Congratulations to Allison Todd, third grade teacher at McSpedden Elementary, Laura Buckley, first grade teacher at Bledsoe Elementary, and Leah Ferlita, kindergarten teacher at Phillips Elementary, who have been named 2020 Teachers of the Month presented by CoServ and the Frisco RoughRiders Foundation.
The educators, nominated online by school staff, parents and community members, stand out for their excellence in the classroom, school and community. This year, CoServ and RoughRiders representatives surprised each teacher via Zoom with the recognition.
When baseball season resumes, the RoughRiders will host the winning educators at a ballgame with the full VIP treatment – complimentary parking and tickets for the teacher’s family. Each teacher will be honored on the field with a $500 check split between the teacher and the Frisco Education Foundation. In the meantime, each teacher will receive a care package loaded with CoServ and RoughRiders gifts.
“Now more than ever, it’s important to recognize the time and dedication teachers put forth in these trying times,” RoughRiders Foundation Executive Director Breon Dennis said. “We are incredibly fortunate to have talented educators that represent their communities, coworkers and our future. This year’s honorees are a perfect representation of what it means to go above and beyond for the betterment of the students they teach.”
“Regardless of the challenges placed ahead of them, teachers always rise to the occasion to meet their students’ needs. This stands out even more now as we deal with an unprecedented health crisis that has us confined to our homes, but still allows our children to connect with each other and learn through the dedication of our teachers,” said Mario Zavala Jr., Coordinator of Community Engagement for CoServ. “This type of dedication makes CoServ proud to continue our partnership with the Frisco RoughRiders to recognize outstanding teachers in the DFW area each month. It’s our privilege to showcase the commitment you have to keep your students – and our children – excited about learning.”
Watch videos of each deserving Frisco ISD teacher being surprised with the announcement.