• Granbury Education Foundation
    7th Annual
    Academic Recognition Banquet
    May 10, 2018

    GEF Academic Recognition Banquet

    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.

    GEF Academic Recognition Banquet

    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

    Anthony Barnett

    Debby Johnson, former AES teacher

    Kyle Beck

    Todd Gibson, GHS engineering teacher

    Lauren Boleng

    Stephanie Bosch, AMS band director

    Melanie Boleng

    Michele Kahne, GMS band director

    Kendall Carroll

    Andrew Boomer, GHS social studies teacher

    Braden Derouen

    Kathi Ash, GHS math teacher

    Ryan Dimas

    Tammy Roe, GHS math teacher

    Charlotte Elliott

    Jacqueline Bradshaw, GHS English teacher

    Matthew Engle

    Brianne Langdon, GHS culinary teacher

    Molly Garrison

    Leah Dawson, AES librarian

    Trisha Gryder

    Jason Pullano, GHS science teacher/swim coach

    Roxana Hernandez

    Cindy Leatherman, GHS social studies teacher

    Hailey Hesseltine

    Danny Guidry, GHS business teacher/baseball coach

    Alexandria Inbody

    Jose Ochoa, GHS math teacher

    Josh Johnson

    David Brister, AMS social studies teacher

    Hannah McCray

    Melinda Rose, GHS Spanish teacher

    Justin Molder

    Menielle Donahoo, GISD instructional technology coordinator (former AES librarian)

    Daniel Mounce

    Sonya Byrd, GHS health science teacher

    Bethany Pavelick

    John Morgan, AMS band director

    Kelsey Pavelick

    Mark Weeks, GHS theater arts teacher

    Samantha Reiner

    Christy Pieren, GHS health science teacher

    Rayni Skaggs

    Leah Haley, GHS special education teacher/soccer coach

    Shannon Taylor

    Denise Scott, GHS social studies teacher/tennis coach

    Kade Turnage

    Shanna Shelton, GHS math teacher

    Halee Vaughan

    Shyller McGuire, GHS speech and debate teacher

    Ashley Vyce

    Connie Jesko, GHS education and training teacher

    Kennedy Wood

    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