“The Sky’s The Limit” at FISD New Employee Luncheon

The Friendswood ISD Education Foundation (FEF) welcomed over 70 new employees to FISD at its annual New Employee Luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 5. The celebration was held at the Lone Star Flight Museum echoing the theme that “The Sky’s The Limit” in FISD with an outstanding group of educators joining the Mustang family.

Event Chairs and FEF Directors, Alan and Beth Stanfield, said they loved how that theme was carried out in just about every detail of the event.

“From the venue to the boarding passes at check-in, from the wings that adorned our lapels to the aeronautical table decor,” Alan Stanfield reflected, “I think everyone felt as though they were taking flight with FISD where the sky truly is the limit!”

FEF is the only Foundation in the area with the privilege of hosting this event for their district.

“Our New Employee Luncheon Committee does not take that responsibility lightly,” FEF Executive Director Ashley Adair said. “This team goes above and beyond to ensure every last detail of the event leaves teachers feeling valued and encouraged stepping into the school year ahead.”

The event provides a beautiful picture of how the Friendswood community rallies around it’s students and teachers. 

Dozens of businesses and individuals step up to sponsor, donate items or volunteer including longtime Title Sponsor Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union.

The afternoon was packed with delicious food catered by Outback Steakhouse, a variety of door prizes and goody bags full of treats donated by local businesses. Every new employee also left with a special sweet treat donated by The Caramel Apple Chick.

The guest speaker for the event was Friendswood High School alumni Meghan Flanagan who graduated in May 2021. 

Flanagan achieved numerous accolades throughout her time in FISD and according to FISD Superintendent Thad Roher is the perfect example of the district’s annual theme, A New Legacy.

Flanagan’s words left the new employees inspired and reminded of the incredible, lifelong impact they can have on their students.