Boyd ISD Student Spotlights for Saturday, January 12, 2019

Published Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Elio Garcia


Elio Garcia

Grade: 1

Parents: Ricardo Garcia and Karen Flores

Favorite subject: reading

Hobbies: soccer, researching dinosaurs, and science

“Elio is a wonderful young man. He is kind and helpful to his classmates. He is determined, dependable and delightful. He is one of the most naturally curious students I’ve known. He is not afraid to try new things and easily learns from mistakes. Elio is a great example to those around him and steps in to help whenever needed. I know he is someone that you can depend on, and I know he will achieve wonderful things!” – Principal Anke Bracey

John Miller


John Miller

Grade: 6

Parent: Kenneth and Ashlea Miller

Favorite subject: “Science, because in science we get to do experiments and we get to do hands on stuff.”

Hobbies: football, baseball, playing video games, Boyd Campus Group and building cars with his uncle

“John is an amazing young man. He is a leader in the classroom and lives out the core values of the BISD Character Ed program. John goes out of his way to make others feel welcome and goes above and beyond to help out teachers and staff, and he does it all without complaining and with a smile.” – counselor Larry Owens

Jamya Reese


Jamya Reese

Grade: 7

Parent: Skylar Strickland

Favorite Subject: “Science, because I have a good teacher, and I like mixing chemicals.”

Hobbies: Boyd Campus Group, middle school mascot, basketball and art

“Jamya Reese is someone who makes me smile every day. She always gives me compliments even when I know I look or feel bad. Her compassion for others is enlightening and inspiring. Jamya is always encouraging her peers to be more successful in their everyday life. She has a willingness to help others. She is responsible and respectful when asked to complete certain tasks. Jamya is a ‘people’ person, which allows her the ability to work with anyone and will readily add them to her circle of friends. With her flamboyant personality and her humongous heart Jamya will always be able to light up this world.” – seventh grade science teacher Virginia James

Scotlan Meador


Scotlan Meador

Grade: 12

Parents: Stormie and Jeff Meador

Favorite subject: earth and space

Hobbies: FCCLA, VASE, student ambassador, PALS, mentor

“Excellent leader that will serve others above herself.” – Principal Susan Foster

Katy Allen


Katy Allen

Position: Boyd ISD dyslexia teacher and coordinator of special programs

Family: Husband J.D. Allen, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Boyd; daughter Ava Veniece, student at Boyd Middle School; son Garrison James, student at Boyd Intermediate School

Experience: 18 years in education – three years in Waco ISD, teaching 5th Grade; 10 years in Lewisville ISD in various positions, including Title II Instructor, dual language teacher, math teacher, ELAR teacher; five years in Boyd ISD.

Hobbies/Activities: “I am currently working on a Masters of Education degree at Midwestern State University with a major in curriculum and instruction as well as a minor in language and literacy studies, while completing my dyslexia therapist training through the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. In my free time, I enjoy being with my family, watching my children play sports and playing the guitar.

Why did you choose education as a profession?: “I felt a clear calling to be an educator. There is no other way to describe it. I don’t just like it. I love it. Most educators do. I feel that I have the absolute best and most rewarding job ever because I get to spend each day helping learners use their strengths and talents to support areas where growth is needed, so that one day they find a job they love as much as I do. As the saying goes, ‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.'”

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