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Meyer recognized with BCISD You've got Heart honor

photo of Nurse Jennie with kids


Meyer honored with BCISD employee recognition award


Congratulations to Tenie Holmes Nurse Jennie Meyer, for being selected as the February Bay City ISD “You’ve got heart” honoree. This employee recognition award is given to staff who go beyond their “job description” in helping students and staff, who epitomize the concept “team player,” and who put others first. BCISD staff submit nominations.


Meyer was nominated by Tara Hernandez of Tenie Holmes, who wrote:
“Nurse Meyer goes above and beyond daily! She takes care of our staff and students not only with medications or bandaides --  she also washes students’ laundry, even taking it home in some cases to get a student clean, fresh clothes.

She has a compassionate heart and tears up when a student faces difficult home situations. She makes a difference in so many families’ lives in many ways, like giving families information about getting students’ glasses, and nominating families for programs so they can have a little extra during the holidays. If she does not have the resources to help, she will look till she finds some.

Students go in her office for many different reasons and she takes the time to listen and follow up when she tells them she will.

The students and staff at THE are blessed to have such a caring and dedicated nurse and friend. Nurse Meyer truly has heart.”


Meyer’s name was selected from all nominations received, and she was awarded a dining gift certificate and the traveling trophy, donated by Ad Vantage Specialties.


Other nominees:


Nominee: Nick Kalisek, BCHS

Nominated by: LaWanda Hines, Human Resources

“Mr. Kalisek teaches at Bay City High School and coaches tennis, but he also drives a bus for Bay City ISD. All the construction going on around Bay City Junior High up until recently has made traffic and driving difficult over there. When the BCJH bus loop was finally completed so the buses could drop off students in the bus loop area, Mr. Kalisek would drop off his students and then stay with them until someone came to open the school doors to let the students in. This act of kindness allowed the other bus drivers to drop off their students and continue their bus routes in a timely manner. Mr. Kalisek went above and beyond! Thank you Mr. Kalisek for caring for all students and keeping them safe!”



Nominee: Alyssa Montoya, Tenie Holmes

Nominated by: Ronda Espinosa

“I am nominating Ms. Montoya because she is an incredible teacher. It is more than just a job to her and I see that in the relationships she has built with her students. She is friendly but firm, approachable, but does not waiver from her expectations for all students. I enjoy working with another positive person whom I can bounce ideas off of. I see her go above and beyond when she plans lessons for her classes and she is just a great person to work with.”

Holmes Principal Kimberly Hickl added:

“Ms. Montoya graduated college in Kansas and is having to jump through a lot of hoops to get her Texas teacher certification. It’s a difficult process. She has embraced our Capturing Kids Hearts social-emotional program and is always wanting to learn and grow as an educator. She is one of our rock stars!”