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Bus driver celebrates 35 years behind the wheel

2013 May 16
by HISD Communications

When Patricia Dickson first started driving buses for HISD in 1978, Jimmy Carter was still president, the Vietnam War had only been over for three years, and Grease was about to hit movie theaters.

The Louisiana native, who will officially mark her 35th anniversary with the district on May 17, says she still enjoys her job behind the wheel.

“You have to adapt, because some things change, but I love it,” said Dickson, who has trained more than a dozen other drivers. “I like driving kids and meeting new people.”

Many other HISD employees are also marking milestones this week—see if you know anyone on this list:

20 years

  •  Betty Harris, clerk, Construction & Facility Services

 15 years

  •  Claudia Hill, teacher, Empowerment College Prep HS
  • Rosalba Perez, teaching assistant, Love ES
  • Bobby Widrick, teacher, HSLECJ

10 years

  • Erika Cardiel, business partner assistant, Human Resources
  • Julia Hernandez, custodian, Poe ES
  • Linda Martinez-Valdez, teaching assistant, SHMSTC

5 years

  • Aaron Andrus, maintenance helper, Construction & Facility Services
  • Bridgatte Bass, teacher, Holland MS
  • Eva Dansby, clerk, Lockhart ES
  • Rose Hogan, associate teacher
  • Jennette King, crossing guard, Shearn ES
  • Evie McQueen-Martinez, teacher, Black MS
  • Maria Perez, custodian, Yates HS
  • Blanca Rendon, teacher, McNamara ES
  • Ellen Roberson, librarian, Southmayd ES
  • Annie Sudderth, teacher, Whittier ES
Check back next Friday for more May Milestones. Leave a comment below if you’d like to congratulate any of the above employees.
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