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Benefits at Temple ISD

Welcome to Wildcat Wellness!

The objective of the Wildcat Wellness program is to encourage employees and their families to adopt and practice healthy lifestyles to improve their physical, emotional, social, and mental well-being. The goal is achieved by making the work environment a place where:

  • Healthy behaviors are promoted, encouraged and supported;
  • Employees have easy access to programs to help them make better lifestyle choices;
  • Employees have the opportunity to practice healthy lifestyle behaviors.

We hope the Wildcat Wellness program will be beneficial and provide helpful information to all employees of the district. Welcome Wildcats, we’re here to serve you!

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Benefits at Temple ISD

Perks for Paws Program

Temple and Belton ISD are teaming up to develop an employee incentive program for district staff members. The Perks for Paws program will provide discounts to participating businesses and organizations, incentivizing staff to shop, dine and seek entertainment locally.

Temple and Belton ISD have a large employee base of over 2,500 staff members, many of these employees live in the surrounding communities. Thank you for considering becoming a partner of the Perks for Paws program.

Click here for further details and guidelines for business and organizational involvement.

Perks for Paws Registration for Businesses

Perks for Paws Listing for Employees:

Other Employee Discounts

Free Confidential Support!

Help whenever YOU need it!!

Temple ISD understands that situations happen from time to time that are beyond our control. That is why it was important to the district to have a program in place for staff members and their families that would help support unplanned hardships. The EAP contributes to a healthier and productive work environment by offering services that help individuals reach their highest potential, both at work and at home. The EAP can help not only in a crisis, but also in management of everyday personal issues. The EAP offers private and confidential assessment, short term counseling, and follow-up services to employees and their immediate family members (residing in their household). Common problems include:

  • Marriage and relationships
  • Mental health
  • Stress
  • Family problems
  • Legal referrals
  • Childcare and elder care
  • Financial matters
  • Substance abuse
  • Grief
  • Work-related issues

2018 – 2019 Wildcat Wellness Committee

Amy Hayes

Amy Hayes

Director of Wellness and Benefits
Linda Hernandez

Linda Hernandez

Benefits/Records Specialist
Kelly Madden

Kelly Madden

Principal – Kennedy Powell Elementary
Misty Andersen

Misty Andersen

Teacher – Bonham Middle School
Patrick Cain

Patrick Cain

Transportation Director
Tiffany Vestal

Tiffany Vestal

Coordinator for Assessment and Data Management – Central Admin
Herminia Alvarez

Herminia Alvarez

ESL/Spanish Teacher – Lamar Middle School
Laura Hopkins

Laura Hopkins

ELA Teacher – Temple High School
Jessica Wilds

Jessica Wilds

Dyslexia Therapist – Kennedy Powell Elementary
Chelsea Hambrick

Chelsea Hambrick

Teacher – Scott Elementary
Amy Frei-Brown

Amy Frei-Brown

Teacher – Raye-Allen Elementary
Rachel Simcik

Rachel Simcik

Teacher – Scott Elementary
Christian Hernandez

Christian Hernandez

Director of Communications – Central Admin

Wellness Resources

Million Hearts

Million Hearts® is a national initiative with an ambitious goal to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services co-lead the initiative on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

ChooseMYPLATE.gov

MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future.

Mind Your Risks

Mind Your Risks is a public health campaign that educates people with high blood pressure about the importance of controlling blood pressure in midlife (from the ages of 45 to 65) to help reduce the risk of having a stroke and possibly developing dementia later in life.

Baylor Scott & White Health Plan Wellness Assessments

The Wellness Assessment creates a complete summary of your health, and then lays out steps to improve it.  We guide you to make healthier choices and lifestyle changes that will help you prevent disease. Your Wellness Assessment  will provide you with personalized strategies designed by health care professionals to help you make healthy lifestyle choices.

Get Fit Temple

Get Fit Temple is a community campaign that encourages citizens of all ages to maintain healthy lifestyles through regular exercise and proper nutrition.

City of Temple Parks and Recreation

Temple Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide Temple residents and visitors with quality parks and facilities, creative programming, and exceptional services that will enhance the quality of life for you and your family.

Heat Stress: Warning Signs

Even severe heat stress can appear suddenly, so learn the warning signs and how to treat them.