6th AnnualAcademic Recognition BanquetMay 4, 2017
The Granbury ISD Education Foundation honored the top 25 students in the Granbury High School Class of 2017 during the sixth annual Academic Recognition Banquet on May 4, 2017, at DeCordova Bend Country Club. 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 Acton Middle School, Baccus Elementary School, Granbury Middle School, and Mambrino School. Five honorees were also retired staff.
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:
Todd Gibson, GHS engineering teacher
Diane Harris, GHS English teacher
Jacqueline Bradshaw, GHS English teacher
John Morgan, AMS band director
Tammy Roe, GHS math teacher
John and Lyn Brawner, retired GISD elementary teacher and assistant superintendent
Katie Jordan, Mambrino kindergarten teacher
Sonny Galindo, GHS social studies teacher/football coach
Andrew Boomer, GHS social studies teacher
Joy Hope, retired GHS choir director
Claudia Hurst, GHS counselor
Cindy Leatherman, GHS social studies teacher
Karin Harrington, GHS counselor
Ashley Seibel, GHS math teacher/softball coach
Mark Eastin, GHS band director
Gloria Click, GHS Spanish teacher
Allison Allen, GHS culinary/hospitality teacher
David Winkleman, GHS social studies teacher/soccer coach
Heather Cook, GHS English teacher
Henry Pearson, retired AMS math teacher
Tammy Clark, GHS assistant principal/volleyball coach
Tyson Stewart, GHS tennis coach/GMS teacher
Danny Guidry, GHS business teacher/baseball coach
Suzan Watson, Baccus first grade teacher (formerly second grade teacher)
William Bird, retired Crossland world geography teacher
Jose Ochoa, GHS math teacher
Underwriting this year’s banquet was Lakeside Physicians.
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.