• PfISD Employee of the Month

    Outstanding PfISD employees/substitutes are recognized at the District level, both as a reward for exceptional performance and as a model to other employees. Based upon nominations from other PfISD staff, PfISD will name a Professional Support and a Substitute Employee of the Month (EOM) each month. Any PfISD employee/substitute can nominate another employee as EOM. Once the Employees of the Month are determined, they will be recognized by the Board of Trustees and on the PfISD website. We think this will be a great way to recognize employees/substitutes who are observed going above and beyond in PfISD. For each month's EOM, nominations will be accepted through the 15th of the prior month.
    To review the process and actually nominate an employee/substitute, please click the link below.

    Link to Employee of the Month nomination Google form. 

PfISD Employee of the Month

  • April 2019 Employees of the Month

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 4/24/2019

    Pflugerville ISD congratulates its April Employees of the Month – Tracy Weber, Justine Garcia and Heather Skahill.

    Tracy Weber, Professional Employee of the Month

    Weber Park Crest Middle School social studies teacher Tracy Weber has been named Pflugerville ISD Professional Employee of the Month for April.

    Weber works tirelessly to accommodate and modify learning materials for all learners. She is always available to students and colleagues for any assitance they may need. Ms. Weber sets the standard for all PCMS teachers, educators and staff. Thank you Tracy for your passionate service.


    Heather Skahill, Substitute Employee of the Month

    Pflugerville ISD substitute teacher Heather Skahill has been named Pflugerville ISD Substitute Employee of the Month for April.

    Skahill began working as a subsitute teacher with the district in 2017. She always goes above and beyond to make sure that students are learning and following policies that the teacher has in place. Skahill is willing to teach all students and she never hesitates to ask questions, grow and strive to do the best job possible. Thank you Heather for your passionate service.


    Justine Garcia, Support Staff Employee of the Month

    Dearing Elementary custodian Justine Garcia has been named Pflugerville ISD Support Staff Employee of the Month for April.

    Joining PfISD in 2001, Garcia is known for always having a smile on her face and a happy attitude. She shares kind words when others are having a rough day, and she does a fantastic job keeping the school clean. Garcia is always ready to help out the Dearing community in any way possible. Thank you Justine for your passionate service.


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  • March 2019 Employees of the Month

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 3/15/2019

    Pflugerville ISD would like to recognize the work of Ryan Haynes of Wieland Elementary School, Hector Lopez Palacios of Murchison Elementary School and substitute Diana DeLeon as district Employees of the Month for March 2019.



    Diana Deleon

    The Human Resources department added a new recognition this month for outstanding substitutes. Diana Deleon, who began subbing in PfISD in 2017, is the district Substitute of the Month.

    Her nomination read, "Ms. Deleon is always willing to assist in teaching all of our students. She arrives with a smile and kind words for all of us. Ms. Deleon assists many ways beyond the normal sub duties, she helps by moving tables and chairs to set up for small groups. She is always stepping in to help."

    Our thanks go out to Diana Deleon for her dedication, assistance and passionate service to the students and staff in Pflugerville ISD.






    Ryan Haynes

    Wieland Intervention Teacher Ryan Haynes, who began work for the district in 2012, is the district Professional Employee of the Month.


    Haynes is noted for his efforts to support students in events like Explore UT and the Texas Book festival. He also supports the campus' bilingual teachers with Vietnamese translations when asked.

    "Mr. Haynes is a highly enthusiastic team player who is always willing to problem solve and share ideas and extra work wherever needed," his nomination read.

    Our thanks to Ryan Haynes for all of the hard work and support he has contributed to Wieland Elementary School.




    Hector Lopez Palacios

    Murchison custodian Hector Lopez Palacios, who began work for the district in 2017, is the district Support Employee of the Month.

    "Mr. Palacios is a great lead and who always willing to help out is a team player," his nomination read. "He always has a smile and a positive attitude. Hector helps out when needed at other campuses and performs above and beyond duties at his campus." 

    Our thanks to Mr. Palacios for his helpfulness and passionate service to Murchison Elementary School.

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  • February 2019 Employees of the Month

    Posted by David Wiechmann on 2/13/2019

    Pflugerville ISD wishes to congratulate its district Employees of the Month for February 2019. Cynthia Mixon of Kelly Lane Middle School and Connie Sinclair of Connally High School, and Johna Edwards is the first recipient of the district’s Substitute of the Month award.
    Professional Employee of the MonthPfISD administrative staff recognize Kelly Lane Middle School band director Cynthia Mixon.
    Cynthia Mixon
    In her 23rd year with PfISD, Cynthia Mixon currently serves as the head band director at KLMS.

    Mixon was chosen as EOM for how she goes above and beyond for her band students, parents and fellow staff members. In addition to attending events outside of her department to support her students, Cynthia creates fun challenges with rewards that inspire our students to do their best.
    Thank you, Cynthia, for passionately serving Kelly Lane and PfISD.

    Support Staff Employee of the MonthPfISD administrative staff recognize CHS receptionist Connie Sinclair.
    Connie Sinclair
    In her 21st year with PfISD, Connie Sinclair currently serves as the receptionist at Connally High School.

    Sinclair is being recognized for the welcoming atmosphere she helps create at Connally every day. She is the first person you meet when you arrive on campus and has established a great reputation with visitors, students, parents and teachers alike.
    Thank you, Connie, for passionately serving Connally and PfISD.
    Substitute Employee of the MonthPfISD staff recognize substitute Johna Edwards.
    Johna Edwards
    Serving PfISD as a substitute teacher since 2017, Johna Edwards, is the first sub to receive this new honor from the district.
    Edwards is being recognized for her positive attitude with both students and staff as well as the enthusiasm she brings to take on assignments with a strong work ethic to make a difference in the lives of our students.
    Thank you, Johna, for passionately serving PfISD and always being ready to step in when and where needed.

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  • November Employees of the Month

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 11/15/2018

    Pflugerville ISD wishes to congratulate its district Employees of the Month for November 2018, Jennifer Kienzle of Park Crest Middle School and Joni Quitugua of Dearing Elementary School.


    Jennifer Kienzle

    Employed by PfISD for 7 years, Jennifer Kienzle currently serves as science teacher at PCMS.

    Kienzle was chosen as EOM for her leadership, high standards and ability to garner respectful interactions with students. Kienzle is extremely helpful to other staff members, and her number one focus is student success. 

    Thank you, Jennifer, for passionately serving Park Crest and PfISD. 



    DRES Joni Quitugua

    Employed by PfISD for 4 years, Joni Quitugua currently serves as an education associate for PPCD students at DRES.

    Quitugua is being recogized for her collaboration, positivity during chaotic situations, growth mindset and dedication. She loves her students and serves them diligently. She is described as a "bright star" by her peers.

    Thank you, Joni, for passionately serving Dearing and PfISD.


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  • October 2018 Employees of the Month

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 10/26/2018

    Pflugerville ISD wishes to congratulate its district Employees of the Month for October 2018, Ashley Arnold and Linda Taylor.

    Ashley Arnold

    Ashley Arnold 

    Ashley Arnold, employed by PfISD since 2012 and currently serving as the district's coordinator of evaluation services, was named PfISD Professional Employee for October.

    Ashley has been recognized for her positive attitude, work ethic and humility. Her willingness to fill in for staff on leave without expecting acknowledgement is inspiring. Ashley embraces change and is an advocate for her profession. She represents our district with joy.

    Thank you, Ashley, for passionately serving in PfISD. 



    Linda Taylor

    Linda Taylor Linda Taylor, currently a behavior support specialist for Windermere Primary School, was named the October Support Employee of the Month. 

    For the past 20 years, Linda has served students with innovation, passion and positivity. Her eagerness to help, diligence in submitting student data and volunteer service in the bus lane are valued. She serves as the TSTA rep for staff and is appreciated for her love and dedication to the district and Windermere community.

    Thank you, Linda, for passionately serving in PfISD.

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  • May 2018 Employees of the Month

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 5/18/2018 10:00:00 AM

    Pflugerville ISD wishes to congratulate its district Employees of the Month for May 2018, Rosa Crisostomo and Kimberley LaMarre.

    Rosa Crisostomo

    Rosa Crisostomo 

    Rosa Crisostomo, employed by PfISD since 2003 and currently serving as an educational associate at Dessau Middle School, was named PfISD Support Employee for May.

    Rosa has been recognized for going above and beyond to support the classroom. She recently brought tennis balls for the feet of a chair so that a student could move around more easily, and has brought in reinforcement items that she knows particular students enjoy. 

    Thank you, Rosa, for passionately serving in PfISD. 

    Kimberley LaMarre

    Kimberley LaMarre Kimberley LaMarre, currently the Park Crest Middle School librarian, was named May Professional Employee of the Month. 

    Known as a librarian with energy, creativity and patience, LaMarre has acquired virtual reality headsets for students, co-sponsored a Night of Code and literacy night, set up a MakerSpace in the library and established other learning opportunities. Students often clamor to be in the library. 

    Thank you, Kimberly, for passionately serving in PfISD.

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  • Employees of the Month for April

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 4/13/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Pflugerville ISD wishes to congratulate its district Employees of the Month for April 2018, Charles Gallegos and Mary Perisho.

    Charles Gallegos

    Charles Gallegos  Gallegos, with the district for the past four years and currently serving as security associate at Hendrickson High School, was named PfISD Support Employee for April. Staff members noted he has gained respect among colleagues and has come to be known as among the hardest workers on-campus, never shying away from tasks beyond his assigned duties.

    Thank you, Charles, for passionately serving in PfISD.

    Mary Perisho

    Mary Perisho Perisho, with PfISD for the past seven years and serving as an English teacher at Kelly Lane Middle School, was named April Professional Employee of the Month. She has gained a reputation as a positive, hard-working person who aims to lift all of those around her.

    Mary recently volunteered to assist with theater auditions, working into the evenings, providing encouragement to nervous students and helping them with their performances.

    Thank you, Mary Perisho, for working to passionately serve in PfISD.

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  • March 2018 Employees of the Month

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 3/21/2018 7:00:00 AM

    Jorge Fernandez Pflugerville ISD wishes to congratulate its district Employees of the Month for March 2018, Jorge Fernandez of Highland Park Elementary School and John Thomas of Instructional Technology.

    Jorge Fernandez

    Employed by PfISD for 11 years, Jorge Fernandez currently serves as Highland Park Elementary custodian.

    School staff members cited Fernandez’ commitment to student safety and his job duties. He regularly is seen offering words of encouragement and advice to students in both English and Spanish, and assists fellow custodians with uncompleted chores whenever needed.

    Thank you, Jorge, for passionately serving Highland Park and PfISD. 

    John Thomas

    Employed by PfISD for 27 years, John Thomas currently serves as a secondary instructional technology specialist.

    Thomas has been known to assist with a variety of tasks, from helping new teachers with software to promoting new science apps and virtual science lessons.

    IT staff members called him an active proponent of instructional technology, who goes above and beyond the call of duty, as well as being the district’s “go-to” person in technology support for annual Science Night events.

    Thank you, John, for passionately serving PfISD.

    John Thomas

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  • February 2018 Employees of the Month

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 2/9/2018 9:00:00 AM

    Pflugerville ISD would like to congratulate its February 2018 Employees of the Month, Irma Ramirez and Reshanta Stewart.

    Irma Ramirez  Irma Ramirez

    Serving as office manager for Food Services, Irma Ramirez has been working for PfISD for more than 20 years.

    She often juggles a variety of responsibilities, including playing a key role in free and reduced application processing, in which she works diligently to support parents. 

    Ramirez was recently instrumental in ensuring all donations for the annual school district food service drive were delivered to a local food pantry.

    We wish to sincerely thank Irma Ramirez for passionately serving the students, staff and the community of Pflugerville. 

    Reshanta Stewart

    Reshanta Stewart Serving as a first grade teacher at Windermere Primary, Reshanta Stewart has been employed by PfISD for more than 23 years. 

    Stewart is known for being prepared with ideas for upcoming curriculum units, providing major input into student assessments, and can be counted on to help team members. She stays late to assist others with displays, performances and preparation for community events, and often arranges “festivities” for her students, to encourage proactive behaviors aimed at not only school success but in development of the whole child.

    Annually, she sponsors a “Giving Tree,” collecting hats, gloves and scarves that are donated to Dell Children’s Medical Center.

    Reshanta Stewart, we would like to thank you for the love, sweat and tears you’ve put forth in service to Pflugerville ISD.

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  • January 2018 Employees of the Month

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 12/21/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Pflugerville ISD would like to recognize the work of Angela Matysek of Weiss High School and Frances Contreras of Hendrickson High School, district Employees of the Month for January 2018.

    Angela Matysek  Angela Matysek

    Weiss Special Education Campus Coordinator Angela Matysek, who began in PfISD in 2009, is the district Professional Employee of the Month.

    Matysek is known for her desire to help students reach their potential and for going above and beyond to assist fellow staff members. In a recent example, Matysek created a math lesson in a kitchen for another educator who needed assistance, modeled the lesson and taught students how to follow the recipe.

    Our thanks go out to Angela Matysek for her dedicated work as teacher, leader and role model for all of those at Weiss High School.

    Frances Contreras

    Hendrickson administrative assistant Frances Contreras, who began work for the district in 1989, is the district Support Employee of the Month.

    Frances Contreras  Coworkers have noted Contreras’ exemplary attitude and professional manner. She exemplified her dedication last year when, for graduation practice, she arrived early to search for and set up extra chairs at Hendrickson, but also enlisted the assistance of a relative and cleaned up on a weekend.

    “Frances has given blood, sweat and tears in this building and treats it as her own,” a fellow employee said. “She is vested and has the most amazing school spirit.”

    Our thanks to Frances Contreras for all the work she has contributed to Hendrickson High School.

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