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February 6, 2013

Top Teachers

Nine Parker Co. educators among honorees named Weatherford College Jack Harvey Academy fellows


• Carla Bruno, high school math teacher at Peaster ISD.

“Mrs. Carla Bruno is exemplary because of her love of and commitment to our students, school, and profession. She leads by example and she is always willing to assist students and colleagues. Her energy and positive attitude are absolutely contagious. Carla Bruno’s dedication and enthusiasm for students is obvious. Mrs. Bruno makes each student feel important; this leads to student success and the confidence to be lifelong learners.”

• Gina Rowney, fourth-grade reading teacher at Poolville ISD.

“Gina Rowney is an exemplary teacher whose dedication to her students is evident in all areas of her teaching. She puts her students first and never fails to reach out to them when they are in need. Mrs. Rowney’s love of teaching is evident in the growth and enthusiasm of her students. She is one of the rare teachers that can instill a desire for lifelong learning in her students. During her years at Poolville, Mrs. Rowney has developed an outstanding fourth-grade reading program that teaches through relevant learning experiences.”

• Cindy Haugen, high school math teacher at Springtown ISD.

“A veteran teacher of 14 years, Mrs. Haugen serves as our department head and upper level math teacher. Her pleasant personality, caring attitude, and professional demeanor all serve to make her one of our students’ favorite teachers. Along with her department chair and teaching duties, Mrs. Haugen also serves as our National Honor Society sponsor. Obviously, this places her in an important leadership role with our ‘cream of the crop’ at Springtown High School. The professionalism and care with which she conducts herself serve to make her a much deserving recipient of this prestigious award.”

• Angie Williams, third-sixth grade science and social studies teacher at Weatherford ISD.

“Angie is one of our own – a Weatherford High School and Weatherford College graduate. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Tarleton State University. She’s been a teacher for Weatherford ISD since 1995 and, for the past 10 years, Angie has taught science. Angie is every principal’s dream teacher. She has a passion for teaching and works to build strong personal relationships with her students to increase the learning that takes place in the classroom.”

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