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The CARE Award

The CARE award stands for Caught Acting and Responding with Excellence and will recognize Sheldon ISD employees who are demonstrating outstanding customer service.
woodforestThis award is in partnership with Woodforest Bank and will be presented to employees quarterly.
 Nominations are now open. Click here to nominate.
Tacarra Williams 

Tacarra Williams, Principal Garrett Elementary - Mrs. WIlliams was nominated for her positive attitude and problem solving skills. She takes a personal interest in each person and is able to build lasting relationships with her school community. 


Lyne Jordan 

Lyne Jordan, Instructor, KASE Academy - Ms. Jordan has been nominated for her student advocacy and perseverance in her classroom. She is professional, focused and attentive. She gives feedback to all students and parents daily, investing in their futures. 


Gloria Martell

Gloria Martell, Title III Instructional Paraprofessional, Multilingual Department - Ms. Martell positively represents Sheldon ISD at work and as a community member. Many employees come to her for assistance. She is positive, smiling, and even when faced with a challenge, she perseveres. 

Diana Henao
Diana Henao
Sheldon Lake Elementary
Ms.Henao was nominated for her attitude, smiling face and always wanting to help others.Comments include "She is a person that truly loves her job and always goes ABOVE and BEYOND for the students in her classroom."
Christol Miller
Christol Miller
Transportation Department
Ms.Henao was nominated for her determination and for going above and beyond! Comments include"She ensures our kids are safe on the bus. She keeps them high and dry in this rainy days and shows the kids respect and teaches them to be respectful. She even gives them little snacks on Fridays and it makes their day! She is a delight to see every day and she even makes my day!"
Ashley Barkley
After School Program
Ms. Barkley was nominated for her cheerful personality and willing to help not only students but our parents too! Comments include"She is always looking to help parents and students have the most positive experience. She supports the campus outside of asp by translating, tutoring, and volunteering. The ideas she comes up with to make sure our students haven numerous opportunities to grow is amazing! We are so grateful to have her!"
On May 17, 2022 we recognized Null Middle School’s Principal Roberto Gonzalez, C.E. King High School’s registered nurse Julia Robles, and Sheldon Early Childhood Academy’s custodian Hanna Woods have been recognized for their outstanding customer service. The CARE Award is a partnership with Woodforest Bank.
Mr. Roberto Gonzalez is the Principal at Null Middle School, he was nominated for his act of kindness. From working with students to sweeping floors in the cafeteria to make sure the lunchroom is ready, he wears many hats in his role at Null Middle School.

Julia Robles  is the registered nurse for C.E. King High School.She is  described as always willing to help others from departments, all district clinics, our custodians, and our students. She goes the extra mile for our students and staff members with care, compassion, and her passion shows daily! 

Julia Robles





Hanna Woods, is a custodian at Sheldon Early Childhood Academy. Her peers describe her as a hard worker who loves her job and is always available to help others when needed. 

Hanna woods



The CARE award is a partnership with Woodforest Bank. Each recipient receives a $100 Visa gift card. Nominations will open for the next group of CARE Award recipients in September. To view a listing of past recipients, go to 

On December 9, Sheldon ISD recognized KASE Academy teacher Margaret Offill. Ms. Offill is described as innovative, handling situations with grace and professionalism. She views education as a calling not just her career and has made a difference in so many students’ lives.


Margaret Offill
KASE Academy 


Ms. Rosalva Gutierrez is an attendance clerk from Cravens Early Childhood Academy. She was nominated for her hardworking and caring attitude. She is described as dependable, helpful, polite and professional. 

GutierrezRosalva Gutierrez
Cravens Early Childhood Academy

Attendance Clerk

Each recipient receives $100 from Woodforest Bank and is recognized at a school board meeting. Nominations will open for the next CARE Award winners in January 2022. View all of the district’s winners at

Maria Guerra - Sheldon Early Childhood Academy - teacher

Ms. Guerra has been nominated for her fun and motivating teaching to pre-kindergarten students. 

Laura Belden - Sheldon Lake Elementary School - receptionist 

Lake Care

Those who nominated Mrs. Belden say she is the warm smile that greets families at the campus each day. She always goes above and beyond to be helpful. 

Yesika Rios - C.E. King High School - child nutrition

Rios Care

Nominations said Ms. Rios cares for students, treats them with respect and truly listens well. 

The next CARE Award presentation will be in December. Nominations will open again in November. 

Lake CAre
Juan Franco
Dual Language Teacher
Sheldon Lake Elementary School
Mr. Franco was nominated for the smile on his face and his helpful and cheerful attitude. He prioritizes tasks, asks for help and helps boost morale by playing his guitar around the school.
sheldon careJoanna Jorgenson
STEM Teacher
Sheldon Elementary School
Ms. Jorgenson was nominated for her ability to take care of all the students, as well as coordinating technology in the building and the school garden. She goes above and beyond to make sure all the teachers have what they need each day.
On March 4, Sheldon ISD administration and Woodforest Bank surprised two SISD employees with the CARE Award. Each winner is presented with $100 from Woodforest Bank as well as gifts from SISD. Thank you to our community for nominating more than 40 employees for their excellent customer service. 
Laura Longoria
Carroll Elementary
4th Grade Teacher

Ms. Longoria was nominated for her commitment and integrity to her students each day. Families comment they appreciate her work and her patience with their children, as well as the support she provides the community of Carroll Elementary. 
Lisa CanoLisa Cano
NEY Administration Building

Ms. Cano was nominated for her positive energy and eagerness to serve. She works to keep the building spotless providing extra detail and attention since the pandemic. 
Sheldon ISD recognizes first CARE award recipients
On Tuesday, December 15, three Sheldon ISD employees were surprised and awarded with the CARE Award for exemplary customer service. Each received a CARE mug and face mask as well as $100 from Woodforest Bank. Winners were nominated by Sheldon ISD families, community members and staff and are listed below:

Rebeca Robledo

Rebeca Robledo
King High School

Ms. Robledo was nominated for her friendly spirit, willingness to get the job done and her positive smile. Comments about Ms. Robledo include "She is so caring and shows this by working so hard to make everything clean and safe for students. We need more people like her in the world."

Shelly Turman

Shelly Turman
Cravens Early Childhood Academy
Child Nutrition Manager 

Ms. Turman was nominated for her positive outlook on Sheldon ISD, dedication to her job, and desire to further her career through training opportunities. Comments about Ms. Turman include "She is always available for anything that needs to be done. She spent her summer providing food to our families and looking for extra measures to ensure safety guidelines were followed."

Flora Salene
Flora Salene
Garrett Elementary

Ms. Salene was nominated for her cheerful outlook, helpful and personable attitude, smiling face and knowledge of her school and district. Comments include "People come first to Mrs. Salene! She is ready to help and volunteer and cares about her community."

CARE stands for caught acting and responding with excellence. This program is a partnership with Woodforest Bank. 

Brooke Luther 
Pantherette Director
Ms. Luther has shown professionalism, patience, and a “people-first” attitude & "student-first" attitude first. Regardless of the day she is having or how full her schedule is she always makes sure that her students are taken care of and that parents/staff/community are informed of events and takes care others without hesitation.