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Curry Presented with the Helping Hands Award by the Forney Chamber of Commerce
Dana Curry, the Forney Independent School District’s Coordinator of Community Partnerships was recently presented with the Helping Hands Award by the Forney Chamber of Commerce. Curry was presented the award during the Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Forney.
Curry, a graduate of Forney High School, has worked for Forney ISD for 27 years as a teacher, assistant principal and District administrator. In her current role as the Partnerships Coordinator, Curry works with businesses, churches, clubs, civic departments and a number of other organizations to help develop positive relationships between Forney ISD and the community to benefit students and staff members.
“Dana has a giving spirit, a can-do attitude and a love of people and her community that make her a perfect person for this position,” said Forney ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Justin Terry. “She coordinates service organizations, church groups, retired educators, PTO groups and so many more in an effort to help our schools and community. Her undying efforts have helped the District build and maintain a positive bond and relationship between the community and the District. The benefit to the students and staff is immeasurable. She is truly deserving of the Helping Hands Award and we are all very proud of her and her accomplishments!”
Curry has a passion and calling to serve others. Beyond her work with Forney ISD she serves on the board of the Forney Education Foundation, on the board of the Forney Lions Club, is a member of the Forney Community Ministries and serves as the secretary/treasurer of the emergency services district.
“I am very shocked and humbled with this recognition,” Curry said. “I just love this town, the people and the kids. There are so many great things about Forney and I just want to help the best way I know how. Thank you to the chamber and the community. I’m truly appreciative of this honor.”
The people and community of Forney hold a special place for Curry. Her husband, Richard, is also a graduate of Forney High School and employed by the City of Forney as the Parks and Recreation Director. The Curry’s have two children, Katelyn and Grayson who are also graduates of Forney High School.
Congratulations to Dana Curry for being awarded the 2019 Helping Hands Award by the Forney Chamber of Commerce.
Dana Curry (second from right) was presented with the Helping Hands Award by the Forney Chamber of Commerce. Curry is pictured with Forney ISD administrators and Board of Trustee members. Pictured from left to right is the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications Kristin Zastoupil, Superintendent Dr. Justin Terry, Board Member Barbara Jo Green, Curry and Board President Greg Pharris.