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 300th PowerWalks Observation. The following 311 instructional leaders have already earned the Legendary Leadership Badge for the 2019/2020 school year (as of 1/31/20).


Four Legendary Leadership Badges (1)

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



Three Legendary Leadership Badges (3)

Michael Grebb (PISD): January; November; September

James Kisner (KISD): January; November; October

Alejandro Olvera (SISD): January; November; September



Two Legendary Leadership Badges (17)

Esteban Alvarez (SISD): January; September

Earnest Brooks (GPISD): January; September

Nancy Delosa (GPISD): January; October

Kade Griffin (LPISD): January; September

John O’Hare (PISD): January; October

Gerardo Ortiz (PISD): January; November

Randi Shreve (SISD): January; August


Genia Antoine (PISD): December; October

Monica Castro (SISD): December; August

Juan Gonzalez (SISD): December; September

Kendra Herrera (KISD): December, October

Daniel Lopez (DISD): December; October

Jared Stevenson (PISD): December; September


Ronald Marshall (JCPS): November; October

Kenya Natsis (JCPS): November; October


Clint Shuman (PISD): October; September


Jesse Sepulveda (SISD): September; August



One Legendary Leadership Badge (290)

Alice Acosta (SISD): January

Brenda Adamson (JCPS): January

Gloria Aguirre (SISD): January

Linda Alexander (SISD): January

Araceli Altamirano (GISCS): January

Octavio Arenas (SISD): January

Samantha Arguijo (LISD): January

Serapio Arguijo (LISD): January

Shelita Balderas (CFISD): January

Bianca Barrera (SISD): January

Kate Bauer (PISD): January

Vanessa Betancourt (SISD): January

Jill Bodling (PISD): January

Sarah Boyle (PISD): January

Ericka Brown (PISD): January

Megan Caswell (JCPS): January

Chris Castillo (GPISD): January

Luciano Castro (LISD): January

Griselda Cervantes (PISD): January

Cristina Chavira (SISD): January

Leeann Chew (CFISD): January

Joshua Colvin (PISD): January

Howard Cook (GPISD): January

Robert Covington (SISD): January

Martha Crespo (SISD): January

Tammye Crosskno (CFISD): January

Kameron Davis (PISD): January

Beth Due (DISD): January

Richard Estrada (SISD): January

Stephen Fernandez (SISD): January

Tammie Franklin (PISD): January

Nancy Guereque (SISD): January

Valerie Hairston (SISD): January

Danielle Harney (GPISD): January

Lisa Harris (PISD): January

David Herrera (SISD): January

Michael Ice (JCPS): January

Travette Jones (PISD): January

Renee King (SISD): January

Craig Klingenfus (JCPS): January

Rebecca Kreye (SISD): January

Judy Lau (PISD): January

Karen Lawley (LPISD): January

Rebecca Limones (SISD): January

Amanda Lisso (DISD): January

Gina Lochner (PISD): January

Chess Long (LISD): January

Nora Macias (SISD): January

Kenneth Marshall (JCSP): January

Kimberly Martin (GPISD): January

Gilbert Martinez (SISD): January

Noemi Martinez (SISD): January

Carrie Marz (CFISD): January

Irene Mendez (SISD): January

Yashundra Meriwether (PISD): January

Brenda Mills (SISD): January

Lemond Mitchell (GPISD): January

Christina Moore (GPISD): January

Diana Mooy (SISD): January

Gerardo Morales (SISD): January

Lisa Noe (SISD): January

Irma Ojeda (SISD): January

Lyndsey Olivarez (PISD): January

Jesus Olivas (PISD): January

Gerardo Ortiz (PISD): January

Michelle Owen (ROISD): January

Shelley Paquette-Gomez (GPISD): January

Jordan Paskitti (JCPS): January

Delma Patino (SISD): January

Javier Perez (CCISD): January

Katie Perkins (GPISD): January

Maribel Pidone (SISD): January

Cynthia Proctor (PISD): January

Ernesto Ramirez (GPISD): January

Juan Ramirez (GPISD): January

Mario Ramos (PISD): January

Nolberto Reyna (PISD): January

Manuel Rios (SISD): January

Dayne Robins (GPISD): January

Josh Rombs (TISD): January

Sandy Rothrock (PISD): January

Claudia Ruiz (SISD): January

Lizbeth Ruiz (PISD): January

Darron Saunders (SISD): January

Scott Schneider (JCPS): January

Sara Schwantner (SISD): January

Heater Seibert (GPISD): January

Colby Self (PISD): January

Brenda Shortnancy (PISD): January

Mindy Sides (DISD): January

Jude Sisk (CFISD): January

Angie Soria (SISD): January

Allie Spear (CFISD): January

Carolyn Thomas (SISD): January

Vicki Thomas (DISD): January

Kim Torres (PISD): January

Ginger Trevino (PISD): January

Claudia Tristan (SISD): January

Jesus Vasquez (SISD): January

Joseph Vega (PISD): January

Cynthia Velasquez (SISD): January

Latreye Waters (SISD): January

Jodi Witt (PISD): January

Katherine Wolff (JCPS): January

Ruth Yamaguchi (PISD): January

Rosemary Yates (SISD): January


Guillermo Aguilar (PISD): December

Jesse Aguirre (SISD): December

Patsy Alvarado (TISD): December

Lorena Alvarez (GPISD): December

Nathan Ballard (SISD): December

Kelly Barbe (ROISD): December

Bianca Betancourt (GPISD): December

Mark Boyer (JCPS): December

Brooke Bradford (PISD): December

Greta Brasgalla (SISD): December

Steven Brock (PISD): December

Candace Campbell (GPISD): December

Claudia Caraveo (SISD): December

Edith Carillo (SISD): December

Miguel Castillo (PISD): December

John Clements (DISD): December

Rebecca Conrad (SISD): December

Shannon Crowley (SISD): December

Angelica Cuellar (GPISD): December

Christine De La Cruz (SISD): December

Satoya Dodd (DISD): December

Luz Eblen (GPISD): December

Jillian Edwards (PISD): December

Jeremy Effinger (CFISD): December

Jennifer Esparza (SISD): December

German Espinoza (GPISD): December

Jessica Estrada (SISD): December

Olivia Fant (DISD): December

Patricia Fernandez (SISD): December

Jonathan Flores (SISD): December

Maria Flores (SISD): December

Angelica Gallego (SISD): December

Daisy Garcia (SISD): December

Laura J. Garcia (SISD): December

Alma Gonzalez (PISD): December

Juan Gonzalez (SISD): December

James Griebel (LISD): December

Mauro Guerrero (SISD): December

Roberto Guerrero (SISD): December

Haley Honey (PISD): December

Irene Jaquez (SISD): December

Chris Johnson (GPISD): December

Denalda Jones (SISD): December

Shawn Joseph (PISD): December

Shon Joseph (DISD): December

Deanna Juarez (LISD): December

Lara Kelley (DISD): December

Lynn Knisley (CFISD): December

Rebecca Leonard (LISD): December

Vicki Lete (JCPS): December

Moises Loya (SISD): December

Talisha Machuca (GPISD): December

Frank Macias (SISD): December

T’Andrea Mayes (JCPS): December

Heather Martinez (PISD): December

Lorena Martinez (SISD): December

Melissa Martinez (SISD): December

Lori Mathis (DISD): December

Charla McClure  (DISD): December

Ilena Mendez (SISD): December

Sergio Mendez (SISD): December

Mary Mendoza (SISD): December

Adam Miller (LISD): December

Barry Miller (PISD): December

Nikki Miller (DISD): December

Fernando Miranda (SISD): December

Katarina Molina (PISD): December

Diana Moore (DISD): December

Irene Morales (PISD): December

Vivian Morgan (PISD): December

Leland Morrow (DISD): December

Erin Mosley (PISD): December

Raul Nava (SISD): December

Jason Neuss (JCPS): December

Mark Page (KISD): December

Shanna Powers (DISD): December

Alma Ramirez (PISD): December

Tammy Rebecek (PISD): December

Monica Saldivar (LISD): December

Martha Santana (SISD): December

Rachel Sendek (SISD): December

Dana Sidle (LISD): December

Paula Simmons (PISD): December

Mari Sosa (SISD): December

Molly Stacey (PISD): December

Christopher Stelly (PISD): December

Miguel Reveles (SISD): December

Edgar Torres (LISD): December

Scott Tyler (DISD): December

Yvonne Vallejo (SISD): December

Hazel Valverde (SISD): December

Elena Vasquez (GPISD): December

Hillary Waggoner (PISD): December

Reese Weirich (PISD): December

Deana White (SISD): December

? Woods (SISD): December


Helen Adeniken (PISD): November

Georgie Arenaz (PISD): November

Darren Atkinson (JCPS): November

Anne Ballou-Bates (PISD): November

Domiana Battah-Miari (DISD): November

Vernon Berckmoes (TISD): November

Ana Carroll (SISD): November

Christy Chandler (PISD): November

Tammy Cheshire (DISD): November

Allison Cissell (JCPS): November

Brett Colemen (PISD): November

Angie Crew (GPISD): November

Yesenia De La Cruz (LPISD): November

Daniel Delgado (SISD): November

Kerri Dixon (JCPS): November

Rebecca Embry (PISD): November

Andre Emmons (DISD): November

Lisa Estrada (SISD): November

Scott Ford (PISD): November

Patricia Franco (SISD): November

Cynthia Galaviz (GPISD): November

Frenda Serda Gerardo (SISD): November

Sonia Gonzales (KISD): November

Greg Hatch (SISD): November

Mary Hendry (DISD): November

Darlene Hernandez (SISD): November

Analeasa Holmes (LISD): November

Katrina Johnson (GPISD): November

Laura Juarez (SISD): November

Mark Kettering (DISD): November

Stephanie Lattorre (PISD): November

Jennifer Marquez (SISD): November

Michael McNeil (GPISD): November

Jesus Mendez (SISD): November

Bruce Mooy (SISD): November

Richa Muhammad (PISD): November

Tera Marburgh (GPISD): November

Desiree Nava (SISD): November

Karen Nixon (LISD): November

Kassie Parrish (LISD): November

Rachel Pena (SISD): November

Jennifer Perez (PISD): November

Katie Prentice (PISD): November

Carrie Quinney (PISD): November

Adrian Ramirez (SISD): November

Ivan Ramirez (SISD): November

Don Reid (JCPS): November

Mandie Salaiz (DISD): November

Jacqueline Salas (SISD): November

Jaremy Sanders (GPISD): November

Joan Schlaht (LISD): November

Chesta Schneider (DISD): November

Manuel Serros (SISD): November

Dina Schaefer (PISD): November

Daniel Sharp (KISD): November

Christie Smith (PISD): November

Jessica Smith (PISD): November

Mary Beth Smith (JCPS): November

Robert Stell (PISD): November

Jennifer Stewart (LISD): November

Conni Strange (JCPS): November

Aracely Suarez (PISD): November

LaToya Taylor (LISD): November

Ruth Taylor (SISD): November

Vincent Thomas (SISD): November

Uyen Tran (PISD): November

Verlean West (DISD): November

Kertrenia Wright (SISD): November


Shawn Bradford (DISD): October

Cindy Craigie (PISD): October

Julie Cummings (JCPS): October

Curtis Daugherty (LPISD): October

Sandra Dilworth (CFISD): October

Jina Eksaengsri (SISD): October

Jennifer Engels (LPISD): October

Robert Gaskins (JCSP): October

Nekeba George (LPISD): October

Desi Gonzales (SISD): October

Christopher Gregory (PISD): October

Andrew Halatyn (SISD): October

James McBride (DISD): October

Bill Miller (JCPS): October

Josh Tovar (SISD): October


Ashley Adcox-Garner (SISD): September

Rosa Maria Chavez-Avedician (SISD): September

Ignacio Estorga (SISD): September

Al Garcia (SISD): September


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