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  •  Made With Pride In Duncanville - March Honorees




    Tracy Williams, a cosmetology teacher at Duncanville High School, is the Made With Pride in Duncanville – Teacher selection for the month of March. Ms. Williams was nominated by Eika Johnson.


    • Knowledgeable and creative addition to the CTE department
    • Very professionalism and models the highest quality for her students
    • Assists students in finding programs to complete hours after graduation to keep them on the path to career readiness
    • Also holds college/career readiness boot camps after school hours
    • Created marketing /branding for the "The Cutting Edge Salon" at Duncanville High School
    • Coordinated the remodeling of the space to reflect a professional upscale salon atmosphere
    • Members of the SkillsUSA Cosmetology chapter won 1st place in Career Pathway State competition that led to a chance to compete at National SkillsUSA



    Leonard Rudd, a student at Kennemer Middle School, is the Made With Pride in Duncanville – Student selection for the month of March. He was nominated by Kyalla Bowens.


    • Leonard is A 7TH grade student at Kennemer Middle School, who walks his cousins to Acton Elementary each morning and regular returns to walk them home after school
    • He and his sister both came through Acton as students; so he knows many of the teachers there
    • Described as respectful when speaks with former teachers and staff at Acton.
    • Greets teachers and staff with a firm handshake or hug.
    • Has volunteered his time to support at our Acton carnival; helps with concessions and cleaning up.
    • Most recently, he visited Acton and shared with Ms. Bowens how happy he is to see the teachers that taught him at Acton and how he works to be a positive role model for his sister and cousins.
    • One teacher wrote, “I am truly impressed with Leonard's poise, communication and respectful manner.”



    Elena Baucom, teacher specialist at Hardin Intermediate, is the Made With Pride in Duncanville – Staff selection for the month of March. Ms. Baucom was nominated by Pamela Brown.


    The nomination letter from Hardin staff included a long list of kudos. Here are just a few:

    • There have been times when we sit in meetings discussing new ideas and before we leave, she has a new template created or has already started to do research on the internet to find what we need.
    • Another example of her initiative was when we reassigned a teacher to a new position and when approached about offering support for that teacher, Ms. Baucom about support for the teacher she had already created a plan. She also helped the teacher move, assisted with resources.
    • The compliments were extensive and came from counselors, teachers, administrators.
    • It’s obvious you are positively influencing the Hardin family. Congratulations!