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Substitute of the Month

Substitute of the Month spotlights outstanding substitutes in our district for going the extra mile.

Nominations are made on a monthly basis from each of our campuses and one to two outstanding Partners in Education are recognized and selected as the super substitute for that month. View our current list of winners for the 2020-21 school term.

2020-21 Super Substitutes

December 2020 Recipient

photo of Melissa Lowe super sub of the month

Melissa Lowe
Alice Ponder Elementary

Staff at Ponder Elementary had this to say about Super Sub, Melissa Lowe

Melissa is such a pleasure to work with.  She is very flexible and such a team player.  She is good at her job and very caring with the students!

Melissa is AWESOME! She jumps right in and does more than is expected of her.

Melissa Lowe is an outstanding sub, because she makes a concerted effort to learn our student’s names and tries to get to know a little about them. She also thinks ahead and asks about our family and if we may need her to cover for us during their doctor visits.  She tries to reply quickly when ask to substitute. I always feel confident that she will do an outstanding job with the lesson plans and with the students.

Ms. Lowe is just hands down an awesome person. She shows up consistently (even during this crazy pandemic) and always has a smile on her face. We’ve had to move her to other classes before when she arrives, and she’s always flexible and has a positive attitude. She does more than what is asked or expected of her and helps out wherever she can. The students all know her and love her! She’s great with the kids.

Both of my kids (who are students at Ponder) LOVE Ms. Lowe and talk about all the things they did in class on the days she subs...and it's not all fun and games! She helps them LEARN!


“Without our substitutes, we really can’t continue the learning process...they’re a very critical aspect of Mansfield ISD and our vision, our mission and our goals.” - Venetia Sneed, Director of HR Development