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Transportation manager calls 25 years on Team HISD a ‘win-win’

2014 June 18
by HISD Communications
Tesha Foster

Tesha Foster

Up until last summer, Tesha Foster had spent her entire career with HISD in the Human Resources department. She started off as an employee records clerk in 1989, then moved up to secretary, HR specialist, and finally, HR business partner, over the years.

But last summer, Foster decided it was time to branch out, so she applied for—and landed—a position as senior manager of terminals and safety in Transportation. Now, she is responsible for operations at both the Barnett and Central bus terminals, where she oversees about 600 drivers and ensures the buses are running on-time and safely.

“It was totally new,” said Foster of the change,” but I was ready to challenge myself and advance my career. I wanted to do something where some of my skills would be transferrable, and this was outside my comfort zone.”

But whether she was helping students gets to class on time or helping employees make sense of their benefits, Foster has thoroughly enjoyed her time at HISD.

“I love it,” she said. “Any time that you can be a part of empowering employees, but also relevant to the education of students, that’s always a win-win.”

Foster officially marked her 25th anniversary with the district on June 19, but several other employees are also marking theirs this week (June 15–21). See if you know anyone on this list:

30 years

  • Anthony Tinsley, exterminator, Construction & Facility Services

25 years

  • Eric Williams, plant operator, Construction & Facility Services

20 years

  • Ana Gonzales, teacher, Ortíz MS
  • Annette Thomas, teaching assistant, Hobby ES

10 years

  • Marcos Garcia, painter, Construction & Facility Services
  • Jorge Martinez,mechanic team lead, Transportation Services

5 years

  • Jason Baggett, teacher, Austin HS
  • Shelia Law-Guidry, teaching assistant, Bellaire HS
  • Thelma Lemus, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
Check back next Friday for more June Milestones. Leave a comment below if you’d like to congratulate any of the above employees.
6 Responses leave one →
  1. Priscilla Martinez permalink
    June 19, 2014

    Congratulations Tesha!

  2. Tamara Cubit permalink
    June 19, 2014

    A great employee works hard and is dedicated Hopefully he will work another 30 years.

  3. Tamara Cubit permalink
    June 19, 2014

    Anthony is a great employee works hard and is dedicated. I hope he works another 30 years.

  4. Pat Sykes permalink
    June 19, 2014

    Congratulations for reaching such a milestone. Wishing you many more to come.

  5. Stephanie Catchings Woodard permalink
    June 19, 2014

    Congrats Tesha! You have always been a pleasure to work with. Keep it up!

  6. Vince Roberts permalink
    June 20, 2014

    Congrats on making a wonderful milestone Mrs. Foster. You have been a very inspirational, and extremely versatile leader here at Central Motor Pool. Thank you for you contributions to us all.

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