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DSISD Board Member, RSE Teacher Honored by DS Chamber

February 7, 2020


Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees Vice President Dr. Mary Jane Hetrick and Rooster Springs Elementary special education teacher Anne Warren were among the community members honored at the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce's annual Star Awards event on Feb. 6.


Dr. Hetrick was named the 2019 Hometown Hero Ed Sims Memorial Award winner for her contributions in giving back to the Dripping Springs community through volunteer work and support of several organizations. Dr. Hetrick has served on the DSISD Board since May 2015, and also is active on the Dripping Springs Education Foundation Board as Vice President of Development. Ms. Warren was awarded the Educator of the Year award, a new honor given at the Star Awards this year. She is in her 11th year in public education, including the last five with DSISD at Rooster Springs Elementary.

In addition to those winners, other members of the DSISD family were recognized as finalists. In the Educator of the Year category, finalists were Denali Lewis, science teacher at Sycamore Springs Middle School; Lauren Milner, health science technology teacher at Dripping Springs High School; Kari Potter, a Gifted/Talented teacher at Dripping Springs Elementary and Walnut Springs Elementary; and Cindy Reynolds, CTE Coordinator at Dripping Springs High School. The Dripping Springs Education Foundation was recognized at the event as a finalist in the Non-Profit of the Year award category.


The Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce selects finalists for Star Awards based on nominations they receive. Winners are chosen from the list of finalists by a community-wide vote.