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Sulphur Springs ISD Board Briefs



A regular meeting of the Sulphur Springs ISD school board was held on Monday, May 14, 2018.


Josh Williams gave updates on elementary and secondary campuses/programs.

Peyton Dietze was recognized as Valedictorian of the Class of 2018.

Sarah Harper was recognized as Salutatorian of the Class of 2018.


Spring Academic UIL updates were given by Josh Williams (elementary), Kathy Wright (middle school), and Gerald Grafton (high school).

John Bimmerle presented an Instructional Technology update.

Sherry McGraw presented the Board with the budget calendar for 2018.

Michael Lamb reported on first round 5th & 8th -grade STAAR test scores.

Lamb presented a field trip report for the 2017-18 school year.

The Board was given the Head Start Director’s Report for April for informational purposes only:


Along with routine matters, the following were approved:

2018-19 SSISD Head Start Self-Assessment Summary-Program Improvement Plan.

Unopposed incumbent board members Jason Dietze and Kerry Wright were sworn in for another three-year term.

New board officers were elected as follows:

President-Robbin Vaughn, Vice President-Robert Cody, Secretary-Clay Johnson

2018-2019 contracted service agreements with Region VIII Education Service Center.

Updating access control systems at Travis Primary and current Douglas campuses.

HVAC equipment replacement at current ECLC campus.

Purchase of security department vehicle.



Steven Proctor                        Band Director                                      Middle School/High School


Kara Ballard                            Head Start Mental Health/                  ECLC

Disabilities Specialist

Alejandra Hernandez              Pre-K Aide                                          ECLC

Lisa Johnson                           SpEd Teacher                                     ECLC

Arlett Monrreal                        Title I Aide                                           ECLC

Alexa Thomas                         Grade 2 Teacher                                Lamar

Alison Thompson                    Grade 1 Teacher                                Lamar

Justin Wilkerson                      PE Teacher                                         Lamar

Kylie Wyly                               Library Aide                                         Lamar

Shelby Harrelson                    Grade 3 Teacher                                SS Elementary

Alyssa Payne                          Grade 4 Teacher                                SS Elementary

Tiffany Walker                                    Grade 3 Teacher                                SS Elementary

Stephanie Buchanan              SpEd Aide                                           Douglas

Kristin McKinney                     Grade 5 Teacher                                Douglas

Melissa Peugh                        English Teacher                                  Middle School

New Personnel

Janelle Safford                       Elementary Instruct. Tech. Spec.       Administration

Kelly Herriage                         Grade 1 Math & Science Teacher     Former ECLC

Nicole Olson                           Kindergarten ELAR Teacher              Former ECLC

Chelsea Adams                      Grade 3 Math Teacher                       Bowie

Summer Ball                           Grade 1 Teacher                                Bowie

Chasity Nottingham                Grade 3 ELAR Teacher                      Bowie

Lisa Lantz                                Elementary Counselor                        Lamar

Kaci Smith                              Kindergarten Teacher                         Lamar

Aleesa Morris                          Grade 3 ELAR Teacher                      Travis

Hayley Brock                          Grade 5 ELAR Teacher                      SS Elementary

Joseph Boedigheimer             Instruct. Tech. Spec.                          Middle School

Cassidy McClure                    Math Teacher                                     Middle School

Troy Emerson                         Auto Tech Teacher                             High School

Mariela Fitzsimmons               Spanish Teacher                                 High School


Personnel Changes              New position/campus                      Former position/campus

Rachel Kistler                          Special Prog. Specialist/                     Acad. Spec./Bowie

Special Services

Miki Koon                                Mental Health&Disabilities Spec./       Kindergarten/Former ECLC

Douglas ECLC

Jovona Schmidt                      Grade 1 ELAR/Former ECLC                        Grade 3 ELAR/SS Elem

Esmeralda Aguilar                  Title I Aide/Bowie                                Receptionist/ECLC

Lesli Ray                                 Dyslexia Therapist/Bowie                   Grade 1 ELAR/Bowie

Denise Bybee                         P.E. Teacher/Lamar                           Grade 1 Bilingual/Travis

Sofia Sosa                              Bilingual Aide/Travis                           SpEd Aide/Lamar

Abigail Godina                         Grade 5 Bilingual/SS Elem.                Bilingual Aide/SS Elem.

Amanda Thompson                Dyslexia Therapist/SSMS & Lamar   Grade 1 Teacher/Bowie