Sugar Land Rotary honored exceptional first-year teachers during a special recognition program held at a recent Rotary meeting. For more than 15 years, Sugar Land Rotary has been honoring the teaching profession through this recognition program.
Sugar Land Rotarians Craig DeSerf, General Manager of David Taylor Cadillac, and Dr. Timothy Jenney, FBISD Superintendent, welcomed the teachers and campus administrators and expressed appreciation to them from the entire community. The teachers that were honored are the 2011 District Rookies of the Year: Elizabeth Carney, art teacher, Seguin Elementary, Meg Pickert, English Language Arts teacher, Schiff Elementary, Rachel Schwind, art teacher, Heritage Rose Elementary, Chrissie Hutton, special education teacher, Travis High School, Chelsea Larsen, ninth-grade English teacher, Elkins High School, and Michael Tufariello, sixth-grade math teacher, Hodges Bend Middle School. "The challenges for public education are huge, and we are extremely proud of the work of our teachers. We are grateful to Sugar Land Rotary for recognizing our exceptional first-year teachers," said Dr. Jenney. Each teacher received a complimentary gift provided by David Taylor Cadillac. Pictured at the Sugar Land Rotary teacher recognition are (from left to right): Sugar Land Rotary President Bouche Mickey, Meg Pickert, Elizabeth Carney, Rachel Schwind, Michael Tufariello, Chelsea Larsen, Chrissie Hutton, Dr. Jenney and Craig DeSerf.