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TIA Press Release May 2024

Gladewater ISD Celebrates Exceptional Educators Designated by Texas Teacher Incentive Allotment Gladewater, Texas – May 6, 2024

Gladewater Independent School District proudly announces the designation of several of its outstanding educators under the prestigious Texas Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA). This recognition underscores the exemplary commitment and dedication of these educators to fostering excellence in education.

The Texas Teacher Incentive Allotment program, initiated by the Texas Legislature, aims to recognize and reward the efforts of high-performing teachers who demonstrate exceptional dedication and effectiveness in their classrooms. This distinction not only acknowledges the hard work of educators but also serves as a testament to their significant impact on student success.

Gladewater ISD is thrilled to celebrate the following teachers who have been designated by the Texas Teacher Incentive Allotment:

  1. Sakkinah Balcorta, Weldon Elementary

  2. Carrie Ballard: Weldon Elementary, Recognized Teacher

  3. Claudia Barnhill: Gladewater Middle School, Exemplary Teacher

  4. Jennette Branum: Gladewater Primary School, Recognized Teacher

  5. Tracy Cates: Gladewater Middle School, Exemplary Teacher

  6. Kevin Clark, Gladewater High School, Exemplary Teacher

  7. Jamie Cook: Gladewater High School

  8. Renee Ebeling: Gladewater High School

  9. Shona Brewer-Gage: Gladewater Middle School, Exemplary Teacher

  10. Hayley Gonser: Gladewater High School

  11. A. J. Meals, Weldon Elementary School, Exemplary Teacher

  12. Diana Neal: Gladewater High School

  13. Christy Shelley: Gladewater Middle School, Master Teacher

  14. Jill Smith: Gladewater Middle School

  15. Jeff Smith: Gladewater Middle and High Schools

  16. Heather Voss: Weldon Elementary School, Recognized Teacher

These educators have consistently gone above and beyond to inspire, educate, and empower the students of Gladewater ISD, embodying the district's commitment to academic excellence and student achievement.

"We are incredibly proud of our educators who have been recognized under the Texas Teacher Incentive Allotment," said Dr. Sedric Clark, Superintendent of Gladewater ISD. "Their dedication to our students and their unwavering passion for teaching are truly commendable. This designation is a testament to their hard work and ability to impact student academic growth."

Gladewater ISD extends its heartfelt congratulations to these exceptional educators for their well-deserved recognition under the Texas Teacher Incentive Allotment.

For more information, please contact Kim Dolese at or 903-845-6991 ext. 624.

TIA Press Release May 2024