LISD celebrates staff at annual banquet

LISD celebrates staff at annual employee recognition banquet
Posted on 05/03/2018



Date: May 3, 2018

Contact: Christina Courson, Public Information Officer

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Date: May 3, 2018

LISD celebrates staff at annual employee recognition banquet

Lockhart ISD Board of Trustees, district and campus leaders, and staff gathered Tuesday night at Lockhart Junior High School for its annual employee recognition banquet.


The annual event celebrates employees with service milestones of 20 years and more with the school district, “Teachers of the Year” from each of the campuses, “LISD Teachers of the Year” for elementary and secondary schools, and those staff retiring from LISD.


New to the event this year was an expansion of employee recognition with the introduction of the Lion’s Heart Awards, a program honoring employees who exemplify excellence in service to others in their roles at the district. Winners were nominated by their peers and selected by district leadership.


"This event truly is one of the biggest highlights of the year,” said Deputy Superintendent Kimberly Brents, who emceed the event.  “Lockhart ISD has amazing employees, making a tremendous difference for our students.”


Superintendent Susan Bohn added, “We are so proud of of them for going above and beyond for our students and our community. At the heart of what we do, it is the people who make a difference in providing our students the very best learning experiences and opportunities.”


Two of the standouts at the banquet were LISD District Elementary Teacher of the Year Emily Hildebrand and LISD Secondary District Teacher of the Year Kati Harber. This year’s pool of “Teachers of the Year” yielded top talent, which made it difficult to choose the district level honors. Hildebrand and Harber were selected to advance to compete at the regional level of the teacher competition.


The district is incredibly proud of each of these honorees. They are all #Runners for our #LISDChampions!




Service Milestones



20 years                     30 years

Deanna Juarez           Joan Schlaht

Leonard Garcia           Scott Hippensteel

Yolanda Vasquez

25 years                     40 years

Sylvia Fernandez        Stella Rojas

Deanne Franco

Rose Marie Mendez
Mark Brown
Patricia Page
Judy Cathey 



Teachers of the Year




Cheryl Dozier-Carver

Michelle Stephenson-Clear Fork

Michelle Lockhart-Navarro

Alyssa Gonzales-Plum Creek

Karen Chapa- Strawn

Emily Hildebrand- Bluebonnet (Elementary District Winner)

Melissa Hardaway-High School

Kati Harber- LJHS (Secondary District Winner)

Lion’s Heart Awards


Child Nutrition Employee of the Year - Dulce Bustos
Custodian of the Year - Jesse Baltierra

“Heart of Lockhart” ISD Employee of the Year - Connie Amaya

Instructional Paraprofessional of the Year - Kim Bagwell

Maintenance Employee of the Year - Willie Martinez

Office Paraprofessional of the Year - Melissa Patton

Professional of the Year - Annie Colvin

Substitute of the Year - Mary Capello

Transportation Employee of the Year - Floyd Green

Lion’s Pride Employee of the Year - Sylvia Fernandez






Karen Homann

Richard Homann

Henrietta Sanders

Robert Anchondo

Monica Parks

Sarah Schnautz

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