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Sulphur Springs ISD Board Briefs

A regular meeting of the Sulphur Springs ISD school board was held on Monday, May 13, 2019.


Carissa Carter was recognized as Valedictorian of the Class of 2019.

Maddie Millsap was recognized as Salutatorian of the Class of 2019.

2018-2019 TASB Business Recognition Program certificates were presented to Ryan McKenzie of Grocery Supply Company and Paul Harvey of Christus Mother Frances Hospital for their support of SSISD and the community.


Travis Primary students and staff gave a DLE Program presentation.

Spring Academic UIL updates were given by Josh Williams (elementary and SS Middle School) and Gerald Grafton (SS High School). The UIL State Championship Literary Criticism Team of Matthew Harper (1st individual), Carissa Carter (3rd individual) and Andrew Westlund (4th individual) were recognized, along with their coach Gail Herman.  Teammate Lainey Whittle (5th individual) was unable to attend.

John Bimmerle presented an Instructional Technology update.

Sherry McGraw presented the Board with the budget calendar for 2019.

Elementary and Secondary program updates by Kristin Monk and Josh Williams.

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

The Board was given the April Head Start Director’s Report and April Policy Council Meeting Minutes for informational purposes only:


Along with routine matters, the following were approved:

2019-2020 SSISD Head Start Self-Assessment Summary-Program Improvement Plan.

New board member Craig Roberts and unopposed incumbent board members John Prickette and Leesa Toliver were sworn in for three-year terms.

New board officers were elected as follows:

President-Robbin Vaughn, Vice President-Robert Cody, Secretary-Jason Dietze

Three-year contract for copier services with CPI Imaging.

2019-2020 K-5 SLAR Instructional Materials – Benchmark Taller/Benchmark Workshop.

2019-2020 contracted service agreements with Region VIII Education Service Center.

Purchase of school buses without seat belts, due to budgetary constraints.



Larry Mahand                         Technology Specialist                         Administration

Tonda Bryant                          Administrative Assistant                      Special Services

Ruth Fernandez                      SpEd Aide                                           Douglass ECLC

Jessica Hendricks                  SpEd Aide                                           SS Elementary

Cindy Graham                                    English Teacher                                  High School

Amber Perry                           World History Teacher                        High School

Jeff Oppenheim                      Bus Driver                                           Dist-wide


New Personnel

Valorie Frazier                         SpEd Self-Contained Teacher           Barbara Bush Primary

Cassidy Green                        SpEd Self-Contained Aide                  Barbara Bush Primary

Linzi Phillips                             Instructional Aide                                Barbara Bush Primary

Megan Postlewhait                 SpEd Aide                                           Barbara Bush Primary

Shara Roden                           Counselor                                            Bowie Primary

LaCrisha Shimp                      Receptionist                                        Middle School

Kylie Singleton                        SpEd Co-Teach                                  Middle School

Heath Gammill                        Construction Teacher                         High School

Melissa Peugh                        English Teacher                                  High School

Reginald Thomas                    Culinary Arts Teacher                         High School

Katelyn Webster                     Math Teacher/Coach                          High School


Personnel Changes              New position/campus                      Former position/campus

Bryan Cole                              STEAM Teacher/Middle School         Science Teacher/Middle Sch

Angie McCrary                       Read 180 Teacher/Middle School      SpEd Teacher/Middle School