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Northeast Times | August 14, 2022

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KISD: Eleven Inspire Academy Teachers Granted Conference Scholarships

KISD: Eleven Inspire Academy Teachers Granted Conference Scholarships

Eleven INSPIRE Academy teachers were recently surprised with the news that they were selected to receive professional development scholarships to attend the “lead4ward think! 2019” conference.

Approximately $10,000 was granted for these scholarships, funded by the Keller ISD Professional Development Department, in an effort to offer more professional learning opportunities without adding expenses that would have to come out of teachers’ personal funds.

INSPIRE Academy, Keller ISD’s first and second-year induction program, stands for Inducting New School Professionals into Remarkable Educators. Teachers without teaching experience go through the Academy as well as have a mentor teacher.

This year, INSPIRE added a third-year experience and gave the opportunity for teachers who have just finished up their second year in INSPIRE to apply to attend this conference, which focuses on engaging classroom strategies and thinking outside of the box in regards to instruction. All teachers who are finishing their second year and have attended all of the INSPIRE Academy sessions throughout the last two years were eligible to apply.

Congratulations to the following teachers:
Cinnamin Tuggle, Heritage Elementary
Allison Valeriano, Heritage Elementary
Courtney May, Lone Star Elementary
Brittany Aiken, Lone Star Elementary
Allison Fargo, Parkview Elementary
Stephanie Kuntz, Sunset Valley Elementary
Ashley Leitschuh, Sunset Valley Elementary
Karla Smith, Bear Creek Intermediate
Pamila Nicholas, Chisholm Trail Intermediate
Brittni Ong, Chisholm Trail Intermediate
Rachel Cannon, Timberview Middle