Core 4 Customer Service - Focused, Fast, Friendly, Flexible

Core 4 Fridays Winners and Nominees

  • Happy Core 4 Friday! It’s time to recognize Dallas ISD staff who do an outstanding job providing great customer service, internally and externally. These fellow staff members go above and beyond to exemplify the Core 4—focused on student achievement; fast and flexible in the delivery of services or products to every customer; and friendly—no matter the answer. On Core 4 Friday, the district shares the full list of nominees and announces the employees who were randomly selected from among the nominees to receive a $25 gift card from Love in Motion, an organization that works to improve lives in our city.

    The gift card winners this month are featured below.

    This is the last Core 4 Friday of the school year. However, nominations can still be made at any time here throughout the summer, and the nominees will be recognized in August when the 2018-2019 school year begins.

    Thanks, everyone, for helping recognize colleagues who provide outstanding service.

  • Core 4 Gift Card Winners - May 2018

    Joe Leon

    Joe Leon, teacher, Edwin Kiest ES
    Mr. Leon was focused on improving the school garden at Kiest. He showed up to volunteer one Saturday when it was very cold and windy. He volunteered another Saturday with rain in the forecast when others stayed home. The garden looks great thanks to him.
    Mr. Leon Nominated by: Mary Morehead

    Alejandra Guzman

    Alejandra Guzman, financial clerk, Skyline High School
    Ms. Guzman greets every person who comes through her office door. Even when staff get a little snippy about money, she stays cool and offers candy to settle them down. She handles all the deposits, checks, and field trips for a faculty of over 300.
    Nominated by: Susan Shinn

    Kimberley Daniels

    Kimberley Daniels, data controller, W.H. Harllee, EEC
    Ms. Daniels serves our campus in many capacities as the CRC. She not only works with the front office but with all children and staff members in the building. Her passion for education is evident in all of her interactions, both internal and external.
    Nominated by: Priscilla Contreras; Camerron Mason; Michelle Touchet; Robyn Pinilla; Linda Walker; Kenneth Dougles; Claudeen Preston; Paula Stafford; Jasmine Clewis

    Angelina Nuno

    Angelina Nuno, Coordinator, Student Activities
    Focused. Friendly. Flexible. She is awesome. I have interacted with her during UIL events and chess tournaments. She is always helpful and ready to share information and provide guidance and direction. She is clear and responsive both in emails and in person. At events she is always friendly and helpful.
    Nominated by: Ron Schmidt

  • Core 4 Fridays Nominees - May 2018

    Linda Fisher, financial clerk, Billy Dade MS
    Nominated by: Lisa Phillips

    Francisca Martinez, office manager, Clinton P. Russell ES
    Nominated by: Laura Aguilera

    Jennifer Cordell, S.E. teacher, William B. Miller ES
    Nominated by: April Greene

    Maria Lechuga, custodian, Ascher Silberstein ES
    Nominated by: Manuel Sosa

    Naida Vega, supervisor IE, Teaching & Learning
    Nominated by: Pamela Oviahon

    Judy Anderson, supervisor IE, Teaching & Learning
    Nominated by: Pamela Oviahon

    Mirna Sanchez Ceja, teacher, Harry Stone Montessori
    Nominated by: Chantille Diaz

    Carolyn Hasty, nurse, T.G Terry ES
    Nominated by: Patricia Alvarez

    Beverly Miles, specialist II, Financial Reporting Analysis & Control
    Nominated by: Tunisia Wallace

    Karina Nunez, CRC, Obadiah Knight ES
    Nominated by: Zelda Saxton

    Francis Rodriguez, buyer, Procurement Services
    Nominated by: Mark Broughton

    Ryan Eaves, lead driver, Athletics Grounds
    Nominated by: Susan Goldstein

    Lora O’Neill, analyst, Enterprise Applications
    Nominated by:  Alicia McDonald

    Doretha Allen, academic facilitator, School Leadership
    Nominated by: Erin Gracey

    Monica Mendoza, data controller, Stockard MS
    Nominated by: Herrona Williams

    Carlotta Hooks, Principal, Carr ES
    Nominated by: Mallory Scruggs

    Kimberly Wheeler, supervisor, Campus Support
    Nominated by: Joslyn Harmon

    Sandi Smart, manager, Evaluation Assessment
    Nominated by: Priscilla Soltren

    Fred McMillian, driver SC, Operations
    Nominated by: Janet M. Fuller

    Core 4 Fridays Winners and Nominees - April 2018

    Core 4 Gift Card Winners - April 2018

    Teresa Crawson

    Teresa Crawson, CRC, Thelma Richardson ES
    Ms. Crawson truly cares about making sure that parents and visitors are welcomed the minute they walk in the door. She will go above and beyond to make sure that she steers people in the right direction if she can't help them herself. She's amazing.
    Nominated by: Courtney Loy

    Llora Singer

    Llora Singer, administrative assistant, School Leadership
    Ms. Singer is very caring, knowledgeable, and always goes above and beyond to assist me and her campuses. She's a super administrative assistant! She's always on top of things and helps us (Special Revenue Funds Dept.) ensure her feeders are in compliance.
    Nominated by: Melissa Lara

    Sheri Garrett

    Sheri Garrett, coordinator, Districtwide Student Initiatives
    Mrs. Garrett provides support to our campus to ensure that we are in compliance. She is always willing to assist and ensure that our campus is successful.
    Nominated by: Shanieka Christmas-McDonald

    Lisa Salas

    Lisa Salas, clerk, Townview School of Business
    Lisa is the most friendly, helpful, talented and gifted person ever! She has untapped creativity and the ability to take the smallest idea/thought into magic for the least cost. The most AMAZING person to work with, and she is on our TEAM! Yes!!!
    Nominated by: Cassandra Mathis

    Lakeshia Jones, supervisor, FCNS
    Nominated by: Tamika Figgs

    Johana Ochoa, clerk, Sunset HS
    Nominated by: Laura Aguilera

    Sandra Morales, counselor, Nathan Adams ES
    Nominated by: Denise Jones

    Penny Dabbs, administrative assistant, STEM Department
    Nominated by: Jenny Christian

    Caitlin Beauford, coordinator, Samuell Early College
    Nominated by: Nooraaney Sattar

    Irene Hernandez, administrative assistant, Urban School Wellness
    Nominated by: Rhonda Odom

    Jasmin Aguirre, clerk, Conrad HS
    Nominated by: E. Georgette Jordan

    Michele Asher-Oliver, office manager, J.L. Long MS
    Nominated by: Chandra Hooper-Barnett

    Lourdes Garcia, office assistant, Ann Richards MS
    Nominated by: Ravonne French

    Miriam Hernandez, office manager, Benjamin Franklin MS
    Nominated by: Kendall Nettle

    Onjaleke Brown, principal, N.W. Harlee ECC
    Nominated by: Erin Gracey

    Maryann Troiano, technician, Enterprise Applications
    Nominated by: Susan Goldstein

    Tedka McDonald, teacher, Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs
    Nominated by: Bobbie Barnet

    Carla Rollins, specialist, HCM
    Nominated by: Zulema Veronica Noziglia Wilde

    Mercy Thomas, developer, Enterprise Applications
    Nominated by: Carolyn Moreno

    Emma Farjami, technician, IT
    Nominated by: Priscilla Soltren

    Siamak Barani, manager, IT
    Nominated by: Priscilla Soltren

    Tambria Barnes, manager, Enterprise Applications
    Nominated by: Priscilla Soltren

    Daniel Shelton, supervisor, FCNS
    Nominated by: Miguel Gonzalez

    Marcellous Jackson, driver, FCNS
    Nominated by: Daniel Shelton

    Adelita Sosa, teacher, F.G. Botello ES
    Nominated by: Diana Reynoso

    Michelle Canales, CRC, Jill Stone ES
    Nominated by: Melissa Lawson

    Jennifer Toombs, LSSP, Psychological and Social Services
    Nominated by: Tara Caskey

    Core 4 Fridays Winners and Nominees - March 2018

    Core 4 Gift Card Winners - March

    Kathy Rivera

    Kathy Rivera, teacher, Esperanza “Hope” Medrano ES
    Kathy is focused and tireless when it comes to results. She works across grade levels and disciplines to help teachers analyze data, set goals, and improve student achievement. She is an asset on our campus, working with both students and teachers.
    Nominated by: Michele Buehler

    Tiffany Brooks

    Tiffany Brooks, coordinator, Special Revenue Funds
    Tiffany is an incredible collaborator. She responds very quickly and is focused on ensuring that everything meets a high standard to best serve the district. She perfectly represents the Core 4 and is deserving of recognition.
    Nominated by: Jordan Carlton

    Michelle Brown

    Michelle Brown, director, Language and Literacy
    Michelle's growth mindset has helped to provide our students a new, improved innovative department. Because she is dedicated to student growth, she has worked tirelessly to provide intensive intervention for students to achieve literacy for life.
    Nominated by: Demetrica Aldridge

    Maribel Ramirez

    Maribel Ramirez, office manager, Roger Q. Mills ES
    Ms. Ramirez is an energetic, hardworking office manager who is a great communicator and a creative problem-solver. She is great at focusing on the issue at hand and working through obstacles to resolve any challenge. She is loyal, tenacious and quick to learn any new task presented to her. Ms. Ramirez is the epitome of friendly and efficient customer service!
    Nominated by: Marvin Gonzalez


    Donald Golden, EMS, HVAC
    Nominated by: Brad Wood

    Jessica Renteria, office manager, Young Women’s Steam Academy at Balch Springs
    Nominated by: Shawn Redd

    Cynthia Cabrera, coordinator, HCM
    Nominated by: Josie Cortez

    Lucy Leija, cafeteria manager, Gilbert Cuellar ES
    Nominated by: Jenniffer Sanchez Torres

    Erick Carcamo, supervisor, FCNS
    Nominated by: Rachel Green

    Martha Blount, campus support, Special Education
    Nominated by: Ginny Beatty

    Anarosa Botello, CRC, Ascher Silberstein ES
    Nominated by: Jennifer Martinez

    Santos Padilla, teacher, Ascher Silberstein ES
    Nominated by: Jennifer Martinez

    Ashley Smith, teacher assistant, Billy E. Dade MS
    Nominated by: Phyllis Moseley

    Jessica Brown, CIC, Esperanza “Hope” Medrano ES
    Nominated by: Ana Castro

    Shun Davis, counselor, W.W. Samuell ECHS
    Nominated by: Nooraaney Sattar

    Rosiceli Hernandez, bilingual educational diagnostician, Individual Evaluation
    Nominated by: Pam Ford

    Marisela Zuniga, staffing specialist, HCM
    Nominated by: Christina Martinez

    Jury Paredes, teacher assistant, Arturo Salazar
    Nominated by: Nicolette Luna

    Gregory Frady, technician, IT
    Nominated by: Nawal Boutari

    Candace Yarbough, director, Procurement
    Nominated by: Aarika Fulson

    Debra Hill, director, IT
    Nominated by: Jane Maxvill

    Bridget King, teacher assistant, Clara Oliver ES
    Nominated by: Cheryl Freeman

    Monica Nunn, senior analyst, IT
    Nominated by: Linda Crawford and Rubye Rolfe

    Core 4 Fridays Winners and Nominees - Febrauary 2018

    Core 4 Gift Card Winners - February

    Cassandra MathisCassandra Mathis, teacher assistant, School of Business and Management
    Ms. Mathis is always, and I mean always, willing to troubleshoot a scenario for our faculty to ensure students have the most awesome experience in the classroom. She arrives early and stays late to ensure the teachers' needs are addressed.
    Nominated by: Michele Broughton

    Leslie De La GarzaLeslie De La Garza, CRC, Jack Lowe Sr. ES
    Leslie is always available to assist in the front office, the nurse’s clinic and the classroom. She is a new employee this year and took on the CRC role with flying colors. She also helped her church collect coats for our students at Jack Lowe Sr. We are fortunate to have her on our team.
    Nominated by: Margaret E. Stamm

    Dawn WalkerDawn Walker, coordinator, School Leadership
    Dawn Walker goes above and beyond to support all members of our department from presenting info to school leaders to preparing and setting up behind the scenes. Many call on her for help, and she is willing to serve and never hesitates when needed.
    Nominated by: Tanya Shelton

    Monica NunnMonica Nunn, analyst, IT
    Monica embodies the spirit of Dallas ISD's Core 4 perfectly! She taught us how to share our screen to provide fast and friendly service in real time. Once in Oracle, she patiently explained each step and offered useful tips for next time. She has helped us tremendously.
    Nominated by: Tami Sanchez


    Amy Seo, teacher, Cesar Chavez Learning Center
    Nominated by: Paula Agulefo

    Megan Hiers, teacher, Bayles ES
    Nominated by: Brandy McKelvy

    Juan Carlos Pineda, warehouse lead, FCNS
    Nominated by: Daniel Shelton

    Sheri Hall, counselor, Woodrow Wilson HS
    Nominated by: Tracy Copeland

    Leslie Williams, assistant superintendent, School Leadership
    Nominated by: Gary Haskett

    Tedka McDonald, teacher, Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs
    Nominated by: Bobbie Barnett

    Jacquelin Rodriguez, 4th-grade department head, Nancy Moseley ES
    Nominated by: Noemy Montes

    Adelita Sosa, teacher, F.G. Botello ES
    Nominated by: Diana Reynoso

    Kay Wilcots, behavior program supervisor, LSSP
    Nominated by: Vanita Wilson

    Adan Balderas, supervisor, HVAC
    Nominated by: Janeen Pantoja

    Chaka Broughton, teacher, J.W. Ray Learning Center
    Nominated by: Jennifer Sanchez

    Elsa Torres, clerk, H. Grady Spruce HS
    Nominated by: Ashley Toole

    John Criss, executive analyst, IT
    Nominated by: Annie Harris

    Yesenia Romero Martinez, registrar, H.W. Longfellow Career Exploration Academy
    Nominated by: Gayle Armstrong

    Beatrice Chavez, CRC, Frank Guzick ES
    Nominated by: Bonita Willis

    Andria Minor, accountant, Finance
    Nominated by: Stephanie Turner

    Reymundo Cervantes, principal, H.B. Gonzalez ES
    Nominated by: Dee Ana Pier

    Emily Reynosa, teacher, Lee A. McShan Jr. ES
    Nominated by Aaron McAdams

    Tonya Bell, office manager, Stevens Park ES
    Nominated by: Cameron Koelling

    Rebecca Tarango, office manager, Onesimo Hernandez ES
    Nominated by: Martha Robledo

    Ashley Torres, clerk, Woodrow Wilson HS
    Nominated by: Daisy Faz

    Charlotte Stanley, office manager, Clara Oliver ES
    Nominated by: Tonya Whitmill

    Larry Featherston, analyst, OIR
    Nominated by: Sherri Fetter

    Shequita Armstrong, office manager, C.A.Tatum Jr. ES
    Nominated by: Harolyn C. Stephens

    Core 4 Fridays Winners and Nominees - January 2018

    Core 4 Gift Card Winners - January

    Miguel Gonzalez Miguel Gonzalez, warehouse lead, FCNS
    Miguel is very focused at getting the job done. He will stay late, come in early, and do whatever it takes to get the job done. Miguel is fast and proficient, and he gets the job done quickly with little direction. Miguel is an asset to Dallas ISD.
    Nominated by: Daniel Shelton


    John CrissJohn Criss, executive analyst, IT
    When facing a difficult situation with grading, Mr. Criss worked outside of the box trying to find a solution and returned my call in less than 2 minutes from his cell. That's service!
    Nominated by: Connie Westbrook


    Dwayna GriffinDwayna Griffin, school nurse, George Herbert Walker Bush ES
    Nurse Griffin takes care of our entire campus while displaying the Core 4. We never see her impatient with our students or staff. She is always here for us with her kind, gentle spirit. We are very lucky to have Nurse Griffin on our campus.
    Nominated by: Lisa Carren Graubard


    Sheri WhitfordSheri Whitford, office manager, Multiple Careers
    A great example of customer service, Ms. Whitford is the only clerical staff for our combined schools of Maya Angelou & Multiple Careers. She is the first face parents or visitors see. She is unfailingly calm, cheerful, helpful, efficient & flexible.
    Nominated by: Kristina Ray



    Other Nominees

    Victoria Ramirez, community outreach coordinator, Law Magnet
    Nominated by: Patrick Lyons, P. Guerrero, Ross Smeltzer, Severo Perez, Dionicio A. Gonzalez, Ana Lopez de Lerena, Genci Hasa, Deborah Matthews, Garet Feimster, Derek Liles

    Ebony Spigner, financial clerk, Franklin D. Roosevelt HS
    Nominated by: LaKisha Logan

    Sara Ramirez, STEM teacher, EEC
    Nominated by: Janet Fuller

    Wernsetta Session, supervisor, Campus Support
    Nominated by: Karisha Bangs

    Jerrika Wilks, teacher, Kiest ES
    Nominated by: Ginny Beatty

    Nancy Esparza, office manager, Emmett J. Conrad HS
    Nominated by: T. Asmerom

    Misael Zermeno, driver, FCNS 
    Nominated by: Daniel Shelton

    Marcie Rouse, administrator, IT
    Nominated by: Larry Gilbert

    Patricia Alvarez, office manager, T.G. Terry ES
    Nominated by: Ashleigh Abbott

    Jeannie Gaston, office manager, R.L. Thornton ES
    Nominated by: Paul Holmes

    Roberto Salas, teacher assistant, Arturo Saldivar ES   
    Nominated by: Cynthia Hernandez

    Yvette Delgado, lead instructional specialist, Early Learning
    Nominated by: Jessica Ramirez

    Cristi Burrell, teacher, Emmitt J. Conrad HS
    Nominated by: MT Tyeskie

    Billy Seaton, teacher assistant, Seagoville North ES
    Nominated by: Alicia Perez

    Juanita Alacarz, instructor, Bayles ES
    Nominated by: Laura B. Jordan

    Rita Jones, credit recovery clerk, Emmett J. Conrad HS
    Nominated by: Lucretia Collier-Latson

    Blanca Hernandez, clerk, W.H. Adamson Collegiate Academy
    Nominated by: Lauren Brazeal

    Dulani Masimini, lead teacher, Academy of Information Technology, Skyline HS
    Nominated by: Derrick Wright

    Rachel Green, food services technician, Arturo Salazar ES
    Nominated by: Nelcy Maples

    Cynthia Rodriguez, food services assistant, Arturo Salazar ES
    Nominated by: Nelcy Maples

    Cecilia Ortiz, financial clerk, Spence MS
    Nominated by: Mary R. Valderas

    Tyrone Reeves, paralegal, Office of Legal Services
    Nominated by: Lisa Ray

    Rubi Chavez, office manager, North Dallas HS
    Nominated by: Dora Acevedo

    Linda Fisher, financial clerk, Billy Earl Dade MS
    Nominated by: Lisa Phillips

    Core 4 Fridays Winners and Nominees - November 2017

    Core 4 Gift Card Winners - November

    Samantha Woods Samantha Woods, supervisor, Service Center
    She is a hard worker who is none stop all day long! She never complains or asks for help! She not only works her floor, she works four floors taking on any challenge! She loads and unloads trucks and always keeps a smile. Schools and employees depend on her knowledge.
    Nominated by: Carolyn Bangs

     

    Marylin MillerMarylin Miller, administrative assistant V, Visual and Performing Arts
    Marylin is the fuel that makes the Performing Arts function! Amongst all her other duties, she books all transportation for bands, orchestra, theatre, dance, choir, art and more! I've never seen anyone work so hard and so fast! She's a true blessing!
    Nominated by: Tim Linley

     

    Silvia MartinezSilvia Martinez, office manager, Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet
    Silvia goes above and beyond her job title for all the stakeholders of the Law Magnet community. She works long hours to ensure everyone gets what they need. She is willing to lend a helping hand regardless of the situation and always with a smile. She is a great office manager who makes sure to take care of her Law Magnet family and gives 110% to ensure student needs are met. Ms. Martinez is an adaptable and a highly competent part of our team. She is always looking for ways to do new things for our school. She is a vital part of our school!
    Nominated by: Garet Feimster, Rozana Rojas, Ross Smeltzer, Tom Flores, Derek Liles, Ana Lopez de Lerena de Orduna, and Victoria Ramirez

    Veronica CenicerosVeronica Ceniceros, office manager, Preston Hollow Elementary School
    Although Mrs. Ceniceros wears many hats, she is never too busy to smile and welcome visitors to our school. She is the face of the campus, and has a huge impact on the culture and climate of our school. Mrs. Ceniceros sets the bar for friendliness!
    Nominated by: Tom Brandt



    Other Nominees

    Joslyn Harmon, transition specialist, Special Education
    Nominated by: Kristin Davis

    Yolanda Fisher, manager, FCNS
    Nominated by: Ivory Glen, Rosa Gonzales, and Adrianna Rivas

    Gwen Walker, teacher assistant substitute, HCM
    Nominated by: Lee Walker

    Debra Velez, office clerk, Raul Quintanilla Middle School
    Nominated by: LaShonda Roberson

    Gayline Montez, computer teacher, L.K. Hall Elementary School
    Nominated by: Melinda Riley

    Beatrice Chavez, data controller, Frank Guzick Elementary School
    Nominated by: Adreana Davis

    Kesia Veliz, specialist I, HCM
    Nominated by: Florina Beyza Linares

    Natalie D. Tanner, community liaison, C.A. Tatum Elementary School
    Nominated by: Nakia Alford-Sunday

    Jackeline Rodriguez-Ponce, teacher, Nancy Moseley Elementary School
    Nominated by: Noemy Montes

    Lourdes Garcia, clerk, Ann Richards Middle School
    Nominated by: Josie Cortez

    Ebony Spigner, financial clerk, Franklin D. Roosevelt High School
    Nominated by: Sonya Cameron

    Monica Chapa-Santillan, community liaison, Daniel Webster Elementary School
    Nominated by: Altagracia Pinon-Velasquez

    Vincent Burns, technology specialist/CTE NAF
    Nominated by: Dulani Masimini

    Penny Dabbs, administrative assistant, STEM
    Nominated by: Michael Strange

    Rachel Almaraz, reception clerk, Thomas Jefferson High School
    Nominated by: Sandi Massey

    Linda Johnson, clerk, E.D. Walker Middle School
    Nominated by: Linda Hill

    Anabel Conejo, office clerk, Fransico Medrano Middle School
    Nominated by: Leslie Kings

    Leslie De la Garza, CRC, Jack Lowe Elementary School
    Nominated by: Sandra Barrios

    Remeka Bowden, specialist III, Special Revenue Funds Management
    Nominated by: Jaqueline Edwards

    Veronica Hockett, speech and language therapist, Edna Rowe Elementary School
    Nominated by: Shantina Ferguson

    Scott Layne, deputy superintendent, Operations
    Nominated by: Gabrelle Dickson

    Janet Allen, manager, Student Discipline Office
    Nominated by: Rachel Moon

    Gloria Lechuga, registrar, E.D. Walker Middle School
    Nominated by: Linda Hill

    Deborah Spanier, teacher, Arthur Kramer Elementary School
    Nominated by: Marian Palmer

    Nick Sanchez, technology coordinator, IDEA
    Nominated by: Michelle Reyes, Leticia Gastelum, and Fabiola Garcia

    Ralph Spencer, principal, Sunset Collegiate Academy
    Nominated by: Efrem Tejeda Jr.

    Tracy Horton, community liaison, Barbara Jordan Elementary School
    Nominated by: Janet Fuller

    Christopher O’Brien, technician, IT
    Nominated by: Laura O’Brien

    Leticia Gastelum, financial clerk, IDEA
    Nominated by: Nakimia Hicks

    Tonya Mayberry, coordinator, Strategic Initiatives and External Relations
    Nominated by: Vonetta McGee

    Diane Brown, teacher, Elisha Pease ES
    Nominated by: Lakisha Clayton

    Alicia N. McDonnold, systems analyst, Specialized Data Management
    Nominated by: Shantina Ferguson

    Kristen Martinez, counselor, Lee A. McShan Elementary School
    Nominated by: Aaron McAdams

    Ebony Edwards, compliance specialist, Special Education
    Nominated by: Shanieka McDonald

    Laura Garcia, nurse assistant, Health Services
    Nominated by: Tracy Copeland

    Jesse Warmanen, band director, North Dallas High School
    Nominated by: Michelle Sepulveda

    Cindi Rangel, parent instructor, Fransico Medrano Middle School
    Nominated by: Leslie Kings

    Sandra Jennings, principal assistant, Daniel Webster Elementary School
    Nominated by: Altagracia Pinon-Velasquez

    Robert Cantu, supervisor, Food and Child Nutrition Services
    Nominated by Daniel Shelton

    Core 4 Fridays Winners and Nominees - October 2017

    Core 4 Gift Card Winners - October

    Agustina Plache Agustina Plache, parent liaison, F.P. Caillet ES
    Ms. Plache is new to her position, but she has changed our school culture and community and parent partnerships. She always does what is needed to make our campus successful. Because of her, our campus has become the warmest environment for everyone.
    Nominated by: Janeen Pantoja

     

    Natalie SibleNatalie Sible, financial clerk, L.V. Stockard MS
    Ms. Sible goes above and beyond to make our main office a welcoming environment. Her procedures are clear to parents, and she always has a smile on her face. Ms. Sible always thinks about how we can help improve service to our families and staff.
    Nominated by: Heather Holland

     

    Jorge FloresJorge Flores, coordinator, Parent Advocacy
    A parent called and said Mr. Flores was the most helpful person she has had the pleasure of speaking with. Prior to making the call, she was scared and consequently, almost did not place the call. He put her at ease, was friendly and made her day.
    Nominated by: Lester Singleton

     

    Zeljka RavlijaZeljka Ravlija, coordinator, Youth and Family Centers
    She always assists the refugee families and students. She provides translators for 14 languages. She also provides the students with uniforms and school supplies, as needed. She is a one-person department but does the work of 10 or more people. Zeljka is instrumental in ensuring refugee students receive needed resources for academic success. She works diligently to educate families and remove barriers.
    Nominated by Laura O’Brien and Gracie Lara 


    Other Nominees

    Brett Parmer, specialist, Maintenance
    Nominated by: Billie Hassey

    Richard Heffernan, principal, Ascher Silberstein ES
    Nominated by: Pamela Oviahon

    Steven Smith, assistant buyer, Procurement Services
    Nominated by: Esmeralda Landa-Soch

    Kerrie Herod, administrative assistant V, Food and Child Nutrition
    Nominated by: Ann Lloyd

    Jorge Barron, WC specialist II, Risk Management Services
    Nominated by: Sherry Cox

    Sandra Fernandez, principal, Adelfa Botello Callejo ES
    Nominated by: Pamela Oviahon

    Mary Lozano Baker, textbooks specialist, Textbooks
    Nominated by: Kasey Yanna

    Dennis Mcwhorter, specialist, Maintenance
    Nominated by: Billie Hassey

    Elizabeth Sanchez, clerk, Kennedy-Curry MS
    Nominated by: David Welch

    Damielle Fleming, teacher assistant, Special Education
    Nominated by: Getquiea Jones, Adrian Madise, Dominic Spencer, Ida Tucker, and Rosie Johnson

    Mercedes Ramirez, administrative assistant, Office of Family and Community Engagement
    Nominated by: Diana Muniz

    Shajuana Johnson, office manager, Daniel Webster ES
    Nominated by: Clement Alexander Jr.

    Michelle Reyes, community liaison, IDEA
    Nominated by: Courtney Egelston

    Monica Chapa, community liaison, Daniel Webster ES
    Nominated by: Altagracia Pinon-Velasquez

    Theresa Dolder, campus instructional coach, Mt. Auburn ES
    Nominated by: Susan Hernandez

    Steve Morgan, teacher, Charles Gill ES
    Nominated by: Noemi Lawrence

    Patrick Willis, technician, IT
    Nominated by Cinthia Rodriguez

    Staci Holloway, teacher assistant, Special Education
    Nominated by: Courtney Wright

    Carla McNairy, teacher assistant, Special Education
    Nominated by: Staci Holloway

    Betty Kelly, media assistant, Franklin D. Roosevelt HS
    Nominated by: Cynthia Carter

    Corey Lloyd, custodian, Moises Molina HS
    Nominated by: Connie Westbrook

    Cecilia Acevedo, data controller, IDEA
    Nominated by: Nakimia Hicks

    Tena Norman, registrar, W.H. Gaston MS
    Nominated by: Shannon Celestine-Brown

    Tamela Carroll, office manager, J.W. Ray ES
    Nominated by: Sheryl Wilson

    Stephanie Espinoza, office manager, Bryan Adams HS
    Nominated by: Jody Martin

    Reagan Mendoza, teacher, Jack Lowe Sr. ES
    Nominated by: Marisol Garcia-Undiano

    Graciela Villegas, office manager, Alex Sanger ES
    Nominated by: Hector Martinez

    Ileana Gomez, manager, Language and Literacy
    Nominated by: Yoshi Totsuka

    Abigail Olvera, office manager, Barbara Jordan ES
    Nominated by: Lucy Hopkins

    Michael Gray, driver, Service Center
    Nominated by: Yolanda Jarmon

    Paula Richardson, manager, Food and Child Nutrition Services
    Nominated by: Daniel Shelton

    Vincent Burns, teacher technologist, IT/NAF
    Nominated by: Christian Scott

    Delfina Reyna, officer manager, L.G. Pinkston High School
    Nominated by: Shanta Parnell

    Alicia McDonnold, analyst, School Support Service Center
    Nominated by: Crystal Page

    Barbara Strong, teacher, Special Education
    Nominated by: Whitney Lundberg

    Monica Nunn, senior analyst, IT
    Nominated by: Ashleigh Shannon Ellison

    Core 4 Fridays Winners and Nominees - September 2017

    Core 4 Gift Card Winners - September

    Mark Broughton Mark Broughton, manager, Environmental Education Center
    Mark Broughton has abundant energy, delivering fast and friendly service to the teachers and students visiting the Environmental Education Center. He is focused, making sure all are given high quality and rigorous content to ensure a significant impact on their learning.
    Nominated by: Janet Fuller


    LaTasha Esters
    LaTasha Esters, PPCD teacher, Special Education
    Ms. Esters always has a friendly welcoming smile. She offered assistance to me upon my arrival. My 2nd day was difficult, and she transferred her students to my class and helped guide me on how to deliver a lesson. She was a huge help, and I am so grateful.
    Nominated by: Marisela Rocha


    Fabiola GarciaFabiola Garcia, office manager, IDEA
    As a new principal, Fab has been the key to holding me and this school together. She is always positive, pleasant and works efficiently to get the job done. She maintains the same friendly and flexible disposition in the morning and when she leaves at the end of the day!
    Nominated by: Nakimia Hicks


    Ann-Marie Morgan
    Ann-Marie Morgan, supervisor, Reading Language Arts
    Ann-Marie is always going above and beyond to assist teachers, coaches, administrators, and anyone else who can positively influence the reading levels of our students. She is dedicated and knowledgeable, and lifts others up as she works.
    Nominated by: Breckan Duckworth


    Other Nominees

    Christine Dominiak, budget specialist, Budget Services
    Nominated: Karla Longoria and Mary Valderas

    Josephine Flores, administrative assistant, Urban School Wellness Dept.
    Nominated: April Hooper

    Cesar Hernandez, supervisor, Graphics
    Nominated by: Theresa Shattuck

    Elizabeth Garcia, director, Special Education
    Nominated by: Kristin Davis

    Peggy Sullivan, manager, TI
    Nominated by: Robyn Harris

    Sara Vargas, registrar, L.G. Pinkston High School
    Nominated by: Janie C .Brooks

    Donna Nunn, vision teacher, Special Education
    Nominated by: Esther Martin

    Susan Foshee, specialist, Procurement Services
    Nominated by: Bernice Gonzales

    Porcha Coleman, specialist, HCM
    Nominated by: Cynthia Cabrera

    Cynthia Rodriguez, office manager, CityLab High School
    Nominated by: Tonya Caston

    Ricardo Guerra, supervisor, FCNS
    Nominated by: Wendy Wagnon

    Luiz Gamboa, supervisor, FCNS
    Nominated by: Daniel Shelton

    Angelica Valverde, coordinator, Early Learning
    Nominated by: Stella Kastl

    Argelia Barron, office manager, Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School
    Nominated by: Lisa Curry

    Frank Craig, manager, Quintanilla Middle School
    Nominated by: Lisa Taylor

    Heidi Frumkin, school nurse, Cesar Chavez Learning Center
    Nominated by: Jose Ramos-Villicana, Maria Mitrakas, and Ashley Munoz-Padilla

    Zakehia Uscanga, teacher, Whitney Young Elementary School
    Nominated by: Angie Richards

    Theresa Dolder, instructional coach, Reading Language Arts
    Nominated by: Mary Cary Peterson

    Juana Garza, teacher, Leslie A. Stemmons Elementary School
    Nominated by: Nubia Santoyo

    Reginald Jordan, social worker, Psychological and Social Services
    Nominated by: Jamie Sandoval

    Lucy Ortega, CRC, Sidney Lanier Elementary
    Nominated by: Sandra Phillips

    Delfina Reyna, office clerk, L.G. Pinkston High School
    Nominated by: Dwain Simmons

    Core 4 Fridays Winner and Nominees - June 2017

    Core 4 Gift Card Winners - June

    Danh Dang Danh Dang, senior executive support, IT
    Danh always goes WAY above & beyond the call of duty. He puts in insanely long hours to make sure Dallas ISD’s business applications are running 24/7/365. He keeps a low key profile and is always humble and ready to help.
    Nominated by: Thomas Ferdynus


    Sandra PiperSandra Piper, certification specialist, HCM

    Sandra has demonstrated what it means to be focused, fast, and friendly. Sandra received a call from a gentleman that was not very happy with the information he was given. Sandra stayed focused, quoted TEA rules, and remained professional.
    Nominated by: Gaynel Jackson


    Kasey YannaKasey Yanna, CAP vendor coordinator, Postsecondary Success

    She exemplifies true leadership and devotion to her job and team. She is always supportive and goes out of her way to accommodate every person she comes in contact with each day. She is very flexible and has a true passion for students!
    Nominated by: Tamika Stevenson


    Barbara StromBarbara Strom, itinerant teacher, Special Education

    Barbara has almost single-handedly prepared for ESY for students with significant disabilities. She has had to find classrooms, recruit staff, and prepare curriculum and materials. All of this with very little help. That’s Core 4!
    Nominated by: Theresa Shattuck


    Other Nominees

    Imelda Alcala, manager, Strategic Initiatives and External Relations
    Nominated by: Vonetta McGee

    Tambria Barnes, manager, IT
    Nominated by: Zach Ortner

    Bernice Barron, office manager, ISN
    Nominated by: Gary Haskett

    Susan Foshee, administrative assistant, Procurement
    Nominated by: Vanda Jackson

    Virginia Gonzalez, administrative assistant, STEM
    Nominated by: Stej Sanchez

    Lakeidra Nealon, special needs instructor, Billy Dade Middle School
    Nominated by: Gary Haskett

    Monique Stansell, specialist, Social Studies
    Nominated by: Susan Reno

    Jennifer Uwe, senior analyst, IT
    Nominated by: Elisa Cordova

    Peter Vargas, supervisor, IT
    Nominated by: Reza Amir Poor

    Leslie Williams, assistant superintendent, School Leadership
    Nominated by: Gary Haskett

    Core 4 Fridays Winners and Nominees - May 2017

    Core 4 Gift Card Winners - May

    Maria “Cris” Leija Phyllis Burks, administrative assistant, Student Services
    Ms. Burks never meets a stranger. Her kindness and selflessness allows her to assist anyone in need. Her charisma lightens up the workplace. When faced with challenges Ms. Burks tackles them with a smile.
    Nominated by: Lillana Chavez


    Bernice Gonzalez Bernice Gonzales, buyer, Procurement

    She is a very resourceful individual, she is always focused on her work and making sure that everyone (district employees and non-district customers) are taken care of and understand any of our processes. She is always extra friendly when customers are upset.
    Nominated by: Francis Rodriguez


    Vonetta McGee Vonetta McGee, administrative assistant, Strategic Initiatives and External Relations

    Vonetta is focused on her job but she always has time to listen to concerned parents and staff. "Fast & Flexible" is Vonetta uploading our department board docs on her day off. Vonetta is always friendly and goes the extra mile for staff and parents.
    Nominated by: Veena Armstrong


    Juan SanMiguel Juan SanMiguel, coordinator, Maintenance and Facilities

    Mr. Sanmiguel has assisted with meeting deadlines and has been very flexible. In most cases, he assist others with help that does not even pertain to his job description. He comes in early on a regular basis to assist with extra job duties as well!
    Nominated by: Rigoberto Zavala


    Other Nominees:

    Carmen Alvarado-Vasquez, producer, DSTV
    Nominated by: Courtney Rogers

    David Bates, coordinator, Student Activities
    Nominated by: Leonidas Patterson

    Anita Bivins, executive administrative assistant, School Leadership
    Nominated by: Yami Leyja

    Nawal Boutari, talent partner, HCM
    Nominated by: Heather Trinh

    Erika Carrilo, registrar, Skyline HS
    Nominated by: Josie Cortez

    Keila Carrillo, specialist, Dual Language
    Nominated by: Belinda Moran

    Toni Cordova, chief of Communications
    Nominated by: Lester Singleton

    Danh Dang, analyst executive systems, IT-Business/Operations
    Nominated by: Donald Bayer

    Christine Dominiak, specialist, Budget Services
    Nominated by: Danielle Hernandez

    Esther DuPree, itinerant vision teacher, Special Education
    Nominated by: Sharma Rosenstein

    Silvia Elizondo, parent specialist, Dual Language Department
    Nominated by: Belinda Moran

    Janet Freeman, administrative assistant, Special Education
    Nominated by: Pamela Oviahon

    Paula Fuentes, specialist, HCM
    Nominated by: Patricia Serrano

    Ileana Gomez, MLEP Specialist, MLEP
    Nominated by: Yoshi Totsuka

    Willie Hassey, supervisor, Mail Room
    Nominated by: Carla Rollins

    Gladys “Michelle” Johnson, manager, Construction Services
    Nominated by: Tara Lott

    Yolanda Lilly-Johnson, specialist, Special Education
    Nominated by: Wernsetta Session

    Fatima Macias, specialist, Campus Staffing
    Nominated by: Rachel Kitto

    Mack Mcclinton, security officer, Dallas ISD Police and Security
    Nominated by: Keila Carrillo

    Sara Ramirez, teacher, STEM
    Nominated by: Janet Fuller

    Virginia Ramirez, parent instructor, administrative assistant, J.L. Long Middle School
    Nominated by: Sandy Culpepper

    Brian Reed, webmaster, Communications
    Nominated by: Crystal Rentz

    Tyrone Reeves, paralegal, Legal Services
    Nominated by: Lisa Ray

    Cosmia Smith, TAG teacher, Frederick Douglass ES
    Nominated by: Princess Martinez

    Mike Smith, senior buyer, Procurement Services
    Nominated by: Mark Broughton

    Olivia Taylor, administrative assistant, Districtwide Records Management
    Nominated by: Debra Reeves-Williams

    Kristi Wareham, mentor, FASC
    Nominated by: Lora O’Neill

    Torey Willis, manager, HCM
    Nominated by: Robert Abel

    Core 4 Fridays Nominees and Winners - April 2017

    Core 4 Gift Card Winners - April

    Maria “Cris” LeijaMaria “Cris” Leija, administrative assistant, School Leadership
    Cris is a great example of all 4 core areas. She works hard to ensure every interaction with anyone who comes in contact with her is seen as a positive experience. Her gentle ways put an angry parent, a frustrated administrator or a questioning constituent at ease, while she works to find resolutions to their questions or needs. She is a wonderful asset and example to our profession. You cannot go wrong with selecting Cris Leija to represent any of the four core values. Cris goes above and beyond her job as an administrative assistant. She is dependable, creative, keeps clear communication with all, has a friendly & respectful persona and is knowledgeable at what she does as a productive member of our team.
    Nominated by: Esmeralda Landa-Soch

    Debra MartinezDebra Martinez, executive administrative assistant,
    Office of Transformation and Innovation

    She is the absolute example of the Core 4. She is always there to assist with a smile, regardless if it falls within her job duties or not.
    Nominated by: Cynthia Cabrera and Luis Rosado

    Harry MonroeHarry Monroe, teacher, Environmental Education Center
    Harry Monroe's friendly nature and his concern for our clients makes him a solid Core 4 employee of the EEC. His warm and friendly manner makes all students, teachers, parents and visitors feel welcome, a great ambassador for invitational education!
    Nominated by: Janet Fuller

    Candace YarboughCandace Yarbough, senior buyer, Procurement
    From a custodial RFP to on-call snow removal to equipment maintenance agreements, there are lots of, and sometimes unique, procurement needs for the DEC/9400NCX building. Candace has been a huge help in getting our needs met quickly and with a smile.
    Nominated by: Justin Coppedge

     


    Other Nominees:

    Carla Rollins, specialist I, HCM
    Nominated by: Billie Hassey

    Jazmin Mier, instructional specialist, World Languages
    Nominated by: Meredith Clark

    Kimberly White, staffing specialist, HCM
    Nominated by: Chele Andreason

    Dumas Campbell, specialist, Mail Center
    Nominated by: Kristi Wareham

    Anita Bivins, administrative assistant,
    Nominated by: Anabel Ruiz

    Yolanda Crutcher, specialist I, Accounting Services
    Nominated by: Ileana Morales

    Yareri Valencia, specialist, Accounts Payable
    Nominated by: Cynthia Cabrera

    Jalaine Frazier, estimator, Graphics
    Nominated by: Kristine Delgado

    Peggy Davis, teacher, Hospital Homebound
    Nominated by: Caretha Davis

    Ashley Marshall, specialist, Hospital Homebound
    Nominated by: Lourdes Plata

    Devyn Mountain, assistant director, Budget Services
    Nominated by: Justin Coppedge

    Debra Reeves-Williams, specialist, Districtwide Records Management
    Nominated by: Lucy Carrasco

    Edgar Chavez, supervisor, Dual Language
    Nominated by: Keila Carrillo and Belinda Moran

    Gary Hodges, assistant chief, Police and Security
    Nominated by: Diedrae Bell Hunter

    Jason Rodriquez, assistant chief, Police and Security
    Nominated by: Diedrae Bell Hunter

    Ley Rita Propes, specialist, SDMS
    Nominated by: Debbie Harroff

    Jamie Phillips, specialist, Early Learning
    Nominated by: Yvette Delgado

    Patrice James, manager, HCM
    Nominated by: Diedrae Bell Hunter

    Kristi Wareham, mentor, FASC
    Nominated by: Lora O’Neill

    MariCarmen Eroles, manager, Office of Family and Community Engagement
    Nominated by: Crystal Rentz

    Jason Miller, manager, IT
    Nominated by: Elizabeth Barrientos

    Greg Frady, service desk tech, Client Solutions
    Nominated by: Mary Hewett and Vicki Poe

    Vonetta McGee, administrative assistant, Strategic Initiatives and External Relations
    Nominated by: Tonya Mayberry

    Cynthia Padilla, executive administrative assistant, Academic Improvement and Accountability
    Nominated by: Irene Hernandez

    Tyrone Reeves, paralegal, Legal Services
    Nominated by: Leila Gary

    Cheryl Taylor, audiologist, Health Services
    Nominated by: Robert Rushing

    Kevin Duron, specialist, HCM
    Nominated by: Chele Andreason

    Staceye Randle, manager, Chief of Staff
    Nominated by: Regina Rice

    Tigi Tang, graphics specialist, Local Assessment
    Nominated by: Gilda Velasco

    Courtney Adams, technician, Special Education
    Nominated by: Patricia Doyle

    Quynh “Katie” Eubanks, teacher, Special Education
    Nominated by: Rodrigo Orta

    Cyndermontrell Mays, behavior itinerant, Special Education
    Nominated by: Melva Haythorne

    Anthony Richardson, special education TA, Special Education
    Nominated by: Kathy Kelchner

    Berenice Barron, administrative assistant, Intensive Support Network
    Nominated by: Lori Griffin

    Margie Reed, administrative assistant, Communication Services
    Nominated by: Tunisia Wallace

    Lesia Gray, specialist, FCNS
    Nominated by: Julie Farris

    Maria Lopez-Mcyntire, manager, Youth and Family Center
    Nominated by: Edith Robbin-Gomez

    Aris Penaranda, specialist, Bilingual/ESL
    Nominated by: Eduardo Serralde

    Eduardo Serralde, specialist, Bilingual/ESL
    Nominated by: Aris Penaranda

    Yesica Velazquez, administrative assistant, Youth and Family Center
    Nominated by: Maria Lopez McIntyre

    Janet Fuller, teacher, Environmental Education Center
    Nominated by: Mark Broughton

    Monica Nunn, senior analyst, Campus Administrative Support
    Nominated by: Sean Brinkman

    Diane Richards-Cross, manager, IT
    Nominated by: Andrea Nolan

    Arely Rosas, specialist, HCM
    Nominated by: Nawal Boutari

    Eva Macias, administrative assistant, Accounting Services
    Nominated by: Samella Wilson

    Vickie Scott, technician, Student Records Services
    Nominated by: Gracieanna Moreno

    Cynthia Pena-Martinez, receptionist, FCNS
    Nominated by: Olga Rosenberger

    Jacquline Williams, administrative assistant, STEM Department
    Nominated by: Clarence J. Davis

    Phiebie Hutchins, specialist, Accounting Services
    Nominated by: Patrick Opoku

    Peggy Sanchez, talent partner, HCM
    Nominated by: Jaime Sandoval

    Margaret Castillo-Yahola, supervisor, Police and Security Services
    Nominated by: Ana L. Hernandez

    Raquel Delgado, administrative assistant, Police and Security Services
    Nominated by: Rene Ronquillo

    Shamara Martin, administrative assistant, Dallas ISD JROTC
    Nominated by: Frederick James Holland

    Tambria Barnes, manager, IT
    Nominated by: Kavita Yasa

    Elizabeth Contreras Barrientos, manager, Education Technology
    Nominated by: Roland Antoine

    Cesar Villarreal, director, Maintenance
    Nominated by: Carmen G. Perez

    Jacki McFarland, director, School Leadership
    Nominated by: Travis Washington

    Zahra Farjami, analyst, IT
    Nominated by: Carla Rollins, Abby Mayer, and Sam Barani

    Patrick Willis, technician, IT
    Nominated by: Sam Barani

    Vanesia Wright, counselor, Counseling Services
    Nominated by: Annie Lamendola

    Yamilet Alfaro-Leyja, executive administrative assistant, School Leadership
    Nominated by: Anita Bivins

    Ashley Utley, interpreter, Deaf Ed
    Nominated by: Nilda Ortiz Ramos

    Jaime Tamez, custodian, Maintenance
    Nominated by: Kristi Wareham

    Ashley Gordon, campus support, Special Education
    Nominated by: Clay Brooks

    Sherri Vault, supervisor, Counseling Services
    Nominated by: Rachael Stanphill

    Elsa Pennell, director, Office of Family and Community Engagement
    Nominated by: Crystal Rentz

    Core 4 Fridays Nominees and Winners - March 2017

    Core 4 Gift Card Winners - March

    Constance Martin Constance Martin, Manager, IT
    Ms. Martin’s work is the epitome of Core 4. She monitors IT customer service delivery for me, corrects it when required and coaches staff on what focused, fast, flexible and friendly actually looks like. She understands that no issue is too small.
    Nominated by: Bob Moore

    Gracie Moreno Gracie Moreno, Data technician, Student Record Services
    Gracie makes the extra effort to go above and beyond when working with customers. Recently, a customer reached out to share the positive experience she had with Gracie. The customer was so impressed that she stopped the first staff member she met to tell him about the great experience. She was overwhelmed with the professionalism, effort and courtesy exemplified by Gracie.
    Nominated by: Noelia Martinez

    Cynthia Padilla Cynthia Padilla, Administrative assistant,
    Academic Improvement and Accountability

    Ms. Padilla is born with the customer service approach. She wears her smile proudly, greeting every visitor with a 'what can I do for you' attitude. She is the definition of our Core 4 traits and continues to go above and beyond! She's our winner!
    Nominated by: Vanessa Rodriguez

    Eric Walker Eric Walker, Supervisor, Reading Language Arts
    Dr. Walker exhibits all four core tenets! He accomplishes myriad tasks! He works quickly and exceeds deadlines, and he is committed to a quick turn-around time for every e-mail, phone call, or question he receives. His friendliness is legendary!
    Nominated by: Leilani Barnett, Arlena Gaynor



    Other Nominees:

    Lora Averhart, coordinator, HCM
    Nominated by: Leila Gary

    Vicki Beamon, administrative assistant, Student Activities
    Nominated by: David Bates

    Rita Boston, administrative assistant V, IT
    Nominated by: Jacquelyn Marie Cumby

    Bart Braswell, supervisor, Maintenance Services
    Nominated by: Kurt Drouin

    Sean Brinkman, director, School Leadership .
    Nominated by: JoAnne Hughes

    Cynthia Cabrera, coordinator, HCM
    Nominated by: Yareri Valencia

    Brigette Caldwell, supervisor, Dual Language
    Nominated by: Daniel Jaquez

    Jordan Carlton, manager, HCM
    Nominated by: Amy Anderton

    Christine Davis, speech/language pathologist coach, Special Education
    Nominated by: Therese Rogue

    Mallori Davis, specialist, Accounting Services
    Nominated by: Steffanie Blackmon

    Patricia Doyle, physical therapist, Special Education
    Nominated by: Esther Martin

    Ranell Foster, CTA, Technology
    Nominated by: Ryan Patrick

    Jenny Fridge, special projects coordinator, Visual and Performing Arts
    Nominated by: Rachel Harrah

    Mike Gambrell, driver, Districtwide Records Management
    Nominated by: Debra Reeves-Williams

    Rosie Garfias, police officer, Police and Security Officer
    Nominated by: Juan Cedillo

    Michael Greer, supervisor, Districtwide Records Management
    Nominated by: Debra Reeves-Williams

    Corby Harbin, specialist, School Health/Related Services
    Nominated by: Sarah Pickle, Lisa Rojas

    Cesar Hernandez, supervisor, Graphics
    Nominated by: Stacy Venson

    Sharla Hudspeth, director, Student Activities
    Nominated by: David Bates

    Gaynel Jackson, coordinator, HCM
    Nominated by: Gary Haskett

    Amod Joshi, developer, IT
    Nominated by: Jeyapriya Ramasamy

    Emily Landin, administrative assistant IV, School Leadership
    Nominated by: Dr. Cheryl Wright

    Tim Linley, executive director, Visual and Performing Arts
    Nominated by: Dimas Delgado

    Cenia Mejia, specialist, HCM
    Nominated by: Darrell Parker

    Jennifer Monzon, administrative assistant, IT
    Nominated by: Kavita Yasa

    Belinda Moran, campus support specialist, Dual Language
    Nominated by: Keila Carillo

    Carolyn Moreno, manager, MIS
    Nominated by: Ricardo Haskins

    Monica Nunn, senior analyst, Applications Training and Support
    Nominated by: Luis Cornejo, Kristi Wareham

    Angelina Nuno, coordinator, Student Activities
    Nominated by: David Bates

    Christopher O’Brien, specialist, IT
    Nominated by: Laura O’Brien

    Lora O’Neil, senior analyst, Applications Training and Support
    Nominated by: Luis Cornejo, Kristi Wareham

    Cecilia Oakeley, assistant superintendent, Evaluation and Assessment
    Nominated by: Aaron Ware

    Leonidas Patterson, coordinator, Student Activities
    Nominated by: David Bates

    Norma Pecina, administrative assistant, Career Education/Workforce
    Nominated by: L. Shane Thomas

    Ruben Prado, custodian, H.B. Bell Service Center
    Nominated by: Leon Tackett

    Jeyapriya Ramasamy, solution architect, IT
    Nominated by: Mostafa Salah

    Cloris Rangel, director, Dual Language
    Nominated by: Graciela Ochoa-Hernandez

    Zeljka Ravlija, coordinator, Youth and Family
    Nominated by: Gracie Lara, Aracely Frank, Sharon Lewis, Laura O’Brien

    Susan Reno, coordinator, Social Studies
    Nominated by: Derrick Bowens

    Bernice Robledo, supervisor, IT
    Nominated by: Zaid Fakhri

    Sandra Rolfe, administrative assistant, STEM
    Nominated by: Janet M. Fuller

    Theresa Ross, supervisor, IT
    Nominated by: Matthew Phaikoh

    Kumisha Saffold, director, Special Education
    Nominated by: Jocory Rush

    Rita Sanchez, open records processor, Legal Services
    Nominated by: Darla Snow

    Vickie Scott, data technician, Student Record Services
    Nominated by: Noelia Martinez, Thomas Garner

    Neeti Sinha, senior Oracle DBA, IT
    Nominated by: Manikanth Parvataneni, Sushil Waghavkar

    Sandi Smart, manager, Assessment
    Nominated by: Laura Jenkins

    Jerellen “Suzy” Smith, manager, HCM
    Nominated by: Kalyse McElveen & Sanjay Ramji

    Deborah Spanier, special education teacher, Special Education
    Nominated by: Esther Martin

    Tameco Stallworth, specialist, Payroll
    Nominated by: Gary Haskett

    Jared Tavares, coordinator, STEM
    Nominated by: Jenny Christian

    Ramiro Tellez, communication specialist, Communications
    Nominated by: Martha Perez

    Rashundra Thomas, supervisor, FCNS
    Nominated by: Olga Rosenberger

    Huong (Heather) Trinh, specialist, Budget
    Nominated by: Kristin Davis

    Maryann Troiano, technician IV, Specialized Data Management
    Nominated by: Alicia McDonnold

    Betsy Urschel, coordinator, STEM
    Nominated by: Stej Sanchez

    Yesica Valezquez, administrative assistant, Youth and Family Centers
    Nominated by: Lennard Lathan

    Naida Vega, supervisor, Special Education,
    Nominated by: Pamela Oviahon

    Travis Washington, director, IT
    Nominated by: Bernice Robledo

Core 4 - Focused, Fast, Flexible, and Friendly