Each month, Frisco ISD recognizes two employees with the Standing Ovation Award. The District-wide award identifies non-teaching staff members who serve the mission of knowing every student by name and need while going above and beyond the call of duty.
Standing Ovation Award candidates are nominated by their peers and exhibit a positive attitude while serving as a role model for others. The nominated staff take the initiative and carry out responsibilities beyond their job requirements.
Congratulations to the October winners of the Standing Ovation Award, who exemplify servant-leadership and are shining examples of non-teaching staff in Frisco ISD.
Joe Archer, Transportation Department
Archer is a bus driver who is committed to safe driving and maintaining order on bus #30 as he serves Elliott Elementary, Maus Middle School and Memorial High School. When Memorial students were recently asked to choose a teacher who makes a difference, a number of students chose Archer, who always says hello, makes the bus ride fun and always brings a smile to the faces of students. Archer has been with the District since 2010 and is always helpful and faithful in promoting a professional approach and dedication to his job. Archer was recognized in 2017 by the transportation department as the Field Trip Driver of the Year and continues to be a role model to all.
Otis Jones, Heritage High School
Jones is the parking lot attendant at Heritage High School and always goes out of his way to build relationships with students. He is diligent in monitoring the campus and has an unwavering friendly disposition. He is always there to lend a helping hand at a moment’s notice, as he is often called on to help with tasks, errands and general support that continually have him going above and beyond the call of duty. Jones attends to each task with a smile and completes the job with quality and efficiency. Heritage is thankful to have Jones on their team as exemplified by the numerous individuals who spoke generously of him when he was surprised by his award.
Archer and Jones were recognized at the November School Board meeting with a commemorative trophy and a certificate of recognition.