• Granbury Education Foundation
    9th Annual
    Academic Recognition Banquet
    May 6, 2021


    Academic Recognition Banquet

    The Granbury ISD Education Foundation honored the top 25 students in the Granbury High School Class of 2021 during the seventh annual Academic Recognition Banquet on May 6, 2021, at La Bella Luna. 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 also currently works at Acton Elementary School and the GISD technology department.  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. 

    Academic Recognition Banquet

    Students and district employees honored were: 


    Most Impactful GISD Employee

    Paige Anderson

    Cindy Jackson, GHS science teacher

    Ashlyn Bednarz

    Deborah Ottaway, retired Mambrino School teacher

    Megan Bednarz

    Danielle Parsons, GISD technology director and former Acton Middle School teacher

    Hannah Branum

    Jacqueline Bradshaw, GHS English teacher

    Emma Grace Brown

    Shanna McPherson, Acton Elementary School teacher

    Alison Cooper

    Ashley Benson, Granbury High School teacher and softball coach

    Tanner Crabbe

    Jana Reid, GHS English teacher

    Blaize Cross

    Joe Overstreet, GHS anatomy and physiology teacher

    Jadee Drum

    David Winkleman, GHS social studies teacher and soccer coach

    Nate Franzmathes

    Brianne Langdon, GHS culinary teacher

    Gentry Garner

    Kayli Morris, GHS science teacher

    Graham Garrison

    Steve Ward, GHS teacher and golf coach

    Kylie Hagan

    Cindy Leatherman, GHS social studies teacher

    Kaitlyn Heffernan

    Casey Hallmark, GHS substitute teacher and former health science teacher

    Emma Leslie

    Claudia Hurst, GHS counselor

    Leah Haley

    Sydney Mitchell, GHS teacher and soccer coach

    Brock Mueller

    Jose Ochoa, GHS math teacher

    Grace Payne

    Kendra Shirley, GISD homebound teacher

    Caroline Rezsofi

    Shari Guthery, retired Acton Elementary School teacher

    Madalyn Rickert

    Tammy Bodine, Granbury High School accounting teacher

    Jonathan Rositas

    Todd Gibson, GHS engineering teacher

    Faith Schmeets

    Deneen Carter, Acton Elementary School teacher and GHS swim coach

    Hunter Seybert

    Donna Morgan, GHS science teacher

    Danya Sklark

    Melissa Knight, GHS social studies teacher and student council sponsor

    M’Kenly Smith

    Cari Morisette, GHS health science teacher

    Adam Stone

    Kendra Fisher, GHS choir director

    Cristopher Vint

    Kerek Hogg, GHS social studies teacher

    Underwriting this year’s banquet were First National Bank of Granbury and Hard Eight BBQ. Providing desserts were Baked and the GHS culinary program. Lakeside Baptist Church printed the programs.

    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.