8th AnnualAcademic Recognition BanquetMay 9, 2019
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.
Students and district employees honored were:
Most Impactful GISD Employee
Todd Gibson, GHS engineering teacher
Mark Weeks, GHS theater arts director
Melissa Kinnear, GHS teacher and basketball coach
Ashley Benson, GHS softball coach
Lyn Brawner, retired GISD elementary teacher
Tahlequah Kirk, GHS band director
Shari Guthery, retired Acton Elementary School teacher
Phyllis DeRoos Bolton, retired Acton Elementary School teacher
Heather Garcia, GMS math teacher
Jacqueline Bradshaw, GHS English teacher
Tammy Clark, GHS Dean of Instruction (former volleyball coach)
Jose Ochoa, GHS math teacher
Megan Obeid, GHS math teacher
Heather Cook, GHS English teacher
Tammy Roe, GHS math teacher
Brianne Langdon, GHS culinary teacher
David Brister, AMS social studies teacher
David Winkleman, GHS social studies teacher/soccer coach
Kayli Morris, GHS science teacher
Caitlin Leblo, GMS theater arts teacher
Karin Harrington, GHS counselor
Mike Tabor, GHS art teacher
Cindy Leatherman, GHS social studies teacher
Kendra Fisher, GHS choir director
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.