National PTA is proud to announce Timothy J. Greenwell Jr. and Gary C. Shafferman as the latest recipients of National PTA’s Life Achievement Award, the highest honor given to PTA members and leaders. Both recipients are principals in Lewisville ISD.
They received their awards at the Lewisville ISD Council of PTAs’ Founders’ Day celebration on Feb. 22.
The National PTA Life Achievement Award recognizes a person who lives out his or her commitment to children on a daily basis and tirelessly advocates for children’s education, health and well-being.
Greenwell is principal at Liberty Elementary School in Flower Mound. Previously he was assistant principal at Degan Elementary and a teacher at Flower Mound High School, all in Lewisville ISD, and was a teacher at Bryan Adams High School in Dallas and at Center High School in Kansas City. He was the Lewisville ISD Elementary Principal of the Year for 2014-2015. Greenwell is on the Texas PTA Board of Directors as a director-at-large and on the executive board of the Lewisville ISD Council of PTAs. As an educator, he has served on the executive boards of his local PTAs.
Greenwell prides himself on setting a positive tone for his school, providing authentic life experiences and creating opportunities for lasting memories.
He has a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and a Master of Arts in Education and a social studies certification from Avila University in Kansas City.
Shafferman has more than 30 years of experience in education. Since 2008, he has served more than 25,000 students as the principal of Marcus High School, a high performing campus in Flower Mound. Prior to serving MHS, Shafferman was principal of McKamy Middle School in LISD.
In his current role, Shafferman shares his passion for educating children through collaboration with other educators. In addition, his areas of expertise include best practices for 21st century learning and teaching, effective use of limited resources for maximum productivity and development of collaborative teams with diverse talents.
Shafferman is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where he received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education in Educational Administration. He holds superintendent and principal certificates.