Non-Teaching Staff Recognized for their Dedication

Mar 03, 2020

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 February winners of the Standing Ovation Award.

Standing Ovation Recipient Joan Bugh.Joan Bugh, Independence High School

Joan Bugh is the receptionist at Independence High School. Since the first day the school opened, she’s had a reputation for making everyone feel welcome and valued. The Independence staff can depend on her to know the names and needs of the students and their parents. She goes out of her way to find an answer to questions and always helps anyone in need. She is very involved in making a safe environment for the students and staff at Independence. The Independence campus is a welcoming environment thanks to the smile that she has on her face every day.


Janelle Reyes, Staley Middle School

Standing Ovation Recipient Janelle Reyes.Janelle Reyes is the AP and counselor secretary at Staley Middle School, where she works closely with families to provide needed resources. It is not uncommon for her to drop off a “Love Pack” of food for a family who can’t go to school to pick up their items. She also never hesitates to go on home visits. She simply has a heart for kids and expects others to work as tirelessly as she does to take care of them. She is also constantly looking for ways to improve herself through training and collaboration with her peers. She is truly a valued member of the Staley campus.

Bugh and Reyes were recognized at the March 3 School Board meeting.

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