Mansfield ISD Magazine Winter 2016 - Page 15

T Two Employees Earn Fall 2016 Heartbeat Award wo deserving Mansfield ISD employees have been added to the MISD Heartbeat Team. The Heartbeat Award recognizes employees, nominated by their peers, who display heart in their lives and inspire other district employees through their actions. The latest recipients are Jennifer Young, principal of Mansfield High School, and Jeff Brogden, associate superintendent of facilities and bond programs. Young was nominated for all the hard work she puts in every day for the students and staff of Mansfield High School. Staff members said her bubbly personality and genuine interest in the lives of students has changed the school for the better. “She made Mansfield High School a place where every story matters,” said chemistry teacher Corey Nieman. “She preaches that every day to us as a staff and to the students.” Brogden (second from left) was congratulated by staff and community members for his impact. Brogden can be seen on several campuses and facilities making sure the district’s buildings are kept in good condition. He also headed some of the district’s most significant bond programs. Brogden received the award for his outstanding leadership and for the effort he puts into his job. “Jeff is a guy who gets it,” said Chris Huckabee, chief executive officer of Huckabee and Associates, Inc. “He understands that what we’re doing we do for the students of Mansfield ISD, and he does it to respect the taxpayers of Mansfield ISD.” Young and Brogden were surprised with the MISD Heartbeat Award on Nov. 28. Both were emotional and showed great appreciation for receiving such recognition. Superintendent Dr. Jim Vaszauskas presented Young with her award. The Heartbeat Award began in January 2003. A total of four employees will receive the award for the 2016-17 school year. Mansfield School & Family 13