Ruth T. Smith Kingwood High School Reading Teacher. Ruth has served at Kingwood High School (SPED & Reading) for the past 33 years. Before coming to KHS, she taught at HHS for 1 year in Special Ed. Prior to coming to Humble ISD, she taught in Minden, LA for 1 year and in Little Rock, AK for 4 years. Ruth has served as an educator for 39 years.
Fall 2013 RETIREMENTS:
Allan Griffin Special assignment, Public Information Office. Allan joined Humble ISD in 1978. He taught at Humble Middle School and Atascocita Middle School; He was Purchasing Assistant Director; Transportation Assistant Director; and Special Projects for Public Information and Community Development offices. Allan was also President of the Humble High School Alumni Association. He has served in Humble ISD for more than 22 years. For information on a reception in his honor, Please check here.
Dolly Smith Timbers Elementary School Counselor. Dolly has served as a counselor at Timbers for the past 34 years. Before coming to TE, she did student teaching and then taught kindergarten and 3rd grade at Humble Elementary for 3 years, and taught kindergarten at Oaks Elementary for one year. Dolly has served as an educator for 38 years, all in Humble ISD! Timbers will host a retirement reception on December 10, from 4-6 p.m. in the TE Cafeteria.
Beverly Stanton Assistant Director of Child Nutrition Services for the past 9 years. Beverly worked in our Child Nutrition Services for a total of 26 years. Before coming to Humble ISD, she taught for 5 years in the Territory of Guam and worked for 6 years in Child Nutrition in Baton Rouge, LA. Beverly has served in education for a total of 37 years.
Spring 2013 RETIREMENTS:
Amy Anders Assistant Principal at Atascocita High School and GRAD Night School Principal for the past 7 years. Before coming to Humble ISD, Amy taught for 7 years in Aldine ISD, 4 years in Pasadena ISD, 3 years in Texas City ISD, 5 years in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD, and 4 years in Los Fresnos ISD. Amy has served as an educator for 30 years.
Inga Berney Technology/Business Instructor & Yearbook Advisor at Riverwood Middle School for 15 1/2 years. Before coming to Humble ISD, Inga taught Technology/Business at Newton High School in Newton ISD for 16 years, and at Wills Point High School in Wills Point ISD for 2 1.2 years. Inga has been an educator for 34 years.
Linda (Lindy) Hood Lindy has been a First Grade Teacher at Shadow Forest Elementary for the past 11 years. Before coming to Humble ISD, she taught for 3 years in Livingston ISD, 6 years at Isaacs Elementary in Houston ISD, 10 years at Bonner Elementary in Houston ISD, and 11 years at Briargrove Elementary in Houston ISD. Lindy has served as an educator for a total of 41 years, 35 of those years as a first grade teacher.
Kathy Kargel Kathy has been the Principal's Office Professional at Oaks Elementary School for 22 years
Teresa Nelson Math Instructional Coach ALT at Riverwood Middle School for the past 4 years. Teresa has been at Riverwood for 22 years. Before that, she taught math at Humble Middle School and Atascocita Middle School. Before coming to Humble ISD, Teresa taught in Tarkington ISD, Dayton ISD, Cy-Fair ISD, and served as Assistant Principal and Assistant Curriculum Person for Splendora ISD. Teresa has been an educator for a total of 37 years.
Paula Ortiz Math Teacher at Kingwood Park High School. Paula has been a math teacher for 21 years; she taught at KPHS for 8 years, at Humble 9th Grade Campus for 11 years, and at Humble Middle School for 2 years. Paula has served as an educator for a total of 21 years.
Debbie Powell CBISS at Riverwood Middle School for the past two years. She has served 22 years at Riverwood Middle, 5 years at Kingwood High School and 5 years at Creekwood Middle School. Over her 32 years in Humble ISD, Debbie has taught Physical Education, Coached Volleyball Basketball & Track, Typing, Keyboarding, Data Entry, as well as CBISS. Before coming to Humble ISD, she taught PE for one year in Livingston ISD for a total of 33 years in education.
Eileen Michelle Prentice Instructional Technologist at Timbers Elementary School for 17 years. Before that, Eileen taught 4th grade at Timbers for 6 years. Prior to coming to Humble ISD, she taught 2nd grade in Balwinsville, NY for 6 years, 6th grade for a year, and qst grade in Decatur City Schools for a year and 1st grade in Pasadena ISD for a year. Eileen has been an educator for a total of 32 years in education. There will be a reception in her honor at Hector's in Atascocita on June 4 at 4:30 p.m.
Larry Rhodes AMS Special Education for the past two years. Before AMS, Larry worked for Humble ISD for 16 years teaching PE, health, journalism, English, and as a coach in basketball, football and golf. Larry has spent 14 years as a teacher and coach in Houston, and 29 years coaching basketball, baseball, football and golf. He has 16 district championships, 8 in football, 6 in basketball, one in baseball and one in golf. Larry has a total of 31 years in education.
Mary Roberts Technology/Business Instructor at Atascocita High School for the past 6 years. Prior to AHS, Mary taught technology/business for 11 years at Atascocita Middle School and for 6 years at Humble High School. Mary was also a secondary Instructional Technology Specialist in Dickinson for one year. She has been an educator for a total of 24 years.
Kathy Rosenbalm Lead GT & ESL Teacher at Hidden Hollow Elementary for the past 23 years. Kathy opened the Oaks and taught 3rd grade for 3 years. She opened the Timbers and taught for 5 years as GT Lead, opened Pine Forest as the GT Lead for 1 year. She was 4th grade team leader at Forster for 3 years and was at Willow Creek for 1 year. Janice Wiederhold, asked her move with her to open Hidden Hollow, and she's been there for 23 years. Before coming to Humble ISD, she taught in Aldine ISD. Kathy has served as an educator for 38 years.
Josie Salumunek Facilitator for students with Visual Impairments, Student Support Services, Instructional Support Center for 24 years. Prior to coming to Humble ISD, Josie served in Ft. Worth for 3 years, and in Hurst-Euless-Bedford for 2 years for a total of 29 years. A reception in her honor will be held in Room 1005 of the Instructional Support Center on May 17 from 3-6 p.m.
Eileen Shellhouse RELA and Social Studies Co-teacher at Riverwood Middle School for the past 7 years. From 1979-2006 Eileen taught 3rd, 4th and 5th grades and Special Education at Bear Branch Elementary School. Before coming to Humble ISD, Eileen taught 1st grade for 2 1/2 years in Illinois. Eileen has served as an educator for 36 years.
Keith Simmons Math teacher at Kingwood Park High School for the past four years. Before KPHS, Keith taught at Humble High School for 10 years and at Atascocita High School for three years. Before coming to Humble ISD, Keith taught at Dayton Middle School for one year for a total of 18 years in education.
Dena Steed Band Director at Humble High School for the past 29 years. Before that, Dena was Assistant Band Director at Kingwood High School for 3 years. She taught for 5 years in Garrison ISD and for 1 year in Clarksville ISD. Dena has been an educator for 38 years.
Carolyn Walsh Deaf Education Teacher at Oaks Elementary for the past two years. Before that, Carolyn taught at Oak Forest Elementary for 10 years, at Eagle Springs Elementary for 3 years, and at Lakeshore Elementary for two years. Before coming to Humble ISD, Carolyn taught for 5 years in Houston ISD, 2 years in Concord, NH, 3 years in Tunkhannock, PA, and for a year at private schools in PA. Carolyn has served as a educator for a total of 28 years.
Catherine (Cathy) T. Walvoord Classroom teacher at Humble Elementary School for 13 years. Prior to Humble Elementary, Cathy taught at Foster Elementary for 8 years. Before coming to Humble ISD, Cathy taught at Ease Baton Rouge Parrish schools in Louisiana for 3 years, CyFair ISD for 3 years, and at Beaumont ISD for 3 years. Cathy has been an educator for a total of 30 years. A reception will be held in her honor on May 20 at Humble Elementary School.
Ruben M. Canales Biology/Health teacher, Head Tennis coach at Atascocita High Schoolfor 6 years. Before AHS, Ruben worked at Humble High School for 1 year and at Bryan High School for 4 years for a total of 11 years in education.
Marlon Farr Principal of Community Learning Center for the past 20 years. He taught science at the Discipline Program for 2 years before becoming the CLC principal. Before that, Marlon taught science at Kingwood Middle and Kingwood High for a year each, and Humble High School for 8 years. Before coming to Humble ISD he taught for 2 years in Channelview ISD. Marlon has served in educating students for a total of 34 years. A celebration in Marlon's honor will be held at Tin Roof BBQ, 18918 Twon Center Blvd. in Atascocita on Dec. 13 from 4-8:30 p.m. Get the flier here.
TerryAnn Hebert Art Teacher at Humble Middle School for the past 8 years. Before coming to HMS, TerryAnn taught at Creekwood Middle School for 7 years and at Kingwood Middle School for 8 years (2 years shared between KMS/KHS). Prior to Humbe ISD, TerryAnn taught in North Forest ISD for 10 years and at Lone Star College-Kingwood for 9 years. TerryAnn has served in education for a total of 33 years.
Bea Keng Reading Strategies/Read 180/Dyslexia Teacher for Ross Sterling Middle School RELA Department. Before RSMS, Bea taught at Oaks Elementary for 7 years, Humble Ninth Grade for 12 years, and Humble High School for 1 year. Before coming to Humble ISD, Bea taught at Liberty-Eylau ISD for 3 years,Crosby ISD for 3 years and Sheldon ISD for 3 years. She has taught for a total of 34 years.
Tim Lovelady Fifth Grade Math/Science Teacher at Park Lakes Elementary for 3 years. Before PLE, Tim was a PE Teacher, Fifth Grade Teacher and Assistant Principal at Pine Forest Elementary, an Assistant Principal at Atascocita Middle School and an Assistant Principal at Timberwood Middle School. Tim has a total of 24 years in education. There will be a retirement reception in his honor December 18 from 4-6 p.m. at the Park Lakes Elementary School Library. Get the flier here.
Judy A. McGee Child Nutrition Training Manager for the past 4 years. Before that, Judy was the Child Nutrition Manager at Humble Elementary for 4 years, CN Manager at Oaks Elemenary for 1 year. Prior to coming to Humble ISD, Judy was the Child Nutrition Director in Alto ISD for 3 years, CN Manager in Jacksonville ISD for 7 years, and CN Coordinator in Jacksonville for 4 years. Judy has served in Child Nutrition for a total of 24 years.
Lori Morris Second Grade Dual One-Way Teacher at Humble Elementary for the past 3 years. From 1996-1999 she was a first grade bilingual teacher at Humble Elementary. She taught Spanish at Hargrave High School in Huffman for 8 years and was a 3rd and 1st grade teacher in Houston ISD for 14 years, for a total of 29 years in education.
Tom O'Brien Alarm Technician in the Technology Services Department for the past 27 years. Before coming to Humble ISD, Tom worked in Port Arthur ISD's Maintenance Department as an electrician, for a total of 35 years serving Texas public schools.
Rubye Reed Rubye has served as Printer Operator in the Humble ISD Print Shop for 13 years.
Shirley Swan Second Grade Teacher at Woodland Hills Elementary for two years. Before that Shirley taught fifth grade at WHE for 8 1/2 years and special ed. for 8 1/2 years. Before coming to Humble ISD she taught for two years in Onalaska ISD and 15 years in Livingston ISD for a total of 36 years in education.
Nelly Vargas Cafeteroa Manager at Timberwood Middle School for 13 years. Before that Nelly worked at HHS as a CN Specialist for 10 years, and at Oak Forest Elementary as an Intern Manager. She has served in nutrition services for children for a total of 24 years. Nelly has been a member of the Texas Association for School Nutrition for twenty years. She attended CN conferences, served as Treasurer for the Humble association and has been certified to level four for Child Nutrition.
Nancy Wolf Math Teacher at Community Learning Center in the PACE program for 10 years. Before that Nancy worked at Charter Hospital for 3 years, Kingwood Middle for a year, and Short Term Discipline for 3 years. Before coming to Humble ISD she taught at Pershing Jr. High in Houston ISD for 3 years, T.H. Rogers Vanguard Program in Houston ISD for 3 years, St. Anne Tri-Parish School in Beaumont for 2 years and at Northeast Christian Academy in Kingwood for 4 years. Nancy has a total of 29 years in education. A reception in Nancy's honor will be held Dec. 12, 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the Community Learning Center library. Get the flier here.
Judy Chase Life Skills Para-educator at Humble High School for 14 years. She formerly taught PE at Timbers for 10 years and at Whispering Pines for 4 years, with a total of 28 years in education.
Cheri Bonasto Reading/Language Arts Teacher at Riverwood Middle School for 9 years. Before coming to Humble ISD, Cheri taught at Benicia Unified School District in California for 2 years, for a total of 11 years in education.
Beth Davidson Secretary/Bookkeeper for 31 years, all at Lakeland Elementary School! Lakeland is hosting a party for Beth on May 24 from 4-6 p.m. in the Lakeland Elementary Library. Get the flier here.
William Eakin Associate Executive Director of Technology Services for 9 years. Before that, Willie spent 6 years as Instructional Technology Coordinator/Director,6 years as Principal at Bear Branch, 3 years as Asst. Principal at Woodland Hills and Bear Branch, and 2 years as a Classroom Teacher at Foster. Before coming to Humble ISD, Willie taught in Alief for 7 years, for a total of 33 years in education.
J.C. Evans Coordinator of Career and Technical Education for 20 years. J.C. also taught Ag. Science for 13 years at HHS, was a teacher & supervisor at CSDC for 7 years, and was CTE coordinator at CSDC and ISC for 13 years, for a total of 32 years in education. There will be a reception in his honor on May 31 from 2-4 p.m. at the ISC. Get the flier here.
Karen L. Frye German/Reading Teacher for Atascocita High School for the last six years, she also taught English & Dyslexia during that time. Before coming to AHS, Karen taught English, ESL, German, and Learning Lab at KHS for 13 years. She also taught at Eisenhower High School in Aldine, taught ESL at Rice University for 2 years, English/Lang. Arts at Najmah Jr. High in Saudi Arabia for 5 years, and English/Lang. Arts at Fegley Jr. High in Indiana for a total of 28 years in education.
Phyllis Hager Maplebrook Elementary PPCD teacher for 13 years. Before coming to MBE, Phyllis taught at Jack Fields, Pine Forest, North Belt and Lakeland elementaries. Prior to her work in Humble ISD, Phyllis taught for 11 years in Spring Branch ISD and for 8 years in Cypress Fairbanks ISD, for a total of 32 years in education.
Carrie Keith Lakeshore Kindergarten Teacher for the past 3 years. Carrie taught at Pine Forest Elementary for 17 years in Kindergarten, first and second grades.She taught 5th grade at Oaks Elementary for 2 years and first grade at Woodland Hills for 1 year. Before coming to Humble ISD she taught at Porter Elementary in New Caney, for a total of 25 years in education. Please join in celebrating Carrie's retirement at Iguana Joe's on Lake Houston Parkway on Wednesday, May 23 at 4pm.
Karen Key School Nurse at Summerwood Elementary School for the past 7 years. Karen worked as a school nurse in Cy-Fair ISD for 1 year, and before that she was a school nurse in New Mexico, Louisiana, and West Virginia schools for a total of 22 years in education.
Helen Morgan Administration Assistant with Special Education. Helen has served the Special Education department in a variety of positions for 32 years. Before coming to Humble ISD she worked for 10 years in the Florida State Department of Education for a total of 42 years in education. A retirement party is planned on May 15 from 3:30-5:30 at the ISC building.Get the flier here.
Marilu McDonald Educational Diagnostician at Creekwood Middle and Kingwood High School for 6 years. Before that Marilu taught at AMS, HMS, HHS and KHS. Before coming to Humble ISD she served as diagnostician or teacher in Leon County, Burleson Milam, Grand Prarie ISD, Grimes County Co-op, Bryan ISD, Gregory Portland ISD, Laredo United ISD, Bastrop Middle School, Fayetteville ISD, Giddings Sp Ed Coop, Taft ISD, and North Forest ISD, for a total of 36 years in education.
Dougald McDougald Head Football Coach/ Campus Athletic Coordinator at Kingwood High School for the past 9 years. Before KHS, Dougald was the Assistant Football Coach & Defensive Coordinator for HHS for 20 years, and Huffman ISD Athletic Director & Head Football Coach for two years, making a total of 31 years in education athletics.
Sherri Palmer Special Education Interventionist at Pine Forest Elementary. Sherri taught at PFE for 27 years. She is the last "original" teacher that helped open the school. Before PFE she was an interventionist at Timbers for 3 years, and worked in Shreveport, Louisiana, for 6 years for a total of 36 years in education. A reception will be held in her honor at 4 p.m. April 27 at Cedar Landing.
Genie Pearce A Reading/Language Arts teacher for 26 years at Creekwood Middle School, Genie also taught AVID for five of those years. Before Creekwood, Genie taught at Elm Grove Elementary for 7 years and before EGE she taught in Houston ISD for 3 years.Genie has served as an educator for a total of 36 years.
Vera Pearson Administrative Assistant to Humble High School Principal. Vera began in 1988 as an AP secretary, 4 1/2 years later she became the principal's secretary and has held that position for 19 1/2 years for a total of 24 years in education.
Leslie Pelak Life Skills Teacher at Kingwood Middle School for the past 2 years. Before that Leslie was a co-teacher at Kingwood Middle School.
Chris Reid Kingwood Middle School teacher for 26 years, with one year in math, 25 years in science. Before coming to Kingwood Middle School Chris taught Science for 1 year in Spring ISD and 3 years in Slidell, LA. Chris has a total of 30 years in education. A retirement reception is being held on May 31 at 2 p.m. in the Kingwood Middle School library.
Martha Rose Social Studies teacher at Kingwood Middle School for 8 years. Before coming to KMS, Martha taught 5th grade at North Belt Elementary for 5 years and at Humble Middle School for 10 years. Martha has a total of 23 years in education. A retirement reception is being held on May 31 at 2 p.m. in the KMS library.
Jan Sherrill Reading Interventionist at Greentree Elementary for 9 years. Before that Jan taught 2nd grade at Greentree for 14 years, and was a long-term substitute for 1 year, for a total of 24 years at Greentree. Before coming to Humble ISD, Jan taught for 5 years in Louisiana and a year in Mississippi for a total of 30 years in education.
Lanell Smesny Principal of North Belt Elementary for 3 years, Lanell was an Assistant Principal at NBE for 11 years and taught at Willow Creek Elementary for 9 years. Before coming to Humble ISD she taught at Lewisviille ISD and McKinney ISD for a total of 26 years in education.A reception will be held on Thursday, May 11 from 4 pm - 5:30 pm in the NBE cafeteria.
Karyn Spiegel Algebra teacher at Kingwood Park High School for 7 years. Before KPHS Karyn taught for 25 years at Kingwood Middle School, for a total of 32 years in education.
Cassie Staggs Attendance Specialist at Humble High School for 12 years. Before that Cassie was a Life Skills Para-Professional at HHS for 10 years and for one year was a Custodian at Admin., AC, and HHS for a total of 23 years in education.
Paul (Buddy) Thames Head Baseball Coach at Kingwood Park High School for the past 5 years. Prior to KPHS, Buddy did Football & Baseball at KHS from 2003-07 and Football & Baseball at HHS from 1992-2001. Before coming to Humble ISD, Buddy worked in Huffman ISD, New Caney ISD, Aldine ISD, Fort Worth area, Alvin ISD, Mt. Pleasant ISD, Eustace ISD, Athens ISD, Alice, ISD, and Klein ISD, for a total of 40 years in Education/Athletics.
Anita Tofte DAEP Special Education Teacher for 2 years. Anita started in 1981 at Humble Middle School, staying in the same building when it changed to Humble Ninth Grade campus. She then moved to Quest High School for 4 years, then on to DAEP. Before coming to Humble ISD, Anita worked in Lewisville ISD and in Aubrey, Texas in the Sanger Co-op. She has a total of 36 years in education.
Mary Trichel 6th Grade World Cultures Teacher at Atascocita Middle for 13 years. Mary also taught Language Arts/Journalism at AMS for 1 year. Before coming to Humble ISD, Mary taught at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School in Houston, Dean Morgan Jr. High in Casper, Wyoming, Tecumseh High School in Oklahoma, and 8 years in Fort Bend ISD, for a total of 27 years in education.