The Board of Trustees and administration recognized three BISD teachers, Patty O’ Bell, Porter High School; Cynthia Castro, Resaca Elementary; and Suzanne Smith, Stillman Middle School, who received the 2011 Brownsville Rotary Club Endowment for Teaching Excellence Awards. Each teacher received a check for $1,000. For over 20 years, the Brownsville Rotary Club has sponsored this endowment to reward teachers.