Points of Pride (Week of Oct. 15)

Alief ISD News and Recognitions

Congratulations to the MVP Award recipients for the month of October.

This month's winners were selected for exemplifying the character trait of Respect:


  • Elementary Teacher - Lydia Tye (Horn Elementary School)
  • Secondary Teacher - Tracy Guran (Hastings Ninth Grade Center)
  • Support Staff - Faye Willis (Cummings Elementary School)
  • Support Staff - Adrian Padilla (Maintenance Department)


Students, parents, staff and community members may nominate an Alief ISD employee for the Monthly MVP Award. To nominate an employee for exemplifying the character trait of Honesty for the November MVP Awards, please submit the nomination form at www.aliefisd.net/mvp by Noon on November 6.

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Taylor High School staff members were named Fundamental 5 National Summit presenters.

Assistant Principal Tamika Mayes and Social Studies Specialist Kydra Hubbard are the presenters for one of the conference's breakout sessions. They will present on "How to Use the Effective Schools Framework to Implement the Fundamental 5."


The Fundamental 5 are the instructional practices that help make learning stick and can be used for all grade levels in any classroom with any subject. The Fundamental 5 represents the first line of defense in intervention strategies for struggling students while also positioning academically stronger students to achieve at levels previously beyond the collective imagination of the profession. The Fundamental 5 National Summit is hosted by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals and Lead Your School.

Congratulations to the following Alief ISD staff members, whose DonorsChoose.org projects were funded!

Want to share a Points of Pride with the Alief ISD Public Relations Department?

Email your Points of Pride submission to Tracy Lau at tylau@aliefisd.net.

Latest Episode: Veterinary Science - It’s Not All Puppies, Sunshine, Kitties and Rainbows

How the Veterinary Science Program provides extensive hands-on training for future Certified Veterinary Assistants


Superintendent HD Chambers talks with Jennifer Baker (Alief ISD Career and Technical Education Director), Phyllis Sams (Veterinary Science instructor) and Elizabeth Nguyen (recent Alief ISD graduate and Certified Veterinary Assistant) about the extensive training provided by the Alief ISD Veterinary Science Program and how it prepares students to become Certified Veterinary Assistants.