The Greater Heights Chamber Education Committee’s Recognition Program

January 2022

It is a pleasure to recognize educators and students in the area and each month, the Education Committee from the Chamber takes the opportunity to let the area know the great things happening.  Each month different Chamber businesses help with that recognition through their contribution to the Community Fund, a tax-deductible donation. Their donation goes to help with this program and for the honoring of the scholarships and students going into the military upon graduation.  Considering becoming a donor!  Get the experience of honoring areas students and educators!

This month honoring Highland Heights Elementary is Creations by Grace, a chamber member and active on the Education Committee. 

Coach Leslie Barnes has had many challenges over the last year, but he continues to push and give his all to the students and staff at Highland Heights. He is a great team player and willing to go the extra mile to ensure all is well. No matter the task, he is ready and willing to help.

Mr. William Bundy is a dynamic teacher, staff member, and supporter. He is always willing to help in whatever capacity is needed. Mr. Bundy strives very hard to assure Highland Heights 3rd graders meet mastery. He has created an atmosphere conducive to student success and willing to give all for the sake of his students.

Mrs. Dorothy Trahan is the go-to person on the campus. Her specialty is technology, but she does so much more. Mrs. Trahan creates, and designs campus bulletin boards, caters to meals for campus events, decorates for events, and is always willing to fill in when and where necessary. She is impressive and wholeheartedly dedicated to the work, staff, and scholars.

And the Students:

Tyler Sheppard, 1st grade, has improved tremendously during the 2021-2022 school year. He is demonstrating good choices and a good charter.

Karter Freeman, 3rd grade, is an all-around good student. He gets along well with others and is very responsible.

Kelayah Nixon, 5th grade, is a very responsible student. Helpful to classmates and respectful. She is an all-around great student.

Tyler Trejo, 4th grade, has transformed some much from his previous years at Highland Heights. He is more focused, attentive, and involved in his educational process. He is putting forth a significant effort to be the best he can be.


Adams Insurance is the business honoring Lutheran North and Our Savior Lutheran.

From Lutheran North:


Ms. Penny Jones, History Teacher, seeks out ways to recognize students, create harmony and bring joy to every day she comes to school. She takes on other projects and creates projects outside of her classroom to generate a culture of curiosity and learning. Her dedication to educating today’s teenager is contagious as she mentors new teachers and works with administration. She is a true professional who makes each and every day a “Great Day to be a Lutheran High North Lion!”





And students:


Kirstan Hawkins, 9th grade, as Student of the Month

Maddison Penn, grade 11, Upper Classman Student of the Month.






At Our Savior Lutheran:

Trina Caudill, Early Childhood Administrative Assistant, for her continued dedication to helping things run smoothly with grace, patience and a smile.  She serves the children, families and staff!

And Students:

Bradley Collins, 7th grade, for Great Involvement in Literature

Felix Skiff, 6th grade, for Outstanding History Student of the Month

Soaring Eagle Awards:

6th grade-Emelia Hamin

4th grade-Harrison Fowler

3rd grade-Sophia Williams

1st grade, Holly Crabtree

All of the Soaring Eagle Awards exhibit patience, kindness and goodness!


Memorial Hermann Greater Heights is the business honoring St. Pius X High School. 


Iris Spells, Counseling Assistant for dedication to the students

Jerry Hornsby, Dean of Students, for going above and beyond! Thank you.

And for student

Vincent Burns, 9th grade, for being an Amazing Freshman and an All Star Student!




Primeway Federal Credit Union is the business honoring Heights High School and Northside High School. 

From Heights:

Mr. White, Librarian, is an outstanding advocate for our student’s growth in ways that go well beyond his library duties. He is our IB Extended Essay supervisor, he sponsors the Interact club, Comic Book Club, Blockchain Club, and the Entrepreneur Club. He is enthusiastic about connecting our students to opportunities that make not only themselves better, but also their communities. We are very lucky to have Mr. White on our campus. He is dedicated to educating our staff, our students, and our community!

Ms. Bagos, Dean of Instruction, for her tireless work to make the school run well

Ms. Hudson, Counselor, for Working day and night for our kids.  She knows them and pushes where needed, offers help, and goes way beyond the job description.

Ms. Cuellar, Clerk, for Keeping an eye on the school, mitigating parent interactions, directing calls, solving problems if possible before they come to the administration

Ms. Isenhower, Registrar, for Amazing attention to detail, helping our kids get their credit so they can leave and do great things.

From Northside High School:

Louisa Meacham, English Teacher, Department Head, for Always going above and beyond in every way.  She is school leader, teacher mentor, and safe harbor for students. Her classroom is a place of deep learning and connection. Naomi Guerrero, Student Information Rep., Being a dedicated team member of Northside HS. On top of managing student data

Ms. Guerrero handles constant additional projects and assignments with quality work, a positive attitude and a smile.

Lindsey Baccari, English Teacher and Yearbook Sponsor, for Working tirelessly to promote school pride and culture through her yearbook activities and being an awesome English teacher

Sabrina Guillory, School Nurse, has been our guiding light and protector in these uncertain times.  She is under incredible stress but always works with the students and adults on this campus with patience and compassion.


**Each month schools from the area give us who they want to recognize!  It is a great way to boost morale, give encouragement and recognize effort!  Each school, elementary through high school can submit the names of students, staff, and educators.  If you have a submission, just email me the school, name of person being recognized and what they are being recognized for. Send it to me by the end of the month; email is