On Thursday, April 25, the Pine Tree Education Foundation (PTEF) and Alumni Community will host the Pine Tree Honors featuring the Beacon Awards and Pine Tree Independent School District’s (PTISD) Teachers of the Year. This special event recognizes and honors teachers not only for their excellence in the classroom, but also for making a difference in the life of a child. Current Pine Tree students make nominations in the form of an essay sharing how a teacher or school employee has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire them. The event will be held at Pine Tree Pirate Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will go toward supporting grants for teachers and scholarships for students.
Ann Adamson has served on the board of directors for PTEF more than five years and is currently serving as board secretary. She will co-chair the upcoming Pine Tree Honors event this year. Mrs. Adamson is also a member of the Pine Tree High School booster club and has served on the Parent Teacher Association Art in Education Reflections program. In addition to her dedication and commitment to PTISD, she also volunteers for both the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission and the Women and Family Shelter. Mrs. Adamson has served as a member of the Junior League of Longview and is a Longview Cotillion board member.
“I was raised in a family that had strong beliefs in volunteering,” Mrs. Adamson said. “It was engrained in me at an early age to think of others and give back to your church and community.”
Born in Corsicana, Texas, Mrs. Adamson has resided in Longview for 18 years. She and her husband, Will, have been married 18 years and are the parents of Andrew, 15, and Caroline, 11, both attend PTISD. Mrs. Adamson is a graduate of Frost High School in Frost, Texas. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and her master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. The Adamson family are members of First Baptist Church in Longview, where she served as a sixth grade Sunday school teacher.
“Longview has many great organizations that depend on volunteers for growth and support,” Mrs. Adamson said. “I’ve enjoyed the wonderful people I’ve had the opportunity to serve with, and believe our community does a great job at giving back. The spirit of volunteering and serving can be contagious”.
For more information about the Pine Tree Honors event, please visit ptisd.org/foundation or call 903-295-5021.