7th AnnualAcademic Recognition BanquetMay 10, 2018
The Granbury ISD Education Foundation honored the top 25 students in the Granbury High School Class of 2018 during the seventh annual Academic Recognition Banquet on May 10, 2018, 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 Elementary School, Acton Middle School, Granbury Middle School, and the GISD technology department. One previously worked at AES.
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:
Most Impactful GISD Employee
Debby Johnson, former AES teacher
Todd Gibson, GHS engineering teacher
Stephanie Bosch, AMS band director
Michele Kahne, GMS band director
Andrew Boomer, GHS social studies teacher
Kathi Ash, GHS math teacher
Tammy Roe, GHS math teacher
Jacqueline Bradshaw, GHS English teacher
Brianne Langdon, GHS culinary teacher
Leah Dawson, AES librarian
Jason Pullano, GHS science teacher/swim coach
Cindy Leatherman, GHS social studies teacher
Danny Guidry, GHS business teacher/baseball coach
Jose Ochoa, GHS math teacher
David Brister, AMS social studies teacher
Melinda Rose, GHS Spanish teacher
Menielle Donahoo, GISD instructional technology coordinator (former AES librarian)
Sonya Byrd, GHS health science teacher
John Morgan, AMS band director
Mark Weeks, GHS theater arts teacher
Christy Pieren, GHS health science teacher
Leah Haley, GHS special education teacher/soccer coach
Denise Scott, GHS social studies teacher/tennis coach
Shanna Shelton, GHS math teacher
Shyller McGuire, GHS speech and debate teacher
Connie Jesko, GHS education and training teacher
Claudia Hurst, GHS counselor
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.
Photos by Chelsea Hooper