Wall of Fame honors 8 individuals for contributions
Eight honorees of distinction were recognized and inducted into the 2010 Wall of Fame for their commitment and contributions to the educational experience of Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District.
David Anthony, superintendent of schools, served as master of ceremonies for the Sept. 23 festivities in the Instructional Support Center.
Seven current employees were honored for their professional achievements at the state and national level, 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 Reginald Lillie, an independent insurance broker. Lillie has been a volunteer and partner of the district since 1998. His involvement with CFISD has varied from serving on Bond Steering and Legislative committees to participating in the district's mentoring program.
Other honorees are:
Andrea Barnes, a READ 180 teacher at Aragon Middle School, was honored for being named a 2010 Scholastic Outstanding Educator for READ 180.
Lana Burns, a former government teacher at Cy-Fair High School and current government teacher at Cypress Ranch High School, was recognized for being named the Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year by the Texas Council for the Social Studies.
Mapra Gentry, coordinator for elementary social studies, was honored for being named Supervisor of the Year by the Texas Social Studies Supervisors Association.
Kara Palermo, culinary arts teacher at Cy-Fair High School, was recognized for serving as president of the Hospitality Educators Association of Texas.
Harold Rowe, associate superintendent for technology and school services, was honored for serving as president/chair of the Texas K-12 Chief Technology Officers Council.
Robin Sabo, secondary social studies curriculum coach, was recognized for receiving the Distinguished Service award from the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education.
Sheri Stice, associate athletic director and coordinator for secondary physical education, was honored for receiving the National Federation of High Schools Citation Award.
Now in its 17th year, the Wall of Fame program celebrates the accomplishments and successes of the district's most outstanding employees and community residents.