Foundation Honors 3 Educators for Dedication to Students

January 29, 2015

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Cypress Lakes High School teacher and coach Brian Roberson is honored by the Ivy League Educational and Charities Foundation at the Educators’ Ball in November. Pictured (L-R) are Chamelia Robinson, event chair; Shalonda Jones, ILECF vide president; Brandi Woods, ILECF president; Brian Roberson, Cypress Lakes educator; Tracie Neuls, event co-chair; and Charlene Wade, honoree committee chair.

Jan. 28, 2015—Three CFISD educators were recognized by the Ivy League Educational & Charities Foundation (ILECF) 6th Annual Educators’ Ball on Nov. 8, 2014. The event honored 15 exceptional professionals who dedicated their careers to helping students in and out of the classroom.

Cypress Springs High School teacher Sean Benton Sr. was recognized for his 20-plus years in the education field, where he currently leads the Edgenuity digital credit recovery program at Cypress Springs. As the PLATO/Edgenuity manager and administrator, he has helped almost 500 students regain their credits in a five-year span and put them on the path to graduation.

“I was very appreciative of being recognized by the Ivy League Foundation. Knowing what I do in school was big, but my other recognitions to what I do outside of school was a blessing,” Benton said. “My sports background allowed me to use my resources to help students reach their potential in attending college.”

Cypress Springs principal Travis Fanning was recognized for a 15-year public education career in which he uses servant leadership to allow schools to flourish academically and in the perspective of the community.

“It was indeed an honor to be selected by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Ivy League Foundation for this great honor,” Fanning said. “It is refreshing to see organizations outside of our profession recognizing educators for going above and beyond to service our students and community.”

Cypress Lakes High School teacher Brian K. Roberson II was recognized for being a student-centered leader within all realms of education, including leading an after-school mentoring program for at-risk males.

“I feel extremely honored to have received this recognition and I was deeply humbled to join a stellar group of educators for the Ball,” Roberson said. “In addition to recognizing dedicated educators, the Ivy League Foundation raised monies to support deserving students, and that is what is most noteworthy.”

The ILECF, a nonprofit organization established in 2002 in Houston with funds from Xi Alpha Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., was created to provide financial support for education, promoting educational programs and lifelong learning.

 

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Cypress Springs High School principal Travis Fanning is honored by the ILECF at the Educators’ Ball in November. Pictured (L-R) are Chamelia Robinson, event chair; Shalonda Jones, ILECF vide president; Brandi Woods, ILECF president; Travis Fanning, Cypress Springs principal; Tracie Neuls, event co-chair; and Charlene Wade, honoree committee chair.

 

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Cypress Springs teacher Sean Benton is honored by the ILECF at the Educators’ Ball. Pictured, from left, are Brandi Woods, ILECF president; Sean Benton, Cypress Springs educator; Tracie Neuls, event co-chair; and Charlene Wade, honoree committee chair.

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