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Sharpstown HS accounting teacher tallies 30 years of helping students find careers

2012 December 13
by HISD Communications

RosettaCalhoun_200Rosetta Calhoun, the director of Career and Technology Education at Sharpstown High School, observed her 30-year anniversary with the district in early December.

This veteran educator has spent her entire career working with students to refine the skills that will help them in business—the first 25 at Westbury HS and the last five at Sharpstown.

“Over the years, I have taught accounting, business law, computer applications, record-keeping, and even typing, before there were computers,” ” said Calhoun, who followed in her parents’ footsteps by becoming a teacher. “The most gratifying thing is when students who graduated come back and say, ‘you made a difference in my life,’ or ‘I went into accounting because of you.’”

Many other HISD employees are also marking milestones in December—see if you know anyone on this list:

25 years

  • Cecil Collins, bus driver, Transportation Services
  • Margaret De La Rosa, secretary, Reagan HS
  • Rolando Flores, police officer
  • Ricardo Garza, senior plant operator, Lamar HS
  • Genevieve Hill, teacher, Memorial ES
  • Paula Ishop, Food Services attendant
  • Carolyn Lewis, HR business partner
  • Anna Leblanc, unemployment compensation representative, Benefits
  • Cleo Malveaux, Food Services attendant

20 years

  • Richard Barajas, school support officer, High Schools Office
  • Patricia Beavers, teaching assistant, Pershing MS
  • Sharon Brown-Mitchell, teacher, Stevenson MS
  • Rose Carney, Food Services attendant
  • Susan Clamurro, registrar, Westbury HS
  • Beatriz Cruz, Food Services attendant
  • Herlinda Guzman, teaching assistant, Carrillo ES
  • Maria Garza, Food Services attendant
  • Pamela Guillory, manager, Food Services School Kitchens
  • Ruth Grayson, Food Services attendant
  • Michael Henderson, maintenance repairer , Construction and Facilities Services
  • Beverly Johnson, teacher, Petersen ES
  • Brenda McCann, plant operator, Key MS
  • Debra McDonald, bus driver, Transportation Services
  • Shawn McMahan, teacher, Horn Academy
  • Angela Rockett, clerk, Burrus ES
  • Lidia Sanchez, clerk, Grissom ES
  • Bedennia Shabazz, bus driver, Transportation Services
  • Faustina Stevenson, teacher, Welch MS
  • Wanda Thomas, senior analyst, Federal and State Compliance
  • Diana Torres, secretary, Sharpstown HS

15 years

  • William Caldwell, senior accountant, Property Management
  • Santos Castillo, custodian, Briargrove ES
  • Elizabeth Curbow, teacher, Crespo ES
  • Michele Foley, teacher, Pershing MS
  • Cynthia Guillory, routing technician, Transportation Services
  • Ora Gaines, Food Services attendant
  • Martha Garcia, teaching assistant, Las Americas MS
  • Theresa Lee, senior secretary, Office of the Inspector General
  • Trudy Linden-Craft, clerk, Finance General Accounting
  • Jonel Lockler, senior business analyst, Information Technology
  • Patricia Lufsey, clerk, Stevenson MS
  • Bridget Moore, senior analyst, Payroll Department
  • Cruz Olivas, teaching assistant, Project Chrysalis MS
  • Rashonda Palmer, counselor, Herod ES
  • Diane Roberts, teacher, Brookline ES
  • Lazette Smith-Johnson, teacher, Madison HS
  • Bobbie Thomas, secretary, Houston Gardens ES
  • Marilyn White, Food Services attendant
  • Barbara Wilkins, associate teacher

10 years

  • Drusilla Bean, teaching assistant, Browning ES
  • Karen Frenny, custodian, Kashmere HS
  • Martha Guerra, custodian, Deady MS
  • Linda Hudson, teacher, Codwell ES
  • Catherine Jack, teacher, Revere Middle School
  • Theodore Landa, warehouse, Food Services
  • Barbara Landry, teacher, Windsor Village ES
  • Albert Mapps, bus driver, Transportation Services
  • Vincent Melvin, teacher, Henry MS
  • Deborah Morice, nurse, Red ES
  • Brenda Munoz-Hernandez, teacher, Love ES
  • Goke Ogunmokun, teacher, Reagan K-8 Ed Center
  • Maria Reyes, Food Services attendant
  • Kevin Ruffin, police officer
  • Eleazar Sanchez, IT customer service representative, Rice MS
  • Shirley Savoy, Food Services attendant
  • Patrick Stapleton, teacher, Jefferson ES
  • Ruey Stephens, teacher, Furr HS
  • David Tesch, teacher, Herod ES
  • Manoj Thomas, teacher, Burbank MS
  • Claudia Tiu, Food Services attendant
  • John Vasquez, history, Pershing MS
  • Marvin Weatherspoon, associate teacher
  • Tracy Williams, teaching assistant, Farias ECC
  • Gina Wilkins, assistant principal, Whidby ES
  • Delois Woodard, associate teacher

5 years

  • Shannon Allen, associate teacher
  • Emelda Bell, bus driver, Transportation Services
  • Vanessa Benitez, clerk, Hamilton MS
  • Maria Bernal, bus drivers, Transportation Services
  • Maritsa Castro, teacher, Neff Early Learning Center
  • Linda Chang, teaching assistant, T. H. Rogers MS
  • Cecil Collins, bus drivers, Transportation Services
  • Daisy Cruz, clerk, Ketelsen ES
  • Michael Dudas, Magnet coordinator, Austin HS
  • William Fletcher, teacher, Wainwright ES
  • Luz Gonzalez-Medina, teaching assistant, Piney Point ES
  • Liliana Guerra, teaching assistant, Williams MS
  • Twanna Jackson, Apollo 20 tutor, Young ES
  • Charlenette Jones, teacher, Garden Villas ES
  • Trupti Kanchanwala, Food Services attendant
  • Hector Luevanos, teacher, Fonville MS
  • Berlin Marshall, JROTC administrator
  • Blanca Martinez, custodian, Jackson MS
  • Roosevelt McClendon Jr, crossing guard, Harvard ES
  • LaVondia Menephee, teacher development specialist
  • Tekisha Miles, police officer
  • Catherine Ray, associate teacher
  • Rosa Reyes, teaching assistant, Jackson MS
  • Ricardo Rios, custodian, Pin Oak MS
  • Burley Robinson, crossing guard, Dodson ES
  • Vilra Salinas, investigator, Transportation Field Safety
  • Claudia Sanchez, teacher, McReynolds MS
  • Lilia Sandoval, aide, Braeburn ES
  • Khloud Telfah, Food Services attendant
  • Donna Tolopka, clerk, Westside HS
  • Dora Treviño, custodian, Harper Alternative
  • Gerard Vacca, teacher, HSPVA
  • Blanca Vazquez, Food Services attendant
  • Hugh Waddell, teacher, HSPVA
  • Donald Williams, bus driver, Transportation Services
  • Lester Williams, custodian, Farias ECC
  • Roxanne Willis, associate teacher
  • Georgia Wiltz, teacher, West Briar MS
Check back next Friday for more December Milestones – and if you know someone who should be featured in this space, let us know at Leave a comment below if you’d like to congratulate any of the above employees.
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