• 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

  • November 2019 Employees of the Month

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 11/12/2019

    Employees of the Month Nov.

    Tammy Rebecek, Principal at Mott Elementary

    Ms. Rebecek was selected as the November 2019 Professional Employee of the Month.  She began her career with us as a teacher in 1988 and is now the Principal of Mott Elementary.

    "Our campus is rocking because of her expertise and experience in making this a successful start to the year. Ms. Rebecek is constantly modeling great teaching strategies and classroom management techniques with staff. She has been a tremendous advocate for the needs of our students and teachers as the campus has grown by 20%. Because of her commitment, we feel valued and appreciated. Her attitude is unmatched."


    Carol Greene, CTE Accounting Specialist (Admin)

    Ms. Greene was selected as the November 2019 Support Employee of the Month. She began her career with us in 2005 at Parmer Lane Elementary and is now the CTE Accounting Specialist.

    “Carol comes to work knowing that her tasks exceed her time and yet she is positive, upbeat and friendly. She is very professional and patient, showing everyone kindness and compassion.”  “She is willing to help wherever, however and whenever needed.” “She goes above and beyond every day, in every way!”


    Nazneen Chowdhury, Substitute (HPES)

    Ms. Chowdhury was selected as the November 2019 Substitute Employee of the Month.

    Ms. Chowdhury is a substitute at HPES where her children attend school as well.  Often times she would drop off her children in the morning and stay to cover a classroom when short a substitute.

    "Ms. Chowdhury always goes above and beyond in helping the school in any way possible. Her superpower is turning any and every situation and interaction with the student into a positive one!”

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  • October 2019 Employees of the Month

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 10/12/2019

    Paula Barron, Special Education Teacher, Kelly Lane Middle School

    Ms. Barron was selected as the October 2019 Professional Employee of the Month.  There were 42 staff members nominated for recognition.

    Ms. Barron joined Pflugerville ISD at Kelly Lane Middle School in 2009 as a Special Education Educational Associate. In 2013, she moved in to the role of Special Education Teacher. She supports teachers and students in English Language Arts classes.  In addition to her regular role, she supports students by facilitating the “Knight Lab,” a morning learning lab, and serves as a mentor to new teachers.  She pitches in to support everyone – from making copies to giving words of encouragement. She is described as positive, affirming, and uplifting. She is at school late every day, early every morning, and cares, not only for the students she supports, but every student on campus.  She's an absolutely wonderful teacher and role model to everyone around her.


    Jesse Ortega, Lead Custodian, Ruth Barron Elementary

    Mr. Ortega was selected as the October 2019 Support Employee of the Month out of 15 staff members nominated.  He has been with PfISD since January 2016. 

    Mr. Ortega not only takes pride in his work but also in the staff and students at Barron Elementary.  He treats the building like his home, ensuring that everyone feels safe and comfortable in a clean environment.  He is always willing to help staff and students in any way possible, making sure everyone’s needs are met in regards to maintenance and cleanliness of facilities.  He consistently exhibits a positive, service-oriented mentality and receives work requests with a smile on his face and without complaint.  He is the true definition of a team player.


    Gayle McPherson, Substitute, Kelly Lane Middle School

    Mr. McPherson, lovingly known as “Mr. Mac” to students and staff, has been a substitute for PfISD for a number of years.

    Mr. Mac is known to every adult and student at Kelly Lane.  He goes out of his way to be helpful to every member of the staff.  He comes to work with a kind spirit and heart, open to fill in wherever he is needed. In addition to serving as a substitute, Mr. Mac has been known to bring his tool box and fix broken desktops, install pencil sharpeners, and build sets for drama productions.

    Mr. Mac remembers Pflugerville when it had just one school building and has shared stories about putting furniture together when Pflugerville Elementary opened.  We are so fortunate to have him be part of our community. He is truly a person who cares and is committed to always helping where needed.

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  • 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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