Six FISD staff members were honored for making a difference in the school district by the FISD School Board at the regular March 6 meeting.
At FHS, Janwin Overstreet-Goode was honored for her work with the high school choirs for 13 years. During her tenure, the choir program has grown from 130 to more than 250 students. In October 2009, Goode received her first FISD Making a Difference award and was honored by the Houston Symphony Orchestra and Fidelity Future Stage as the 2008 Outstanding Music Educator in the field of Choral Music. She is the past president of the Texas Music Educators Association.
Stephanie McFadden was honored for her work as assistant to high school principal, Mark Griffon. She has served in the position for 11 years. She was recognized for building positive relationships with students, staff, and parents.
From Windsong Intermediate, Brandi Hoover, counselor, was honored for her three years of work in the district. She has become an integral part of the campus and has enthusiastically taken over the counseling program.
Quest teacher at Windsong, Jodi Leslie was honored. Leslie is her students’ biggest advocate and sets high standards for her students.
At Friendswood Junior High, Lindsey Cook teaches World Culture. Her classroom environment allows students to expand their minds when considering what happens in other parts of the world. For this, she was honored.
The FJH Attendance Clerk, Lisa Newton was also awarded for making a difference. With a demanding and frustrating job, she is dedicated to doing well, submitting information in a timely manner, and taking seriously her work in the area of finance.
Selected by their principals to receive the awards, the staff members were congratulated by the Board for Making a Difference not only for their campuses but for FISD as well.
Story by Karolyn Gephart