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HR analyst celebrates 25 years serving fellow employees

2013 May 2
by HISD Communications

Olga Colunga

For compensation analyst Olga Colunga, there is nothing more satisfying than making sure teachers get what they deserve, salary-wise.

Colunga, an Austin HS graduate, joined Team HISD 25 years ago this week, and she has spent that whole time serving fellow employees in various roles through the Human Resources department. Her current duties involve handling annual contract renewals, conflict of interest forms, and reviews of salary placement for teachers, assistant principals, and principals.

“I like ensuring that teachers get credit for all of their teaching experience,” she said. “You’d be surprised how many come back and say, ‘Wow. I didn’t realize I could get credit for that.’”

Many other HISD employees are also marking milestones this week (April 28–May4)—see if you know anyone on this list:

25 years

  • Pamela Cunningham, teacher development specialist, Professional Development
  • Cheryl Hodge, bus driver, Transportation Services

20 years

  • Tammy Moore, attendant team lead, Food Services

 15 years

  • Sandra Griffin, secretary, Special Education
  • Francisca Lerma, custodian, Blackshear ES
  • Margaret Lemond, after-school program specialist, Bruce ES
  • Lisa Patenotte, assistant principal, Cage ES

 10 years

  • Marsha Clark, receptionist, Board Services
  • Vicky Cochran, associate teacher
  • Vernell Cruise, crossing guard, Young ES
  • Lisa Feine, teacher, Lovett ES
  • Penthia Jarrett, teacher, Foerster ES
  • Antonia Jones, writer, Food Services
  • Katrina Joseph, teacher, Mading ES
  • Deidre Lopez, teacher, Rucker ES
  • Leonor Morales, attendant, Food Services
  • Minerva Montano, teacher, Wharton ES
  • Fanchon Moore, associate teacher
  • Sandro Morales, teacher, Gregg ES
  • Juan Moreno, custodian, Sherman ES
  • Juan Ortiz, teacher, Brookline ES
  • Patricia Perez, teacher, Peck ES
  • Dina Sandoval, attendant, Food Services
  • Lisa Shannon, student information representative, Attucks MS
  • Doris Steamer, clerk, Revere MS
  • Anne Wheeler, associate teacher
  • Marco Whitfield, teaching assistant, Madison HS

5 years

  • Robert Alexander, bus driver, Transportation Services
  • Antony Davis, officer, Police Department
  • Elizabeth Gonzalez, officer, Police Department
  • Jacqueline King, senior secretary, Construction & Facility Services
  • Ida Luna, custodian, Lewis ES
  • Lachardra McBride, teacher, Fleming MS
  • Adibe Obeid, associate teacher
  • Rita Pearlman, associate teacher
  • Jo Ann Sherman, teacher, HAIS
  • Edna Smith, bus driver, Transportation Services
  • Otto Wooten, associate teacher
Check back next Friday for more May Milestones. Leave a comment below if you’d like to congratulate any of the above employees.
3 Responses leave one →
  1. Sandra Griffin permalink
    May 3, 2013

    Congratulations on 15 years of service with Team HISD!!!!!

  2. Margaret Lemond permalink
    May 3, 2013

    Congratulations on 15 years of service with Team HISD!!!!!

  3. Debbie Brewer permalink
    May 3, 2013

    Olga Colunga: Congratulations on making it 25 years with HISD. I didn’t realize you were at 25 this year, but I’m right there with you come September. Wishing you many more great years to come.

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