need for my session, and just generally being a welcoming and helpful coworker as I get settled in with my intervention session. I am so very grateful for her professional and friendly demeanor! I feel fortunate to have her as a co-worker, and I know her dyslexia students are even more fortunate to have her helping them to develop the skills needed to be successful in their reading journey! whitney kelley, dyslexia interventionist

September 25, 2023

Tracey Battle, Principal at Davis Elementary & Lauren Evans, AP at Davis Elementary

It was so encouraging to look up at our recent 3rd Grade LA Monday and see Tracey Battle and Lauren Evans in attendance, learning alongside their staff and other district 3rd grade teachers. Their being there, showed the high value they both hold to learning and supporting their students and staff. Thank you for all you do!3rd Grade RLA Curriculum TEAM

September 15, 2023

Corey Jackson, Specialist - Computer Tech III

Corey Jackson is unfailingly skilled and efficient at assisting with technology issues. He is always willing to help, even it it takes him out of his way, all while being as kind and professional as can be. I know I can count on Corey to figure out a problem, no matter how big or small, and it will be taken care of quickly. Corey is a treasure! sarah sandle, dyslexia specialist

September 14, 2023

Nabil Khawla, Science

Mr. Khawla is always leads his students by complimenting them. As a science chairperson, he inclusively asks for the opinions and guidance from his science teachers. In the hallways, he maintains a positive energy that attracts others to relate with him. timothy isaly, echs principal

September 7, 2023

Lori Ferguson, Dyslexia Interventionist

Lori took the initiative to get my dyslexia students signed up for LearningAlly so that they can access their audiobooks at home! As a new interventionist, my log-in credentials are not set-up just yet, so her efforts helped the students in my classroom to get the resources they need without having to wait on grown-up red tape. Thank you, Lori, for helping out our Kent Cardinals. It was fun this morning to see the kids excited about choosing books to read at home! Whitney kelley, dyslexia interventionist

August 30, 2023

Cindy Sommerman, Creekview Art Teacher

Cindy Sommerman has been a pillar of CFBISDs art programs for 30 years, and her efforts have affected not only the art students of CFB but also the art teachers. Two of Cindy's former students have become High School Art teachers within the district, following in her footsteps. Her love for teaching and ability to create life long relationships with her students has lead to the continuation of education for years to come. There is no better teacher to exemplify dedication to students and a love for artistic development. She is well loved by us all! violet smith, newman smith art teacher

August 29, 2023

Young Chatman, Security Officer

Officer Chatman is outstanding and certainly goes above and beyond for the students AND staff at Blair. He is at the door every morning happily greeting the students as they walk in with music playing to make it a great day! He often provides treats and snacks for the staff by cooking up meals or bringing in tacos, donuts, fruit, muffins, etc... The way he works to build relationships and rapport with everyone on campus does not go unnoticed! We are grateful and blessed to have him on our campus! We are all better (and safer; ) because of him! Sara kreymer, Title I Instructional Mathematics Coach

Vernon Hubbard, Specialist - Computer Tech III

Mr. Hubbard is such a hard worker! He is thorough, efficient, and so incredibly patient with all the technology issues we have had on campus. I am so glad he has been our stand in tech at Farmers Branch.holly teachout, farmers branch elementary librarian

Chelsea Smith, Director of Child Development Academy

I witnessed Ms. Smith with a class who was “going on a bear hunt”. She was so into the theatrics of it all and the kids loved it! I always enjoy seeing someone in her position get into the classroom and teach. I have also seen her on the floor putting new furniture together. She is the kind of person who is willing to do what it takes. I'm so glad she is at the CDA! holly teachout, farmers branch elementary librarian

August 23, 2023

Shenequa Emerson, Positive Action Center Specialist

Ms. Emerson has been an true example of a team player at MCW this year. She has stepped up and helped in our EE classrooms and has taken a leadership role when it comes to discipline at MCW. She is our PAC lead, but she is so much more than that title. She is always willing to help in lunch or breakfast duty, help calm down students and always supporting the staff. Ms. Emerson is a true example of what a good educator looks like in CFB. We love you and you love these kids! Kim hall, mcwhorter elementary counselor

August 10, 2023

Richard Rohrman, Student Information Systems Analyst

Richard works each August to build an essential registration file that we sent to TEA throughout the year. He takes time, care, and intention to ensure that our student data is accurate from TEAMS so that we can upload real-time data for our state assessment platform. These efforts provide confidence when it comes to receiving the correct testing materials, manuals, and labels from the state. He is greatly appreciated! hope keane, Coordinator of student Testing

July 25, 2023

Cynthia Ramirez, Field PEIMS Specialist

Cynthia is an extraordinary, kind, extremely hard worker! We are housed at Vivian Field while construction is done at Farmers Branch Elementary, Cynthia has been an amazing hostess. A big shoutout for her!Esmer sepulveda, Farmers branch secretary

June 8, 2023

Lauren Ramirez, Newman Smith Counselor

Ms. Ramirez is truly an amazing person. She is always so dedicated to helping others and giving her best effort. I love being around her because she has such a positive energy that is contagious. She is always there for everyone, no matter how busy she is. Whenever I see her, she greets me with a warm smile and asks how she can assist me. Ms. Ramirez is such a valuable member of the Newman Smith community, and she truly makes a difference in the counseling department. Yadiris Sanchez, Newman Smith Clerk

April 28, 2023

Carolina Christiansen, Director of Bilingual/ESL Programs - Elementary

Carolina is passionate about our bilingual and ESL students. I can always count on her for materials, resources and support each year to help me provide my students with the best educational opportunities available. Her enthusiasm for learning and teaching is contagious! Thank you, Carolina, for all you do for the Bilingual/ESL teachers and students in CFBISD. We couldn't do it without you!krin Villacres, Blair Elementary Teacher

April 26, 2023

Amber Ali, Assistant Credit Recovery Lab

Miss Ali cares for her students and does her best to make a environment that encourages learning, friendship, and good work ethic! She has had several years of classroom experience that she uses not only to help students with their recovery credits, but in addition uses her knowledge to aid students in their everyday classes. She goes above and beyond!
Thank you Miss Ali! safa tariq, avid tutor

April 24, 2023

Liliana Guzman, Creekview High School Clerk

She is working above and beyond for her seniors. Super proud of your hard work and dedication! :) feyza zelaya, creekview high school clerk

April 7, 2023

Robert Atchison, Principal at Sheffield Elementary

Always going above and beyond to make Sheffield students and teachers SHINE!

Karin Goodine, sheffield elementary teacher

March 28, 2023

Hope Keane, Coordinator of Student Testing

Hope is so very organized and helpful. She is kind and patient, and answered each and very question, no matter if its minor or major. She is checking all my data, sending reminders and asking for assistance to clean up areas of need. Thank you, Hope for being the ultimate supporter and professional!

maxine reed, assistant principal at la villita elementary

February 28, 2023

Stephanie Marish, ECHS Teacher

Due to her hard work and efforts, Stephanie planned and executed ECHS's FIRST Black History Month Program! The program was amazing, and students and adults alike thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Thank You Stephanie Marish for filling a void that we had...but will never have again!

Stacy Jones, ECHS Counselor