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Employee Recognitions


Service Awards

North East ISD employees are recognized for their years of service with a certificate of appreciation when they reach 5 (five) years of service and a very special award every 5 (five) years thereafter.


Retirement Reception

Retirees are honored at a retirement reception each school year. Retirees for the 2016-2017 school year are invited to a reception on May 30, 2017 at the Community Learning Center, Room 217 at 4:45 p.m. At the reception retirees will be recognized and receive a gift of appreciation from the Superintendent and Executive Staff.


Trinity Prize

The 2016 Trinity Prize nominee is Javier Melendez, 5th grade teacher, Bulverde Creek Elementary. Mr. Melendez says “One of the most gratifying things about teaching fifth graders is that they enter the year with a sense of leadership. They are the oldest students in the school. Harnessing that sense of leadership and watching it grow is one of my ultimate joys as a teacher. I get to witness my students work with their kindergarten and second grade buddies. They get to learn from their struggles and celebrate their successes."


Teacher of the Year


Haydee Canela Teacher of the Year 2017


2017 Elementary Teacher of the Year

Haydee Canela

4th Grade ESL Teacher

Oak Meadow Elementary School

“The most rewarding times in my career have come from those students who challenged me to think outside the box.”



Patrick Cunningham Secondary Teacher of the Year 2017



2017 Secondary Teacher of the Year

Patrick Cunningham

10-12th Grade Chemistry Teacher

Johnson High School


“Early in my teaching career I learned from my students that if they learn anything, it is because they have taught it to themselves. I am only a guide, a resource, and maybe a motivator.”