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Plasterer keeps HISD facilities looking good for 25 years

2013 June 26
by HISD Communications

Clarence Lewis

Clarence Lewis has been a professional tradesman for more than 35 years, and the past 25 of those he has spent at HISD, keeping its facilities looking great.

Lewis, who serves primarily as a plasterer and asbestos abatement worker, says he thoroughly enjoys his job, which entails working with stucco on the exterior of buildings and plaster on the inside. “I love what I do,” he explained. “You get to work with your hands and see your work afterwards.”

Lewis estimates he has worked on hundreds of district facilities over the years, but one of his favorite projects was the renovation of the restrooms at the Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy (formerly the Contemporary Learning Center).

“We tore everything out and replaced it with beautiful tile,” he explained. “It’s maroon and white now (the school colors) and the principal said she really liked it.”

Lewis marks his official anniversary with the district on June 27, but several other employees are also marking theirs this week (June 23–29). See if you know anyone on this list:

25 years

  • Richard Jimenez, painter, Construction & Facility Services
  • Amelio Martinez, asbestos abatement worker, Construction & Facility Services

15 years

  • Yolanda Anene, associate teacher

10 years

  • Gay Sasser, teacher, Grady MS
  • Damon Savage, electrician, Construction & Facility Services

5 years

  • Carlos Alberto, plumber, Construction & Facility Services
  • Maria Sanmiguel, custodian, Dávila ES         
Check back next Friday for more Milestones. Leave a comment below if you’d like to congratulate any of the above employees.
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