Skip to content

Longtime Northline ES principal still thrilled by student graduations

2014 October 9
by HISD Communications
Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle never taught secondary students during his many years as a classroom teacher, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t interested in getting them there.

“I think the biggest perk I have is going to graduations,” said the longtime principal of Northline Elementary School. “It’s neat to see kids finish the cycle. (Principal) Connie Berger lets me sit on the stage every year at Reagan High School’s ceremony, and (former Sam Houston MSTC Principal) Jane Crump would let me walk in as a line leader. When former students give me graduation invitations, those go up on the bulletin board so our kids can see their brothers, uncles, and neighbors graduating from high school and college. I’ve got some students up at Texas A&M University now that I’m hoping to get invitations from.”

Doyle is a Brooklyn native who first realized his calling while still in college. “I was getting into political science at Wittenberg University in Ohio and I decided I didn’t want to go through all the schooling to become a lawyer,” he explained. “Then I took an educational psychology class as an elective and thought that was very interesting. I did some in-school lessons teaching elementary kids reading and math, and I got bit by the bug.”

The veteran educator joined Team HISD in 1979 as a fifth-grade teacher at Stevenson Elementary School. He also served as an assistant principal at De Zavala Elementary, Bowie (now Paige) Elementary, and Northline before becoming the principal of Northline in the early 2000’s.

Doyle officially marked his 35th anniversary with the district on Oct. 1, but a few other employees also marked theirs during last week and this one (Sept. 28–Oct. 11). See if you know anyone on this list:

35 years

  • Bernadine Brown, teaching assistant, Westside HS
  • Sharon Campbell, counselor, Worthing HS
  • Sharon Dailey, associate teacher
  • Thelma Hudson, teacher, Edison MS
  • Lucille Powell, attendant, team lead, Food Services

30 years

  • Cynthia Fairbanks, teacher development team lead, Professional Development
  • Linda Gordon, teacher, Lyons ES
  • Joanetta Rand, teacher, Sharpstown Intl. School
  • Keith Ray, plant operator, Construction & Facility Services
  • Martin Pardo, vendor representative, Construction & Facility Services
  • Robin Woodard, program specialist team lead, Special Education

25 years

  • Brigitte Abbs, Officer, Police Department
  • Alma Cepeda, teaching assistant, Marshall MS
  • Christina De La Rosa, student information representative, Scarborough HS
  • Sandra Felder, nurse, Roberts ES
  • Sheryl Goodson, attendant, Food Services
  • Gwenolia Green, attendant team lead, Food Services
  • Linda Harrison, dean of students, Lamar HS
  • Doreen Howard, teacher, Anderson ES
  • Elise Johnson, assistant principal, Welch MS
  • Sonia Lopez, business partner assistant, Human Resources
  • Carolina Ortega, teacher, Pugh ES
  • Arlinda Polk, clerk, Reagan HS
  • Lewis Rhone, associate teacher
  • Lucille Richard, secretary, Construction & Facility Services
  • Carolyn Shaver, nurse, Piney Point ES
  • Douglas Spencer, senior plant operator, Construction & Facility Services
  • Larry Trout, assistant principal, HSPVA

20 years

  • Sinabu Amubieya, teacher, C. Martinez ES
  • Mirta Arzola-Contreras, teacher, Janowski ES
  • Smiley Capers, teacher, Wheatley HS
  • Ivan Castillo, teacher, Briscoe ES
  • Jacqueline Cayton, dean of students, Sharpstown Intl. School
  • Naomi Guerrero, student information representative, Davis HS
  • Anita Hamilton, bus driver, Transportation Services
  • Judy Harrison, teacher Foerster ES
  • Verlincia Hewitt, attendant, Food Services
  • Lina Hoang, network administrator, Medicaid/Property Management
  • Damon Matthews, teacher, Jackson MS
  • Valentina Mozia, teacher, Marshall MS
  • Victor Osayande, associate teacher
  • Rowland Osuagwu, teacher, Wheatley HS
  • Rosa Romero, attendant, Food Services
  • Gerardo Rosete, asbestos abatement, Construction & Facility Services
  • Jennifer Siebels, teacher, Shadowbriar ES
  • Kim Walker, teacher development specialist, Professional Development
  • Mezana Wofford, clerk, Longfellow ES

15 years

  • Katherine Bush, clerk, Waltrip HS
  • Juliet Cornelius, teacher, Jordan HS
  • Maywattie Dyal, teacher, Deady MS
  • Cindy Hicks, senior plant operator, Construction & Facility Services
  • Yesenia Juarez, teaching assistant, Ketelsen ES
  • Brenda Mendez, clerk, Fonville MS
  • Dorcas Parra-Malek, instructional specialist, Cunningham ES
  • Linda Rodriguez, secretary, Blackshear ES
  • Carlos Soto, instructional coordinator, Northline ES

10 years

  • Miguel Alarcon, teacher, HSPVA
  • Luz Alfaro-Lopez, teacher, Parker ES
  • Ana Arevalo, teacher, Berry ES
  • Ronald Bartula, senior HVAC repairer, Construction & Facility Services
  • Freddy Bayson, crossing guard, Seguin ES
  • Derilia Beaubrun, teacher, Johnston MS
  • Felipa Briceno, teacher specialist, Piney Point ES
  • Hickmatu Bundu, teacher, Sharpstown HS
  • Ilba Castro, teacher, DeBakey HS
  • Lisa Cavazos, teaching assistant, Oates ES
  • Maria del Jesus Arvizu, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Alma Duwaji, clerk, Westside HS
  • Delores Eli, aide, Cornelius ES
  • Norma Elvir, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Mojtaba Ghazanfarpour, associate teacher
  • Peter Gilmore, senior mechanic, Transportation Services
  • Latrecia Glasper, teacher, Fonville MS
  • Sandra Grajales-Franco, teacher, Mitchell ES
  • Mousumi Guin, teacher, Marshall MS
  • Christy Guillory-Boxie, teacher, Foerster ES
  • Annie Hanuise, teacher, Black MS
  • Louanne Harvey, teacher, Eastwood Academy
  • Patricia Hearne, clerk, Foster ES
  • Donald Hicks, associate teacher
  • Ngoc-Bich Ho, teacher, Ketelsen ES
  • Annie Kollie, attendant, Food Services
  • Lise Lafond, teacher, Lee HS
  • Ingrid Lathers, teacher specialist, Young ES
  • Luvenia Lewis, teacher, HSLECJ
  • Sara Litt, associate teacher
  • Luis Maldonado, teacher, Marshall ES
  • Rakisha McCoy, teaching assistant, Herrera ES
  • Maria Mejia, attendant, Food Services
  • Elizabeth Miller, secretary, J. P. Henderson ES
  • Brenda Morales, secretary, Eastwood Academy
  • Stella Nwokorie, nurse, Petersen ES
  • Tamara Oliver, associate teacher
  • PatriciaOtabor, bus driver, Transportation Services
  • Antonio Ovalle, teacher, Herrera ES
  • Gloria Robayo, instructional specialist, Project Chrysalis MS
  • Ingra Roberts-Stephens, teacher, Burbank MS
  • Chris Rodriguez, clerk, Love ES
  • Maricela Rojas, teacher, Poe ES
  • Ronnie Roque, maintenance repairer, Food Services
  • Barbara Smith, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Francis Svojsik, teacher, Benavidez ES
  • Enrique Torres, telecom repairer, Construction & Facility Services
  • Margarita Torres, crossing guard, Crespo ES
  • Mereselda Valdez, secretary, T. H. Rogers MS
  • Jose Vasquez, associate teacher
  • Cleother Willis, teacher, West Briar MS
  • Robert Willis, associate teacher
  • Roschellia Young, teaching assistant, Gross ES
  • Herry Yulianto, teacher, Rodriguez ES

5 years

  • Ciro Almaguer, associate teacher
  • Marie Anderson, teacher, West University ES
  • Jodi Aserkoff, teacher, Wilson Montessori
  • Tommy Babineaux, plant operator, Construction & Facility Services
  • MaxineBaldwin, associate teacher
  • Sandy Benavides, secretary, Construction & Facility Services
  • Sherlly Brigance, associate teacher
  • Nancy Brown, associate teacher
  • Armethia Carr, associate teacher
  • Laraunda Carter, teacher, McReynolds MS
  • Christina Chandler, associate teacher
  • Cynthia Chavez, student information representative, River Oaks ES
  • Maria Cisneros, teaching assistant, Bonner ES
  • Carlos Cordero, teacher, Wainwright ES
  • Rafael Cortez, plant operator, Construction & Facility Services
  • ZacharyCummings, teacher, Hamilton MS
  • Eula Davis, associate teacher
  • Pia De Leon, teacher, River Oaks ES
  • Katrica Edwards, attendant team lead, Food Services
  • KarmanGhanem, associate teacher
  • Donna Gilbert, bus driver, Transportation Services
  • Georgette Glaze, accountant, Finance
  • Benjamin Glover, teacher development specialist, Innovative Curriculum and Instruction
  • Natalie Guajardo, teaching assistant, R. P. Harris ES
  • Robert Guercio, licensed specialist in school psychology, Child Study
  • Laura Guerrero, attendant, Food Services
  • Beverly Guillory, clerk Wainwright ES
  • Anaai Hernandez, clerk, Burbank MS
  • Conrad Higgs, teacher, West University ES
  • Jacquelyn Igbokwe, teacher, Bastian ES
  • Deloras Josey-Snyder, associate teacher
  • Melanie Kauffman, associate teacher
  • Alma Lara, associate teacher
  • Hillary Ledet, bus driver, Transportation Services
  • Naomi Leos, instructional specialist, Marshall ES
  • Kimberly Lis, teacher, Lamar HS
  • Jennifer Longoria Enriquez, associate teacher
  • Fernando Lopez, maintenance repairer, Construction & Facility Services
  • Graciela Lopez, teacher, DeAnda ES
  • Canthy Luna, teacher, Shearn ES
  • Don Marion, teacher, Johnston MS
  • Jose Martinez Sanchez, plant operator, Construction & Facility Services
  • Tania Martinez, teacher, Neff Early Learning Center
  • Gemma McHale, teacher, River Oaks ES
  • Angelica Mihabi, teacher, J. P. Henderson ES
  • Robert Mulcahy, associate teacher
  • Vivian Murry, teacher, Bush ES
  • Dorothy Oakes, associate teacher
  • Agapita Ortiz, attendant, Food Services
  • Sylvia Ortiz, clerk, McReynolds MS
  • Charles Page, teacher, Lyons ES
  • Christopher Peña, associate teacher
  • Marlene Price, associate teacher
  • Maribel Rios, clerk, Sutton ES
  • Walter Rosado, teaching assistant, De Chaumes ES
  • Carina Sanchez, aide, Lantrip ES
  • Margie Sanders, associate teacher
  • Frank Schnitzer, teacher, Longfellow ES
  • Shawnette Shields, teacher, Foster ES
  • Meagan Sims, teacher, Robinson ES
  • Verlonda Smith, nurse, Frost ES
  • Tanya Taylor, teacher, Sam Houston MSTC
  • Alicia Thomas, teacher, Field ES
  • Robert Tidmore, teacher, Chávez HS
  • Nguyet Toliao, teacher specialist, Park Place ES
  • Wendy Tovar, teacher, Elrod ES
  • Carmen Umanzor, clerk
  • Pascuala Valdez, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Maria Vega, clerk, Henry MS
  • CynthiaVelazquez, teacher, Lyons ES
  • Joyce Walker, teacher, Fondren ES
  • Jessica Williamson, teacher, Poe ES
  • Stephanie Wischmeyer, associate teacher
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Note: You can use basic XHTML in your comments. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS