Sean Morgan – Staff Spotlight

Though Friendswood, TX is far from New York’s Broadway, Friendswood Junior High theatre arts teacher Sean Morgan brings a big-stage feel to this small town. Morgan began working at FJH three years ago when the position came open, and he said he knew it was fate. “I had an itch to work doing creative stuff and I had a background … Read More

Danita Jacobson – Staff Spotlight

If you ever met Windsong Intermediate Special Education Teacher Danita Jacobson, you would immediately recognize her kind heart and humble spirit. She would be the first to tell you that she does not like attention but would rather stand in the background and serve others quietly. However, despite her soft-spoken nature, Jacobson’s impact has rung loudly across the Windsong campus … Read More

Audra Byerley – Staff Spotlight

Cline art teacher Audra Byerley was once a student in Friendswood ISD, even attending Cline in kindergarten and first-grade. She described herself as being “awkward” and “quiet” back then, keeping to herself most of the time. But, whenever Byerley was engulfed in art, she did not feel awkward or quiet; she felt happy. Finding it to be an escape for … Read More

Pepper Smith – Staff Spotlight

Whenever Pepper Smith was a little girl, she dreamed of becoming a teacher. She would go with her aunt to her one-room schoolhouse in Collinsville, TX and write on the chalkboard and pretend she was the one in charge. She grew up and went on to graduate from Sam Houston Teachers College, making her dream a reality when she landed … Read More

Sharon Dixon – Staff Spotlight

Whenever Bales 5th grade teacher Sharon Dixon was a little girl, her dad would tell her she could do anything – be anyone – she wanted if she put her mind to it. As she made her way through life, Dixon held tight to her father’s words and became many things: a student, a volunteer, a wife, a mother, a … Read More

Danyelle Moreno – Staff Spotlight

Westwood Elementary gifted and talented teacher Danyelle Moreno knew she wanted to teach since she was a little girl. She would spend her summers volunteering at summer school and loved seeing knowledge be passed along. More than anything though, Moreno loved seeing when students and teachers understood the material and each other. Moreno said she did not always feel understood … Read More

Jimmy Jones – Staff Spotlight

Winston Churchill once said, “We shape our buildings; thereafter, they shape us.” Someone who has shaped the buildings and hearts of Friendswood ISD is Director of Maintenance Jimmy Jones. Jones has been a member of the FISD family for 17 years, mostly working in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) for 15 years before becoming the director over all maintenance … Read More

Quan Le – Staff Spotlight

In the United States, anywhere the road leads, you are bound to see an American flag, raised tall and blowing in the wind. For so many, it is a symbol of freedom: a symbol of hope. That is what  Friendswood Junior High Janitor Quan Le sees when he looks at the flag. Le grew up in Dà Nang, Vietnam. At … Read More