• Granbury Education Foundation
    2nd Annual
    Academic Recognition Banquet
    May 9, 2013
    The Granbury ISD Education Foundation honored the top 25 students in the Granbury High School Class of 2013 during the second annual Academic Recognition Banquet on May 9, 2013, at the Granbury Resort Conference Center. The banquet also included the students honoring the Granbury ISD employees who most influenced their education.
    The GHS students were selected from an initial list of the top 25 earlier in the school year. Following the end of the fifth six weeks, one additional student qualified and was added to the roster for being honored at the banquet.
    The GISD employees were not just from the high school, as the group currently works also at Acton Middle School, Baccus Elementary School, Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Granbury Middle School, and Roberson Elementary School – as well as the district’s technology department. Three honorees were former or retired teachers living in the area.
    In a fitting end to the nationally-observed Teacher Appreciation Week, the teachers and other employees were honored with the reading of a statement written by each student about the impact that they have made not only on their education but also their life.

    Students and district employees honored were:



    GISD Employee

    C.J. Allec

    Angie Ecton, GHS math teacher

    Mallory Bersi

    Natilee Noble, AMS English teacher

    Blair Cowden

    Cindy Holt, GHS counselor

    McKayla Davis

    Leah Haley, GHS soccer coach

    Corissa Decker

    Nick Vollmer, GHS swim coach

    Devon DeYoung

    Claudia Hurst, GHS counselor

    Jessie Fallin

    Michelle Bitner, GHS English teacher

    Klint Keating

    Henry Pearson, AMS math teacher

    Tom Lowry

    Jacqui Bradshaw, GHS English teacher

    Iris Martinez

    Linda Stewart, GHS English teacher

    Jessica Martinez

    Rene Jackson, Crossland English teacher

    Harley Miles

    Melissa Cornelius, Roberson teacher

    Zach Morgan

    Jud Griffith, GHS CTE teacher

    Evangelina Oviedo

    Karin Harrington, GHS counselor

    Mariah Rendeiro

    Shelley Weddel, GMS English teacher

    Matt Rose

    Lois Askew, Baccus Elementary teacher
    (former Mambrino third grade teacher)

    Cy Sonderer

    Amy Wood, GISD technology director

    Caitlyn Thatcher

    Cindy Jackson, GHS science teacher

    Alyssa Tigner

    Brenda Elliott, AMS math teacher

    Katelyn Tigner

    Liz Spurgin, retired Acton Elementary teacher

    Tori Townsend

    Cindy Leatherman, GHS social studies teacher

    Charles Wallace

    Todd Gibson, GMS math teacher

    Phoebe Wallace

    Nancy Petty, retired GHS special education teacher

    Blake Ward

    Kara Rapp, former Crossland science teacher

    Grant Watts

    Mark Kirk, Crossland math teacher

    The education foundation, which is only in its second year, plans to award over $30,000 in grants for innovative projects submitted by GISD teachers and schools, according to GEF president Barbara Townsend.

    The GEF’s mission is creating opportunities to invest, encourage, and support educational excellence in GISD. The foundation is designed to be a community effort bringing donations from businesses, civic groups, and individuals to fund innovative teaching grants, student scholarships, andacademic achievement for GISD students. GEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization created for the benefit of the school district’s students and staff members and will provide funding not allocated by tax dollars.


Academic Recognition Banquet Program