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Celebrating employees across SBISD and their commitment to Every Child  



In Spring Branch ISD, employees are actively growing, creating and contributing to an organization that is dedicated to serving Every Child. 

To honor that commitment and thank them for their continuous hard work and dedication, two departments in SBISD recently celebrated employees through exciting events. 

In May, the Transportation department hosted a luncheon for its employees, where they had an opportunity to socialize, celebrate the end of an outstanding year and even play bingo to win exciting prizes. 

Sherri Lawson, SBISD’s Transportation director, was excited to host a special event for employees and show them how valuable they are. 

“I am so proud of all our employees! They work hard daily to ensure our students always reach their destinations safely,” said Lawson. “This is not nearly enough to thank them for their outstanding efforts, but I hope that they know they are appreciated and part of a team that greatly values them.” 

Bus driver Nancy Zambrano was excited to participate in the event and socialize with fellow employees. She is a first-year employee and is thankful for all the support she has received. 

“It’s been a great year! There were many things I had to learn, but my team has been an encouragement and I’m happy to celebrate with them,” said Zambrano. 

Similarly, Child Nutrition Services (CNS) hosted the Golden Apple Awards on May 23 to recognize employees.

The event kicked off with a reception, where employees socialized while they ate dinner. They were also encouraged to take photos in the photo booth. 

Michael Francis, CNS director, began the ceremony by highlighting SBISD’s Core Values

“The foundation of success, for our students and our school system, is rooted in our Core Values,” said Francis. “These essential, non-negotiable ideals and expectations define who we are as Spring Branch ISD, individually and collectively.” 

While every employee has continuously embodied the Core Values, Francis noted that as a department, several campuses and employees have stood out. Throughout the ceremony, employees were called to the stage and received awards for their outstanding performance throughout the last year. 

“I had a lot of fun socializing with my peers and getting to know new ones,” said Carolina Castillo, Valley Oaks Elementary CNS employee. “We don’t get to come together very often, but it is very important as it boosts morale and helps us know we are appreciated.” 

Employees were also recognized for their participation in the Region 4 Child Nutrition Manager Academy, received awards for the Rookie of the Year, Perfect Health Inspections, Perfect Attendance and for excelling in the Texas Department of Agriculture Administrative Review. The recognition concluded with a celebration of this year’s retirees. 

“Our CNS staff is crucial to SBISD! Every day they come to work with a big smile and a willingness to serve our students,” concluded Francis. “This event only shows a small portion of all the appreciation we have for our employees! I hope they felt celebrated and valued today.” 

CNS Golden Apple Award recipients included: 

Every Child: 

  • Anaid Bravo 
  • Yorlene Perry 
  • Alis Segovia De Mercado 
  • Marsha Thomas

Collective Greatness: 

  • Spring Woods High
  • Seth Lockridge and CNS Warehouse team 

Collaborative Spirit: 

  • Stratford High 
  • Woodview Elementary 
  • Vincent Panell

Limitless Curiosity: 

  • Wallace Anderson 
  • Georgetta Ned 
  • Stephanie Piedrahita 

Moral Compass: 

  • Maria Garcia 
  • Diana Moulchan 
  • Jamiah Puryear 

Rookie of the Year:

  • Wallace Anderson 

Region 4 Child Nutrition Manager Academy: 

  • Eloisa Carrillo 
  • Norma Ceron 
  • Eugenia Diver 

Perfect Health Inspection: 

  • The Tiger Trail School 
  • Memorial Drive Elementary 
  • Nottingham Elementary 
  • Rummel Creek Elementary 
  • Sherwood Elementary 
  • Spring Shadows Elementary 
  • Westwood Elementary 
  • Memorial Middle 
  • Spring Forest Middle 
  • Spring Oaks Middle 
  • Spring Woods Middle 
  • Memorial High 

Perfect Attendance: 

  • Mary L. Abu Dayah 
  • Maria Banda 
  • Alicia Mandujano 
  • Aristea Mendoza
  • Lilia Torres 
  • Edilberto E. Zaldivar Santiesteban 

Department of Agriculture Administrative Review: 

  • The Tiger Trail School 
  • Treasure Forest Elementary 
  • Cornerstone Academy 
  • Memorial Middle 
  • Northbrook Middle 
  • Stratford High 


  • Robin Holloway, 23 years of service 
  • Agustina Remigio, 23 years of service 
  • Maria Gunawan, 24 years of service
  • Maria Mendoza, 30 years of service 
  • Peggy Gibson, 31 years of service 
  • Mary Anderson, 34 years of service 

View the full album of the celebrations!