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GISD Teachers and Staff Celebrated at 2022 Employee Recognition Ceremony

On May 10, 2022, GISD celebrated employees at the annual Employee Recognition Ceremony, held at the Klett Performing Arts Center.

During the ceremony, 20-year and 25-year employees were recognized, as well as Cooper Elementary School teacher Susan Morrow for 30 years of service, and Frost Elementary School custodian Danny Ybarra for 35 years of service. 44 GISD retirees were also recognized. 

There were five Employee of the Year categories, and the finalists were as follows: 

Auxiliary Campus Finalists:

Epi Jimenez, Cafeteria Manager
Williams Elementary School

Antonio Rodriguez, Lead Custodian
Forbes Middle School

WINNER: Maria Rubio, Custodian 
Wolf Ranch Elementary School


Auxiliary Support Finalists:

Orlando Baca, Maintenance
Operations Supervisor

WINNER: Tyler Hand
HVAC Technician

Martha Ybarra, Transportation
Payroll Specialist 


Instructional Paraprofessional Finalists:

Alex Clark, Special Education Pre-K
Wolf Ranch Elementary School

Courtney Marak, Job Coach 

WINNER: Jennifer Moses, Special Education
Wagner Middle School


Support Paraprofessional Finalists:

George Henderson
Technology Specialist

WINNER: Tina Mladan, Administrative Assistant
Health & Wellness

Valerie Romo, Registrar
Williams Elementary School


Support Finalists:

WINNER: Monica Meyers
Behavior Specialist

Lonnie Perez, Counselor 
East View High School

Jessica Powell
Learning Design Coach

Campus Teachers of the Year were recognized at the Elementary and Secondary level. The GISD Teacher of the Year in each category was announced:

Elementary Teacher of the Year: 

Hannah Mize
Williams ES

Secondary Teacher of the Year: 

Terri Henry
Benold Middle School

You can view photos from the event here