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Legacy, Reid Employees Honored With First 2015-16 Heartbeat Awards

Dec 10, 2015 06:18AM ● Published by Kevin

Mansfield ISD announced the winners of a top district award for employees yesterday on its website. The first Heartbeat Award recipients for the 2015-16 school year are: Mary Costa, P.E. teacher at Martha Reid Elementary - Arlington, TX, and Kay Tamakian, assistant principal secretary at Legacy High School - Mansfield, Texas.

The MISD Heartbeat Award is given to employees who display heart in their lives and inspire other district employees through their actions. Winners are nominated by fellow employees. Six to eight winners will be selected during the course of the school year.

“Mary Costa is very deserving of the award,” said Martha Reid principal Rebecca Stephens. “She is passionate about health and fitness and motivates the community through her dedication to our youth. You can just tell she loves her job through everything she does and the enthusiasm she brings to her classes.”

Tamakian’s coworkers said her selfless attitude is what inspires them to do better every day.

“Kay Tamakian has a giving and caring nature,” said Legacy principal Shelly Butler. “She remains selfless and dedicated to her husband through his difficult struggle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Through it all, she has always kept a positive attitude and goes above and beyond to meet the needs of students, parents and staff of Legacy.”

Costa and Tamakian were recognized at ceremonies held at their campuses in which students and staff members celebrated their prestigious award.

The Mansfield ISD Heartbeat Team was established in January 2003 to recognize employees who display heart in their lives and inspire other district employees through their actions.

Heartbeat Team members are nominated by other district employees. Six to eight winners will be selected during the course of the school year.

Staff members who are nominated and/or receive The Heartbeat Award are not disqualified from other district honors. Nominations for future awards can be made here.

Information provided by Mansfield ISD. To read the original story, click here.

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