April 19, 2013
Granbury ISD held the annual Employee Recognition Banquet on April 18, 2013, to honor top teachers and departmental employees. In addition, the district recognized employees who are retiring or celebrating service milestones.
The dinner was hosted by the Granbury ISD Board of Trustees. Board members Nancy Alana, Mark Jackson, Micky Shearon, B.J. Wallace, and Don Walton made presentations to the groups of employees receiving recognition. Joining the trustees were superintendent Dr. James Largent and assistant superintendent Carol Howard.
William Bird and Renee Hawthorne received top honors among teachers. Bird, who was recognized as the Secondary Teacher of the Year, teaches world geography at Crossland Ninth Grade Center. Recipient of the Elementary Teacher of the Year award, Hawthorne teaches second grade at Oak Woods School.
The Granbury Chamber of Commerce, which selected these top two instructors from among all campus Teachers of the Year, provided trophies.
Other campus Teachers of the Year were: Katie Agor, Acton Elementary School; Angie Ecton, Granbury High School; Debbie Green, Roberson Elementary School; Andrea Lynch, Granbury Middle School; Rhonda Naylor, STARS Accelerated High School; Jo Reddell, Behavior Transition Center; Ryan Scott, Acton Middle School; Allison White, Baccus Elementary School; Lisa Williams, Brawner Intermediate School; and Judy Willingham, Mambrino School.
Top departmental employees received honors for their service to the schoolchildren of the community. They were: Francisco Barragan-Montoya, custodian in the administration complex, Custodial Employee of the Year; Linda Hall, department secretary, Maintenance Employee of the Year; Carol Matheny, cashier at Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Child Nutrition Employee of the Year; and Gary Saffle, lead bus driver, Transportation Employee of the Year.
Special recognition was given to district employees who are retiring. They are Debra Acree, David Anderson, Lois Askew, Carola Bradley, Patricia Caddell, Kerry Carlton, Brenda Elliott, Rebecca Grohman, Stephen Hartzoge, Vicki Joslin, Jesse Lawson, Warren Little, Brenda Mabery, Vicki McCann, Brenda Niemeyer, Chuck Schreiber, Ray Thomas, and Earl Thornton.
Employee recognized for service milestones were:
- 35 Years – Judi McNeely
- 30 Years – Donna Blackwell, Randy Leach, Susan Younk
- 25 Years – Sara Galvan, Shari Guthery, Cindy Luedeker, Brenda Niemeyer, Debbie Richey, Kayla Page Tucker
- 20 Years – Barbara Calhoun, Tata Gastinel, Leslie Gray, Joy Hope, Betty Lowry, Mike Tabor, Suzan Watson, David Winkleman
- 15 Years – Brenda Callahan, Deanna Conner, Carolyn Funderburk, Susan Hitshew, Laura Jackson, Vicki Joslin, Brandy Lillagore, Joy Lovell, Julie Morris, Jennifer Ryan, Gary Saffle, Linda Smiddy, Carrie Sonderer, Dawn Swann, Denise Watson, William Wheeler, Emmett Whitefield
- 10 Years – Alicia Allen, Brenda Bair, Jana Baker, Doug Barnett, Michelle Bitner, Peggy Boyd, Kara Brackin, Jackie Broadus, Louanne Cantrell, Gaylene Carpenter, Sonja Chastain, Laura Cornell, Laura Davis, Mossie Davis, Lauri Dees, Jan DeWald, Kim Dove, Jennifer Evans, Felicitas Garcia, Marcia Hamilton, Lynn Hart, Kathryn Hill, Carol Horton, Carol Ingram, Jessica King, Mark Kirk, Kellie Lambert, Tam McIntosh, Lauri Morgan, Lori Osburn, Clarence Patnoe, Tom Peterson, Leslie Rogge, Tammy Stapleton, Shelley Statler, Karen Taylor, Brian Tewell, Kristen Titus, Stacey Voss, Tanya Wood, Kim Young
- 5 Years – Jill Aleshire, Josefas Balderas, Kristen Baldridge, John Beckler, Laurelea Bingham, Peggy Bishop, Bobbie Brady, Deidre Browder, Kim Cheyne, John Clubine, Virginia Cortez, Michael Cullers, Mark Davis, Tracy Davis, Jimmy Dawson, Leah Dawson, Stacey Dudley, Dale Dunn, Angie Ecton, Socorro Flores, Danny Gallop, Heather Garcia, Matt Gilbert, Marjorie Gray, Debbie Green, Geneva Griffith, Sue Griffith, Phil Groeschel, Jeff Guelker, Lori Guelker, Rhonda Guerra, Megan Guidry, Kathryn Hablutsel, Leah Haley, Penny Hampton, Alicia Hernandez, Diana Hess, John Hohnstreiter, Cathy Hovanas, Cindy Jackson, Sylvia Jackson, Jana Jimenez, Jana Jones, Courtney Keathley, Polly Kellar, Brian Kemper, Kit Langdon, Beverly Langston, Lisa Lever, Stanley Littau, Reyna Lucero, Margie Magallan, Rosa Magallenes, Cathy Malone, Vicki McCann, Deborah McGowen, Glenn Mihills, Deborah Moody, Lindsay Moore, Lucia Munoz, Cindy Neale, Russell Neely, William Norris, Lissa Oliver, Melissa Pratt, Jay Pugh, Scotty Pugh, Flor Ramirez-Hidrogo, Shelley Roop, Shelley Scheuren, Chuck Schreiber, Stacy Schweizer, Jeremy Scott, Jodie Scott, Ryan Scott, Karissa Sherrill, Katherine Sherrill, Melissa Shipp, Michelle Sillivent, Mia Strange, Sherry Swaim, Kimberly Swann, Joe Paul Thompson, Kami Timmons, Stacy Tucker, Stacy Venable, Barbara Williams, Sharon Wooley, Kristi Younger, Jennifer Younkin
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