When children are hungry, they are fed. When they are lonely, scared, or worried, someone is there to comfort them with love, support, and a helping hand. When a need exists, I have to pause before we send out a request. Why? Because, in every case, our Wylie ISD family meets the needs of others with literally truckloads of support. When I say TRUCKLOADS, I am not exaggerating. Last year, I asked for toiletry items for two students. One week later, we had an entire portable classroom full of toothpaste, wipes, soap, and shampoo. Moments like these are great reminders about the heart of our community.
Courtney Jones has taken her passion for service, and her teaching skills, and has made a radical difference in the lives of students who live in the Southfork Mobile Home Community who attend both Groves and Bush, as well as beyond the boundaries of this community. Since 2017, she has organized a team of committed and selfless volunteers who arrive each week to support our kiddos with the greatest needs.She and her team haven’t missed a beat, providing snacks, academic support, and the weekly model of serving the community. She’s making a difference in the lives of students in Wylie ISD, as well as the lives of the community members of Wylie.
Courtney also leads the First Baptist Wylie Fishes and Loaves Program that provides volunteers to Southfork Mobile Home Park throughout the summer. The program supports students beyond their academic needs by feeding them both emotionally and physically, shepherding other volunteers, both adults and children, to best share their faith with those they strive to serve. Courtney has also established a relationship with both principals and campus teachers in order to keep them informed of student progress or any other unusual needs that arise. Partnering with Courtney has made a big difference in the progress of our students. She’s making an impact on the lives of students in Wylie ISD, as well as the community of Wylie.
We love Courtney Jones, and we want to celebrate her love and care for our kids. The Wylie ISD Board of Trustees officially recognized Courtney as one of only six recipients of the prestigious Wylie Way Award. We will celebrate Courtney, and other recipients, in May at the Wylie Way Awards.
The Wylie Way is making sure every calf is accounted for in the herd. Courtney is one of those folks we are proud to call a member of our Wylie ISD ranch. We are proud to say that Courtney Jones quietly and intentionally Rides for our Brand. She is amazing!
If you know a person, or a group of people, who “Rides for the Brand,” we encourage you to nominate him/her/them for our Wylie ISD Board of Trustees Wylie Way Award. To get started, click on the following link. Wylie Way Award!