Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Photography by Country Park Portraits

Each May, the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a special luncheon for the Katy ISD Teachers of the Year. Attended by local dignitaries, state officials, and members of the chamber of commerce, the teachers receive gifts from the chamber and business community and are recognized for their hard work and dedication to Katy students. This event always draws a sold-out crowd and is considered a very special occasion.

First row: Ann Hodge, President/CEO of the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce; Honorable Bill Callegari,Texas State Representative, District 132; Alton Frailey, Superintendent, Katy ISD; Brittany Spurlock, District-Wide Secondary Teacher of the Year; Colleen Dominguez, District-Wide Elementary Teacher of the Year; Katy Mayor Don Elder, Jr.; Kelly Gaines, Chairman of Board, Katy Area Chamber of Commerce; Honorable Glenn Hegar, State Senator, District 18; and the Honorable John Zerwas, M.D., Texas State Representative, District 28. The Teachers of the Year include Jessica Dunlap, Scarlett Elliot, Sharlene Schlorholtz, Sandra Thomas, Shalonda Dumas, Frankie Lazard, Jessica Rainey, Pamela Guajardo, Kay Lynn Fenn, Kelley Kerlick, Lisa Mills, Kim McKinney, Jennifer Wilkinson, Jennifer Lea Middleton, Kathleen Landecker, Jennifer Faist, Mariah Collier, Christie Sell, Brenda Shaver, Shellie Colvin, Jennifer Blair, Malinda Breen, Blanche Wriborg, Kim Auman, Beth Jordan, Romona Wright Dillard, Mary Dawson, Wendy Walker Valdes, Crystal Krolczyk, Marta Lopez, Sharlu Melville, Virginia Legler, Renee’ Bonin, Josephine Minh Chieu Tran, Jeanette Lewis, Jennifer Webb, Randi Rea, Jennifer Mei-Lin Shu Tang, Angel Purdy, Lindsey Woodring, Christine Dial, Kristin Morris, Kimberly Drake Glasgow, Kelli Graham, Monica Lourdes Melchiorre, Joanie Lathrom, Jacklyn Scott, Casey Gentry, Neisha Ray Ritchie, Stacey Levin, Elias Reyes, Susan Hayes, Tanya Swindell, and Sheryl Taylor.

Lance LaCour, Ann Hodge, Kelly Gaines, Donna Fisher, Henry Dibrell, and Anthony Francis at the May event.

Lance LaCour, Carol Adams and John Zerwas.

(left photo) Chris Crockett and Ann Hodge during the event that honors Katy ISD teachers. (right photo) Kelly Gaines and Tim Douglas welcomed guests at the luncheon.