Community Builder Award: PAISD Superintendent Lauded for Professional, Volunteer Work

The popular Port Arthur Independent School District superintendent was awarded the 2019 Community Builder award by the Port Arthur Cosmopolitan Masonic Lodge 872, with lots of mention about his stalwart efforts to keep his school system afloat and functioning after Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey.

But credits in nomination letters and from the Masons on Porterie’s behalf included his steady climb up the ladder to lead the school system he once attended. It included his work in leading community bond issues to improve facilities, in effecting better student test scores, in working cooperatively and effectively with the school board, in raising teacher morale.

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