While we know our accomplishments are the direct result of a talented and dedicated staff, our success is also supported by strong community involvement. Through Partners in Education, businesses and individuals contribute over one million dollars annually in resources and in-kind services to support our schools. Our own WFISD Foundation gives direct support to teachers through scholarships and grants for innovative classroom learning activities.
It all starts in the classroom. Teachers in the WFISD are some of the state's finest. Since 2000, two of the Texas State Teacher of the Year award winners have come from WFISD. Donna Patrick was the 2010 Elementary State Teacher of the Year and in 2005 Sherry Lindemann was the Texas Teacher of the Year. In 2014 Lori Pitts was named the Region 9 Elementary Teacher of the Year. These exceptional educators represent the quality of all our educators.
Teachers in the district reap the benefit of support from local private foundations that consistently fund recognitions such as the West Foundation Teaching Excellence Award and scholarships through Midwestern State University.