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IT specialist attributes current career to his wife

2015 March 12
by HISD Communications
Floyd Shaw

Floyd Shaw

When Floyd Shaw joined Team HISD back in early 1980, Jimmy Carter was still president, Kramer vs. Kramer was playing in theatres, and Michael Jackson was burning up the airwaves with singles from his Off the Wall album.

Now, the Memphis native is celebrating 35 years with the district, the last 15 or so with the IT Customer Service department. Shaw started out as a math teacher at Lantrip Elementary School, but moved into an administrative role fairly quickly.

“Really, it’s my wife’s fault,” Shaw said of the transition. “She dragged me out to Radio Shack one day to buy a Tandy computer, and I sat down and taught myself BASIC and found myself interested. Then I went to school one day and heard my principal telling teachers they would have to start working with students on computers, and when he found out I had background in it, he asked if I would help. I said, ‘Sure,’ and the rest is history.”

As a business analyst specialist, Shaw works with schools to generate reports on academic achievement, student behavior, and other data. He also provides training and support to campus staff, which he describes as the best part of his job.

“I like solving problems and coming up with solutions,” said Shaw. “I like investigating what happened so I can make sure things work smoothly down the line, and I also enjoy learning new things. I like discovery, I love the challenges. And believe me, the schools can come up with some doozies.”

Shaw officially marked his 35th anniversary with the district on Feb. 2, but many other employees have also marked theirs over the past six weeks (Feb. 1–March 13). See if you know anyone on this list:

40 years

  • Catherine Harris, teacher, Woodson K-8

35 years

  • James Duffer, teacher, Milby HS
  • Esperanza Garcia, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Yvonne Gaston, teacher, Milne ES
  • Ora Gayles, teacher, Lantrip ES
  • Noah Ledet, teaching assistant, N. Q. Henderson ES
  • Gayle Moore, teacher specialist, Valley West ES
  • Toni Pompa-Rodriguez,senior manager, Special Education
  • Beatrice Saenz, teacher, Cage ES
  • James Steptoe, maintenance team lead, Construction & Facility Services

30 years

  • Lorita Brannon,teaching assistant, Dowling MS
  • ArcadioCadena, teacher, Brookline ES
  • Cynthia Denman, teacher, Bellaire HS
  • Marianne Keating, teacher, Fonwood ECC
  • Cheryl Lewis, principal, Bellfort ECC
  • Gretchen Matthews, teacher, Burbank MS
  • Michael McCoy, teacher, Chávez HS
  • Joyce Monroe, teacher, Bastian ES
  • Lauren Nguyen, teacher, YWCPA
  • John Perry, maintenance team lead, Construction & Facility Services
  • Rosalind Scott, attendant team lead, Food Services
  • Sharon Sims, instructional specialist, R. P. Harris ES
  • José Sorto, plant operator, Construction & Facility Services
  • Lieng Thanh, senior mechanic, Transportation Services

25 years

  • Alicia Aguilar, teacher, White ES
  • Maria Armendariz, teaching assistant, Marshall ES
  • Chester Baldwin, senior mechanic, Transportation Services
  • Martin Cardona, grounds worker, Construction & Facility Services
  • Deanna Clay, clerk, Braeburn ES
  • Desiree Cook, teacher, De Zavala ES
  • Jimmie Franklin, associate teacher
  • Francisca Garcia, attendant team lead, Food Services
  • Catalina Hernandez, teacher, Sanchez ES
  • Shirley Mann, associate teacher
  • Jerry Matus, maintenance repairer, Construction & Facility Services
  • Annel Monreal, teacher, De Zavala ES
  • Sylvia Monterrey, teacher, Ketelsen ES School
  • Trang-Anh Nguyen, accounting senior manager, Finance
  • Jose Noriega, Maintenance TL   Construction & Facility Services
  • Elaine Pickens, teacher, Franklin ES
  • Irene Pritchett, associate teacher
  • Sandra Ramirez, clerk, Edison MS
  • Lavonda Shelby, teaching assistant, T. H. Rogers School
  • Ernesto Solorzano, assistant principal, Burbank ES
  • Jeanette Southard, teaching assistant, MacGregor ES
  • Irma Torres, secretary, Tijerina ES
  • Tamika Whitmire, senior student information representative, Federal and State Compliance
  • Archie Williams, associate teacher
  • Gwendoline Williams, attendant, Food Services

20 years

  • Melissa Alaniz, teacher specialist, Jackson MS
  • Cynthia Allen, clerk, Elrod ES
  • Imelda Alvarado, migrant program representative, Multilingual Programs
  • Robyn Anglin, counselor, Forest Brook Middle
  • Crystal Borski, data analyst, Special Education
  • Patrice Cantwell, clerk, External Funding
  • Allison Carmouche, attendant, Food Services
  • Norma Castro, bus driver, Transportation Services
  • Trina Evans-Lee, teacher, Blackshear ES
  • Ratessalyn Ferguson, teacher, Thompson ES
  • Barbara Fowler, attendant, Food Services
  • Cedric French-Galan, teacher, Westside HS
  • Rosa Garcia, plant operator, Construction & Facility Services
  • Carol Garrett, attendant, Food Services
  • Jesus Garza, teacher, Northline ES
  • Georgetta Hubbard, teacher, Madison HS
  • Virginia Jackson, attendant team lead, Food Services
  • Chere’ Kindle, teacher, Piney Point ES
  • Marilyn Lee, attendant, Food Services
  • Diana Lerma, secretary, Office of Student Support
  • Linda Magee, attendant, Food Services
  • Judy Mathews, teaching assistant, Hobby ES
  • April Mitchell, teacher, Fonwood ECC
  • Sharon Moore, teacher development specialist, Professional Development
  • Natalie Price, teacher, Hamilton MS
  • Cynthia Richburg, teacher, Reynolds ES
  • Angela Rivas, teacher, Bonner ES
  • Nelida Santiago, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Tonya Savoie, senior manager, Finance General Accounting
  • Charles Whitfield, teaching assistant, Milby HS
  • Barbara Willrich, attendant, Food Services

15 years

  • Rosa Aguilar, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Quincy Anderson, teaching assistant, Dowling MS
  • Maria Austria-Moes, magnet coordinator, Law ES
  • Sara Cardona, teacher, Tijerina ES
  • Lonnie Carter, asphalt worker, Construction & Facility Services
  • Gilbert Chapel, substance control representative, Austin HS
  • Lisa Clark, budget clerk, Finance General Accounting
  • José Coronel, clerk, Student Assessment
  • John Cox, teacher, T. H. Rogers School
  • Allyen Cyril, warehouse driver, Food Services
  • Loan Dang, teaching assistant, White ES
  • Quincy Daughtry, attendant, Transportation Services
  • Octavia Davis, attendant team lead, Food Services
  • Robert Esparza,maintenance repairer, Construction & Facility Services
  • Sylvia Fanniel, teacher, Grissom ES
  • Maria Farina, attendant, Food Services
  • Marianne Giammalva, associate teacher
  • Irma Garza, student information representative, Moreno ES
  • Sharon Harris, social worker, Special Education
  • Monica Harvey-Willis, teacher, Hartman MS
  • Barry Hertz, senior construction auditor, Internal Audit
  • Gema Jesus-Reynoso, teacher, De Zavala ES
  • Kirsten Loomis, teacher, Davis HS
  • William Lute, bus driver, Transportation Services
  • Elizabeth Ochoa, clerk, Wheatley HS
  • Robert Pabst, developer, Grants
  • Tina Randall, teaching assistant, Peck ES
  • Hazel Ray, clerk, Key MS
  • Dorothy Rice, Special Education chair, Davis HS
  • Albert Robertson, associate teacher
  • Wayne Rockett, warehouse driver, Food Services
  • Michael Rogers, teacher, Atherton ES
  • Martha Ruiz, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Alesha Stoute-Ina, teacher, Roosevelt ES
  • Mary Thomas, teacher specialist, Scarborough ES
  • Mario Vaquera,plumber, Construction & Facility Services
  • Perla Vazquez, clerk, White ES
  • Laura Villarreal,crossing guard, J.R. Harris ES
  • Laverne Williams, crossing guard, Valley West ES
  • John Woods, maintenance repairer, Construction & Facility Services


10 years

  • Aida Arguello, attendant, Food Services
  • Antoine Becnel, teaching assistant, Holland MS
  • Suse Brewer, attendant, Food Services
  • John Caddell, repairer, Construction & Facility Services
  • Raul Castillo, vehicle maintenance assistant, Transportation Services
  • Bethel Chow, associate teacher
  • Tyson Dillard, teacher, Ortiz MS
  • Lewis Fraley III,maintenance repairer, Construction & Facility Services
  • Sandra Fuentes, bus driver, Transportation Services
  • Juana Gallardo, attendant, Food Services
  • Fransisca Galvan, crossing guard, Southmayd ES
  • Maryann Garcia, clerk, Procurement
  • Martha Garza, attendant, Food Services
  • Georgina Gone, teacher, Ketelsen ES
  • Anthony Hefferin III, police officer, Bellaire HS
  • Joshua Hughes, teacher, Tinsley ES
  • Sibyl Hunter, attendant, Food Services
  • Diana Martinez, teacher, Ashford ES
  • Pauline McAleavy, teacher, West University ES
  • Gerardo Medina, teacher specialist, Petersen ES
  • Angelica Medrano, program specialist team lead, Special Education
  • Marta Molina, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Amber Pinchback, assistant principal, West University ES
  • Brandi Porter, substitute aide/clerk
  • Marilyn Potts, associate teacher
  • Daphne Richard, student information representative, Herod ES
  • Susan Robinson, teacher, Briarmeadow Charter
  • Candace Sherman, associate teacher
  • Grace Torres, teacher, Marshall ES
  • Tamara Turley, teacher, Lamar HS
  • Freddy Viafara, teacher, Seguin ES
  • Lillian Youngblood, teacher, Coop ES
  • Elizabeth Zamora, associate teacher
  • Rebecca Zamora, clerk, Marshall MS
  • Monica Zepeda-Krieger, teacher, Pilgrim Academy

5 years

  • Ana Acosta-Melendez, teacher, Almeda ES
  • Jaime Aguilar, teacher, Brookline ES
  • Stephanie Aguilar, attendant, Food Services
  • Maria Aima, teaching assistant, Herod ES
  • Faride Akly, teacher, Reagan K-8
  • Irene Alegria, teacher, Dogan ES
  • Emma Alvarado, attendant, Food Services
  • Bobbie Anderson, attendant, Food Services
  • Dinah Avecilla, attendant, Food Services
  • Nereida Balderas, attendant, Food Services
  • Juana Banda, attendant, Food Services
  • Alma Barajas, attendant, Food Services
  • Derrick Baysinger, teacher, Fleming MS
  • Norma Benavides, teacher, Harvard ES
  • Gwendolyn Bradford, attendant, Food Services
  • Alexis Brown, instructional specialist, Stevenson MS
  • Corina Canizales, teacher, Bonner ES
  • Elaine Carter, associate teacher
  • Lavincia Ceasar, attendant, Food Services
  • Maria Cervantes, attendant, Food Services
  • Maria Chavez, attendant, Food Services
  • Procora Chávez, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Veronica Chavez, teacher, Isaacs ES
  • Barbara Clein, technology project manager, Information Technology
  • Cecilia Cooper, attendant, Food Services
  • Percy Cornejo, bus driver, Central Motor Pool-Driver Se
  • Dolores Corona, attendant, Food Services
  • Manuel Corzo, associate teacher
  • Monique Crittenton, teacher, Wesley ES
  • Carrie Curtis, teacher, Herrera ES
  • MaribelCruces, attendant, Food Services
  • Valeria Debose, attendant, Food Services
  • Maria De Portillo, attendant, Food Services
  • Alejandra Diaz, attendant, Food Services
  • Michael Dixon, plant operator, Construction & Facility Services
  • Eboni Easley, attendant, Food Services
  • Silvia Edmondson, teacher, De Chaumes ES
  • Aimee Ekanga, attendant, Food Services
  • Patricia Emerson, teacher, Longfellow ES
  • Zeus Falconburg, security guard, Food Services Warehouse
  • Emily Flocke, teacher, Reagan HS
  • Robert Flores, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Tony Flores, crossing guard, Herrera ES
  • Gloria Franklin,  associate teacher
  • Jordan Golebiowski, teacher, Pilgrim Academy
  • Blanca Gomez, attendant, Food Services
  • Alma Gonzalez, teacher, Gallegos ES
  • Iliana Gutierrez, teacher, River Oaks ES
  • Joseph Hamilton, crossing guard
  • Nadia Hanley, attendant, Food Services
  • Veronica Hernandez, attendant, Food Services
  • Donald Hoon, associate teacher
  • Eric Hopkins, teacher, Milby HS
  • Ebodio Huerta, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Kavonn Jefferson, attendant, Food Services
  • Charlotte Jolivet, teacher, Golfcrest ES
  • Jonathan Jones, attendant, Food Services
  • Patricia Jones, crossing guard, Longfellow ES
  • Gregory Kabay, teacher, Parker ES
  • Rebecca Lahana, associate teacher
  • Donald Lam, assistant principal, T. H. Rogers School
  • Dorothy Lartigue, crossing guard, Elrod ES
  • Nathaniel Laureano Jr, teacher, Scarborough ES
  • Tri Minh Le, associate teacher
  • Magaret Levy, attendant, Food Services
  • Celia Lopez, attendant, Food Services
  • Esperanza Lugo, attendant, Food Services
  • Veronica Mabasa, team lead, Board Services
  • Elizabeth Marquez, clerk, Fonwood ECC
  • Noemi Marquez, teacher, Grissom ES
  • Gloria Marron, attendant, Food Services
  • Claire Martin, associate teacher
  • Christian Martinez, teacher, Seguin ES
  • Claudia Martinez, clerk, Smith ES
  • Maria Martinez, attendant, Food Services
  • Rhonda Mason, assistant principal, Sherman ES
  • Rebecca McGlothlin, teacher, Twain ES
  • Deborah Medina, attendant, Food Services
  • Efy Montelongo, attendant, Food Services
  • Iran Montelongo, attendant, Food Services
  • Melissa Moore,Psychologist, Psychological Services
  • Abelardo Moreno, digital production technologist, Administrative Services
  • Chandra Morris, teacher, Frost ES
  • Jarred Neal, warehouser, Food Service
  • Rachel Nemadji, attendant, Food Services
  • Maria Neri, attendant, Food Services
  • Tho Ngoc Tran, teacher, Ortiz MS
  • Janie Nguyen, teacher, Farias ECC
  • Makumbu Nsimba, attendant, Food Services
  • José Olmedo, teacher, Wilson Montessori
  • Hortencia Ontiveros, attendant, Food Services
  • Ruben Ortegon, teacher, Clifton MS
  • Brandy Oveal, attendant team lead, Food Services
  • Zoila Pablo, attendant team lead, Food Services
  • Maria Parada, teaching assistant, Neff ECC
  • Doris Parker, attendant team lead, Food Services
  • Richard Patton,chief audit executive, Internal Audit
  • Wilson Perez, attendant, Food Services
  • Juanita Pharms, attendant, Food Services
  • Mario Puente, teacher, Hogg MS
  • Elizabeth Quiroz, attendant, Food Services
  • Christy Rajadurai, teacher, Carnegie Vanguard HS
  • Corina Ramirez-Ramos, attendant team lead, Food Services
  • Francisco Ramirez, senior HVAC repairer, Construction & Facility Services
  • Maria Ramirez, clerk, Poe ES
  • Horace Ramsey, plant operator, Construction & Facility Services
  • Michael Randol, associate mechanic, Transportation Services
  • Elia Reyes, attendant team lead, Food Services
  • Donald Rizzardo, teacher, Lewis ES
  • Clara Robinson,crossing guard, Scarborough ES
  • Sabrina Robinson, attendant, Food Services
  • Kathryn Rodgers, teacher, Parker ES
  • Norma Roman, attendant team lead, Food Services
  • Theresa Rosales, teacher, Northline ES
  • Hanna Safenka,associate Teacher
  • Josee Shabani, attendant, Food Services
  • Shakedra Silas, crossing guard, Sherman ES
  • Sandra Silva, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Demontray Smith, plant operator, Construction & Facility Services
  • Paul Smithers, teacher, Burrus ES
  • Cruz Sosa, teacher, Crockett ES
  • Isela Soto, clerk, Herrera ES
  • Kenethea Sparks, attendant, Food Services
  • Dorothy Sykes, teaching assistant, Fondren ES
  • Laura Talley, teacher, Patterson ES
  • Kristi Taylor, teacher, Elrod ES
  • Isabel Tijerina, clerk, Berry ES
  • Lasheena Tillman, attendant, Food Services
  • Damaris Treviño, clerk, Bellaire HS
  • Yelena Tsilina, associate teacher
  • Linda Turner, teaching assistant, De Zavala ES
  • Maria Vargas, associate Teacher
  • Leisa Ward, attendant team lead, Food Services
  • Irma Washington, associate teacher
  • Jeannie Williams, crossing guard, N.Q. Henderson ES
  • Loretta Wolridge, attendant, Food Services
  • Janina Worrell, associate teacher
4 Responses leave one →
  1. T.Neal permalink
    March 13, 2015

    How can you find out if your name has been published for making milestones with the district?

    • HISD Communications permalink
      March 24, 2015

      Thanks for your question. The easiest way is just to search the Employee eNews blog for your name. But keep in mind that you you would only be listed if you were hitting a milestone in a multiple of five (i.e. 5, 10, 15, 20 years, etc.) AND hitting the anniversary of your actual hire date during the time period mentioned (usually a week, but sometimes longer periods). Hope this helps.

  2. Ruby Taylor permalink
    March 24, 2015

    15 Years with HISD Tijerina

    • HISD Communications permalink
      March 24, 2015

      Hi Ms. Taylor. Thanks for your comment. According to PeopleSoft, you were hired on Aug. 13, 2001, so you won’t officially hit your 15th anniversary with HISD until next August. I’ll make sure to keep an eye out for your name during that week to make sure you’re included.

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