Employee Of The Month
Judson ISD individuals and community members are invited to nominate a JISD employee by filling out and submitting the nomination form. Paper forms are available and may be obtained by contacting the Communications Department either by email or by phone at 210-945-5410.
The selection committee members will discuss each nomination reviewed and considered for this recognition by a standard rubric. The highest scoring nominee will be considered for the award. Once this is determined, we will verify with the candidate's supervisor that the employee is in good disciplinary standing in the department and therefore eligible for the award.
Our Employee of the Month is sponsored by Jordan Ford!
January 2023 - Russell Baskin
When Interim Superintendent Dr. Rob Fields awarded the January Employee of the Month to Mr. Russell Baskin, the classroom full of students erupted into applause and cheers.
That’s when you know it was a perfect choice!
Baskin teaches Gateway to Technology at JSTEM Academy, but he does not limit his influence to just what happens in his classroom. He is also the sponsor of the JSTEM FTC Robotics Team.
“Mr. Baskin arrives early, stays late, works weekends and holidays helping his students improve their robotics skills,” said one of his JSTEM colleagues.
His concern for his students extends beyond what they do at JSTEM. He takes an active role in making sure students know about the many opportunities they have in high school that can prepare them for their futures. He invites students from Judson High School, Judson Early College Academy, and Wagner High School to talk with 8th graders about high school courses and pathway options. He organizes a Pathway Day where teachers wear their letter jackets to encourage discussion and generate excitement among students about their futures.
Baskin is also an incredible team member. According to a colleague, he has a helper attitude. You can find him solving technology challenges all over JSTEM and JMS. He is always willing to volunteer for extra duties around campus. He happily shares solutions, strategies, and innovative ideas with his colleagues.
“When I see Mr. Baskin, I see a person who wants the best for everyone. He truly wants people to succeed,” the colleague said.
Thank you Mr. Baskin for doing the many things that contribute to the success of students and staff at JSTEM and congratulations on being named the JISD January Employee of the Month.
JISD greatly appreciates Jordan Ford for sponsoring the JISD Employee of the Month.