• Granbury Education Foundation
    8th Annual
    Academic Recognition Banquet
    May 9, 2019


    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 9, 2019, 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 and Granbury Middle School.  Some were retired educators who previously taught in the school district. 

    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 Recognition Banquet

    Students and district employees honored were: 


    Most Impactful GISD Employee

    Claire Arnold

    Todd Gibson, GHS engineering teacher

    Kaitlyn Bailey

    Mark Weeks, GHS theater arts director

    Makaul Barbaree

    Melissa Kinnear, GHS teacher and basketball coach

    Kelby Been

    Ashley Benson, GHS softball coach

    Kinsey Brawner

    Lyn Brawner, retired GISD elementary teacher

    Megan Childers

    Tahlequah Kirk, GHS band director

    Landree Chiles

    Shari Guthery, retired Acton Elementary School teacher

    Lyndee Chiles

    Phyllis DeRoos Bolton, retired Acton Elementary School teacher

    Abigail Gage

    Heather Garcia, GMS math teacher

    Courtney Gilley

    Jacqueline Bradshaw, GHS English teacher

    Tatum Gray

    Tammy Clark, GHS Dean of Instruction (former volleyball coach)

    Mikayla Hamilton

    Jose Ochoa, GHS math teacher

    Taylor Hammonds

    Megan Obeid, GHS math teacher

    Ashley Herndon

    Heather Cook, GHS English teacher

    Miranda Jackson

    Tammy Roe, GHS math teacher

    Hannah Long

    Brianne Langdon, GHS culinary teacher

    Sierra Mark

    David Brister, AMS social studies teacher

    Zoe Mehall

    David Winkleman, GHS social studies teacher/soccer coach

    Jackson Moon

    Kayli Morris, GHS science teacher

    Amanda Peterson

    Caitlin Leblo, GMS theater arts teacher

    Yari Press

    Karin Harrington, GHS counselor

    Juliana Rodriguez

    Mike Tabor, GHS art teacher

    Emily Tipton

    Cindy Leatherman, GHS social studies teacher

    Andrew Walters

    Kendra Fisher, GHS choir director

    Emma Whitehead

    Diane Harris, GHS English 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.