• Granbury Education Foundation
    5th Annual
    Academic Recognition Banquet
    May 5, 2016
    GEF Academic Banquet
    The Granbury ISD Education Foundation honored the top 25 students in the Granbury High School Class of 2016 during the fifth annual Academic Recognition Banquet on May 5, 2016, at the Granbury Resort Conference Center. The banquet also included the students honoring the Granbury ISD employees who most influenced their education.
    The GISD employees were not just from the high school, as the group currently works also at Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Granbury Middle School, and Acton Elementary School. Two honorees were also retired theater arts teachers.
    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.
    GEF Academic Banquet
    Students and district employees honored were:


    GISD Employee

    Marissa Baird

    David Winkleman, GHS social studies teacher/soccer coach

    Karis Beasley

    Tammy Clark, GHS assistant principal/volleyball coach

    Peyton Carroll

    Diane Harris, GHS English teacher

    Hailey Chapman

    Heather Cook, GHS English teacher

    Chloe Counts

    Emerson White, GHS science/aviation teacher

    Jacob Dimmitt

    Betty Lowry, GHS economics teacher

    Isabella Elkins

    Dawn Bradley, GHS graphics teacher

    Kaylee Keating

    Dina Carlton, GHS special education department chair (former basketball coach)

    Craig Knisley

    Andrew Boomer, GHS social studies teacher

    Makenna Martin

    Karin Harrington, GHS counselor

    Kiersten Mathis

    Phil Groeschel, retired GHS theater arts teacher

    Montana Moody

    Cindy Leatherman, GHS social studies teacher

    Aaron Morgan

    Mark Eastin, GHS band director

    Andrew Phillips

    Shari Guthery, AES 3rd grade teacher

    Hannah Robinson

    Melinda Rose, GHS Spanish teacher

    Brennan Ross

    Terri Willson, retired GMS theater arts teacher

    Sarah Schloeman

    Raquel Helton, Crossland world geography teacher

    Whitney Shearon

    Tammy Roe, GHS math teacher

    Joshua Smith

    Jose Ochoa, GHS math teacher

    Lillian Thornton

    John Morgan, AMS band director

    Yarit Tovar

    Rene Jackson, GISD curriculum coordinator (former Crossland English teacher)

    Daniel Tramel

    Jana Reid, GHS English teacher

    Daniel Valdez

    Greg Belleau, GHS engineering teacher/football coach

    Thomas Wallace

    Todd Gibson, GHS engineering teacher

    Clay Walters

    Donna Dumas, GMS math teacher

    Lauren Wood

    GHS teacher/soccer coach

    Earlier this year, the education foundation awarded grants for innovative projects submitted by GISD teachers and schools, according to GEF president Stacy Mitchell.  It was the fifth cycle of the teaching grants, which now total almost $200,000 since the foundation began in 2010.
    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, and academic 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.