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G-PISD Employee Awards

MAY 2021



Arnold Cruz takes great pride in G-PISD grounds and facilities.  He excels at finding common sense solutions to problems and is willing to offer his and his team’s help wherever needed.   His positive, yet professional approach is an asset to the District. (Arnold is pictured above with his supervisor at left, Mr. Ernesto Palomo.)



Kevin Murphey ​has made his mark on the District.  He is the “go to” person for problems that don’t seem to have a specific department.  He isn’t afraid to break a sweat and jump right into manual labor when the job calls for it. He is seeks solutions to problems before they become problems. He is also friendly and easy for everyone to approach for help.  




Monica Johnson is the District Special Education LSSP.  She provides behavior support and guidance to our staff who serve students with emotional challenges and disabilities while ensuring that the district is in compliance with federal, state and local policies.  She is a wealth of knowledge and is always willing to share her knowledge through trainings and coaching. She is a strong support in the District.

APRIL 2021



George Hernandez is always there to make sure everything is clean and disinfected even under the toughest situations.  He has a passion for his job and makes sure that the school is clean through a process.  His floors are so clean you can eat off of them if you would like to.  He is very kind and always looks at the best way of helping others. Everything he does is with a smile!



Audrey Saenz ​does a fantastic job at managing the day-to-day operations of the athletic department.  There is a lot of moving parts to athletics, and she keeps the operation running in an efficient manner.  She does this all with a smile and a great attitude!




Lori Garbe goes far and beyond for our students, staff and campus.  She is always so kind to everyone and will make a point of making everyone feel appreciated and welcomed to our school.  She is an amazing teacher and will work to help students and others to feel a part of the team and can prompt students to do work that they did not want to do.

MARCH 2021



Debbie Crady (WC Andrews) is flexible and willing to do whatever it takes to feed our students during the pandemic. She has implemented a new system and schedule for delivering a breakfast to every student each morning; she does all of this will a friendly smile and a caring heart. She's part of what makes us "A Great Place to Belong!" (Debbie wasn't able to attend the board meeting to accept her award, but she is pictured here with her Director, Jeff Atkinson, and her Food Service at WCA. Congratulations, Debbie, and THANK YOU for all you do for our students and staff!)



Ginger Beck (East Cliff) always goes above and beyond to help teachers and students. She is reliable and knowledgeable and loves to have fun! Not only does she support students in the classroom, she also is the campus technology guru and is able to solve most technology concerns and proved to be invaluable during the transition to virtual learning. She is a self-starter and whenever she sees an opportunity to help improve systems, she jumps in and offers her help and support to problem solve. She puts her heart into what she does and she is well respected by all that meet her.



Marty Campbell (TM Clark) is a true professional, and has helped keep our G-P family safe for years and now through the COVID-19 pandemic. Her leadership and care has had a protective effect on every student and staff member in the district. There is nothing Nurse Campbell can't do! She goes above and beyond to keep our students, staff, and community safe. She welcomes students, makes them laugh when they do not feel well, calms their fears, and reassures them that everything will be okay. Her positive personality shines throughout the campus, and our district.


(Awards were not announced during this month due to shifting schedules as a result of the unforeseen Winter freeze and school cancellations.)




Leo Villarreal (East Cliff Elementary) does a great job at keeping the campus clean and safe for students so they can learn. He is always professional and conscientious, and he makes a consistent effort to go above and beyond by participating in dress-up days to show his support of the campus and students. Whenever he sees someone in need, he quickly jumps in to help without hesitation. East Cliff is blessed to have him, and so are all of us in G-PISD!



Pilar Puente works at GP Middle School. She goes above and beyond each day she is at work.  When the district rolled out a new student records management system, she jumped in and took the lead. She has been instrumental in helping staff across the District because she wants to help her colleagues be more efficient. She is the District Docunav queen.



Jessica Rombs is the Lead District Social Worker. She has made an extraordinary mark on the District in only a couple years. She defines the role of social worker in her programming/resources she brings to the community with the Clothing Closet, working closely with the food bank and other programs and services. She searches for and fights for what is best for students and families in crisis.  We are unbelievably fortunate to her serving our community.




Freddy Hinojosa  is always willing to work and help anyone who needs it. He is given, and takes responsibility for, a wide variety of tasks and is a "go-to guy" in the maintenance department. No matter what is taking place and/or what the situation is, you can count on Freddy to do everything he can to fix and/or resolve the issue and do it with a smile on his face ... and a laugh or two. He not only completes his tasks in maintenance, but he also fills in in the transportation department when necessary and can always be counted on to get the job done with a smile and with the upmost professionalism.



Virginia Reitmann serves as the Wildcat Learning Center Secretary and helps to keep all people informed of procedures, task, and rules ... and has also helped to keep us moving forward during the pandemic. She has kept open lines of communication with staff, parents, and the High School. Virginia will research needs to make sure that students have every opportunity to meet their goals. In addition to identifying students who are in need of WLC services, she has changed the life of many students. She is always has a smile on her face and will stop at nothing to ensure students, staff, and parents have what they need to be successful.




Lili Robinson (G-P Middle School) has helped administration with many needs when she could be retreating due to personal loss. If anyone deserves this reward, it should be her. Her husband passed away over the summer and she has thrown herself into work. When we switched to the 3:05 p.m. release time, she re-worked the master schedule which allowed staff to focus on the students. She worked nights and weekends to get this done. No incentive, she just wanted the administrative experience and to help. She truly acted as another Assistant Principal even though she was adjusting to teaching virtually, taking her Principal’s exam, and learning how to be a widowed mother.