CFFCU to underwrite upcoming Salute to the Stars Gala
October 15, 2009 — The 2009 Salute to the Stars Gala will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22 at the Berry Center (8877 Barker Cypress Road), honoring CFISD’s 2008 Spotlight Teachers.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union (CFFCU) will serve as underwriter for the event. The CFFCU has supported and served as a table sponsor for the gala since its inception.
“We have enjoyed a special relationship with Cypress-Fairbanks ISD for the past 53 years," said CFFCU president Debbie Blackshear. “This gala is a special opportunity for us to give back to the teachers and honor them for the great job they do educating the children of our community. We are proud to underwrite Salute and partner with our school district.”
Hosted by the Cypress-Fairbanks Educational Foundation (CFEF) and CFISD, the gala is held annually to recognize Spotlight Teachers from each district school. Since the gala’s initiation in 1998, the community’s sponsorship and support has allowed the CFEF to contribute more than $800,000 to the CFISD Instructional Excellence grants program.
The CFEF is seeking six remaining table sponsors for the event. Those interested in sponsoring a table can contact Marie Holmes, executive director of the CFEF, at 832-381-2333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following Spotlight Teachers will be honored for their outstanding dedication to education:
Julie Hague, Duryea ES; David Hallmark, Cypress Falls HS; Lisa Kreiner, Hamilton MS; Rebbecca Ann Reynolds, Cypress Ridge HS; Carmela McCain Simmons, Millsap ES; and Wendi Zabadal, Gleason ES;
Creator of Student-centered Environment
Carol Barron, Watkins MS; Hazel Berry, Hancock ES; Senisa Blume, Spillane MS; John O. Busby, Aragon MS; Connie Butcher, Truitt MS; Meredith Laborde Calcote, Lowery ES; Robin Casteel, Dean MS; Anne DonLevy, Post ES; Oksana Shanya Gensior, Danish ES; Gabe Hernandez, Tipps ES; Melanie L. Jackson, Birkes ES: Sharon S. Jones, Sampson ES; Betty Melker, Copeland ES; Don Murchison, ABC; Charlene Norris, Kahla MS; Diane Prestridge, Ault ES; Jacqueline Roberts, Horne ES; Maria-Isabel Rodriguez, Metcalf ES; Joyce Simmons, Matzke ES; Denman Watson III, Hopper MS: and Kerry Watson, Yeager ES;
Positive Role Model
Meredith Akers, Black ES; Louis Ashworth, Cypress Creek HS; Jennifer Baehr, Cypress Springs HS; Cindy Bailey, McFee ES; Linda Cates, Wilson ES; Michele Comeaux, Cypress Woods HS; Katherine Cunningham, Cypress Ranch HS; Hollye Derrick, Lamkin ES; Edith Dunbar, M. Robinson ES; Misty K. Finch, Walker ES; Charlsie Gomez, Kirk ES; Cheryl Herpich, Arnold MS; Jessica Ann Hooker, Fiest ES; Andrea Hornbeak, Postma ES; Michelle Logback, Hairgrove ES; Cheryl Malone, Emmott ES; Melissa Martin, Sheridan ES; Melissa M. Martin, Thornton MS; Becky Mendez, Jowell ES; Tommie Deniece Montgomery, Langham Creek HS; Amber Neufeld, ALC; Pam Robbins, Lieder ES; Sherrye Scott, Bane ES; Aaron Shelton, Campbell MS; Lisa Strahan, A. Robison ES; Danny W. Tipton, Jersey Village HS; Angela Wilson, Keith ES; Donna R. Wylie, Holmsley ES; and Deb Yerby, Farney ES;
Nicole Becker, Hamilton ES; Teresa Bontempo, Cook MS; Rebecca Demski, Labay MS; Lauren Fritz, Andre’ ES; Rhoda Goldberg, Reed ES; Dorys Beatriz Gonzalez, Lee ES; Patti Hill, Warner ES; Don Kessler, Cy-Fair HS; Amy Krueger, Hemmenway ES; Samuel J. Loomis, Bleyl MS; Deenie Ricke, Bang ES; Elaine Riggs, Holbrook ES; Anabel M. Segovia, Owens ES; Lisa Stumpf, Moore ES; and Jan Tidwell, Francone ES;
Hope Boyd, Adam ES; Stacy Brock, Frazier ES; Meredith Burg, Cypress Lakes HS; Latrice Caldwell, Willbern ES; Tabitha Glass, Goodson MS; Toni Seegar, Windfern HS; and Amanda Stavinoha, Carlton Center.