Thursday , 26 April 2018

MISD Honors Business Partners and Volunteers, with Special Honor Going to Roy Garcia

Submitted by Nancy Cowlishaw, MISD

McKinney Independent School District held its Annual Volunteers In Public Schools and Business Partner Luncheon recently. This day was about honoring parent volunteers, community members, and businesses that dedicate not only their time, but their hearts to campuses across the school district.

Since 2006 the MISD Partners In Education Program has grown to be one the nation’s largest school based volunteer organizations. Director Nancy Cowlishaw says “Educating a child is a community project,” and we value our volunteer’s commitment.

The 2012-2013 top business partners (shown above) were:

ATMOS Energy

Bob Tomes Ford

Bonham Chrysler

Independent Bank

Office Max


Texas State Optical McKinney

Torchmark Corporation

US Sport Aircraft

City of McKinney, Police, Fire, Collin County Airport, and the Office of Environmental Stewardship

New this year was the establishment of the McKinney ISD Joellyn Smith Volunteer of the Year Award in honor of an individual who embodied the spirit of volunteerism throughout McKinney. Unfortunately, Joellyn passed away in June of last year from breast cancer. Roy Garcia (shown below, left) was selected to be the first receiptant of this award. Roy, a 43 veteran in education, volunteered much of his week at Finch Elementary School. His enthusiasm and dedication captured not only the hearts of the students, but of the whole campus.

Following is a complete list of recognized volunteers from each MISD campus:

Lawson Early Learning

Sally Heal

Mary Keil

Kevin J Bonner

RMCN Credit Service

Bennett ES

Jennifer Meza

April Edwards

Amy Phillips

Burks ES

Robert Champigny

Johnnie Sorrel

Mike Jones

St. Andrews Episcopal Church of McKinney

St. Peters Episcopal Church of Mckinney

Caldwell ES

Linda Faulk

Courtney Williams

Claudia Alanis

McDonald’s – North Central Expressway

Eddins ES

Judy Shackleton

Tara Alt

Kim Frank

Mooyah – Custer Road

Finch ES

Becky Cross

Roy Garcia

Kathy Beck

First Baptist Church of McKinney

Glen Oaks ES

Melissa O’Dell

Emily Bonin

Paula LaBarr

Malvern ES

Peggy Lipsey

Jamie Roberts

Beverly Rodgers

Kohl’s – Plano West

McClure ES

Osia Brown

Brennan Newell

Tracy Payne

Precision Business Machines

McGowen ES

Kimberly Johnson

Julie Lillard

Georgeanna Kennedy

Raising Cane’s – Allen

McNeil ES

Angela Hibbard

Angela Coleman

Kelly Kitch

Legacy Texas Bank – Eldorado Parkway

Press ES

Brandy Spencer

Debra Carter

Simri Davis

Crosspoint Church of McKinney

R. Johnson ES

Denise Harper

Melissa Rodriguez

Rachel Rhodes

Slaughter ES

Terrilee Schober

Alicia Swift

Nancy Hise

Valley Creek ES

Marie Betts

Jennifer Parks

Emy Vargtiese

Quizno – McKinney

Vega ES

Gloria Albertson

Russ Anderson

Kristen Turner


Walker ES

Lesley Tierney

Trysh Pope

Laura Ort

Kid to Kid – McKinney

Webb ES

Jim Smith

Linda Pratt

Harry Segoviano

Emerson Process Management McKinney

Wilmeth ES

Dawn Turek

Melissa Hendrickson

Shannon Meredith

Crest Cars Infinite Cadillac

Wolford ES

Kerry Doke

Darlene Jules

Stephanie Frasca

Cockrill MS

Sherri Jurak

Lana Anderson

John Stephenson

Dowell MS

Emily Kiger

Delia Ferguson

Melissa Sidorchuk

Covenant Church of McKinney

Evans MS

Jaime Windham

Millie Stuessy

Stuart Pearlman

Torchmark Properties

Faubion MS

Margie Thomas

Randall Stephenson

Betty Taylor

Pogue Construction

Scott Johnson MS

Matthew Payne

Marla Dozier

Michelle Holle

Bob Tomes Ford

McKinney Boyd HS

Darrell Heinrichs

Laura Heinrichs

Malia Yancey


McKinney HS

Stephanie O’Dell

Sylvia Blair

Anne Emond


McKinney North HS

Karen Rose

Lynn Conant

Paula Mattei

Jostens – Plano


Kyle Redel

Aaron Snell

Sam Deford

Parks Church of McKinney


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