The Commerce Journal

February 11, 2013

Local organizations celebrate efforts of education leaders

The Commerce Journal

COMMERCE — Several local organizations will celebrate Black History Month by

presenting awards to local superintendents, principals teachers, and

students on Feb. 24.

The Hunt/Hopkins County African American Leadership Conference,

Commerce Ministerial Alliance, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., are hosting the Dan and Jalinna

Jones Education Awards Ceremony at 2 p.m. in Conference Rooms A and B

in the Rayburn Student Center on the Texas A&M University-Commerce


Individuals were selected because of their outstanding academic

performance, school involvement, excellence in education, school

attendance or leadership in education. Students from each school were

nominated by their respective schools. Principals, teachers and

superintendents were selected by the sponsoring groups.

The event’s keynote speaker will be Ron Price, former president of the

Dallas Independent School District.

Below are the award winners for superintendents, principals and

teachers of the year. A complete award list can be found online at

Superintendents of the Year:

Blake Cooper, Commerce ISD; Donald Jefferies, Greenville ISD; Michael

Lamb, Sulphur Springs ISD; Earnie Phelps, Campbell ISD

Principals of the Year:

Patrick Just, Commerce Middle-Commerce ISD; Trish King, A. C. Williams


Commerce ISD; Heath Jarvis, Greenville High-Greenville ISD; James

Evans, 6th Grade Center-Greenville ISD; Jason Tharp, Lamar

Elementary-Greenville ISD; Rowena Johnson, Lamar Elementary-Sulphur

Springs ISD; Carol Worsham, Bowie Elementary-Sulphur Springs ISD;

Vanessa Abron, Sulphur Springs High-Sulphur Springs ISD

Teachers of the Year:

Tracy Crews, Commerce Elementary-Commerce ISD; Kathern Aimes, Commerce

High-Commerce ISD; Savoy Wilkerson, Lamar Elementary-Greenville ISD;

Yvonne Panell, Houston Education Center-Greenville ISD; William Yates,

L.P. Waters Early Childhood Center-Greenville ISD; Jim Hudson,

Campbell High-Campbell ISD; Marcella Hornsby, Campbell

Elementary-Campbell ISD; Kara Argenbright, Bowie Elementary-Sulphur

Springs ISD; Michelle Bolton, Bowie Elementary-Sulphur Springs ISD;

Jeff Chapman, Sulphur Springs High-Sulphur Springs ISD