Georgetown ISD names teachers, employees of the year

Georgetown ISD recognized its employees and teachers of the year in a virtual ceremony May 21. (Screenshot courtesy Georgetown ISD)
Georgetown ISD recognized its employees and teachers of the year in a virtual ceremony May 21. (Screenshot courtesy Georgetown ISD)

Georgetown ISD recognized its employees and teachers of the year in a virtual ceremony May 21. (Screenshot courtesy Georgetown ISD)

Georgetown ISD recognized its teachers and employees of the 2019-20 school year virtually May 21.

“Obviously in education every day is an opportunity to impact a student, and it’s important that we honor and recognize you for that service,” GISD Superintendent Fred Brent said.

Here are the finalists and winners.

Auxiliary Employee of the Year

  • Bethany Witten: cafeteria manager, Purl Elementary School

  • Josefina Padilla: custodian, Purl Elementary School

  • Maria Pantoja: custodian, East View High School (winner)




Paraprofessional Employee of the Year


  • Charlie Johnson: special education, Wagner Middle School

  • Susana Escobar: paraprofessional, Purl Elementary School (winner)

  • Kim Ashby: administrative assistant, Purl Elementary School




Support Employee of the Year


  • Candice Mills: behavior specialist, district (Winner)

  • Joellen Goldsberry: counselor, Wagner Middle School

  • Dawn Jennings: parent liaison, district




Elementary Teachers of the Year



  • Keevan Shipley: Carvery Elementary School

  • Sunny Schlaudt: Cooper Elementary School (Winner)

  • Jenna Shinner: Ford Elementary School

  • Janie Wiley: Frost Elementary School

  • Jodie Hoadley: McCoy Elementary School

  • Mabel Gallardo: Mitchell Elementary SChool

  • Ellen Jorgensen: Purl Elementary SChool

  • Callen Schultz: Pickett Elementary School

  • Hilda Diaz: Village Elementary School




Secondary Teachers of the Year


  • Beth Howell: Benold Middle School

  • Karla Grzymala: Forbes Middle School

  • Maria Mesa: Tippit Middle School

  • Kelly Seaman: Wagner Middle School (Winner)

  • Greg Wall: Georgetown High School

  • Jolene Volek: East View High School

  • Michelle Janowski: Georgetown Alternative Program

  • Greg Reub: Richarte High School

  • Erin Gertsema: Williamson County Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program


By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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