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Producer loves documenting ‘how we change people’s lives’

2014 November 20
by HISD Communications
Senior producer/director Debbie Sanchez-Treese works with students from Foerster ES

Senior producer/director Debbie Sanchez-Treese works with students from Foerster ES

Debbie Sanchez-Treese has always enjoyed the art of visual story-telling. She began her career in television as a camera operator while still a teenager at the KXIX-TV station in Victoria, Texas, and honed her skills at Sam Houston State University, Channel 6 in the Waco/Temple area, and the Baylor College of Medicine. Sanchez-Treese has been sharing her talents with HISD since 1989.

“It’s fun to showcase the diversity of the district and the real teaching and learning that takes place here,” said the senior TV producer/director in HISD’s Office of Communications. “I enjoy showing that relationship, the connection between the student and teacher. But I like to cover the things no one knows about best. We do so many cool things here.”

Over the quarter of a century she’s been on Team HISD, Sanchez-Treese estimates she has completed about 3,000 individual shows or segments “from conception to delivery”—but she has lost none of her enthusiasm along the way.

“I just like meeting the people,” she explained. “There are so many great principals and teachers I’ve met over the years, and the people we serve are so kind and incredibly appreciative.”

“I feel a really strong dedication to what we do,” Sanchez-Treese added. “We are helping to change people’s lives. My son is autistic, and his teacher changed our life, and we’ll never be able to thank her enough for that. What the teachers give back to the kids…it’s just inspiring.”

Sanchez-Treese officially marked her 25th anniversary with the district on Nov. 20, but a few other employees are also marking theirs this month (Nov. 9–22). See if you know anyone on this list:

40 years

  • Alma Davis, teacher, Red ES

35 years

  • Anthony Richardson, mechanic team lead, Transportation Services

30 years

  • Hester Fleeks, secretary, Shearn ES

25 years

  • Angelica Basquez, IT customer service rep. Golfcrest ES
  • Gladys Fadden, teacher, Tijerina ES
  • Phyllis Franklin,social worker, Special Education
  • Darryl King, asbestos abatement team lead, Construction & Facility Services
  • Eric McDaniel, teacher, Marshall MS
  • Brenda Pegues, warehouser, Construction & Facility Services
  • Marili Vaquiz, plant operator, Construction & Facility Services

20 years

  • Stephanie Clinton, officer, Police Department
  • Margaret Flores, clerk, T. H. Rogers
  • Charmane Hopkins, associate accountant, Finance
  • Carla Jones-Taylor, assistant principal, McNamara ES
  • Ismael Landeros, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • José Martinez, tractor operator, Construction & Facility Services
  • Richard McColister, officer, Police Department
  • Aida Rodriguez, secretary, School at St. George Place
  • Maria Rubio, teacher, Seguin ES
  • Cecilia Salvador, attendant team lead, Food Services

15 years

  • Marcela Baez, principal, Long Academy
  • Yolanda Baker, teaching assistant, Seguin ES
  • Dorothy Baldwin, teacher, Bush ES
  • Lauren Barnes, teacher, Advanced Virtual Academy
  • Suzette Bradshaw, student information rep., Young ES
  • Yolanda Bravo, attendant, Food Services
  • Consuelo Campos, plant operator, Construction & Facility Services
  • Antonia Escalante, teaching assistant, Garcia ES
  • Blanca Garza, attendant, Food Services
  • Dinorah Martinez, teacher, Briscoe ES
  • Martha Molina,instructional specialist, Sutton ES
  • Yolanda Perez, secretary, De Zavala ES
  • Elsa Piñeda, attendant, Food Services
  • Adila Ronquillo, plant operator, Construction & Facility Services
  • Carla Samuel, teacher, North Forest HS
  • Debra Stills, teaching assistant, Lamar HS

10 years

  • Mark Ardies, senior HVAC repairer, Food Service
  • Lakisher Banks, counselor, Elmore ES
  • Felipe Barragan, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Angela Byrd, teacher, Tinsley ES
  • Marco Estrada, manager, Internal Audit
  • Ana Garcia, teacher, Smith ES
  • Yonsuetta Johnson, counselor, Hartman MS
  • Lenferd Joseph, teaching assistant, Yates HS
  • Bertha Muñoz, teacher, Burnet ES
  • Silvia de la Garza Ramos, teaching assistant, Wilson Montessori
  • Curtis Reynolds, customer service representative, IT
  • Meghann Sadeghian, teacher, Briargrove ES
  • Esther Salazar, teacher, Burbank MS
  • Marnique Thompson, facilities manager, Bond Fund Program

5 years

  • Nicolette Alleyne, teacher, Piney Point ES
  • August Bailey, custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Lisa Blackmon-Jones, specialist, Health and Medical Services
  • Erica Boseman, teacher, Gregory-Lincoln Education Center
  • Melva Brown, senior academic tutor, Frost ES
  • Chimere Crosby, teacher, Hartsfield ES
  • Jennifer Dennis, clerk, Reagan HS
  • Eloiza Diosdado, secretary, Gregg ES
  • Daiveda Graves, teaching assistant, Benbrook ES
  • Wendy Hernandez, Custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Edward LaSage Jr, manager, Research and Accountability
  • Jeffrey Meadows, clerk, Lamar HS
  • Adam Medina, warehouse team lead, Furniture Services
  • Jacqueline Noland-Williams, teacher, Wainwright ES
  • Eddie Price Sr., tree pruner, Construction & Facility Services
  • Ivelice Rengifo, teacher, Washington HS
  • Diane Reyna, teaching assistant, Travis ES
  • Robert Riojas III, teaching assistant, Twain ES
  • Carlos Rodriguez Jr, clerk, Chavez HS
  • Nancy Roman, plant operator, Construction & Facility Services
  • Toshya Smith, evaluation specialist, Child Study
  • Charlotte Stephens, specialist, Health and Medical Services
  • Alvin Stewart, Custodian, Construction & Facility Services
  • Nelia Tabotabo, teaching assistant, Red ES
  • Kimberly Williams, clerk, Bell ES
  • Lisa Williams, principal, Paige ES
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  1. December 8, 2014

    Debbie Sanchez-Treese is amazing!

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