Salute 2019

Salute, co-hosted by AISD and Austin Partners in Education, is an opportunity to recognize some of AISD's outstanding team members for their continued dedication to student excellence and achievement in our schools. 

This year's Salute Awards ceremony recognized the winners in five categories, along with APIE Hall of Fame award winners. In addition, Teachers of Promise and Teachers of the Year were honored.

This year’s ceremony was held Thursday, May 16, at the Austin ISD Performing Arts Center.

Visit AISD.TV to see upcoming showings of the 2019 Salute Ceremony!
 

2019 Salute Award Winners

Classified Staff of the Year

This award recognizes an outstanding AISD classified employee. Classified employees are defined as hourly employees and include, but are not limited to, teacher assistants, office staff and custodians. The Classified Staff of the Year recognizes an AISD staff member who has gone beyond his/her regularly assigned job duties to promote the development and/or progress of the district’s mission, and should demonstrate a positive effect on the AISD campus/community. 

Nickie Nall, Classified Staff of the Year

2019 Classified Staff of the Year - Nickie Nall, Gullett Elementary

 

Librarian of the Year

This award recognizes an outstanding AISD campus librarian. The Librarian of the Year should demonstrate collaborative relationships with students, families and staff and create a learning environment that contributes to student success. 

Heather Stephens, Librarian of the year

2019 Librarian of the Year - Heather Stephens, McBee Elementary

 

Counselor of the Year

The award recognizes an outstanding AISD campus counselor. The Counselor of the Year should demonstrate collaborative relationships with students, parents and staff that contribute to student success and a positive campus climate. 

Wanda Montemayor, Counselor of the year

2019 Counselor of the Year - Wanda Montemayor, O. Henry Middle School

 

Assistant Principal of the Year

This award recognizes an outstanding AISD campus assistant principal. The nominee must have the job title of “assistant principal”. Nominees for Assistant Principal of the Year should exhibit leadership qualities centered around the support and maintenance of collaborative relationships with students, parents and staff that positively affect student achievement and campus climate. 

Travis Brunner, Assistant Principal of the Year

2019 Assistant Principal of the Year - Travis Brunner, O. Henry Middle School

 

Principal of the Year

This award recognizes an outstanding AISD campus principal. The Principal of the Year should demonstrate attributes that foster an exemplary campus environment by promoting positive community engagement, high student achievement, healthy campus climate, and an effective leadership style.

Dinorah Bores, Principal of the Year

2019 Principal of the Year - Dinorah Bores, Walnut Creek Elementary School

 

Teacher of the Year

Elementary Teacher of the Year

Ashley Rivera, Elementary Teacher of the Year

2019 Elementary Teacher of the Year - Ashley Rivera, Blazier Elementary School

 

Secondary Teacher of the Year

Kimberly Collins, Secondary Teacher of the Year

2019 Secondary Teacher of the Year - Kimberly Collins, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders