The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 winner of the Ted Barnes Award for Excellence in Education: Karen Fieszel, a math teacher at Lewisville High School.
This award was established by Ted Barnes, who taught at Lewisville High School for 25 years. At the request of Mr. Barnes before his passing, the honorarium is awarded to a current Lewisville High School teacher or administrator who has served LISD for at least 10 years, demonstrating outstanding educational service.
Fieszel has been teaching for 41 years, 37 of them at Lewisville High School. In addition to teaching calculus advanced placement classes to prepare students to earn college credit through the Advanced Placement Calculus Exam, Fieszel also teaches a PSAT Team Strategy class to enable students to maximize their PSAT, ACT, and SAT scores.
She is the LHS Math Department Coordinator as well as the Mu Alpha Theta (math club) sponsor. She also serves as the Farmer Teacher Cohort Leader, Building Leadership Team member, AVID Site Team member, and the Texas State Mathematics League Coordinator.
When she gets a break from those roles, Fieszel attends as many activities as she can that her students are involved in like football games, concerts, plays, etc. She is an all-around Farmer supporter.
“I love this school!” Fieszel said. “I bleed maroon!”
Her hard work and dedicated service to LHS has not gone unnoticed. Lewisville High Assistant Principal Monica Story points to Fieszel’s dedication as her most impressive quality.
“Mrs. Fieszel will go the distance to do what is necessary to reach every student. She is a remarkable and inspiring individual who is dedicated to her profession, her students, the Lewisville community and Lewisville High School.”