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G-PISD Employee Awards


SEPTEMBER 2022

Auxiliary

RYAN BRUSTER

Mr. Ryan Bruster is an incredible member of TEAM G-P, and has served with our team for 30 years! As a proud graduate of G-PISD, he's truly a diehard Wildcat fan! When you think of WC Andrews Cafeteria Staff, you simply cannot help but think of Ryan among the best of the best.  If Ryan is not at WC Andrews then he is at the stadium cheering any and all of our football teams.  Everyone knows him, and what an outstanding example he is for our district and our students.  He doesn’t know what the word “QUIT” means.  Ryan truly exemplifies the characteristics of a true WILDCAT, and we are all made better because of Mr. Ryan Bruster!

Paraprofessional

KIM ARRINGTON

Ms. Kim Arrington spends her days making a lifelong difference for our children at East Cliff Elementary! Aside from Kim’s positive personality and energy, she always knows what to say and how to support the classroom when its needed most. When staff schedules and workload become overwhelming, she constantly collaborates with staff to find solutions and is known to leave positive notes on desks with a favorite treat. With our students, Ms. Arrington builds positive, caring relationships, and advocates for inclusivity and celebrating uniqueness. Kim is such a wonderful asset to East Cliff Elementary and our Adaptive Education team!

 

Professional

ALISON TEINERT

Ms. Alison Teinert is a great member of Team G-P, serving our awesome Wildcats at G-P High School! She is the type of teacher many would like to be, and it is evident to so many of us across the district. Her dedication to her students and her job is truly seen by all. Ms. Teinert ensures a variety of hands-on, fun activities help keep her students engaged, and she challenges many students who have achieved beyond their own ability to imagine -- earning top-level 5's and 4's on their Advanced Placement (AP) exams. In addition, she is an effective department head for the Science Team. Her tenure at the district, and at G-PHS, is greatly appreciated!

 


AUGUST 2022

Auxiliary

DANNY PEREZ

Mr. Danny Perez has worked in the Maintenance department for over 25 years and he is always ready to help! Danny is a hard-working, reliable technician. He goes out of his way to get his job done and will assist the other technicians when they need help. He is someone that can be counted on when things need to be done on a deadline and has been a valuable asset to the maintenance department. His service is appreciated by all and the Maintenance Team is glad to have him part of our team. His tenure and commitment to G-PISD cannot be measured, and we are grateful for his support across our entire district!

Paraprofessional

DEBBI WARRICK

Ms. Debbi Warrick is the definition of a dedicated employee and students are ALWAYS her priority! Every decision she makes is in the best interest of T.M. Clark's students and she models a love for reading and cares about students. It is evident every day in the library that Ms. Warrick truly loves what she does and understands the importance of creating an engaging experience for students. Ms. Warrick manages one of the largest libraries in GP and has worked tirelessly to put books in children's hands. She is an amazing educator that understands the importance of encouraging all students to develop a life-long love for learning and books. We are grateful to have Debbi as part of our campus and district!

 

Professional

RANDI COIL

Mrs. Randi Coil is among the most hard-working and supportive Assistant Principals in ANY school, in ANY district! She has the kind of soul that makes her invaluable to our most important stakeholders which are our kids and parents. Mrs. Coil not only lovingly advocates for kids, but she is their champion. She’s not just the kids’ champion, but ours, too. She is the matriarch of the WCA campus and we all turn to her for encouragement or to help with brainstorming ideas to conquer campus challenges. She builds up every single one of us to believe in ourselves and to be courageous. Beyond her logistical prowess and impressive G-PISD historic perspective, she is truly an asset to WCA as well as G-PISD!

 


JULY 2022

Professional

WALTER GRANBERRY

Mr. Walter Granberry is a talented and dedicated member of Team G-P serving in our Technology Department! During the months of June and July, he worked closely with vendors to handle a major network transition with the relocation of the MDF (our entire connectivity system) for G-PISD. Walter was instrumental in outlining the risks involved in the move and also worked to find solutions to minimize those risks. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Walter had to be in two different locations during the day of the move -- yet the move was successful because Technology was able to utilize our own maintenance department to safely move the equipment. Walter worked with the vendors to ensure everything was in proper working order and also visited each campus to test connectivity of the new services.  The Technology Department, and everyone in G-PISD, is extremely grateful for Walter’s hard work and dedication. It is employees like Walter that make GPISD a Great Place to Belong!

 


MAY 2022

Auxiliary

LEEANA MURPHY

Mrs. Murphy is the definition of a dedicated employee and is always willing to put our students first! A recent incident in the middle school cafeteria turned a bad customer service experience into a great customer service experience and LeeAna even received a standing ovation by a cafeteria full of middle school students! Taking the time to make sure her customers are heard is the ultimate customer service action! Ms. Murphy will be part of the leadership team at the Middle School beginning next year and is a shining example of what characteristics a Wildcat Café team member should possess. We are grateful for LeeAna in our Food Service Department, and as a member of TEAM G-P!

Paraprofessional

VANESSA RIVERA

Ms. Rivera is the Computer Lab/Media Aide by title alone as she is much, much more than that for the team at W.C. Andrews Elementary! If her title matched her skill, ability, and work ethic, not even our fund balance could afford her. Ms. Rivera is our resident MAP testing aficionado. She prepares MAP scheduling, proctoring, and assists in facilitating training for MAP procedures and also has taught ALL students in grades 1-5 how to type, create PowerPoints, Word documents, and posters using Publisher.  The best part about Ms. Rivera is that she loves all kids. Ms. Rivera is so vital to the operations at WCA and she literally embodies each facet of our vision statement. She's among the best of the best, and we're glad to have her on the team!

 

Professional

WENDI BROWNING

Mrs. Wendi Browning is responsible for overseeing the districts employee payroll, which is no easy task. Her job directly impacts every single district employee, which requires meticulous planning and preparation. When all other work has stopped temporarily due to catastrophic events like the pandemic, hurricanes, and other natural disasters, one thing has remained true, and that is our employees get paid no matter what. Wendi has been there time and again when nature tested us, and she stepped up every single time without hesitation to ensure a plan was in motion. Each time she has led her team by making sure resources were available no matter the circumstances. Wendi's commitment, high work ethic, and determination has ensured we have always met payroll on time. She exemplifies the meaning of inspiring others!

 


APRIL 2022

Auxiliary

ANDREA YOUNG

Mrs. Young is an incredible member of Team G-P serving on our Food Service ("Wildcat Cafe") staff! A familiar face around the district, she has worked in the Food Service department for many years -- and always with a smile on her face and a kind word to share! Ms. Young is available to help wherever she is needed, and has been a valuable asset to the food service team as well as to so many across our district and in our schools. Her dedication and service is greatly appreciated by all, and Food Service team is glad to have her expertise in working alongside them each day as well as being part of the G-P Family!

Paraprofessional

HOLLY BAKER

Ms. Baker is instrumental at East Cliff Elementary School! She starts the day by greeting ALL students and families with high energy, excitement, music, and many times costumes. Because of the way she greets families by name and with such warmth, our students feel SEEN and welcomed each morning. She goes above and beyond for all the teachers and is always prepared to assist with any need, whether its computer issues, making posters, fixing the laminator, creating bulletin boards, or most importantly, helping students. She's a team player and takes the initiative with a positive attitude. Ms. Baker will be relocating this summer, yet we are delighted she is forever part of our G-P Family!

Professional

ALTON ALEXANDER

Mr. Alexander serves in the Construction Department at G-PISD! He is a wealth of knowledge, and is a considerable asset to our school district. Mr. Alexander works tirelessly to keep the district's construction projects moving smoothly, and his background in HVAC and HVAC controls makes him an extremely valuable construction department team leader. In addition to this role, he also has extensive knowledge of maintenance and operations. The construction department is successful because of his continuous efforts, and G-PISD is grateful to have his expertise to ensure projects are moving along and improvements are made to better serve the G-P community!

 


MARCH 2022

Auxiliary

DENISE DRUMMOND

Mrs. Drummond serves as a Cafeteria Manager at G-P Middle School! She has been with the district for over 35 years and has always placed the students first in all decisions she makes … even including her retirement! Mrs. Drummond did not want to retire until she made sure the new G-P Middle School kitchen, and all the operations that go with it, were in place. She wanted to ensure students would continue to receive the same high-quality standard she has always provided during her tenure here with G-P. While Denise is set to retire the end of this school year, she truly exemplifies what it means to be a Wildcat Café Rock Star!

Paraprofessional

WENDY HUGHES

Mrs. Hughes lends her expertise as Purchasing Clerk in the Business Office! Every G-PISD purchase goes through her for validation before it passes along the approval chain. Mrs. Hughes works to find discrepancies and resolve among personnel so they can continue the path to approval. She is instrumental in all travel that takes place for staff and students, and maintains a high standard for stewardship of public funds. She has been a great contributor in discussions about purchasing policies and procedures. Last month, she had days with over 100 requisitions coming in, but her timeliness and willingness to work late when duty calls ensures that the items will not be delayed for students and staff. Thank you, Mrs. Hughes!

Professional

ATANISLAO (TANIS) ACOSTA

Mr. Acosta is the Multimedia Production Coordinator in G-PISD's Communications Office! He just completed his one-year work anniversary on March 22nd, and has brought an abundance of incredible talent, passion, and pride to G-PISD. He creates sharp graphic content, from logos and signage to video features. His vision and creative inspiration are a driving force for good. Our Communications team has already come home with 7 State Gold Star Awards and a Best of Category Award from the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA), in large part thanks to his contributions. We are extremely fortunate to have a true artist and professional like Mr. Acosta. He is one of a kind, and beyond his talents he is also a truly kind and genuine person. We are PROUD to have him in our district!

 


FEBRUARY 2022

Auxiliary

HELEN NESMITH

Mrs. Nesmith is an incredible custodian at East Cliff Elementary! She joined our custodial team recently and has quickly drawn a fan club because of her professionalism, work ethic, and attention to detail. Mrs. Nesmith is extremely thorough, friendly, and helpful to all. Recently, a student didn’t make it home one evening and she was instrumental in getting in contact with appropriate personnel to ensure this child was located.  She has been a great addition to our custodial staff and the East Cliff team!

Paraprofessional

PAMELA OTERO

Mrs. Otero provides clerical support for the G-PISD Construction Department! She definitely keeps the construction department running smoothly, with a myriad of projects.  She has great communication skills and strives to get better every day. Mrs. Otero works diligently and has a thirst to learn. Despite hardships, she presses on and continues to grow as an employee.  She does a fantastic job keeping her department rolling, and is a vital member of team GP!

Professional

MELISSA NORRIS

Mrs. Norris is an amazing Special Education Teacher at G-P Middle School! She's a truly dedicated employee who goes above and beyond for our students. Her co-workers indicate that she sets the example for a Special Education case manager by building relationships with her students, ensuring transition interviews capture student interests and completing appropriate paperwork and documentation in a timely manner.  Mrs. Norris has received additional certifications, adjusted her schedule to meet student needs and maintains a positive attitude. She's a great addition to the Middle School team!


JANUARY 2022

Auxiliary

JUAN FLORES

Mr. Flores is an exceptional bus rider serving as part of the G-PISD Transportation team! He is well respected as a very dependable employee -- someone who is consistently among those we can count on daily. He is dedicated to our students and his job. Mr. Flores is one of the longest serving bus drivers we currently have on staff, and understands the role he plays to make a difference every day for our students.  He is liked by his peers because of his dedication and the example he sets within the department. Mr. Flores is always at work, and loves his job. He's a great member of our G-P family!

Paraprofessional

CATHY ARMSTRONG

Mrs. Armstrong is the Secretary to the Principal at East Cliff Elementary. She routinely goes over and beyond in her daily duties and helps with all questions that come her way. Mrs. Armstrong is a problem solver and is involved with improving proficiency in all areas of the campus. She keeps the principal’s office running smoothly by keeping track of when things need to be completed in order to meet deadlines. She's been a tremendous help the last few weeks since the school year resumed after Winter Break and remained patient with all staff through it all! This includes computer problems, helping ensure classes were covered, and getting maintenance over ASAP with a situation that needed immediate attention ... and she's regarded as an awesome member of the team who keeps East Cliff’s world running!

Professional

DAVID RAINS

Mr. Rains is the Audio/Video Tech (GPTV) Teacher at G-P High School. He is a very talented film teacher and inspires his students daily. Mr. Rains does a phenomenal job with the GPTV students and these students in turn do an amazing job at a high professional level.  The work of his students is on display almost every day, whether it's the daily announcements, live-streaming sporting events, or preparing videos for the community (such as the recent LEO appreciation video). Mr. Rains even provides his students opportunities to lead by engaging GPTV sponsors directly as they gather information for their advertising spots.  He is truly embracing our district's vision, mission, and goals by educating, inspiring, and empowering our students.


DECEMBER 2021

Auxiliary

ANTONIO LOPEZ

Mr. Lopez is an outstanding team member serving G-PISD in the Maintenance Department! Antonio Lopez is friendly, helpful, and kind, and provides as an incredible example of service in the Gregory-Portland ISD maintenance department. No matter where you see Antonio, he always has a smile on his face!  As he goes about his daily duties, he is always professional and willing to offer help to others. He is certainly a pleasure to work with each day, and G-P is lucky to have Antonio Lopez as part of the Wildcat family!

Paraprofessional

LORA DELUNA

Mrs. DeLuna is the Secretary to our Chief Communications & Engagement Officer. Lora has served our district as a volunteer parent, then a substitute, and was hired to work in the office at T.M. Clark before moving to Communications. Her creativity, passion, commitment, and G-P PRIDE are evident. She is sincere, kind-hearted, and genuinely devoted;  trustworthy, loyal, and a joy to be around. She will soon transition from full-time employment with G-PISD to build the next phase of her personal baking business -- as she's been so successful, she now has the ability to do so, and we know the sky is the limit for Lora! We are THANKFUL for her great work, service, and continued partnership with our district!

Professional

CHRISTOPHER CASAREZ

Mr. Casarez is a Purchasing Coordinator at G-PISD Central Office. Chris has been a great addition to the G-P business office team. During a time of 100 things going on simultaneously, he was able to stay resilient with every task at hand. From taking charge with the moving project for Central Administration, procuring different elements of Bond 2020 construction projects, and ensuring all campuses and departments were taken care of with Purchase Order needs, Chris Casarez was outstanding with his contributions during this month. He really showed signs of an employee who goes above and beyond day in and day out.

Auxiliary

ANTONIO LOPEZ

Mr. Lopez is an outstanding team member serving G-PISD in the Maintenance Department! Antonio Lopez is friendly, helpful, and kind, and provides as an incredible example of service in the Gregory-Portland ISD maintenance department. No matter where you see Antonio, he always has a smile on his face!  As he goes about his daily duties, he is always professional and willing to offer help to others. He is certainly a pleasure to work with each day, and G-P is lucky to have Antonio Lopez as part of the Wildcat family!

Paraprofessional

LORA DELUNA

Mrs. DeLuna is the Secretary to our Chief Communications & Engagement Officer. Lora has served our district as a volunteer parent, then a substitute, and was hired to work in the office at T.M. Clark before moving to Communications. Her creativity, passion, commitment, and G-P PRIDE are evident. She is sincere, kind-hearted, and genuinely devoted;  trustworthy, loyal, and a joy to be around. She will soon transition from full-time employment with G-PISD to build the next phase of her personal baking business -- as she's been so successful, she now has the ability to do so, and we know the sky is the limit for Lora! We are THANKFUL for her great work, service, and continued partnership with our district!

Professional

CHRISTOPHER CASAREZ

Mr. Casarez is a Purchasing Coordinator at G-PISD Central Office. Chris has been a great addition to the G-P business office team. During a time of 100 things going on simultaneously, he was able to stay resilient with every task at hand. From taking charge with the moving project for Central Administration, procuring different elements of Bond 2020 construction projects, and ensuring all campuses and departments were taken care of with Purchase Order needs, Chris Casarez was outstanding with his contributions during this month. He really showed signs of an employee who goes above and beyond day in and day out.


NOVEMBER 2021

Auxiliary

LETICIA HERNANDEZ

Mrs. Hernandez is an exceptional member of our Food Service Team! This year, "Letty" as she is called in food service has truly stepped up and taken a lead!  She has been trained to serve as the cashier for the middle school cafeteria, and has done a marvelous job despite being a little nervous to take on that role. She takes every duty seriously and does well in her daily performance of those tasks that support our Wildcats. Food Services is glad to have her as part of the team, and G-P is better because of Mrs. Letty Hernandez!

Paraprofessional

CINDY HARTLEY

Ms. Hartley is the Executive Secretary to the Superintendent of Schools. There is so much that can be said of Cindy, and summed up it may be that she's a true hard worker! She is a fixture in the District and has helped the Superintendent’s Office continue to move forward and excel.  She is always pleasant, and will do whatever it takes to help the District be the best. Ms. Hartley is a very kind and caring soul who takes great pride in her work, and though she will soon be enjoying a well-deserved retirement we want her to know we are all extremely proud and thankful for all she's done for G-P!

Professional

CHIP CARIAPPA

Mr. Cariappa is an Assistant Principal at G-P Middle School. He does an amazing job of balancing student code of conduct enforcement across campus while building strong relationships with our G-PMS students. His Wildcats value Chip and his tough-love but kind approach to student discipline. He goes out of his way to connect with students, and really explains why their choices have consequences.  Additionally, parents have come to know and trust him with their children each day. Mr. Cariappa truly represents all that is great about being a G-PMS Wildcat!

 


OCTOBER 2021

Auxiliary

CLIFF AVERY

Mr. Avery is an outstanding employee on our Maintenance Team! While many of us enjoyed the summer months, Cliff was hard at work painting offices in the school and completing some other items. He is always willing to assist with various jobs and continuously does fantastic work.  Mr. Avery is willing to work until the job is complete. His perseverance and dedication is noteworthy, and a great example for all in the G-P community especially our wonderful Wildcats. We are extremely lucky and grateful to have him as a part of Team G-P!

Paraprofessional

JENNIFER HERNANDEZ

Mrs. Hernandez is Secretary to the Director of Technology. Jennifer acts as the glue that makes sure everyone in the technology department stays on task. She is always willing to jump in and help whenever needed and her dedication and work ethic shows she can get things done. Jennifer acts in various areas within the technology department and goes beyond her secretarial duties. She helps with access control, marquee signs, the outdoor video scoreboard, and any other area the technology department may need additional support. Technology is happy to have her in their department!

Professional

SARAH PASEUR

Ms. Paseur is an Adaptive Education Teacher at G-P Middle School. Ms. Paseur is new to the G-P family, and has already demonstrated vast knowledge in the areas of behavior and instruction working with students in special education. She goes above and beyond, and has done an amazing job with the Middle School Coffee Cart which is a learning opportunity that helps to prepare her students for the future.  You may have seen the coffee cart in action this year at the State of the District, as she and her students provided coffee and goodies to guests at the event.  Ms. Paseur is an asset to her students and the G-P family!


SEPTEMBER 2021

Auxiliary

SHEILA KUTA

Ms. Kuta is the Cafeteria Manager at W.C. Andrews. Staff has said she is such a breath of fresh air! She embraced the challenge of breakfast in the classroom because, although it is challenging, she knows how vital it is for our students and not every student has the opportunity to eat breakfast at home. She encourages her staff to be engaging and friendly to students in the lunch line. She helps her crew pull food, clean, work with students, or troubleshoot technology glitches with an open mind and great attitude. The culture in the cafeteria is helpful, happy, and positive because of her leadership.

Paraprofessional

ENEDELIA SALAZAR

Ms. Salazar is the G-P Middle School Registrar. She graciously agreed to move from an elementary campus to the new middle school campus and has quickly made her talents and expertise known to all involved in the registration process on campus. She is gracious with all her interactions, whether she is speaking to students, parents or staff. She is always professional, polite and thorough and truly exemplifies what it means to have GP Pride in her work, and provides everyone with the best customer service.

 

Professional

SONIA MARQUEZ

Nurse Marquez is the School Nurse at East Cliff. She is meticulous in her recordkeeping and communicating with teachers and parents about student needs. She manages students coming in and out of her office with diligence and care. She goes above and beyond for staff and students in valiant attempts to keep everyone healthy. She has a system in place that helps students understand and monitor their own personal health and hygiene. They are learning life-long lessons without even realizing it! She is thorough, efficient, knowledgeable, and has taught us (students, staff, and families) a great deal about our health practices and care.


MAY 2021

Auxiliary

ARNOLD CRUZ

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.)

Paraprofessional

KEVIN MURPHEY

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.  

 

Professional

MONICA JOHNSON

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

Auxiliary

GEORGE HERNANDEZ

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!

Paraprofessional

AUDREY SAENZ

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!

 

Professional

LORI GARBE

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

Auxiliary

DEBBIE CRADY

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!)

Paraprofessional

GINGER BECK

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.

Professional

MARTY CAMPBELL

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.


FEBRUARY 2021

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


JANUARY 2021

Auxiliary

LEO VILLARREAL

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!

Paraprofessional

PILAR PUENTE

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.

Professional

JESSICA ROMBS

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.


DECEMBER 2020

Auxiliary

FREDDY HINOJOSA

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.

Paraprofessional

VIRGINIA REITMANN

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.

 

Professional

LILIANA ROBINSON

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.