District Honors Out-of-this-World Community Partners and Volunteers

District Honors Out-of-this-World Community Partners and Volunteers
Posted on 05/06/2015
CCISD 2012-2013 Press Release

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May 5, 2015

District Honors Out-of-this-World Community Partners and Volunteers



As the school year draws to a close, the Clear Creek Independent School District brought together hundreds of community partners and volunteers who dedicate their time, talent and treasure to boost and support the District’s more than 41,000 students throughout the year. Space Center Houston was the perfect setting for the May 1 breakfast celebration to honor a community that goes Above and Beyond in all that they do for the region’s future leaders.

Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith shared a community impact report which highlighted the many successes throughout the year in CCISD, many of which were made possible by businesses, mentors and volunteers. He then announced the 2015 Community Partner of the Year, the CCISD Automotive Technology Advisory Board. “The District’s Automotive Technology Program is a shining example of success in reaching our goal of ensuring our students are college and/or career ready by the time they graduate,” said Dr. Smith. He went on to explain how Advisory Board members lend their experience, resources and most importantly, real-world opportunities to students, building the bridge from high school to a career.

Automotive Technology Advisory Board Members also invested countless hours to help the program acquire and maintain the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certification, mentoring students in their businesses, and providing input on best practices to bring the curriculum to life. Members also offer paid internships for students, and in some cases, have even provided assistance with college tuition. The following are members of the CCISD Automotive Technology Advisory Board who were recognized:

Automotive Youth Education Systems: Ric Menard

Clear Lake Body Shop: Charlie Ruhl

McRee Ford: Tedio Alameda, and Tim Allen

Meeks Outboard Service: Steve Hicks

Norman Frede Chevrolet: Chance Cartwright, Clarence Sklenarik, Dan Kennedy, Eddie Cox, Joan McKinney, John Barrow, Lawrence Sklenarik, Steven Stacy, and Trever Craigie

Ron Carter Autoland: Donna Canales-Schaffner, Alan Martin, Bill Sexton, Kevin Smith, and Larry Volkman

Ron Carter CJD: Lance Lurker

Ron Carter Clear Lake: Jeff Dach

San Jacinto College: Mark Deschner, Matt Hardy, and Tom Hameka

Snap On Tools: Benjy Lapp

Taylor Automotive: Cindy Taylor and Frankie Taylor

UYL: Larry Bruggman

CCISD Transportation: Dean Lewis, Robert Frieda, and Mike Le Grand

CCISD Instructor: Mike Hedger

CCISD Career Specialist: Kathleen Gandin

The Elementary and Secondary Volunteers of the Year were then announced from a pool of 44 campus volunteers who were each nominated by the school they primarily support. Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Holly Hughes announced Norma Herrera from McWhirter Elementary as the Elementary Volunteer of the Year for her special care of McWhirter students and staff and her successful efforts to reach out to the Spanish-speaking parents and engage them in the education process. Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Scott Bockart announced Debbie Davis was selected as the Secondary Volunteer of the Year representing Bayside Intermediate. An Exxon Mobile Ambassador, Debbie was recognized for the excitement she creates in the classroom and her many contributions to science programs at Bayside Intermediate and across the District.  

North Pointe Elementary School was named the Volunteer Champion Campus as they collectively logged the most volunteer hours in CCISD this school year. Principal Kelly Mooney and North Pointe’s Volunteer of the Year, Kirsten French, accepted the traveling trophy.

View photos from the event here.

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