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Plant operator facilitates ‘massive’ building renovation

2013 August 29
by HISD Communications

Rogelio Medrano

This week’s Shout Out goes to Rogelio Medrano, a plant operator at the Eastwood Academy, for his support of on-going construction projects.

“Our school has undergone a massive building renovation,” said Instructional Specialist Brandi Lira, “which spanned a full school year. In order to keep up with the demands posed by this major project, Mr. Medrano and his custodial team came in early and left very late in the evening to ensure that temporary buildings were cleared out before their removal. Often, classrooms would need to be cleared with only a few hours’ notice, but Mr. Medrano was always eager to assist, frequently coming to the school during his off time. He also coordinated the communication between Gamma Construction, furniture delivery, locksmiths, and school staff. Mr. Medrano led his team diligently in order to effectively see this major renovation through. He never complains and often volunteers to address concerns that need to be handled. Ms. Fendley thanks him often and we are so very grateful for Mr. Medrano and his team; we would truly be lost without him.”

Other Shout Outs this week go to:

  • Retiring CFS employees—Thirty-three custodians, plant operators, and other Construction and Facility Services team members retired in July and August. “It has been both a pleasure and an opportunity to work with these outstanding employees over the years,” said Senior Manager of Maintenance and Operations Brian Busby. “From a familial perspective, it is hard to see them leave Team HISD, but their knowledge, work ethic, and leadership have been shared with the teams that they’ve been part of during their tenure. We wish them all the best in their new endeavors and life plans, as they have given the district their best for the last 25, 30 and even 43 years.” The retiring employees are: Maria Alvarado, Remercile Beaubrun, Franklin Cahuasqui, Ruth Cooper, Enid Cross, Nora Dewberry, Lorraine Dugas-Texada, Timothy Frazier, Maria Gallegos, Ferney Gomez, Francia Gomez, Rene Gomez, Francisca Hernandez, Wilfrido Hernandez, Henry Hicks, Earnest Hickman, Carolyn Jasper, John Jernigan, Alice Jones, Francisca Lerma, Donald Lewis, Amelio Martinez, Alphonse Mondesir, Albert Pickett, Imelda Sias, Sharon Smith, Mitchell Stripling, Emilio Tevenal, Rogelio Treviño, Pablo Veyna, Adelina Villarreal, Larry Wilson, and Shirley Wilson.
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