October Employee Recognitions

Posted by Esmeralda Carr on 10/20/2017

October board meeting

October 19, 2017, multiple employees from the school district were given recognition awards through our District Recognition Program.
The goal of this program is to recognize employees for their efforts in exhibiting the values of our learning organization at the highest levels. ECISD core values are:

  • Customer Service
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Personal Accountability
  • Loyalty
  • Persistence
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration


Kevin Laymance

Kevin Laymance, who serves as the building mechanic at East Central Development Center, was recognized for personal accountability. Mr. Laymance took ownership of tasks and situations and wasted no time in completing building inspections and creating necessary work orders to create a safe learning environment for our youngest learners. He was recommended for this award by Mr. Damon Trainer, principal of ECDC, because he is conscientious and precise work ethic.


Whitney Weddel

Whitney Weddel was hired during the current academic year to teach the students pursuing their CNA certification. In an effort to provide the best learning opportunities, she assisted the district with hiring a supplemental instructor and took on a second job to gain the most experience to pass along to ECISD students. Dr. Holmon, CTE Specialist, nominated Ms. Weddel because of her willingness to go above and beyond for her students.


Volleyball Coaching Team

The East Central High School coaching staff were recognized by board member, Claudia Barrientos. Cabmri Plasek, Jasmine Hales, Shelley Hayes, and Suzette Arriola were all recognized for their efforts in organizing a Pink Out volleyball game to honor breast cancer survivors and remember those lost to the disease.  The coaching team, along with their players, raised money by selling raffle items and collecting donations to give to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. In East Central, it's not only about educating our students to become high school graduates, but it's about educating them to care and service the community.