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BCISD announces October Employee of the Month

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BCISD announces October employee of the month


Laura Martinez was selected as the Bay City ISD “You’ve got Heart” honoree for October. 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.

BCISD Chief Curriculum Officer Lisa Moya nominated Martinez, the District PEIMS Clerk.

Moya wrote, “Laura has taken on her new position with enthusiasm and is going above and beyond to help our campuses. In only a few months, she has created several trainings for campus personnel, taken teams to Region 3 to receive updated training, and has created a google drive with materials that provide help and guidance to counselors, clerks, and administrators. For several years, campuses have asked for student photos to be uploaded into TxEIS and Laura has already gotten this done. She has also created a Student Attendance Accounting Handbook with uniform procedures for our campuses. She is friendly, helpful and dedicated to supporting our campuses.”

Martinez’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. BCISD appreciates the hard work and dedication of great people like Laura Martinez.


Other nominees:

Nominee: Crystal Rodriguez, Spec Ed Aide
Nominated by: Sheena Arocho, Holmes

“I am nominating Ms. Rodriguez because she goes above and beyond her job description. She finds or creates resources to accommodate her students’ needs and adequately assists teachers with inclusion to the best of her abilities. She is compassionate, kind, and ALWAYS has a smile on her face. In addition to her own personal uniqueness, she is a great co-teacher that helps create an environment for students to truly feel included.”


Nominee: Courtney Romine, Speech Pathologist
Nominated by: Sheree Henton, MCES

“Courtney has exceeded my needs, dreams and expectations of what I thought my supervisor would be like in the first year of my career.”


Nominee: Jessie Deleza, BCHS math teacher
Nominated by: Marina Tijerina, BCHS

“She has mentored me since beginning of school.”


Nominee: Gabrielle Wertz, BCHS teacher & coach
Nominated by: Daronica Williams, BCHS

“She is never not working!”


Nominee: Stephanie Koenig, Holmes teacher
Nominated by: Jonathan Armstrong, Holmes teacher

“This person takes a leadership role in so many areas, from team lead, to fun run, to several other committees, while working hard and doing everything in her power to empower and help her students. She's always supportive of me and everyone else on my team.”


Nominee: Misty Cavalin, Transportation Secretary
Nominated by: Crystal Avilla, Transportation

“In a short amount of time I've worked here at this location I've never seen a person do so much for their job. She is the one in charge of registries, organizing trips, etc. Just so much more that, I'm still learning from her as a new employee so with that in itself, she's been very patient. I just love her work ethic. Her job comes first at all times. She's constantly busy and just a joy to have in this department. I know everyone else can agree to this. So yes please nominate Miss Misty. It's such a privilege to have someone as her on board to be a part of this ISD.”


Nominee: Blanca Gutierrez, BCJH ESL Aide

Nominated by: Rodolfo Rios, BCJH AP

“She is always on top of things and will do anything that is asked of her with a smile! Great work habits.”