He stated, “Mrs. Anderson is truly dedicated to our Como-Pickton students and district in every aspect. We are lucky to have someone who is enthusiastic in the classroom with the added benefit of devoting so much of her time to many different groups and organizations. Thank you, Mrs. Anderson, for everything you do for our students, school and community.”
Nominators all indicated Anderson’s willingness to explain, engage and motivate students make her an obvious recipient of this award. One individual mentioned Anderson serves as a teacher, UIL coach, bus driver, active member of the CP Athletic Booster Club and an all-around cheerleader for the community. She received a special certificate, parking and free dinner compliments of Sulphur Springs Chili’s.
Anderson shared the following:
“I stepped into the classroom shortly after my 22nd birthday, and now 23 years later, I am still enjoying watching my kiddos learn and grow into young adults. When Como-Pickton contacted me in 2006 and asked me to join their family, I took a leap of faith that has proven to be a journey like no other.
“The friendships I have forged at CP have, and continue to be, some of the most memorable and heart-felt relationships of my life; I work with some of the most awesome teammates I have ever known. Being able to work for this community and these children has taught me that in education, as well as in life, we must strive to meet our challenges head-on, and this journey, which we call life, is much better when we can smile. Thank you to my CP family for continually making me smile. Together with the support of my husband, Greg, and my two children, Hannah and Jake, we have built a memorable life in the CP community.”
She earned a B.S. in English, secondary education and journalism in 1990, and a M.Ed. in educational administration in 1995. Additionally, she also currently works part-time for Texas A&M-Commerce and Northeast Texas Community College.
For the fifth six weeks, CP recognized the elementary “Go-Getters” for the character trait of “caring.” Students are nominated for each class during the Friday Morning Live program. Each student receives a special Pit Pass and 10 Eagle Bucks. Bryan Escobedo, prekindergarten student, was the winner of the Gold Cup with 100 Eagle Bucks.
Last week was National Library Staff Appreciation Week. The fourth grade teachers and students presented Marilyn Powers, secondary librarian; Sherri Knickerbocker, secondary library aide; Kristen Downs, elementary librarian; and Glynda “Binky” Hodges, elementary library aide, with beautiful potted plants and an appreciation banner for helping our student bloom.
We would like to extend a special invitation to the community to any and all of the following events.
On May 1, Aim for Success, Inc., will be presenting their nationally acclaimed Freedom to Succeed program to the eighth through 12th grade students. The Aim for Success motivational programs have educated over 2 million teens, parents and educators across America since 1993 on topics such as abstinence, drugs and bullying. For more information, visit their website at www.aimforsuccess.org.
On May 3, Como-Pickton FFA will host the 28th annual Tractorcade. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and has become the highlight of most every elementary student’s year. For more information, contact Dustee Daugherty at 903-488-3671.
On May 7, the HS Choir and HS Band will present “Coffee House,” a jazz concert. Then, on May 9, the JH/HS Band will host their annual Spring Concert. Both events are slated for 6:30 p.m. in the secondary café.
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