Super Staffers sponsored by Grand Canyon University

Super Staffers October 13 Board Meeting

Humble ISD’s Super Staffers of the Month were recognized at the regularly scheduled Board Meeting on Oct. 13. This month’s Super Staffer Awards is sponsored by the Grand Canyon University. Left image: Pictured from left are Grand Canyon University's Jennifer Mowdy, Park Lakes Elementary Paraeducator Diana Renteria, Grand Canyon University's Sofia Rizvi, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, and School Board President Robert Sitton. Center Image: Pictured from left are Jennifer Mowdy and Sofia Rizvi with Grand Canyon University, Atascocita Middle School AVID teacher and Athletic Coach Crystal Medina, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, and School Board President Robert Sitton. Right Image: Pictured from left are Jennifer Mowdy and Sofia Rizvi with Grand Canyon University, Summer Creek High School Cafeteria Manager Tomica Perez, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, and School Board President Robert Sitton.

Honored at the Board Meeting were the following Super Staffers:

Diana Renteria -- Park Lakes Elementary, Paraeducator 
Those who nominated her said, "Ms. Diana Renteria has exceeded expectations this year by consistently providing quality instruction, supporting her team members, and displaying patience with her students. Ms. Renteria joined our team with 14 years of experience in childcare and has been a valued member of the Park Lakes family since August 2018. This school year, one of our PreK teachers has been on leave for over one month and Ms. Renteria has ensured that instruction continues. She plans with the other PreK teachers and supports the substitute with her calm and kind demeanor to ensure that our students feel loved and continue to learn. We appreciate her very much for going above and beyond to help our young learners."

Crystal Medina -- Atascocita Middle School, AVID Elective Teacher
Those who nominated her said, "Ms. Crystal Medina is an AVID Elective Teacher and Athletic Coach who exemplifies the character and spirit of an AMS Tiger!  She is a quiet and a humble leader... making AMS a better place through her kindness and ever-present smile.  She helps her students realize the power of education is the chance to define themselves not by their circumstances but rather by their possibilities. The AVID skills Crystal teaches her students help them prepare for their future beyond academics, proving almost daily, teaching is truly her avocation, not just her vocation! Ms. Medina is truly a mentor for her students and co-workers at Atascocita Middle School."  

Tomica Perez -- Child Nutrition Services, Summer Creek High School Cafeteria Manager
Those who nominated her said, "Tomica has shown great reliability and dedication for Humble ISD by always going above and beyond. When COVID-19 closed schools in March, the Child Nutrition Department continued to work and pass out meals to the community. During a time of chaos and uncertainty, Tomica showed up ready to work to ensure children of the community were fed daily. She has an amazing ability to think on her feet, organize, and assign duties that need to be done. She helped guide our coach and transportation volunteers on several assignments and spent countless hours helping our Assistant Director/Menu Planner with organizing, ordering and allocating deliveries for multiple schools."

"I’d also like to highlight Tomica’s remarkable optimism. During this time when plans seemed to change daily, she displayed a positive attitude no matter what was thrown in her direction. This type of energy makes for an enjoyable environment to work in and helps keep employee morale high. Tomica is a true asset to our district and is a pleasure to work with!"

Each month, campuses and departments select an individual to be honored as a Super Staffer for their outstanding work in advancing student achievement. A drawing is held and three honorees receive additional recognition at the School Board Meeting.

Elementary Super Staffers:

Bear Branch Elementary -- Brittany Gunn, 2nd Grade Teacher

Centennial Elementary -- Keri McKinney, Math ALT

Deerwood Elementary -- Elizabeth Green, Registrar

Fall Creek Elementary -- Kim Guel, Receptionist

Foster Elementary -- Linda Blue, Head Custodian

Groves Elementary -- Monica Moreau, Special Education Teacher

Humble Elementary -- Carolina Moreno, 1st Grade Teacher

Hidden Hollow Elementary -- Vanessa Clay, RELA ALT

Jack Fields Elementary -- Tania Garcia, 4th Grade RELA Teacher

Lakeshore Elementary -- Nyla Taylor, Classroom Teacher

Maplebrook Elementary -- Sara Feske, Media Specialist

Oaks Elementary -- Brenda Dockens, Kindergarten Teacher

Oak Forest Elementary -- Alyce Sanders, Head Custodian

Pine Forest Elementary -- Sharon Diaz, IT

Park Lakes Elementary -- Diana Renteria, PreKindergarten Paraeducator

Ridge Creek Elementary -- Natasha Hargraves, Campus Instructional Technology Teacher

River Pines Elementary -- Ryan Asher, IT Specialist

Timbers Elementary -- Anita McCoy, Receptionist

Woodland Hills Elementary -- Samantha Morgenroth, Instructional Technology

Whispering Pines Elementary -- Lyndsey Gunal, Instructional Technologist and Computer Teacher


Secondary Super Staffers:

Atascocita Middle School -- Crystal Medina, AVID Elective Teacher and Co Coordinator
Community Learning Center -- Phaedra Burton, Mosaic Teacher
Humble High School -- Steven Fowler, Campus Tech
Humble Middle School -- Robert Perez, Learning Media Specialist
Kingwood High School -- Mary Joseph, Custodial Manager
Kingwood Middle School -- Christine Marucci, Instructional Technologist
Kingwood Park High School -- Allyson Pitcel, Teacher
Quest Early College High School -- Elizabeth Botello, Principal's Secretary/Bookkeeper
Summer Creek High School -- Darryl Legaspi, Media Specialist
Timberwood Middle School -- Lori Shortis, 6th Grade Counselor
West Lake Middle School -- LeAnne Bass, SPED In Class Support Teacher
Woodcreek Middle School -- Amy Green, RTI/Dyslexia


Support Super Staffers:

Child Nutrition Services -- Tomica Perez, CNS Manager
Maintenance -- Johnny Diaz, Indoor Air Quality Technician
BBTC -- Laura Hicks, Payroll Specialist