New Faces: January 2017 Edition

New Faces: January 2017 Edition
Posted on 01/23/2017

Isaac Carrillo – Special Ed. Aide
University High School

“I grew up attending Waco ISD and they had a big impact on my life. I want to be a part of this great school district to impact our future students like they had on me.”

LaToya Foster – ISS Aide
Indian Spring Middle School

“I am very excited to be a part of Waco ISD. I enjoy and love working with kids. My goal is to make a difference in kids’ lives and most importantly, to help direct and lead in the right direction to be successful!”

Luz Gutierrez – Cafeteria Worker
Child Nutrition Services

Jocee Lackey Hoffman – Pre K Teacher
Crestview Elementary

“I’m so excited to start my first teaching position at Waco ISD! I’ve travelled a far way (from Illinois) to start a new adventure in Texas with my fiancé and continue my life-long career in teaching.”

Feronica Pablo – Primary Literacy Aide
South Waco

“I’m excited because it’s a new experience for me. I have always wanted a job that involves working with kids. I love the fact that this job works with my hours and gives me time with my own kids.”

John Pavlik – Help Desk Technician

“I am excited to be a part of a great school district and look forward to providing the technology support that helps shape the minds of our youth.”

Daniel Van Auken
Compensatory Instructional Aide
University High School

“I am a creative person and like to play the guitar and drums in addition to writing songs as well. In my free time I spend many hours at the park playing with my 10 year-old daughter. I’m excited to work at Waco ISD because it is a diverse district with many people from all walks of life and backgrounds.”


Becky Aldridge – RESET Teacher – South Waco
“I am happy to be returning to education and Waco ISD after a year of spending quality time with my grandson.”

Mark Andrade – General Maintenace Worker I – F & M
“I’ve attended this school district all through grade school. I am excited to work for Waco ISD because it is a good company to move up in and work for.”

Esther Atchison – Parent Campus Liaison – Alta Vista Elem.
“I would like for everyone to know that I am very excited about being a part of this organization. I worked with young people over 17 years and I have a passion to see them learn and develop into educated adults.”

Freddie Cashaw – Behavior Aide – J.H. Hines Elementary
“I retired from the U.S. Department of Justice where I gave 22 years of service. I received a Master’s degree in Criminology in 1993 from Indiana State University. I truly enjoy working with children and giving back to the society.”

Condola Coleman – 2nd Grade Teacher – J.H. Hines Elementary
“I am a Louisiana native. I graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where I received my Bachelor’s in Business Administration. My hobbies are workouts, spending time with my husband and three children, and watching my husband coach football. I am now proud to call Waco, TX my home. I look forward to my first year as a teacher. I am excited to join the Waco ISD family and look forward to all that God has in store.”

Maria Dominguez – Primary Literacy Aide – J.H. Hines Elem.
“I am excited to work for Waco ISD because I feel this will be a great experience toward my career in psychology.”

Ronald Fox – Social Studies Teacher – Cesar Chavez Middle
“I love technology and spending time with students on the edge of discovery each day. I am deeply impressed by staff professionalism and dedication and am excited to have an opportunity to be part of this team.”

Mekesha Warren – Behavior Aide – J.H. Hines Elem.
“I am dedicated to my job. I am excited because it works out with my son’s school schedule and I will be able to spend more time with him.”


Sandra Bell – Instructional Aide – Provident Heights
“I am happy they chose me as an employee to be an asset to the WISD school district as well as the Provident Heights school.

Apryle Buechel – Business Services Clerk – Business Services
“I am excited to pursue this career. I cannot wait to get into the field and I am very excited to see what this year will bring.”

Hallie Monkres – 5th Grade Teacher – Kendrick Elementary
“I am excited because this is my first teaching position. I am very close to home and I have heard wonderful things about the district.”

Ana Moya – Library Aide – Cesar Chavez Middle School

Jacqueline Moore – Primary Literacy Aide – South Waco Elem.
“I am a proud mom of five beautiful children. I am self-motivated and determined to achieve. I’m excited because I love children and I believe I have a lot to offer.”

Olishea Smith – Reset Aide – Waco High School