Category Archives: Employee of the Month

  1. Employee of the Month Hicham Al-Hazbari: Winning the Lottery of a Lifetime

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    May 4, 2023 by HCDE Communications

    Courage is required when you leave life to chance, and Hicham Al-Hazbari certainly possesses it.  As Harris County Department of …
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  2. Employee of the Month Gil Gaona: From Veteran Educator to CSSS Standard-Bearer


    April 6, 2023 by HCDE Communications

    What does it take to be a standard-bearer? Gil Gaona, Harris County Department of Education’s April Employee of the Month, …
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  3. From clerk to master craftsman: Maintenance technician creates a legacy of innovation at HCDE


    January 13, 2023 by HCDE Communications

    Lloyd Compton’s journey to master craftsman at HCDE took him through several states and various positions within the organization. And …
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  4. The Beauty of Being More Than a Bus Driver


    December 2, 2022 by HCDE Communications

    With a smile, Academic and Behavior School East bus driver Vanessa Ausley will tell you she’s a busy woman. “I’m …
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  5. A witness to HCDE history, November Employee of the Month prepares to say goodbye

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    November 3, 2022 by HCDE Communications

    It’s 1988 in Houston, George H.W. Bush is President-elect of the United States, renovations to add 10,000 seats in the …
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  6. When one door closes, another one opens for HCDE’s October Employee of the Month

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    October 6, 2022 by HCDE Communications

    A layoff can sometimes be a new beginning. That’s how Griselda Sandoval, HCDE’s October Employee of the Month, arrived at …
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  7. September Employee of the Month Breaks down barriers for Head Start parents

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    September 2, 2022 by HCDE Communications

    For eight years, Family Services Provider Marcela Forero has been a guiding light for families in HCDE’s Head Start program. …
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  8. Leading students through health


    August 4, 2022 by HCDE Communications

    A servant leader desires to serve and give to their community. Highpoint School East Nurse Karina Jerez Gonzalez walks through …
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