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Area manager still ‘giving her best’ to HISD after 35 years

2014 July 23
by HISD Communications
Barbara Mora

Barbara Mora

When Barbara Mora first came to HISD in the summer of 1979, she was a divorced mother of two young children who was “looking for a miracle,” but a tip from a neighbor helped her embark on what would eventually be a 35-year (and counting!) career with the district.

“I am not sure I really thought about how long I was going to work for HISD,” said Mora. “I always just had the attitude of doing the best I could with the resources we were given.”

Mora started out as a scheduler when she first came aboard, but has risen steadily over the years to her current position of custodial area manager in Construction & Facility Services.

“My favorite part of the job has been the ability to work in an ever-changing environment,” she said. “We have a group of individuals who want to provide a clean, safe learning environment for all children, and the relationships I have built with them goes without saying; this truly is ‘Team HISD.’”

Mora officially marked her 35th anniversary with the district on July 23, but a few other employees are also marking theirs this week (July 20–26). See if you know anyone on this list:

25 years

  • Cyrus Perriatt Jr, plant operator, Construction & Facility Services

15 years

  • Phillip Hill, program specialist, Special Education
  • Sanjukta Maiti, teacher, Park Place ES
  • Litman Warren,bus driver, Transportation Services

10 years

  • Byron Amerson, teacher, Sterling HS
  • Estela Arteaga, attendant, Food Services
  • Carolyn Benson, attendant, Food Services
  • Jacqueline Brown, attendant, Food Services
  • Bertha Bustos, attendant, Food Services
  • Barbara Charleston, attendant, Food Services
  • Aydee Cruz, attendant, Food Services
  • Maria Elizondo, attendant, Food Services
  • Yesenia Flores, attendant, Food Services
  • Magdelena Gil, attendant, Food Services
  • Gloria Jaime, attendant, Food Services
  • Geraldine Johnson, attendant, Food Services
  • Keely Kelly, attendant team lead, Food Services
  • Brenda Lafayette, attendant, Food Services
  • Ingrid Martinez, attendant team lead, Food Services
  • Sandra Mejia, attendant, Food Services
  • Esperanza Mendoza, attendant, Food Services
  • Catalina Miranda , attendant, Food Services
  • Maria Murillo, attendant, Food Services
  • Maria Rangel, attendant, Food Services
  • Anabel Ruiz, attendant, Food Services
  • Olga Sarmiento, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Thomas Sturdevant, assistant foreman, Transportation Services
  • Marco Talamantes, senior computer operator, IT
  • Esperanza Vallejo, attendant, Food Services
  • Griselda Vega, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Katie Williams, attendant, Food Services
  • Verna Williams, attendant, Food Services

5 years

  • Tyrone Green, teacher, Lamar HS
Check back next Friday for more July Milestones. Leave a comment below if you’d like to congratulate any of the above employees.
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  1. Eileen Howell permalink
    July 24, 2014

    Barbara Mora is the real deal. I met Barbara and her husband at church many years ago but only realized she was an HISD employee when I encountered her on the job. Barbara goes out of her way to ensure good communication and an understanding of expectations. If one of her schools has an issue, she’s right there to meet and find a solution. She is the best of the best! HISD should be very proud to have her on The Team. We are certainly blessed to have her! I only hope she is in the position to mentor up-and-comings so the District is left in good hands when she eventually enjoys retirement. Congratulations, Barbara, on 35 years with the District.

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