Paradise ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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Brock Watson


Brock Watson

Grade: 1

Parents: Hunter and Courtney Watson

Favorite subject: science

Hobbies: football, baseball, fishing, playing the drums, riding his 4-wheeler

“Brock works hard to always exemplify great character.” – Principal Robyn Gibson

Saraiah Gentry


Saraiah Gentry

Grade: 4

Parents: Weston and Amanda Gentry

Favorite subject: she likes all subjects.

Hobbies: she likes to read, ride her bike, hang out with Nanny, help her brother build with Legos and play with her cousin, Scout.

“Saraiah is very active at school by participating on the Robotics team, competing in UIL events and attending the Science Club. Saraiah is extremely helpful and a friend to everyone. She exemplifies what it means to be a Paradise Panther by being respectful, responsible and kind. Her teacher, Mrs. Craig, stated, ‘She is just an overall great kid!'” – Principal Kristin Gage

Marenda Pollard


Marenda Pollard

Grade: 8

Parents: Ryan and Sami Pollard

Favorite subject: math

Hobbies: ride horses, team roping, deer and dove hunt, playing basketball and softball and running cross country. Desires to be an athletic trainer someday.

“Marenda is every teachers’ joy. She is one of the hardest working students and she always has a smile on her face. She has a sweet personality and is always willing to do whatever she can to help her friends and her school. She loves everyone! She is proud to be a Panther!” – Principal Greg Fletcher

Christina Tipton


Christina Tipton

Grade: 12

Parents: Wayne and Olga Tipton

Favorite subject: history

Hobbies: school organizations – softball, basketball, manager for dance, volleyball and cross country teams; hobbies – reading, spending time with family and friends, painting, help the neighbors with their horses

“Christina Tipton is an outstanding student at Paradise High School. She participates on many athletic teams including the softball and basketball teams. Christina enjoys helping and serving others. She is the manager for the dance, volleyball and cross country teams. She also enjoys spending time with her family and helping the neighbors with their rescued horses. Christina is the student that always has a smile, always has something positive to say and goes out of her way to help people.” – Principal Mark Mathis

Chad Woodard


Chad Woodard

Position: Elementary P.E./girls athletics coordinator

Family: Wife, Traci, son, Cooper, 12, and daughter, Briley, 8

Experience: 15 years

Hobbies: family time, golf, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Why did you choose education as a profession?: “All my coaches from junior high through high school had a major impact on my life. I love working with kids and helping them achieve their goals in school and life. I’m thankful everyday that the Lord has given me this opportunity to be a teacher and coach.”

Amanda Inzunza

Amanda Inzunza

Position: Sixth grade reading and Dyslexia

Family: Husband, Ricky and children, Kaidence, 13, Dylan, 9, Juliana, 5

Experience: 5 years

Hobbies: soccer games with kids, reading “Outlander” series and spend time with family

Why did you choose education as a profession?: “Love helping children and desire someday to be a play therapist.”

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