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Hundreds of Employees Honored for Service and Retirement at April 6 Event

April 6, 2017

Plano ISD' 52nd Annual "Salute to Service" employee banquet was held on April 6 at Southfork Ranch. Employees were recognized for 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service in Plano ISD, for retirement and for for the 2017 Superintendent's Service Awards. See below for event videos, photos and lists of retirement receptions.

Congratulations to the 2017 Superintendent's Service Award Winners

2017 SSA winners with plaques

Board President Missy Bender; Michael Svatek, Christie Elementary; Eric Allison, Transportation Services; Kay Pfeifer, Armstrong Middle School; Janaki Ramalingam Beaty Early Childhood School; and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Binggeli

  • Eric Allison, Transportation Services, Supervisor Motor Pool Operations. Nominated by John Graf, Plano West Senior High, career and technical education teacher.

  • Kay Pfeifer, Counseling Clerk at Armstrong Middle School. Nominated by Armstrong Principal Melissa Blank.

  • Michael Svatek, Campus Technology Assistant at Christie Elementary. Nominated by Christie Principal Ryan Steele.

  • Janaki Ramalingam, PPCD Structured Assistant at Beaty Early Childhood School nominated by Beaty ECS Principal Dr. Dina Rowe


Superintendent's Service Award Nominees

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This annual award is designed to honor support staff members who go above and beyond the call of duty as they perform their job responsibilities.

Superintendent's Service Award Nominees

Nominee Campus/Dept.
Margaret Acton Plano East SHS Sub School Secretary
Terry Allen Wyatt ES CTA
Eric Allison Transportation Services Motor Pool Supervisor
Laura Banks Carlisle ES FANS Manager
Silvia Brozak Otto MS Attendance Clerk
Samantha Castillo Carpenter MS Receptionist
Kelli English Plano West SHS Assistant SPED
Sandi Enloe Benefits & Risk Management HR Specialist
Florencia Figueroa Memorial ES Assistant SPED
Linda Filipski Plano SHS Assistant SPED
Mitchelle Gomez Barron ES Parent Liaison / PASAR
Deborah Ann Heineman Shepton HS Library Assistant
Susan Hicks Guinn SPC FANS Manager
Tyrone Hodge Plano West SHS CTA
Cathy Hoffmann Transportation Services Bus Driver
Sandye Jack Sigler ES CTA
Janice Yvonne Jones Hedgcoxe ES Office Manager
Kristen Jones Boggess ES Assistant SPED
Renee Lapare Wilson MS Secretary
Karen Leewright Carpenter MS Assistant SPED
Joy McDaniel Plano West SHS FANS Manager
Rita Modi Centennial ES Cafeteria Cashier
Petra Morgan Jasper HS Registrar
Alicia Nation Hightower ES Office Manager
Richa Nayak Meadows ES Title I Assistant
Kay Pfeifer Armstrong MS Counselor Clerk
Melissa Pham McCall ES Bilingual SPED Assistant
Carla Pruett Transportation Services Bus Assistant
Janaki Ramalingam Beaty ECS PPCD Structured Assistant
Amie Sacco Daffron ES Assistant SPED
Lorena Shields Jackson ES Office Manager
Karen Simons Dooley ES CTA
Lucy Sutton Hickey ES CTA
Michael Svatek Christie ES CTA
Micah Valderrama Skaggs ES Teacher Assistant
Andrew Watterud Mendenhall ES Assistant SPED
Sue A. Yeary Transportation Services Bus Driver



Retiring Employees

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Employees who are retiring from Plano ISD and employees who are leaving the district with at least 15 years of Plano ISD experience or 20 years of experience in public education (voluntary separation), are eligible to be recognized at the "Salute to Service" employee banquet on April 6. Congratulations to the following retiring or recently retired employees and special thanks for their dedicated service to students and colleagues.

Retiree Campus/Dept.
Alicia Alexander Carpenter MS Orchestra director
Susan W. Banks Jasper HS Teacher
Caryn Bartle Beverly ES Campus technology assistant
Rosario Rodriguez Brusniak Mendenhall ES Speech language pathologist
Mahshid Crews Shepard ES Special education assistant
Judy Putney Crim Jasper HS Choir Director
Susan Dantzler Campus Services Elementary Executive Director
Kathryn DuRoss Meadows ES Title I support teacher
Linda Fleming Rice MS French teacher
Steven Ford Jasper & Shepton HS ROTC & Army instructor
Sylvia Garza Records Management Records specialist
Carol Groen Saigling ES Fifth-grade teacher
Cindy Folden Guinn Daffron ES Principal
Sara Hay Bowman MS Nurse
Phyllis J. Hildebrand Stinson ES / Food & Nutritional Services Cafeteria Specialist
Janice Yvonne Jones Hedgcoxe ES Office manager
Bonnie Garcia Kahn Itinerant Special Education Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
Cindy Kellogg Beaty ECS Teacher
Shayla K. Kimpton Forman ES Special education assistant
Patricia Kline Rasor ES Nurse
Margie Ann Lawrence Haggard MS English teacher
Anne Lombard Weatherford ES Special education assistant
Michele Loper Barron ES Principal
Melanie McDonald Meadows ES Speech language pathologist
Mevelyn Mendoza Jasper HS Assistant librarian
Sandra Muzquiz Meadows ES Principal
Kay Naidoo Bird Education Center Teacher
Karen Noble Mendenhall ES Principal
Dr. Yvonne A. Powell-McDonald Guinn SPC Clerk IV
Joyce Montgomery Davis ES Nurse
Nadine Bonita Reid Thomas ES Third-grade teacher
Stephen G. Roelofs Jasper HS History Teacher
Michele Rollins Hickey ES Second-grade teacher
Dennise Schuler Beaty ECS Librarian & teacher
Julie Seymour Davis ES PACE Specialist
Terri Smith Daffron ES Third-grade teacher
Miki Solomon Shepard ES Fifth-grade teacher
Patricia Stewart E School Technology specialist
Linda Stokes Itinerant Special Education Diagnostician
Toni Strickland Huffman ES Principal
Melinda Tate Bethany ES Second-grade teacher
Brian Thomas Elementary Academic Services Outdoor education coordinator
Wanda Pietersz Thompson Bird SPC Coordinator
Teresa Vandeloo Academy HS Office Manager
Yrinshing Wang Beaty ECS Assistant ESL
Paul G. Weaver Student & Family Services Assistant executive director
Raymond Weaver Purchasing Director
Glynda Welch Thomas ES Librarian
Lisa Wellborn Elementary Academic Services Social studies coordinator
Maria Pilar Westfried Memorial ES Kindergarten teacher
Katherine Williams Wyatt ES Special education teacher
Gary Wilson Family & Social Services Director
Michelle M. Wright Jasper HS Librarian



Retirement Receptions Hosted by Campuses

Please email reception details and invitation to to be included in list below.


May 2017

Jeanne Abrams
Mitchell Elementary
May 3, 3 to 5 p.m.
Mitchell Library
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Joyce Montgomery
Julie Seymour
Jan West

Davis Elementary
May 23, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.
Davis Library
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Rosario Brusniak
Mendenhall Elementary
May 4, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Mendenhall Library
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Michele Rollins
Hickey Elementary
May 23, 4 to 5 p.m.
Hickey Library
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Phyllis Hildebrand
May 5, 3 to 3:30 p.m.
Stinson Elementary
Learning Commons
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Sara Hay
Bowman Middle School
May 24, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Bowman Library
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Alicia Alexander
Carpenter Middle School
May 15, 6 p.m.
Carpenter Gym
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Klare Glendinning
May 24, 3:15 to 5 p.m.
Centennial Library
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Donna Hougen
Susan Mercado
Pilar Westfried

Memorial Elementary
May 15, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Memorial Library
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Kass DuRoss
Melanie McDonald
Sandra Muzquiz
Frankie Ramirez
Meadows Elementary
May 24, 3:30  - 5 p.m.
Meadows Library
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Kathy Williams
15 Years
Wyatt Elementary
May 15, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
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Margie Lawrence
Haggard Middle School
May 24, 3:45 p.m.
Haggard Library
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Cindy Kellogg
Dennise Schuler
Gloria Wang

May 16, 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.
Beaty Early Childhood School
Activity Room
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Wanda Pietersz Thompson
24 Years
Bird Education Center
May 25, 4 to 6 p.m.
Bird Education Center
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Cindy Guinn
39 Years
Daffron Elmentary
May 16, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Daffron Library
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Marilyn Carruthers
33 Years
Boggess Elementary
May 25, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Boggess Library
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Toni Strickland
33 Years
Huffman Elementary
May 16, 4 to 6 p.m.
Huffman Library
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Cathi Gordon
Hightower Elementary
May 25, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Hightower Library

Marie Andrews
25 Years
Aldridge Elementary
May 18, 4 to 5 p.m.
Aldridge Library
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Debbie Dantzler
31 Years
Miller Elementary
May 25, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Miller Library
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Mike Madon
Jackson Elementary
May 18
8 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m.
Jackson Cafeteria
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Miki Solomon
Mahshid Crews

Shepard Elementary
May 25, 3:30 p.m.
Shepard Libary
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Anne Lombard
Weatherford Elementary School
May 18, 3 to 4 p.m.

Michele Loper
Barron Elementary
May 30, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Barron Library
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Shayla Kimpton
Forman Elementary
May 19, 4 to 6 p.m.
On the Border (15th Street)
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Susan Banks, Steve Ford,
Mev Mendoza, Judy Putney,
Steve Roelofs & Michelle Wright

Jasper High School
May 30, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

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Caryn Bartle
Beverly Elementary
May 22, 4 to 6 p.m.
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Paul Weaver
31 years
Family and Guidance Services
May 30, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Administration Building, Board Room
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Gary Wilson
40 Years
May 22, 4 to 6 p.m.
Cox Building
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Susan Dantzler
44 Years
Campus Services
May 31, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Sockwell Center
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Mary Heislen
May 22, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Hunt Elementary
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Cathy Smith
May 22, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Hunt Elementary


Karen Noble
Mendenhall Elementary
May 22, 3:30 p.m.
Mendenhall Library
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Service Pin Recipients

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Employees with 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service in Plano ISD will be recognized at the employee banquet on April 6. Employees with 10 years of service will receive pins at their work sites. Lists of service pin recipients were published in a special edition District Digest on February 16, 2017 and are also linked below.



Employees with questions about the banquet and/or recognition are asked to contact the Plano ISD Communications Department at (469) 752-8150.

View last year's event website here.



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Photo Galleries

Photo gallery from Scott Peeks Photography

Photos by Scott Peeks Photography


Gallery of photos taken by attendees to the banquet

Photos by Event Attendees


Video Playlist

Full Event Video

Full Event Video
(1 hour, 32 min.) video icon

Retirement Assistance Team Video

Retirement Video(6 min., 30 sec) video icon

Video Salute to
Service Pin Awardees

Photo montage of service pin honorees(7 min., 8 sec.) video icon