Guadalupe Huerta's journey with Spring Branch ISD began in 1990 when she was hired as a custodian at Westchester Academy for International Studies. She knew SBISD was a great place to work from the beginning and enjoyed maintaining a clean environment for students and staff.
In 1994, Huerta left the district to raise her children, but returned in 2000 more eager than ever.
"I knew I had to return! I had really enjoyed working at SBISD and now my children were also part of it," said Huerta. "I knew I would be making a difference in students' lives through my work."
After transitioning through campuses, Huerta arrived at Memorial High School (MHS) and has been a foreman for seven years. As a foreman, she is responsible for the daily upkeep and maintenance of the building. Huerta was named the 2021-2022 Zone 2 Foreman of the Year. She mentions that she feels valued, and her leaders and students and staff constantly show her appreciation.
"I enjoy my job daily, as I see how keeping the school safe and clean makes a big impact on our students' education," said Huerta. "But students are not the only ones learning; this position has helped me in my professional development."
Huerta recently obtained her General Educational Development certification and hopes to soon apply for teacher assistant positions. She says her leaders encouraged her to seek educational opportunities, specifically Lisa Weir, MHS principal. As Huerta reflects on her time at SBISD, she is grateful for all the opportunities her position has given her.
"Thanks to my work in the district I have put two of my children through college," added Huerta. "They are both now teachers, one a teacher in the district, and are also impacting students' lives. The education and opportunities they received in SBISD provided them the tools to reach their goals."
To all who are beginning their journey with the district, Huerta encourages them to always ask a lot of questions and be eager to learn.
"This is a great place to be! It will help you grow and be the best version of yourself," concluded Huerta.
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