Te recognized by BCISD trustees for leadership

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
BMS English teacher and Interact Sponsor Sara Te is recognized for being nominated to the TASB Media Honor Roll at the July 11 BCISD Board meeting. Te is pictured with BCISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett, left, and her husband, Peter, right.

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

The Burnet CISD Board of Trustees recently nominated Burnet Middle School English teacher and Interact sponsor Sara Te to the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Media Honor Roll for the part she has played in providing news about public schools in a fair and accurate manner.

Tea has made an impact on students across the district as well as the nation with her participation in the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation and introducing BCISD to the “Start With Hello” program and “Say Something Week,” programs dedicated to including students of all walks of life and helping them feel welcome and safe in what can be an overwhelming environment for many.

In June 2017, Te and a few of her BMS Interact students were honored at the Sandy Hook Promise Gala in Washington, D.C., for introducing their school to the “Start With Hello” program.

Students Ileanna Villalobos and Zo'e Nicholl were student ambassadors at the event, and Te had the opportunity to be a Voice of Promise speaker to discuss school violence, youth and adult mental health, and identifying and helping individuals who may be struggling with being accepted among their peers.

Te also helped launch the “Say Something Anonymous Reporting App” in April 2018, which allows students to report school violence, suspicious behavior, and signs of self-harm and bullying among their peers. Burnet CISD was the first district in the state, and among a handful of others in the nation, to launch the app.

Te, accompanied by her family, was honored at the July 11 BCISD board meeting with a certificate presented by Superintendent Keith McBurnett recognizing her dedication to covering these prevalent issues among students in the school district and beyond.

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