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District Employees Recognized for Excellence

Big Red Heart Awards

Belton ISD administrators surprised employees with Big Red Heart Awards over the last few days. Please congratulate the following staff members for showing strong commitment to students, parents and our community. See additional photos at

Amy Martinson

Pirtle Elementary School

Sarah Wong Pirtle Elementary School
Katie Rhymes

Pirtle Elementary School

Candace Bingham 

Tarver Elementary School

Kayla Mary 

Tarver Elementary School

Sarah Delozier Belton Middle School
Robin Gaskamp South Belton Middle School
Christi Walker Lake Belton High School
Lori Hobbs Lake Belton High School 
Jessica Coufal Lake Belton High School 
Kimberley Williams Lake Belton High School 
Brian Cope  Lake Belton High School 
Julie Utley New Tech High School @ Waskow

About the Big Red Heart Award:

Big Red Heart Award

The Belton ISD Big Red Heart Award is designed to recognize staff members and/or campuses who demonstrate a high level of service to our students, families, schools, district and community. People with a Big Red Heart demonstrate:

  • Service to others without expecting anything in return.
  • Commitment to students, parents and community. 

Nominations may be submitted with the Big Red Heart Nomination Form or by emailing Calvin Itz in Human Resources. Nominations are reviewed by a committee and employees may be recognized in the community, district, campus, and/or on BISD social media.