District honors top 2016-2017 volunteers and partners


Individuals, organizations and businesses that volunteer and partner with Dallas ISD prove that there is strength in numbers.

This year, the numbers are strong indeed. So far this year, 29,000 volunteers have served the district, amassing more than 300,000 service hours equal to a value of $7 million. Likewise on the partners side, the district has logged more than 2,500 documented contributions valued at a total of $10.1 million.

On Thursday, April 20, volunteers and partners who have made a positive impact for students were recognized at a special ceremony. The very best, listed below, were given awards in their respective categories.

2016-2017 Volunteer and Partner Awards

Volunteer Impact Award for School Support
(tie) Sherry Lundswick, Dan D. Rogers Elementary School
Laura Olvera and Miriam Acevedo, W.T. White High School

Volunteer Impact Award for Classroom Support
Annette Prager, Arthur Kramer Elementary School

Volunteer Impact Award for Student Support
Rickey Cheatham, Billy Earl Dade Middle School

Outstanding Faith-based Partner
Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Amelia Earhart Learning Center

Outstanding Business Partner
Fidelity Investments, Thomas C. Marsh Preparatory School

Outstanding Organization Partner
Young Women’s Preparatory Network, Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School

Outstanding Dallas Education Foundation Partner
Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages LLC

Jeanne Fagadau Leading the Charge Award
Big Thought

Emmett J. Conrad Extra Mile Award
Children’s Health

Superintendent’s Award
Jiv Daya Foundation

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