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Former board member and former teacher honored for their significant contributions to school district, community

Tim and Vicki Dennis pose in front of the dance and cheer facility with their family.    Tim and Vicki Dennis pose with the School Board in front of their naming plaque in the dance and cheer facility.

EMS ISD and the Board of Trustees hosted a dedication ceremony to honor a former Board of Education member and a former elementary teacher who made significant contributions to both the school district and the community. On November 5, the Board dedicated the Boswell High School dance and cheer facility in honor of Tim and Vicki Dennis who were active volunteers in the Boswell dance program.   

Guests were greeted by the Boswell Band of Gold Drumline, the Boswell High School Pure Gold Dance Team, and the Boswell cheerleaders as they arrived to the dance and cheer facility. The Boswell High School Pure Gold Dance Team officers started the ceremony with a jazz routine. School Board President Steven G. Newcom then spoke of Tim and Vicki's contributions, followed by the couple themselves speaking of their time in EMS ISD.  

"The Dennis family has a long history of service and support of EMS ISD schools and the community," Newcom said during the ceremony. "Their contribution to generations of students and families will be felt in EMS ISD for years to come."  

Tim and Vicki Dennis dedicated a combined 43 years of service to the students, families, and community of Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD. Mr. Dennis served on the Board of Education for a total of 13 years, first from 2002-2014 and then again from 2016-2017. He served during a time of significant growth in the district and saw the opening of 15 new schools and facilities, including the district’s second and third high schools, the Hafley Development Center for preschool-age children, and the Hollenstein Career and Technology Center serving career interests of EMS ISD high school students.

Mrs. Dennis taught in EMS ISD from 1984 until her retirement in 2014. All 30 of her years in education were spent in EMS ISD, teaching kindergarten at L.A. Gililland Elementary and first grade at Eagle Mountain Elementary. Mrs. Dennis is remembered for her genuine love and care for young children and their families. She had a special way of making the youngest learners feel welcomed in their new school, and created a nurturing environment that helped establish strong foundations for future success throughout their educational journeys.

In addition to their district service, the Dennis’ also were active volunteers in the Boswell dance program. Both of their daughters were members of the Pure Gold Dance Team and their parents served as chaperones, worked countless events, were active with the booster club, and provided wholehearted support to the dance program.