• April 29, 2019 Meeting
    Board Briefs Heading

    Coppell ISD Board Briefs are highlights of select items from the CISD Board of Trustees meetings.  Click here for a complete list of agenda items, presentations, meeting minutes and a video of the meeting.

    Board Action and Consent Items Highlights 

    District Highlights & Awards 

    GEM Award Recognition

    The Board recognized the recipients of CISD GEM Awards, which recognizes  outstanding employees who serve the mission of the district in a manner that exceeds job and salary expectations. The awards honor those who go "above and beyond the call of duty" twice a year.  The Spring 2019 GEM recipients are: Austin Elementary: Lauren Holcombe, Instructional Coach; Ashley Rhodes, a 5th Grade Math & Science Teacher; Ginny Kaur, Kindergarten Teacher; Cottonwood Creek Elementary: Malachi Ewbank, 5th Grade Science Teacher; CHS9: Jennifer Martin, Biology Teacher; Jessica Lynch, ESL Facilitator and Lucy Grimmett, Math Teacher; Coppell High School: Tracy Henson, English Teacher; Matt Bowden, Creative Writing Teacher; Andrea Voelker, Chinese Teacher; and  Angela Barnes, Science Teacher; New Tech High @ Coppell’s Outdoor Club Sponsors: William Daughtrey, Science Facilitator; Cody Campbell, Science Facilitator; Laura Hynson, Special Education Facilitator and Nicole Smith, Social Studies Facilitator; and Kevin Green, Mechanic.

    2019 April GEMs


    Several recent CISD achievements were highlighted at the meeting, including:

    • Four CISD Staff Members named Apple Distinguished Educators;
    • Our Story 2019 Spring/Summer Magazine;
    • Coppell ISD Day at the Capitol April 11, 2019; and
    • Ivy League College Acceptances from Coppell High School/New Tech High @ Coppell.

    During the Awards portion of the meeting, Trustees recognized:

    • TASB Student Video Contest Winner - Coppell Middle School North;

    TASB Video Contest Winners

    • Art Awards, including
      • Youth Art Month (YAM) State Capitol Art Exhibition;

    Art at Capitol

      • Youth Art Month (YAM) State Flag Design Winner (High School) and Overall State Flag Design Winner; and Youth Art Month (YAM) State Flag Design Winner (Middle School);

    YAM winner

    • State Youth and Government Awards;

    State Youth Government

    • CISD Distinguished Alumni Awards; and
    • Elementary and Secondary District Teachers of the Year.

    Superintendent Discussion and Report Items 

    Disbursement Review

    Chief Financial Officer Diana Sircar and Director of Accounting Tilisa Stubbs shared a report on the CISD Disbursement Review.

    Update on Weekend Lockdown of Field at CMS East

    Executive Director of Facilities and Special Projects Louis Macias shared an update on the weekend lockdown of the Athletic Field at CMS East.

    Long Range Technology Plan

    Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Dr. Angie Applegate and Executive Director of Technology Stephen McGilvray shared an update on CISD’s Long Range Technology Plan.

    Board of Trustees Discussion and Report Items

    Board of Trustees President Tracy Fisher gave an update on Continuing Education Credit Report and a Legislative Update; Trustee Anthony Hill gave an update TEA School Board Advisory Council and School Health Advisory Council (SHAC); and Trustee Nichole Bentley gave an update on the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Annual Conference.

    2018 - 2019 Board of Trustees

      Fisher     Caviness     Walker     Sethi     Hill     Hulme     Bentley   

                  Tracy Fisher   David Caviness   Leigh Walker    Manish Sethi     Anthony Hill     Thom Hulme   Nichole Bentley