Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

March 8, 2013

Area teachers honored by Weatherford College


Mineral Wells Index

— Dori Taylor, an English and World Geography teacher at Jacksboro High School, and Jennifer Spelios, an English-Language Arts teacher at Perrin Elementary School were among 34 teachers from across the region honored by Weatherford College at the 2012-13 Jack Harvey Academy of Exemplary Teachers celebration at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center, in Weatherford.

Celebrating its 17th anniversary year, the Harvey Academy honors exemplary teachers in the memory of Professor Emeritus Jack Harvey, who taught at WC for 23 years and was considered among his peers as a “master teacher.”

Mrs. Taylor is an exemplary teacher, her nominator said. She noted of Taylor, “She truly cares about her students and has high expectations for each student, regardless of their ability level. Mrs. Taylor works diligently to prepare her students for success in high school and beyond. Her high standard of classroom instruction results in a high level of student achievement. Mrs. Taylor does an outstanding job preparing her students for success on state assessments. Her students consistently score in the exemplary range. Mrs. Taylor is one of our most valuable teachers at Jacksboro High School.”

“Ms. Spelios is exemplary because of her dedication to excellence,” her nominator wrote. “She does whatever it takes to ensure the success of her students. In addition, she shares her love for reading and writing with her students each day and encourages them to do their best.”

Dori Taylor, an English and World Geography teacher at Jacksboro High School, and Jennifer Spelios, an English-Language Arts teacher at Perrin Elementary School were among 34 teachers from across the region honored by Weatherford College at the 2012-13 Jack Harvey Academy of Exemplary Teachers celebration at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center, in Weatherford.

Celebrating its 17th anniversary year, the Harvey Academy honors exemplary teachers in the memory of Professor Emeritus Jack Harvey, who taught at WC for 23 years and was considered among his peers as a “master teacher.”

Mrs. Taylor is an exemplary teacher, her nominator said. She noted of Taylor, “She truly cares about her students and has high expectations for each student, regardless of their ability level. Mrs. Taylor works diligently to prepare her students for success in high school and beyond. Her high standard of classroom instruction results in a high level of student achievement. Mrs. Taylor does an outstanding job preparing her students for success on state assessments. Her students consistently score in the exemplary range. Mrs. Taylor is one of our most valuable teachers at Jacksboro High School.”

“Ms. Spelios is exemplary because of her dedication to excellence,” her nominator wrote. “She does whatever it takes to ensure the success of her students. In addition, she shares her love for reading and writing with her students each day and encourages them to do their best.”

Also recognized with 2013 Jack Harvey Fellowship Awards of Exemplary Teaching were:

• Aledo ISD – Jessica McCane, Grades 11-12, Physics

• Alvord ISD – Melissa Nivens, Grades 9-12, English Language Arts

• Azle ISD – Jeniffer Shearer, Grades 9-12, Spanish

• Birdville ISD – Katrina Reeves, Grades 6-8, Reading

• Bowie ISD – Shawna Tomlin, Grade 2

• Boyd ISD – Nelda Cope, Grade 5, Math and Science

•  Bridgeport ISD – Kay Short, Grades 6-8, ESL 

• Brock ISD – Jamie Whitehead, Grades 10-12, Science

• Burleson ISD – Cara Beth Fuhrmeister, Grades 6-8, Special Ed/Science

• Castleberry ISD- Jill Matson, Grade 4

• Chico ISD – Linda Duck, Grades PreK-3, Title I Reading and ESL

• Decatur ISD – Jim Allsup, Grades 9-12, Agriculture/FFA Advisor

• Garner ISD – Erin Jones, Grades 6-8, Math

• Graford ISD – Heather Thompson, Kindergarten

• Granbury ISD –Kristen Thigpen, Grade 1

• Joshua ISD – Amy Chestnut, Grades K-6, Reading and Math Specialist

• Lipan ISD –Tawn Perkins, Grades 10-12, Math

• Millsap ISD – Marty Hungate, Grade 3, Language Arts

• Muenster ISD – Jason Atcheson, Grades 9-12, Social Studies

• Palo Pinto ISD – Danna Reed, Grade 5

• Paradise ISD – Bethy Tierce, Grade 2

• Peaster ISD – Carla Bruno, Grades 10-12, Math

• Poolville ISD – Gina Rowney, Grade 4, Reading

• Santo ISD – Monica Van Remmen, Grades 3-4

• Slidell ISD- Michael Strickland, Grades 5-8, Science

• Springtown ISD – Cindy Haugen, Grades 11-12, Math

• Stephenville ISD – Ginger Jones, Grade 3, Math and Science

• Tolar ISD- Shawna Green, Grade 3, Math and Science

• Weatherford ISD – Angie Williams, Grades 3-5, Science and Social Studies

• Weatherford College – Dr. Sue Casey, Computer Science

• Aledo ISD – Jessica McCane, Grades 11-12, Physics

• Alvord ISD – Melissa Nivens, Grades 9-12, English Language Arts

• Azle ISD – Jeniffer Shearer, Grades 9-12, Spanish

• Birdville ISD – Katrina Reeves, Grades 6-8, Reading

• Bowie ISD – Shawna Tomlin, Grade 2

• Boyd ISD – Nelda Cope, Grade 5, Math and Science

•  Bridgeport ISD – Kay Short, Grades 6-8, ESL 

• Brock ISD – Jamie Whitehead, Grades 10-12, Science

• Burleson ISD – Cara Beth Fuhrmeister, Grades 6-8, Special Ed/Science

• Castleberry ISD- Jill Matson, Grade 4

• Chico ISD – Linda Duck, Grades PreK-3, Title I Reading and ESL

• Decatur ISD – Jim Allsup, Grades 9-12, Agriculture/FFA Advisor

• Garner ISD – Erin Jones, Grades 6-8, Math

• Graford ISD – Heather Thompson, Kindergarten

• Granbury ISD –Kristen Thigpen, Grade 1

• Joshua ISD – Amy Chestnut, Grades K-6, Reading and Math Specialist

• Lipan ISD –Tawn Perkins, Grades 10-12, Math

• Millsap ISD – Marty Hungate, Grade 3, Language Arts

• Muenster ISD – Jason Atcheson, Grades 9-12, Social Studies

• Palo Pinto ISD – Danna Reed, Grade 5

• Paradise ISD – Bethy Tierce, Grade 2

• Peaster ISD – Carla Bruno, Grades 10-12, Math

• Poolville ISD – Gina Rowney, Grade 4, Reading

• Santo ISD – Monica Van Remmen, Grades 3-4

• Slidell ISD- Michael Strickland, Grades 5-8, Science

• Springtown ISD – Cindy Haugen, Grades 11-12, Math

• Stephenville ISD – Ginger Jones, Grade 3, Math and Science

• Tolar ISD- Shawna Green, Grade 3, Math and Science

• Weatherford ISD – Angie Williams, Grades 3-5, Science and Social Studies

• Weatherford College – Dr. Sue Casey, Computer Science