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AISD Recognizes Teachers during Annual Retirement Celebration

Austin ISD celebrated the years of service and hard work of more than 300 employees Thursday, May 30, during the district's annual Retiree Recognition Dinner. 

Chief Human Capital Officer Michael Houser, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen and AISD's 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year Matt Earhart spoke during the event at the Omni Austin Hotel Southpark. 

The Bailey Middle School Steel Drum Band, led by band director Bill Haehnel, provided music. 

View a list of this year's honorees. 

NameLast NameYrs ExpCampusPosition
AvaAaron24Oak Springs ELFood Service Manager
KathleenAbbott28Cook ELTeacher, EL Art
ArleneAbraham 13Cowan ELTeacher, EL Kin
ImeldaAcosta40Mendez MSMS Counselor
BeckyAdams15Joslin ELTeacher Assistant SPED
LeticiaAguilar5Gorzycki MSSecurity Guard
DeborahAlbonetti27Becker ELTeacher Assistant SPED
YolandaAleman30Lucy Read P-KTeacher Assistant SPED
MaxineAlexander 11Burnet MSTeacher, MS/SE Inclus.
Maria Almendarez16Kiker ELCustodian
EalvaradAlvarado32Houston ELTeacher, 3rd Gr. Bil
MargieAlvarez 28Anderson HSTeacher, V Busn Com
KimberleyAnderson14Patton ELTeacher, 4th, Gr.
JenniferArndt16Allison ELTeacher, EL Music
GloriaArredondo27Harris ELElementary Principal
JosefinaAvelar13McBee ELTeacher, 5th Gr. BIL
AnnieBaker 15Nelson Field/TranspBus Driver
Mary AnnBaker10Akins HSTeacher, Phys/Chem
RandyBaldwin8Constr. MngmtAssistant Director
AnnBallman39Rodriguez ELMentor Teacher
PatriciaBanks-Bell31Dobie MSTeacher, 7/8 Auxiliary
FrancesBarbini24Hill ELTeacher - 1st Grade ESL
CatherineBarton6Austin HSTeacher, HS English
RosannBatteiger25Bowie HSTeacher, HS Spanish
CarmenBecerra25Harris ELBil Instr/Curr SP
VickiBell22RosedaleTeacher, ML/SE
NancyBelmont15Oak Hill ELTeacher, EL/SE
VickieBertrand28Anderson HSTeacher Assistant/SPED
MarkBillingsley8Systemwide TestingDirector, SWT
CynthiaBishop25Walnut Creek ELTeacher, 5th Gr. ESL
Dee Blaylark27Nelson Transp.Bus Driver
Ron Bolek18Wooten ELElementary Principal
MadeleineBond 22Govalle ELTeacher, EL 2nd Gr ESL
ValerieBoreing25Bowie HSTeacher, HS Spanish
PaulaBostick35Burnet MSTeacher, MS/6 English
VictoriaBradley13Dobie MSTeacher 7/8 AD Soc Sc
AnnBragg17Wooten ELAdmin Assistant
DonnyBranam31Lamar MSTeacher, MS/6 Soc Sci
HollyBrandt38Travis Heights ELTeacher, 1st. Gr.
AliceBreard11Read PKTeacher, EL PK Bil
CharlesBrown20Clifton CenterJob Coach
JillBrumley26Hill ELTeacher - Kindergarten
TammyCarter  25Jordan ELTeacher, 5th Gr. ESL
SylviaCartier23Williams ELAdmin Assistant
MinnieCastillo27Martin MSFood Service
RosaCastro10Govalle ELFood Service
Sue Cavanaugh24Sunset Valley ELTeacher, 4th Gr. ESL
TeresaCavazos31CAC/ASO Area 1Admin. Supervisor-EM
MargaritaCazares31Casey ELTeacher, EL/SE
BerthaCepeda19Williams ELTeacher, EL PK Bil
DianaChafin23Sunset Valley ELTeacher, EL Art
CarmellaChapman39Reagan HSInstr/Curr Spec.
EileenChee 21Dawson ELTeacher, EL/SE Life Skills
Kathy  Childress25Read PKTeacher, EL/SE Ely Child
LeonorCisneros4Support ProgramsAdmin. Assistant
TJClatto27O. Henry MSMS Intrv. Program
HubertClayton26McCallum HSHead Custodian
PatClemons5Overton ELFood Service
GayeCobb7Maplewood ELEL Librarian
Leyla Cohlmia36Austin HSTeacher, HS Chemistry
TrishCompton32Service CenterClerical Staff Coordinator
IsabelContreras31Travis Heights ELTeacher, EL PK Bil
J  Cooper36LBJ HSHS/V Business Comm.
CoraCope25Perez ELTeacher, EL 1st. ESL
EricaCoppic2CAC/St. & Fed.Project Director / TTIPS
JoseCortez6Lamar MSCustodian
MaryCortinas37Brown ELTeacher Assistant SPED
BobCotter4Burnet MSTeacher, 7/8 Band
Norka Cotton 6Jordan ELTeacher, EL 1st Bil.
SharonCoudert19KocurekTeacher, EL/SE Adapt P
MelessaCowan30Clayton ELTeacher, EL KIN ESL
Ardis Cox21Casis ELTeacher, EL Music
Linda RaeCox8Pleasant Hill ELTeacher, EL PK ESL
GinaCreager20CAC / HRAdmin. Assistant
TrishaDavis28Davis ELTeacher - 1st Grade    
MinervaDe La Rosa20Govalle ELBil Instr/Curr SP
Carol Dickson17Lamar MSTeacher, MS/SE Hear Imp
BerniceDillard 17Nelson Transp.Bus Monitor
JonDonaldson40CAC/TransportationCoordinator/Trans
CindyDoyle13McBee ELTeacher, 1st. Gr ESL
NancyDudley28Kiker ELTeacher, EL KIN
PatriciaDudley20Odom ELTeacher, 1st. Gr.
Carol Dusek31Odom ELTeacher, 1st. Gr.
BernadineEaton26Walnut Creek ELTeacher, 2nd. Gr Bil
CindyEdwards31CAC - AcademicsAdmin Supervisor-RTI
GeorgeEdwards13Austin HSTeacher, HS Journalism
Breck English13DAEPTeacher, 7/8 History
SusanEnos8Dobie MSMS Counselor
HildaEspinoza21Saegert Transp.Bus Monitor
JanetEstala28Metz ELFood Service Manager
AnnieEvans39Lamar MSTeacher - 6th Gr English
LauraFairbanks28Murchison MSTeacher, MS/6 Math
KarenFarmer21Boone ELTeacher, EL/SE Ely Child
     
JeannieFerrier27Crockett HSTeacher-CATE Cosme
IreneFlores22Nelson Transp.Bus Driver/Coord.
JanetFontenette38CAC/ Food Serv.Payroll Specialist
PatriciaForotanrad31Baldwin ELTeacher, 2nd Gr Bil
BarbaraFox28Boone ELTeacher, 2nd ESL
MelanieFraser10Oak Hill ELTeacher, 3rd Bil
NettieFuller31Sims ELTeacher, 4th Gr.
YvonneFuller7Anderson HSLibrarian
Jeri  Gabriel24Bailey MSTeacher Assistant SPED
AlbertGaitan21Jordan ELHead Custodian
LenaGaither21Langford ELTeacher, 3rd ESL
FrancesGarcia25Ridgetop ELHead Custodian
OthonGarcia21Service CenterBuilding Operator
RolandoGarcia8Summitt ELHead Custodian
YolandaGarcia31RosedaleOccup. Therapist
JanGarrett12Cowan ELTeacher, 5th Gr ESL
HowardGarza36Nelson Transp.M/V Mechanic
CelesteGauthier15RosedaleHealth Services
Sue George26Becker ELLibrarian
CynthiaGonzales31Williams ELTeacher-3rd gr. Bil
ElsaGonzales28SPEDI-C-S/SPED
GaudencioGonzales13Pillow ELCustodian
SylviaGonzalez35Cowan ELTeacher, EL PK Bil
DianaGore  29McCallum HSTeacher, HS Math
DebbieGorence26ACESBehavior Spec.
DianeGraeber27Davis ELTeacher, 2nd Gr.  
KayGreenhaw40Doss ELTeacher, EL Music
DoraGuerrero25Pleasant Hill ELFood Service
DonnaGunter 40Anderson HSTeacher, HS Math
Jose Gutierrez6WarehouseCustodian
BillHaehnel16Bailey MSTeacher, 7/8 Band
DouglasHall34Davis ELElementary Principal
JoanHall  8Mendez MSTeacher, 6th Soc Sci
LisaHancock20Anderson HSTeacher, HS History
TomHansen19SPEDI-C-S/SPED
PatriciaHardwick26Zilker ELTeacher, 4th Gr. 
GlendaHargis26Austin State Hosp.Teacher Assistant SPED
ReneeHarvey20Oak Springs ELTeacher, EL P.E.
ArlettyHaynes17Murchison MSTeacher, 7/8
CarmenHendrickson26Travis HSBil LSSP
DeborahHendrix17Clifton CenterJob Coach
JudyHenry21Austin State Hosp.Teacher Assistant SPED
RosaHernandez20Eastside MemorialCustodian
ErasmoHerrera 24Eastside MemorialCust. Crew Leader
PollyHerrera35Pillow ELTeacher Assistant / SPED
JanHiggs33Mills ELEL Librarian
ManuelHigueros4Patton ELCustodian
Norma Hill28Sunset Valley ELTeacher, 1st. Gr Bil
JaniceHinojosa23CAC / Food ServiceFood Service Manager
Maria Hoban32Mills ELTeacher, 3rd Gr. ESL
KarolHobbs28Hill ELTeacher, 1st gr.
GailHoelzel28Paredes MSTeacher, 6th English
DavidHolzman28Bedichek MSTeacher 7/8 Life Science
MollyHornbuckle20Davis ELTeacher, 4th ESL
DeloresHouston36Maplewood ELTeacher Assistant-SPED
JoyHoward28Anderson HSTeacher Assistant SPED
JudyHoward41T.A. Brown ELTeacher - EL P.E.
NancyHoward26Jordan ELTeacher, EL PK
DixieHuckabee34CAC / English DeptAdmin Supervisor/Lang Art
EllisHuffman10Akins HSTeacher Assistant SPED
Sue Humphrey24Fulmore MSTeacher, 7/8 English
MissiHunt    13Kealing MSTeacher, MS/SE Inclus.
HelenHunter-Blackman23Nelson Transp.Bus Monitor
ChristiaJarboe4Pearce MSMS/V Business Ed.
MaryJerrells26Kealing MSCustodian
AdrianneJohnson15Graham ELEL Assistant Principal
Linda  Johnson30Odom ELTeacher, 1st. Gr ESL
MildredJones 21Campbell ELTeacher, PK 
Ron Karcher22Service CenterMillworker 
LanaKempff11Perez ELTeacher, EL Music
AmyKinkade26Mathews ELEL Principal
CoraKlein5Small MSTeacher 7/8 Lang. Arts
Eva Knox13Reilly ELSchool Clerk
MargaretKokernot23Palm ELTeacher, 4th ESL
Maria Kolinek36RosedaleAdapt Eqpt Spec.
DebbieLaake28Small MSTeacher, 7/8 Latin
GailLaubenthal18Sanchez ELTeacher - PK ESL
BetoLeal22Kealing MSCustodian
DavidLeath7Akins HSHS Counselor
GeraldineLee1Williams ELTeacher Assistant SPED
SonnyLee32Bedichek MSTeacher - 6th Gr Science
LauraLeshikar30Williams ELTeacher, EL Music
ConnieLevine18Cowan ELFood Service Manager
Adriana  Lichtenberg30Baldwin ELTeacher, KIN BIL
AnnLilie35Summitt ELElementary Principal
DonnaLinn35Galindo ELEL Principal
LynneLively22Odom ELTeacher, 5th Bil
SusanLockhart32Summitt ELTeacher, 2nd ESL
AliceLopez24Bedichek MSFood Serivce
MarthaLouis39Austin HSTeacher, HS Delta
IreneLuevano27Service CenterPlant Operations
JanieMaldonado40Social St. Dept.Soc. St. Specialist
RosenaMalone4Assoc. Supt. MSAdm. Sup. MS
PattyMartin   10Casis ELEL Principal
Becki Martinez23Dawson ELAdmin. Assistant
VidalMartinez19Odom ELCustodian
AngieMata 14Patton ELFood Service
DoloresMata 23Webb MSCustodian Crew Leader
StellaMata 35Sanchez ELBil Inst/Curr S
BillyeMathis39Boone ELTeacher - 1st Gr.
DavidMatthews30Small MSTeacher - 7/8 Life Sci
VelmaMay 31Gorzycki MSMS Counselor
MichaelMayo19Fulmore MSTeacher-MS/SE Inclus
JanieMcClam9Social St. Dept.Soc. Stud Specialist
AngieMcMarion17Nelson Transp.Bus Driver
JulieMcPhaul15Palm ELTeacher, EL P.E.
ElaineMechler1CAC / MathMath Specialist
SadieMendez23SPEDAdm. Assistant
MargaretMendoza   30Allison ELTeacher Assistant/SPED
AlexandraMendoza-Castaneda22Dawson ELTeacher, 3rd Bil
DebbieMilam28Patton ELTeacher, 2nd ESL
DavidMillard12Garza HSTeacher, HS Math
Donna MarieMiller12Bowie HSTeacher, Journalism
Kathy  Mills22Travis Co. Detention CntrTeacher, HS English
ScottMonroe28Austin State Hosp.Teacher,ML/SE EM Dist
CandyMoore23CAC / FinanceAcct. Payable Suprv.
GloriaMoran20Brown ELFood Service
MichaelMorgan11Lanier HSTeacher - HS History
ArleneMorris37Webb MSMS Counselor
ChuckMorris24Service CenterSuprv. Bldg & Grounds
LaurieMoses12Austin HSHS Counselor
JudithMuck11Cook ELLibrarian
Thomas Mueller 15Crockett HSTeacher, HS/SE Inclus.
MaharaiMunoz5Crockett HSCusotdian
CindyNavarro9Dobie MSTeacher, MS/SE Inclus.
Lisa Neal 23Akins HSTeacher Assistant SPED
Judy Neffendorf15CAC / Budget Off.Budget Analyst
KarenNevins27RosedaleTeacher Assistant, SPED
GailNord10Travis HSHS Counselor
LeifNord 7Small MSTeacher Assistant SPED
CharlotteParmley40Davis ELTeacher, 4th Gr.
John Parshall9MISProg/Analy 
AnnaPedroza20Ortega ELEL Principal
JerilynPennell5Akins HSHS Counselor
Mary AnnPennington28CAC / FinanceBenefits Tech
Maria Perez13Blanton ELFood Service
SalvadorPerez14SFC EducationC/S Prg Specialist
RichardPhillips5Saegert Transp.Bus Driver
LizPina 22Widen ELTeacher, EL P.E.
KayPleasant32Pearce MSFood Service
MichellePlummer12Crockett HSHS Counselor
CynthiaPoeschel26Govalle ELTeacher, EL KIN
MariePolidor24Lee ELFood Service
TheresaPonzoha33Zilker ELTeacher, P.E.
BilliePorter9Service CenterLandscape Coord.
BrendaPowell17Bowie HSAccounting Tech
LauraPowell29Bryker Woods ELTeacher, 6th Gr.
Terry Priestap6MISTech Project Manager
GerardoPuentes9Bailey MSCustodian
MaryPutz12SPED - Andrews ELSpeech Pathologist
Cindy Quick28Doss ELTeacher, 4th Gr. ESL
ZiliaRamirez31Patton ELTeacher, EL Art
Pam Ramoin21Boone ELTeacher, 5th ESL
JoseRamos6Reagan HSTeacher, HS T/H
DomingoReyes23Metz ELCustodian
RosemaryRicharte-Gonza26Pillow ELTeacher, Kin Bil
ChristianeRiley21McBee ELTeacher - EL Art
DonnaRinn24Bryker Woods ELEL Librarian
GonzaloRiojas, Jr.24Nelson Transp.M/V Mechanic
DanielRivas 10Jordan ELTeacher, 1st Bil
MirnaRiveron6Overton ELCustodian
Sandra Roberson 14Boone ELEL Counselor
Genie Robertson14Maplewood ELEL Counselor
Mary Rocamora26Saegert Transp.Bus Driver
BerthaRodriguez6Cook ELFood Service
Juan Ruiz15Service CenterBldg. Operator
LupeRuiz13Blackshear ELFood Service
SimonaSalas11Joslin ELFood Service
MarySalazar27HomeboundTeacher, ML/SE
BarbaraSaldana30CAC / FinanceAccounting Tech
Mary Saldana30Allison ELHead Custodian
Tobi Sanderford6Bedichek MSTeacher, MS CATE Tech
LauraSandoval 36Sunset Valley ELTeacher, EL Kind Bil
PiretSari-Tate27Clifton CenterAssist. Tech SPE
Gayle Sellers29Patton ELTeacher, EL Kin
FeliciaSephus26Pecan Springs ELFood Service
Maria Sheldon2Paredes MSTeacher - 7/8 Spanish
TrudyShockley11Burnet MSTeacher, MS/V Busn Ed
BettySimmons23Davis ELTeacher, 2nd Gr.
AngelitaSmith 9Pearce MSAttend Spec.
CelesteSmith36CAC / Soc. StudiesSoc Stud Specialist
Celia  Smith32Doss ELTeacher, 2nd Gr.
KandaceSmith4McCallum HSTeacher - HS Math
ShirleySmith15Burnet MSTeacher, MS ESL ALL
RaquelSnyder26Blanton ELTeacher - Kin ESL
EliaSolis22CAC - HR Sub OffHR Tech
JohnSolorio32Murchison MSTeacher, MS CATE Tech
Jeanne Spencer27Assoc. Supt MSAdmin Supervisor
BillStaples27McCallum HSTeacher, HS Soc Sci
BeverlyStringer18CAC / HR - Emp. Rel.Director, Employee Rel.
TheresaStruble18Murchison MSSchool Clerk
SaulTabares22CAC / Mail RoomMail Carr / MSGR
JanieTamayo29Pleasant Hill ELFood Service Manager
AdaTereshinski5Mills ELEL Assistant Principal
MonteThieme29WarehouseProperty Supervisor
CarolynThomas27Winn ELTeacher Assistant    
SamuelThomas11Saegert Transp.Bus Driver
DeborahThurston11Wooten ELTeacher, 4th ESL
MaryTracy-Harney27Baranoff ELTeacher, EL/SE
BelenVasquez14Crockett HSFood Service
SallyVidal36Wooten ELTeacher, 5th Gr. BIL
MargaritaVivero-Muzquiz18Galindo ELTeacher Assistant
Linda Voelzel37Webb MSMentor Teacher
Gena BethVollmer14Lamar MSTeacher, 6th Math
Terry Wadsworth11Constr. MngmtArchitect
MaryWaguespack25Patton ELTeacher, EL P.E.
AnneWalker18Casey ELTeacher, EL KIN
MarilynWalston12Galindo ELTeacher, 2nd. Gr. ESL
TrishWarthen11Saegert Transp.Bus Driver
Ruth AnnWashington25Bedichek MSTeacher - MS/SE Life Sk
IrmaWebber30Ross Baldwin ELTeacher, 5th ESL
Mary KayWendel26Summitt ELTeacher, 3rd ESL
RobertWheeler19International HSTeacher, HS English
JohnWhite8Network SupportNetwork Analyst
SylviaWhite   27Allison ELTeacher, 1st Gr.
VivianWhite-Mackey27McBee ELTeacher - Lit Coach
Carmen Williams 20Martin MSMS Librarian
Jess Williams9Service CenterA/C Contl Tech
BarbaraWilson 20Sanchez ELTeacher, PK ESL
Kathy JoWittig17Covington MSLibrarian
SuzanneWofford23Lee ELLibrarian
Pam Wolfe6Travis HSTeacher, HS Math
RitaWright15Lanier HSTeacher, HS Spanish
PrincessYbarra22Bowie HSHead Custodian
IrmaYturri25Clayton ELTeacher - P.E.
Jan Zajicek 10Lanier HSProgram Facilitator
JeanZappone28Bryker Woods ELTeacher Asst. - SPED
FrancesZavala20Pickle ELFood Service
MonserratoZuniga12Joslin ELCustodian