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Wheatley HS grad logs 20 years as HISD police officer

2013 April 18
by HISD Communications

Sgt. Aloysius Cook

Sergeant Aloysius Cook has been keeping the halls of HISD schools safe for the past two decades. The Wheatley High School graduate (Class of 1975) started out as a campus officer at Sam Houston High School (now the Sam Houston Math, Science, and Technology Center) and officially marked his 20th anniversary with the district on April 19.

“It’s a rewarding job,” said Sgt. Cook, who was named the HISD Police Department’s Supervisor of the Year in 2012. “(As a field training officer), you get to see the end results of your interactions with fellow officers, and how they use what you’ve taught them.”

Still, says Sgt. Cook, “I enjoyed my interactions with kids the most. The kids we’ve given breaks to sometimes come back and thank you, saying, ‘You changed my life that day,’ or ‘You helped me turn my life around.’ It’s almost enough to make you cry.”

Many other HISD employees are also marking milestones this week (April 14–20)—see if you know anyone on this list:

25 years

  • Jackie Anderson, teacher, Ortiz MS
  • Tina Nguyen, teacher, Edison MS
  • Herbert Reese, plant operator, Elrod ES

20 years

  • Johnny Fisher, officer, Police Department
  • Barbara Jones, teacher, Hines-Caldwell ES
  • Dianna Littlejohn, teacher, Furr High School
  • Carol Randolph, teacher, King ECC
  • Josephine Turner, teaching assistant, Valley West ES
  • Carolyn Williams, teacher, Garden Villas ES
  • Vicki Wilson, teacher, Herrera ES
  • Gloria Yepez, student information representative, Benavidez ES

15 years

  • Timothy Allen, mailroom attendant, Administrative Services
  • Emma Arredondo, custodian, Henry MS
  • Alison Heath, manager, Elementary Curriculum
  • Kathy Murphy, attendant, Transportation Services
  • Nicshelle Sims, bus driver, Transportation Services
  • Pamela Williams, attendant, Food Services

10 years

  • Susan Morris, teacher, Garden Oaks ES
  • Maria Noriega, plant operator, Lewis ES

5 years


  • Fatmeh Abu Saif, associate teacher
  • Percy Brooks, crossing guard
  • Thomas Burke, associate teacher
  • Horacio Cantu Jr, teacher, De Zavala ES
  • Thomasenia Chagois, associate teacher
  • Suzanne Chamberlain, evaluation specialist, Child Study
  • Jeffery Drummer, teacher, Reynolds ES
  • Eugene Edwards, associate teacher
  • Shecelle Ellisor, teacher, Lyons ES
  • Marta Galdamez De Leon, custodian, Bellaire HS
  • Shahnah Holt, teacher, Sugar Grove Academy
  • Brian Ingram, associate teacher
  • Pablo Jaramillo, bus driver, Transportation Services
  • Nancy Longman, associate teachers
  • Richard Marin, plant operator, Mistral ECC
  • Roderick Newman Jr, associate teacher
  • Teresa Parvin Azar, teaching assistant, Daily ES
  • Bob Ramirez, officer, Police Department
  • Sheung Wong, teacher, Emerson ES
Check back next Friday for more April Milestones. Leave a comment below if you’d like to congratulate any of the above employees.
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  1. Karen Daniel-Reed permalink
    April 22, 2013

    Congrats Jackie Anderson. I personally know you are an AWESOME teacher as well as a friend! May God continue to bless you so you are able to bless others through education.

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