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!
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