• Lone Oak ISD - 12th Man Awards

  • A 12th man is someone who is always ready, willing, and able to do their part at a moment's notice.  As an Aggie, Mrs. Carter wanted to bring this recognition to Lone Oak to encourage us to acknowledge those among us who consistently support their team in any possible way. We want to recognize those special individuals here at Lone Oak ISD who embody this idea. 


    Lisa Brannon

    "Mrs. Brannon goes above and beyond ALL THE TIME, especially this week since she has been cafeteria worker, custodian, disciplinarian, encourager, and special needs contact just to name a few."

                                                                                                                    - Elementary Teachers


    Kathy Cowan

    "Kathy does a lot for our campus that adds to a positive culture behind the scenes. She is a fantastic teacher that goes above and beyond. She is a great teammate. "

                                                                                                                                              - Nate Compton

    Isaac Frazier

    "Mr. Frazier has been 100% for his students and this campus since the day he got here. He invests in the growth of all of his students, and does the leg work to make it happen. He makes himself available and is a committed member of our staff."

                                                                                                                                                                             - Nate Compton


    Susan Talbert

    "Susan has brought so much to our campus. Her technology skills are amazing and she is always willing to help me with my technology issues and making suggestions of how I could use technology to work smarter."

                                                                                                                                               - Leanette Davies


    Jaelyn Click

    "Mrs. Click is ALWAYS ready to help out a colleague with anything they need at a moment's notice; she embodies teamwork and camaraderie."

                                                                                                                       - Lisa Hutchison


    All Paraprofessionals

    "ALL of our Paraprofessional staff deserve a HUGE shoutout. They work so hard everyday, and they often do many duties that go unnoticed. They are very much appreciated."

                                                                                                                                   - Lisa Hutchison


    Candice Card

    "Candice's lessons are packed every day for her business and entrepreneur classes. She is also the mastermind behind the district Yearbook."

                                                                                                                                       - Nate Compton


    Brenda Kennedy

    "This woman was the greatest in-class teacher’s aide I’ve ever had that gave the students the support they needed! She always has a smile and is always willing to do whatever it takes to help out at the campus! "

                                                                                                                                                    - Sherla Ashby

    Elizabeth Hyatt

    "She helps our campus so much with testing and so much more!!!"

                                                      - Kathy Cowan


    Tammy Ragsdale

    "She goes way above and beyond trying to help our kids and staff by trying her best to make the current day better!"

                                                                                                 -  Kathy Smith

    Lisa Kelley

    "Team Player; Department head who takes care of her department. She takes up classes and communicates with purpose!"

                                                                                                                - Lesa Millsap


    Tammy Hitchcock

    "On many occasions Tammy has dropped whatever she was doing to help not only me, but any staff member on campus. I know this was supposed to be one sentence , but she also saved a student’s fingers from being severely damaged from a door hinge !! 

                                                                                                                                               - Danielle Garcia


    Susannah Williams

    "Susannah is always willing to help out her fellow coworkers and students. She is always there to assist you when you need something and she does it with a willing heart, a kind word, and a smile."

                                                                                                                              - Melanie Marsh


    Lisa Brannon

    "She steps up to run a register whenever she notices that we need help, without us even asking, which is quite often."

                                                                                           - Naomi Jones


    Pam Payne

    "Pam is a big help when shuffling drivers to fill in during Covid /field trips etc."

                                                - Wayne Shepherd


    Lesa Milllsap

    "Lesa always jumps in to drive when needed at a moment's notice"

                                          - Wayne Shepherd

    "Lesa Millsap is a D-I-F-F-E-R-E-N-C-E M-A-K-E-R!"

                                         - Lindsey Buhler


    Shelby Hall

    "Mrs Hall is truly the 12th man. She is a sub driver but always helps cover other drivers when asked."

                                                                          - Wayne Shepherd


    Jessica Douglas

    "She is the epitome of team player, team organizer, team captain...the list would never end."

                                                                                                        - Nancy Brumit

    "She is always ready to assist anyone at any time and never has a 'That’s Not My Job' mentality. She looks for ways to help at all times on her 4th grade team, as well as campus/district wide."

                                                                                                                                       - Sarah Douglas


    Kristi Hopkins

    "Mrs. Hopkins is always willing and able to step across the hall and help me with technology."

                                                                                          - Lisa Anderson Martin


    Linda Ross

    "She has always replied to the secretary's emails for class coverage help. Many others do also, but she is the first one I thought about this time!!!"

                                                                                                                                                  - Sue Luhn


    Andi Wooten

    "Andi is one of the most selfless people I know, she is constantly helping on our campus and doing duties that she doesn’t normally do. She is always going the extra mile with her team to help students/teachers."

                                                                                                                                                                        - Katy Gifford


    Sue Luhn

    "She is always willing to help out. She tries to find the positive in everything. Those who do ALWAYS do and those who don't always don't. This is so very true with our crazy school environment and corona. Love her ❤️"

                                                                                              - Lisa Kelley

    "Always helps watch classes when someone is out."

                                        - Debbie Cox


    Justin Strayhorn

    "Justin is always ready, and willing to help anyone out at a moment's notice, even if you don't ask him, he just somehow seems to know when he is needed."

                                                                                - Donna Janides


    Kelsie Moser

    "Kelsie is always there when she is needed and this has been a huge blessing to our campus over the last couple of months! She is a huge help when we need an extra body for car-rider lines!"

                                                                                - Katy Gifford


    Gina Hooten

    "Gina is one of the most loving and compassionate people I know, she is always pouring into her students and co-workers. She is continuously doing things for her team and taking on extra things that she does not have to do! It's such a blessing to have her on our elementary campus!"

                                                                               - Katy Gifford


    Jana McKinney

    "Jana is such a blessing on our elementary campus! She loves her students and co-workers and will take anyone's place in a heart beat! I can always count on Jana for anything!"

                                                                                     - Katy Gifford


    Janee' Carter

    "Janee is always willing to step into any role that is needed or where she feels she is needed! She is constantly taking my duties and I'm so grateful for her willingness to step in for anything! She is a huge blessing to Lone Oak! 

                                                                                    - Katy Gifford


    Susan Cruces

    "Mrs. Cruces is always willing to jump in and help wherever she is needed, and does it with a cheerful attitude! 

                                                                                    - Kaci Elmore


    Eric Miller

    "Coach Miller is always willing to go the extra mile for his students, athletes, and coworkers!"

                                                                                        - Lindsey Buhler


    Mrs. Busby

    "Mrs. Busby has become like another teacher on our campus. She covers multiple classes when subs are not available and takes care of the office when Mrs. Scott can't be there."

                                                                                                                                                    - Susannah Williams


    Marty Dexter

    "Marty gives 100% of himself to our students. He may be one of the most patient educators I have seen in my career. I have watched him over the years have some of the most difficult situations on our campus, yet he has one of the most positive attitudes in our building. He never breaks stride. He shows up on time for duty if he has it. Never cuts corners. He problem solves. He follows through. He is one of the unsung heroes of our campus. He is a giver, and is loyal to our staff and students."

                                                                                                                                         - Nate Compton


    Shannon Wilhite

    "I am amazed by her constant support, upbeat attitude, and unending drive to make her staff the best they can be."

                                                                                                    - Jessica Parker

    "Dr. Wilhite always has answers and positive suggestions to make things better on campus and in individual classrooms."

                                                                                             - Lisa Martin

    "We all know our principals work hard, but when they take that extra moment to help turn a crisis situation (for you only) into an extraordinary opportunity or moment, then you know you are working in the right place. That is Dr. Wilhite, making you calm down within your own panic storm. I know it was something simple, but it was magic for me and the kids!! This is why I LOVE working here at Lone Oak ISD...Team Work, Understanding, and LOVE for the kids!!"

                                                                                                                                                                        - Kathy Smith

    Amanda Todd

    "She will do ANYTHING you ask and does it so well. She is a ROCKSTAR at our school!"

                                                                          - Susan Gentry






    Recognitions will be updated as they are submitted, so check back soon for more shoutouts!