There are those that don’t understand the power of reflective observation.  They mistakenly believe that there is nothing to learn after a few cursory visits to a classroom.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact, the most important key to building insight and deeper understanding about teaching and learning is to engage in a steady volume of daily classroom observation. What we have learned over the past ten years is that after about every 300 classroom observations, the observer will notice, discern, and/or learn something new… something that was previously hidden. It is the “Eureka” moment, and there is nothing else like it in instructional leadership.


In this pursuit, there is the PowerWalks Legendary Leadership Badge that is earned every 300thPowerWalks Observation. The following 342 instructional leaders have already earned the Legendary Leadership Badge for the 2018/2019 school year (as of 1/31/2019).


Six Legendary Leadership Badges (1 Person)

Eric Cormier (BISD): January; December; November; October; October; September



Three Legendary Leadership Badges (6 People)

Marivel Sedillo (PISD): January; December; November

Janie Snyder (CISD): January; November; September

Nassrin Spencer (CISD): January; November; October


James Kisner (KISD): December; November; October

Kade Griffin (LPISD): November; October; September

Julien Guillory (GPISD):November; October; September



Two Legendary Leadership Badges (26 People)

Nancy Delosa (GPISD): January; October

Christopher Gregory (PISD): January; November

Linda Hudson (JCPS): January; October

Shon Joseph (DISD): January; November

Ronald Marshall (JCPS): January; December

Laura Miller (KISD): January; October

Mark Rodriguez (CISD): ; January; October

Daniel Sharp (KISD): January; October

Patty Ward (MISD): January; October

Alyson Wilkins (CISD): January; October


Crystal Acosta (KISD): December; October

Matt Ammerman (BISD): December; October

Julie Cummings (JCSP): December; October

Timeka Davis (CISD): December; October

Sonia Gonzales (KISD): December; October

Javian Johnson (CISD): December; October

Kettisha Jones (PISD): December; November

Angela Kupcho (CISD): December; October

Erica McClure (JCPS): December; October

John O’Hare (PISD): December; October

Marivel Sedillo (PISD): December; November


Daniel Hutchins (FISD): November; October

Mason Kyle (KISD): November; October

Daniel Lopez (DISD): November; October

Chris Price (CISD): November; November

Pearl Perez (CISD): November; October



One Legendary Leadership Badge (309 People)

Theresa Adkins (JCPS): January

Rana Allbritton (PISD): January

Emily Allen (JCPS): January

Patsy Alvarado (TISD): January

Melissa Arneaud (GPISD): January

Thomas Atchley (GPISD): January

Jo Ellen Belcher (LISD): January

Vernon Berckmoes (TISD): January

Monta Bonham (CFISD): January

Bryan Brooks (CISD): January

Kimberly Bradford (DISD): January

Lowell Brown (GPISD): January

Shundra Brown (DISD): January

Mian Bryant (GPISD): January

Paige Burt (GPISD): January

Angie Camacho (JCPS): January

Candace Campbell (GPISD): January

Brandi Carney (JCPS): January

Leeann Chew (CFISD): January

Ashlei Clowers (DISD): January

Mark Colvin (LISD): January

Rebecca Conrad (SISD): January

Sarah Crawford (CISD): January

Maria Cuellar (PISD): January

Tammye Crosskno (CFISD): January

Matthew Day (GPISD): January

Lizette De Luna (PISD): January

Johanna Dorris (PISD): January

Beth Due (DISD): January

Jeremy Effinger (CFISD): January

Brian Ernest (PISD): January

German Espinoza (GPISD): January

Argie Flores (PISD): January

Terri Floyd (PISD): January

Beth Fuller (JCPS): January

Jesse Galdean (FISD): January

Antonio Garcia (GPISD): January

Chandler Garcia (PISD): January

Cynthia Garcia (CFISD): January

Leslivett Garcia (CISD): January

Courtney Grace (JCPS): January

Vanessa Green (JCPS): January

Jamee Griebel (LISD): January

Stephanie Hakemack (CFISD): January

Christal Hammond (CFISD): January

Victor Hernandez, Jr. (LISD): January

Jamie Hoard (GPISD): January

Yolando Hoard (PISD): January

Analeasa Holmes (LISD): January

Katharina Humphrey (JCPS): January

James Husband (GPISD): January

Kisha Jackson-Thompson (PISD): January

Jarrett Johnson (GPISD): January

Katricia Johnson (GPISD): January

Chris Johnstone (JCPS): January

Deanna Juarez (LISD): January

Brandee Kaelin (JCPS): January

Brian Keil (GPISD): January

Lara Kelley (DISD): January

Tracey Kirchman (GPISD): January

Craig Klingenfus (JCPS): January

Emily Koppel (JCPS): January

Barbara Land (GPISD): January

Sarah L’Esperance (CISD): January

Vicki Lete (JCPS): January

Amanda Lisso (DISD): January

Rebecca Leonard (LISD): January

Rachel Lockwood (GISCS): January

Tom Ludwig (JCPS): January

Jeoffrey Lynch (JCPS): January

Michell Marrillia (JCPS): January

Gena McClatchy (CISD): January

Angle Medrano (GPISD): January

Diego Merino (GPISD): January

Julia Meyer (PISD): January

Jenae Mia (NEISD): January

Adam Miller (LISD): January

Barry Miller (PISD): January

Michael Moak (PISD): January

Vivian Morgan (PISD): January

Hannah Moss (JCPS): January

Richa Muhammad (PISD): January

Monica Neira (GPISD): January

Ben O’Connor (PISD): January

Gerardo Ortiz (PISD): January

Anita Overall (JCPS): January

Becky Overberg (JCPS): January

Shannon Pourmanafzadeh (PISD): January

Carrie Quinney (PISD): January

Melissa Rabano (CCISD): January

Juan Ramirez (GPISD): January

Mario Ramos (PISD): January

Amber Reed (DISD): January

Michael Roadhouse (JCPS): January

Dayne Robins (GPISD): January

Tana Ruckel (PISD): January

Sean Russell (JCPS): January

Monica Saldivar (LISD): January

Joan Schlaht (LISD): January

Chesta Schneider (DISD): January

Rebecca Schneider (PISD): January

Michelle Seadler (JCPS): January

Mindy Sides (DISD): January

Dana Sidle (LISD): January

Latoya Simmons (CISD): January

Brian Smith (JCPS): January

Christie Smith (PISD): January

Stephanie Smith (JCPS): January

Steven Stark (JCPS): January

Aracely Suarez (PISD): January

Emily Swain (PISD): January

Felicia Thomas (CFISD): January

Rose Tran (ACISD): January

Ginger Trevino (PISD): January

Belinda Vasquez (LISD): January

Eleana Vasquez (GPISD): January

Grisel Wallace (LPISD): January

Lisa Weaver (DISD): January

Jai Wilson (JCPS): January

Lauren Zakem (JCPS): January


Helen Adeniken (PISD): December

Allison Alpha (CISD): December

Gloria Anderson (CFISD): December

Georgie Arenaz (PISD): December

Antonio Avalos (GPISD): December

Wendy Bebefield (CISD): December

Irene Benzor (GPISD): December

Tara Blummer (JCPS): December

Robin Bolt (JCPS): December

Ruby Bonilla (GPISD): December

Jana Bowser (GPISD): December

Sarah Boyle (PISD): December

Norma Briseno (DISD): December

Sylonda Burns (DISD): December

Anna Byrd (JCPS): December

Stephen Cabaniss (CFISD): December

Dalia Cantu (GPISD): December

Michelle Casas (CISD): December

Chris Castilo (GPISD): December

Virginia Caudle (PISD): December

Allison Cissell (JCPS) December

John Clements (DISD): December

Christopher Collins (JCPS): December

DeDe Conaway (BISD): December

Cindy Craigie (PISD): December

Angelica Cuellar (GPISD): December

Lori Davis (LISD): December

Kerri Dixon (JCPS): December

Satoya Dodd (DISD): December

Diane Duncan (SISD): December

Traci Durbin (JCPS): December

Loraine Dyess (GPISD): December

John Mark Edwards (PISD): December

Andre Emmons (DISD): December

Erik Esparza (GPISD): December

Alicia Ferguson (PISD): December

Rebecca Gardea (GPISD): December

Jean Garza (GPISD): December

Alison Gastin (CISD): December

Bart Graves (GPISD): December

Amanda Gustafson (PISD): December

James Hair (GPISD): December

Lisa Harris (PISD): December

Mark Hendry (DISD): December

Debbie Hensarling (GPISD): December

Stephen Howard (JCPS): December

Katie Howertonlandry (PISD): December

Ragan Jameson (CFISD): December

Jeremy Jenkins (JCPS): December

Janie Jimenez (GPISD): December

Chris Johnson (GPISD): December

Timothy Johnson (CISD): December

Margo Kelley (GPISD): December

John Killough (GPISD) December

Lynn Knisley (CFISD): December

Kresha Lane (GPISD): December

Karen Lawley (LPISD): December

Rebecca Limones (SISD): December

Talisha Machuca (GPISD): December

Kimberly Martin (GPISD): December

T’Andrea Mayes (JCPS): December

Blake Maxwell (MISD): December

Bryan McDaniel (CFISD): December

Yashundra Meriwether (PISD): December

Nikki Miller (DISD): December

Gaye Minchew (GPISD): December

Lemond Mitchell (GPISD): December

Maxann Newby (JCPS): December

Rebecca Nicolas (JCPS): December

Barika Noris (GPISD): December

Stephanie Nutter (JCPS): December

Shiela Parker (LISD): December

Jordan Paskitti (JCPS): December

Johnny Paz (GPISD): December

Brett Perry (JCPS): December

Davis Pierson (GPISD): December

Shanna Powers (DISD): December

Lisa Ramke (CISD): December

Sheila Reed (PISD): December

Deborah Rivera (JCPS): December

Kimberly Roark (PISD): December

Jessica Rodriguez (GPISD): December

Marisol Rodriguez (CISD): December

Rachel Roepke (PISD): December

Mandi Salaiz (DISD): December

Sandra Salge (GPISD): December

Jaremy Sanders (GPISD): December

Dina Schaefer (PISD): December

Marc Schwarz (PISD): December

Colby Self (PISD): December

Kate Shaum (PISD): December

Brenda Shortnacy (PISD): December

Valerie Sosa (PISD): December

De’Nay Speaks (JCPS): December

Robert Stell (PISD): December

Sima Tanner (GPISD): December

Pam Thomas (MISD): December

Andre Underwood (PISD): December

Yeri Villalobos (GPISD): December

Laurie Waligura (CFISD): December

Valerie Walker (PISD): December

Kimberly Wells (GPISD): December

Jack Wheatley (JCPS): December

Dustin Whitis (JCPS): December

Angela Wood (CISD): December

Nancy Young (PISD): December

Jamie Youngblood (CISD): December


Mary Alejandro (GPISD): November

Shameel Ali (GPISD): November

Steve Alley (GPISD): November

Araceli Altamirano (GISC): November

Jennifer Anderson (CISD): November

Genia Antoine (PISD): November

Pete Armstrong (CISD): November

Darren Atkinson (JCPS): November

Tanisha Baker (GPISD): November

David Bobb (JCPS): November

Krystle Breden (GPISD): November

Kenneth Bryant (GPISD): November

Christy Chandler (PISD): November

Tammy Cheshire (DISD): November

Shannon Clancy (CISD): November

Shele Coburn (CISD): November

Sabrina Cordova (CISD): November

Kim Coslow (JCPS): November

Angie Crew (GPISD): November

Geraldo Cruz (GPISD): November

Brian Dawson (PISD): November

Grace Devost (GPISD): November

Malinda Dutkowski (JCPS): November

Luz Eblen (GPISD): November

Chris Eckford (GPISD): November

Lisa Ellison (JCPS): November

Robb Fulk (JCPS): November

Cynthia Galaviz (GPISD): November

Esther Garcia (CISD): November

Anna Gonzalez (GPISD): November

Juan Gonzalez (SISD): November

Amanda Gordon (CISD): November

Michael Grebb (PISD): November

Darlene Havard (DISD): November

Karen Ivy (CISD): November

Katrina Johnson (GPISD): November

Mark Kettering (DISD): November

Greg Kuhn (JCPS): November

Mary Lariviere (CISD): November

Bethanie Logan (SISD): November

James McBride (DISD): November

Michael McNeil (GPISD): November

Sandra McQuade (BISD): November

Kelli McWashington (DISD): November

Michelle Merricks (CFISD): November

Diana Moore (DISD): November

Pattie Myers (CISD): November

Kenya Natsis (JCPS): November

Jason Neuss (JCPS): November

Eli Ramke (CISD): November

Tammy Rebecek (PISD): November

Don Reid (JCPS): November

Tonkeyta Rodgers (JCPS): November

June Shackelford (JCPS): November

Ashley Sherrard (GPISD): November

Lakendra Simon (DISD): November

Keith Skiles (GPISD): November

Jarred Smith (DISD): November

Mary Beth Smith (JCPS): November

Rebecca Smith (CISD): November

Nathan Steenport (PISD): November

Cheryl Sterrett (CISD): November

Jared Stevenson (PISD): November

Conni Strange (JCPS): November

Vicki Thomas (DISD): November

Tara Thompson (GPISD): November

Adrian Tristan (PISD): November

Josh Tovar (SISD): November

Sara Watson (PISD): November


Ashlee Boothe (CISD): October

Earnest Brooks (LPISD): October

Sean Cain (LYS): October

Jamaal Hunnicutt (GISC): October

Dennis Jamison (CISD): October

Sarah Lanahan (PISD): October

Tera Marburgh (GPISD): October

Katie Perkins (GPISD): October

Robert Reedy (JCPS): October

Heather Seibert (GPISD): October

Alyson Wilkins (CISD): October


Mike Laird (LYS): September


Robert Armenta (GUSD): August


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