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CFS asbestos worker keeping kids safe for 25 years

2013 June 12
by HISD Communications

Hector Segovia

Asbestos was once considered a safe building material and a good source of fire-resistant insulation, but Hector Segovia has been working for 25 years to remove it from HISD schools.

An asbestos abatement worker with Construction and Facility Services, Segovia said he has worked on dozens of schools over the years to keep classrooms safe for children.

“I like (my job),” he said. “I prep all the rooms for (asbestos) removal. Right now, I’m working on the floors at Burbank Elementary School.”

Segovia will mark his official anniversary with the district on Friday.

Many other HISD employees are also marking milestones this week (June 9–15). See if you know anyone on this list:

25 years

  • Ollie Freeman, bus driver, Transportation Services
  • Marlene Hector, custodian, Gregory-Lincoln MS

20 years

  • Felicia Howell, teaching assistant, Red ES

15 years

  • Raquel Gonzalez, clerk, Construction & Facility Services    
  • Malinda Sims, accounting manager, Finance
  • Betty Stevens, crossing guard, River Oaks ES               

10 years

  • Antonio Herrador, school business manager, Sam Houston MSTC
  • Natalie McMillan, school business manager, Wheatley HS         
  • Timothy Smith, school business manager, Montgomery ES        
  • Mark Swackhamer, senior manager of fleet operations, Transportation Services

5 years

  • Scott Bounds, magnet coordinator, Wainwright ES        
  • Bobby Espinosa, clerk, Textbook Operations          
  • Kimberly Ferguson, customer service representative, IT
  • Virginia Urrutia, substitute aide/clerk
Check back next Friday for more June Milestones. Leave a comment below if you’d like to congratulate any of the above employees.
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