November 7, 2019
Granbury ISD career and technical education director Judy Gentry is retiring in December 2019.
Having worked as the CTE director since 2009, Gentry will conclude 23 years of service to Granbury school district at the end of the semester.
“Judy Gentry has been a tireless advocate for Granbury students for over 23 years, and she has served as an outstanding ambassador to this community in making both GISD schools and CTE program successful,” commented superintendent Dr. Jeremy Glenn. “We wish her well and thank her for more than two decades of service to this district.”
The district will honor Gentry at a retirement reception on Tuesday, December 3 from 4:30-6:00 P.M. in the CTE Center at Granbury High School.
During Gentry’s tenure and leadership, the CTE program has grown to include a number of successful opportunities for students – a few include F1 in Schools, Project Lead The Way engineering program, and Eagle’s Nest aviation program. Gentry has also expanded community partnerships with Luminant and Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Lake Granbury Medical Center, local law enforcement agencies, and more. CTE offers numerous career pathways and high school endorsement options for students in a transformed high school that includes state-of-the-art facilities.
In 2017, the Granbury Chamber of Commerce honored Gentry with the Howard Clemmons Distinguished Service Award. The Clemmons award goes to individuals who most closely represent a former chamber chairman’s unselfish dedication to the chamber and the people of Granbury and Hood County.
Starting in the GISD as a teacher at GHS in 1997, Gentry was named the campus Teacher of the Year for the 2008-09 school year. Gentry also served as president of the Career and Technical Educators of North Texas, which serves the Dallas-Fort Worth area covered by the Regions 10 and 11 education service centers.
She holds a Master of Education in educational administration from Tarleton State University and previously earned a Bachelor of Science in secondary education at Oklahoma Christian University. She is a member of the Association of Texas Professional Educators and Delta Kappa Gamma.