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Terrilin Holz Selected as 2023-2024 EMS ISD Professional of the Year

Employees of the year from across EMS ISD were honored during the Employee Appreciation Awards brunch held on April 18, 2024, at the EMS ISD Administration Building and Discovery Lab Learning Center.

Award winners from each campus, Central Administration and Maintenance, along with campus and district leaders and members of the Board of Trustees were treated to a brunch catered by the HCTC Culinary Arts team and the EMS ISD Bistro team. 

EMS ISD Superintendent Dr. Jim F. Chadwell addressed those in attendance.  

"Today we want you to know that your legacy is real, it has purpose, and it has staying power," Chadwell said. "Whether you are in the classroom daily or serving in a vital support role, you are a positive force that inspires those around you and leaves a lasting impression for many generations.

Marking a special conclusion to the ceremony, the EMS ISD Auxiliary Employee of the Year, Paraprofessional Employee of the Year, Professional Employee of the Year, Elementary Teacher of the Year and Secondary Teacher of the Year were announced. 

The district-level winners were selected from the campus and department winners chosen earlier in the school year. 

The complete list of winners by campus, central office and maintenance is recognized in the Campus Employee Awards Program

Congratulations to our 2023-2024 EMS ISD Employees of the Year!

Elementary Teacher of the Year: Tracy Warrick, First Grade, Elkins Elementary School

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Secondary Teacher of the Year: Victoria Knaupp, AVID, Saginaw High School

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Professional of the Year: Terrilin Holz, Principal, Hatley Elementary School

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Paraprofessional of the Year: Stacy Peters, Principal's Secretary, Copper Creek Elementary School

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Auxiliary Employee of the Year: Souphab Souvannalath, Custodian, Hollenstein Career & Technology Center

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