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

Core 4 Fridays Winners and Nominees

  • It’s Core 4 Friday! Time to highlight fellow Dallas ISD employees who do an outstanding job providing great customer service to external and internal customers.  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.

    Each fourth Friday of the month, the district will share the Core 4 nominees and announce 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.

    Nominations can be made at any time here. Due to the holidays, we will announce our next Core 4 Friday stars at the end of the month in January.

  • 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

  • Core 4 Fridays Nominees - November 2017

    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

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