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Superintendent recognizes eight employees with ‘Team HISD’ hats

2014 August 7
by HISD Communications

Superintendent of Schools Terry Grier recognized eight district employees at the regular quarterly staff meeting held on Aug. 6. The following staff members were recognized with Team HISD hats:

  • Michael Benford, HISD Police Dept., for holding his staff to a very high standard and encouraging them to have a sense of urgency when serving stakeholders.
  • Gang Hao, IT, who supports three major district initiatives—A4E Dashboards, Enterprise Data Warehouse, and eSHARS—any of which could be considered a full-time job.
  • Marcus McCauther, IT/Police Dept., for his efforts to make sure that the district was in compliance with current laws pertaining to criminal justice information services mandates.
  • Justin Silhavy, Student Support Services, who was instrumental in creating a demographic database that allows school-by-school comparisons for the first time.
  • Blanca Saldana, Strategic Partnerships, who coordinates the district’s Hispanic Heritage Month and Advisory Committee and has led efforts to build engagement in the Hispanic community.
  • Jeff Sanders, Administrative Services, for his innate professionalism and responsiveness to customers.
  • Davant Stewart, IT, who mentors other developers in his department and is considered the “father” of the Enterprise Data Warehouse’s predecessor.
  • Sgt. Tridung Tran, who took the initiative to learn a new records management system while recovering from surgery and volunteered to train all other officers on how to use it.
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2 Responses leave one →
  1. Wei Chen permalink
    August 8, 2014

    All males, we should have some females too. They also did awesome job!

    • HISD Communications permalink
      August 13, 2014

      We agree! Actually, one of the honorees was female this quarter, but she did not attend the meeting, so we don’t have a picture of her.

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