Employees of the Month honored for ‘Service Excellence’

(From left to right): Abdul Ly, Tori Cortez, Leo Bobadilla, Nancy Ramon, Sgt. Juan Mellado and Cloria Witherspoon.

(From left to right): Abdoul Ly, Tori Cortez, Leo Bobadilla, Nancy Roman, Sgt. Juan Mellado and Cloria Witherspoon.

Five HISD employees were celebrated as March’s Employee of the month for Service Excellence at Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center on Tuesday morning during a special breakfast.

The event, hosted every month by HISD’s Chief Operating Officer Leo Bobadilla, recognizes district employees who go above and beyond to provide exceptional customer service in a safe, courteous, responsive and efficient manner. The group of employees were selected based off of the service philosophy:

“We improve lives and build trust by providing exceptional service that creates a safe and caring environment.”

Each month, one employee is chosen from the areas of transportation, police, nutrition services, construction and facilities services, and business assistance to have “Breakfast with Leo.”

HISD Business Assistance-Supplier Diversity Business Analyst Tori Cortez, an employee with the district for 18 years, says meeting her fellow award recipients was a great honor that made the recognition all the better to embrace.

“I must say I was humbled by the recognition when reading the achievements of the other recipients,” Cortez said. “They serve a broader range of customers than I do as their daily tasks address not just the children, but teachers, staff and community members.”

Employees of the Month for March 2015:

  • Tori Cortez (Business Assistance)
  • Abdoul Ly (Nutrition Services)
  • Sgt. Juan Mellado (Police)
  • Nancy Roman (Construction and Facility Services)
  • Cloria Witherspoon (Transportation)