The Wylie Bulldogs Education Foundation teamed up with Abilene Regional Medical Center to honor Wylie’s new teachers at a luncheon in mid-August.
Forty-one new teachers were presented with $100 gift cards to Mardell’s during the annual event.
“Our goal is to make you feel welcome, motivated, and appreciated,”
Education Foundation President Becky Rentz told the new teachers. “Use these gift cards to buy supplies or other items that you need to set up your classroom.”
The foundation had awarded 167 new teacher gift cards prior to this year’s luncheon.
Also at the luncheon, the foundation awarded its “Spirit of the Bulldog” award to Wylie teacher Mandi McVay.
The award is given in honor of Rentz, who is a retired teacher and the driving force behind the education foundation.
McVay is a transitional kindergarten teacher who was highly recommended by a parents and administrators. McVay has been the recipient of several teacher grants over the years, and she has found creative ways to use new technology. Her enthusiasm for new and innovative methods of reaching children is infectious.
Abilene Regional Medical Center CEO Mike Murphy presented the foundation a check for $500 during the luncheon to help in its mission of promoting excellence in the Wylie ISD.