Above and Beyond award

Above and Beyond Awards
Posted on 05/26/2017

Above & Beyond Award
The following Lackland ISD employees were recognized as our Spring 2017 Above & Beyond award winners. They were introduced at the May 23, 2017, school board meeting by Dr. Burnie L. Roper, Superintendent along with a review of their nomination citation.  Mr. Brian Miller, Board President, presented each Above & Beyond winner with a “Certificate of Achievement”.  Each Above & Beyond award recipient will receive a $200.00 stipend and a reserved parking space. The Above & Beyond Award recipients for our Spring 2017 recognition are:

Professional – Sophia Grahmann serves as a Special Education teacher for our Junior High School.  As a special education resource teacher, she does an excellent job managing emotional and behavioral issues her students may be experiencing.  Ms. Grahmann goes above-and-beyond to make sure her students are learning at the highest level of their abilities.  She is in constant contact with parents through phone calls, e-mails, texts, and conferences keeping parents informed on their children’s academic performance and behavioral concerns.  Ms. Grahmann always has a friendly smile, warm heart, and listening ear for those who need it the most – her students.  We are proud to recognize Sophia Grahmann as one of our spring 2017 Above & Beyond Award winners. 

Professional – Amy Dubuisson serves as a 3rd Grade teacher at our Elementary School.  Ms. Dubuisson is an extraordinary and knowledgeable teacher.  Her willingness to share her knowledge, advice, and ideas has endeared her to her colleagues.  Her versatility is apparent when she modifies an excellent way of teaching writing from one grade level to another. She is also punctual and efficient about deadlines, meetings, and appointments, respecting her time obligations and those of others. Amy is an asset to her grade level, her school, and her district. We are proud to recognize Amy Dubuisson as one of our spring 2017 Above & Beyond award winners. 

Professional – James Flores serves as a technology support specialist for our school district.  James started working at Lackland ISD at the beginning of the school year and immediately became a highly productive member of our team.  According to his supervisor, “James has a tremendous work ethic”.  He stays busy completing his daily assignments and frequently takes and completes job tickets assigned to other co-workers.  Since the beginning of the school year, he has completed over 650 technology work request.  He has completed 200 more work requests than the next highest team member.  Another great characteristic about James is his attitude.  He is always smiling and seems to enjoy his work. He brightens up any room he walks into.  We are proud to recognize James Flores as one of spring 2017 Above & Beyond Award winners.

Auxiliary – Peggy Aldana serves our district as a member of the custodial team.  Peggy is a hardworking and highly reliable team member that has been providing exemplary custodial support at Lackland ISD for the last 14 years.  Her commitment to the team is evidenced by the fact that she has not missed a single day of work in seven consecutive years.  Peggy not only does a great job with her daily work assignments, she can always be counted on to help others when needed.  She is a kind and caring individual that has earned the respect of her co-workers, students, and other district personnel.  We are proud to recognize Peggy Aldana as one of our spring 2017 Above & Beyond Award winners.

Please join us in recognizing their “Above & Beyond” accomplishments




Alfredo Concha
Director for Operations
Lackland Independent School District