2019 GCISD Employees of the Year Announced
Posted on 05/10/2019

GCISD administrators led a "surprise" patrol to various campuses and departments to announce this year's honored staff members. Natalie Finch, pre-kindergarten teacher from Grapevine Elementary School, was named the GCISD Elementary Teacher of the Year. Cross Timbers Middle School sixth grade teacher Tabatha Weeks was named GCISD's Secondary Teacher of the Year. Julie Churchill, Dove Elementary School administrative assistant, was named GCISD Paraprofessional of the Year.

In addition to the district-level Elementary Teacher, Secondary Teacher and Paraprofessional of the Year, district leaders also celebrated departmental employees of the year on their surprise tour. This year's winners are pictured below. Campus teachers and campus/department paraprofessionals of the year will be honored during special celebrations with their colleagues at their schools or departments.

GCISD employees represent excellence in teaching/work abilities, innovative practices, positive relationships and communication, and leadership. Congratulations to all these outstanding GCISD winners!

DISTRICT EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR
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NATALIE FINCH
Elementary Teacher of the Year
Grapevine Elementary School
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TABETHA WEEKS
Secondary Teacher of the Year
Cross Timbers Middle School
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JULIE CHURCHILL
Paraprofessional of the Year
Dove Elementary School
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JUANITA CALDERON
Custodial
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BELINDA DUNN
Health Services
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LYDIA HATCH
Extended Care Services
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IVAN LUM
Maintenance
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MARIO MACIAS
Transportation
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KAT ROSE
Nutrition Services


CAMPUS EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR
Campus Teacher of the Year Paraprofessional of the Year
Bear Creek ES Morgan McCarty Cindy Bird
Bransford ES Taylor Wallis Shelly Sartin
Cannon ES Chelsea White Ashley Houck
Colleyville ES Tovah Woodcock Ryan Seaton
Dove ES June Gray Julie Churchill
Glenhope ES Cindy Farris Tracey Stone
Grapevine ES Natalie Finch Don Revels
Heritage ES Michelle Otto Tracy Lemerand
O.C. Taylor ES Tiffany Dagger Michelle Watkins
Silver Lake ES Hannah Flanagan Derek Barnes
Timberline ES Diana Mayberry Starla Hines
Colleyville MS Jeanie Pavliska Kelly Croak
Cross Timbers MS Tabetha Weeks Linda McFayden
Grapevine MS Heather Cox Mary "Nikki" Vertachnik
Heritage MS Melissa Richards Susan Cook
Colleyville Heritage HS Tori Brown Hilarie Benedetto
Grapevine HS Doug Hood Becky Smith
Bridges Christina King Krista Wilke
Collegiate Academy Riley Cavanagh Yvonne Aguirre
iUniversity Prep Desiree Weiche
Early Childhood Development Center Lydia Hatch
Central Administration Shauna Austin