HOUSTON – Jan. 23, 2019 – Two Spring ISD employees were the latest to be surprised on Tuesday afternoon by members of the Spring ISD Board of Trustees as December and January’s Employee Excellence Award winners.
Spring ISD Director of Data Quality and Compliance Roshunda Roberts was chosen as the December 2018 recipient, and Anderson Elementary School special education teacher Anne Michelson was recognized as the recipient for the January 2019 award.
“You have some outstanding coworkers that say you are the best,” Board President Rhonda Newhouse told Michelson during the surprise ceremony. “Because of your hard work, and a positive attitude, we are excited and happy to have you as an employee that cares so much about our students. We could not do it without you, so thank you.”
Michelson and Roberts were nominated by district employees using the district’s “elevate” online submission. Any employees, parent, or community member can enter a nomination on the site to be considered.
“She really works hard with some of the most difficult students we have,” read Michelson’s nomination form. “She is positive and works really well with others. She puts her heart and soul into her job.”
Michelson, who has taught at Anderson for 18 years, says she is honored and thrilled to be recognized by Spring ISD.
“It means a lot to do what I do, and I’m grateful that I get to do it every day because I love it,” Michelson said.
Over at the Spring ISD Police Command Center and Tax Office, Roberts was overcome with emotions after being surprised in front of colleagues during a training session.
“This is not even possible without a team,” said Roberts. “My team works countless hours, and I thank them for entrusting in me the vision and integrity of the data for Spring ISD. We’ve made such huge improvements, and this is just on behalf of the entire Data Quality SIS Maintenance Technology team.”
In her nomination form, Roberts was praised for working all nighters without any complaints, noting “the data [in the district] has improved immensely since she has overseen the data.”
“That really makes a great supervisor when they can make sure that they appreciate their team and give credit to their team, and bring their team up to become supervisors as well,” Newhouse said of Roberts.
Also on hand for the presentations were trustees Jana Gonzales, Justine Durant, Dr. Deborah Jensen and Spring ISD Superintendent Dr. Rodney E. Watson. Both employees received a framed certificate and a special Spring ISD recognition pin during the brief presentation along with a check for $100. They will go on to join other 2018-19 winners at the district’s annual Employee Recognition Banquet next spring for a chance to be awarded a $1,000 prize.
To learn more information or to nominate a hardworking Spring ISD employee, visit www.springisd.org/employee-recognition.