Celebrate & Salute 2017 //

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Austin ISD and Austin Partners in Education co-hosted Salute on May 16 at the AISD Performing Arts Center.

More than 1,000 people attended the annual event that celebrates excellence at AISD and recognizes outstanding team members.

Austin Council of PTAs and the Texas Department of Public Safety mentor program were inducted into the APIE Hall of Fame.

The event also recognized hundreds of Teachers of Promise and campus teachers of the year. 

The following AISD staff were named winners in their respective categories and were honored at the regular AISD board meeting Monday night.

  • District Classified Staff of the Year – Leslie York, Core Curriculum
  • Campus Classified Staff of the Year – Betsy Rodriguez, International High School
  • Librarian of the Year – Randi Sather, Perez Elementary School
  • Counselor of the Year – Lisa Schmitz, Williams Elementary School
  • Assistant Principal of the Year – Zoila Cardenas, Pecan Springs Elementary School
  • Principal of the Year – Brandi Hosack, Akins High School
  • Elementary Teacher of the Year – Alys Porter, Dobie Pre-K Center
  • Secondary Teacher of the Year – Tara Bordeaux, Lanier High School 

On April 20th, Austin ISD and Austin Partners In Education (APIE) honored volunteers and APIE Champions at their annual Celebrate event.

The following winners were also honored at the regular AISD board meeting on May 22nd:

Partner Coordinator of the Year:  Viviana Santos of St. Elmo Elementary

PTAs of the Year:  T. A. Brown Elementary and Anderson High School

APIE Volunteer of the Year award:  Becky Chen

APIE Middle School Champion:  Martin Middle School

APIE High School Champion:  Crockett High School

APIE Business Champion:  Charles Schwab

APIE Donor Champion:  Michael & Susan Dell Foundation



Congratulations to these dedicated volunteers, engaged business partners, and dedicated educators!