LISD’s Own Hilsabeck Honored for Helping Create New Name for Career Centers
Bluebonnet Elementary first-grade teacher receives gift card from Nebraska Furniture Mart
March 21, 2019 — Bluebonnet Elementary first-grade teacher Beth Hilsabeck was honored March 21 at Nebraska Furniture Mart for having a hand in creating the new name for Lewisville ISD’s two career centers: Technology, Exploration and Career Center East (TECC-E) and Technology, Exploration and Career Center West (TECC-W).
Hilsabeck’s name was drawn from three individuals whose submissions from a public survey were utilized for the new career center’s name. Hilsabeck received a $500 Nebraska Furniture Mart gift card. LISD Deputy Superintendent Dr. Lori Rapp, LISD Board of Trustees members, Nebraska Furniture Mart Store Director Ed Lipsett, and numerous store representatives attended the celebration.
“It’s a privilege to work in LISD and help create a name that shows off what tremendous things our career centers do,” said Hilsabeck, who has worked in the district for 24 years – 12 at Bluebonnet Elementary – and has 32 years of experience in education overall. “It’ll be exciting to see the name on the buildings that have teachers on the inside preparing the next generation for success.”
Hilsabeck said she and her husband, Alan, brainstormed one evening and came up with words they felt were important to LISD and the career centers.
“We had so much fun with this process,” Hilsabeck said. “Being honored by a community partner such as Nebraska Furniture Mart is just icing on the cake.”
Nebraska Furniture Mart was thrilled to contribute.
“We love being a partner of Lewisville ISD,” Lipsett said. “This is a special opportunity to be a part of the process of creating a new name for such important career centers that will benefit our community.”
More than 200 names were submitted from the survey. A committee discussed at length the various suggestions with considerations given to branding, acronyms and other areas before putting forth a name for recommendation. The names were officially approved at the Feb. 11 LISD Board of Trustees Meeting.
LISD passed a bond referendum in 2017 that included a new career center on the west side of Interstate 35 to replace the aging Dale Jackson Career Center (DJCC). The district decided to choose a single name that best captured the exciting, innovative work taking place at both DJCC and Career Center East (CCE). Nearly 10,000 students district-wide – including those from all five high schools (Flower Mound, Hebron, Lewisville, Marcus and The Colony) take Career and Technical Education courses each year.