4 DISD Educators Receive Top Honors;13 retire, 5 hired

Middle School teacher of the year Christian Guerra recieves her award from Superintendent Grandjean.
Elementary-Cindy Zuercher
Intermediate-Melody Riou
High School-Marisol Rangel Garcia

At the conclusion of the school year, Devine ISD awarded top honors to four dedicated educators this year. The following teachers receiving the Educator of the Year Award for their respective campuses in Devine ISD are:
Elementary–Cindy Zuercher
Intermediate–Melody Riou
Middle School–Christian Guerra
High School–Marisol Rangel Garcia
Dr. Grandjean also awarded service pins to many dedicated educators who have served our district 5, 10 and even 25 years, and awarded a special certificate of appreciation to Wendy Martinez for doing such a good job protecting students at the crosswalk.
Devine ISD had 13 employees retire this year and have hired five new teachers for the next school year. They currently have many openings in the district: Elementary – 3, Middle School – 5, High School – 9, as well as others within the district.
Steve Anderson, 26 years to DISD, 29 years total in educatio
Mark Berg, 5 years to DISD, 19 years total in education
David Cardenas, 30 years all in DISD
Cristina Esquivel, 2 years to DISD, 29 years total in education
Linda Evans, 27 years all in DISD
Jeff Miller, 13 years to DISD, 30 total years in education
Shawn Mullins, 22 years all in DISD
Barbara Nelson, 39 years all in DISD
Nannette Pilaczynski, 21 years all in DISD
Gary Schmidt, 26 years to DISD, 27 total years in education
Shirley Wimett, 10 years to DISD, 32 total years in education
Scott Taylor, 24 years to DISD, 24 years to DISD, 29 total years in education
Cindy Zuercher, 17 years to DISD, 35 total years in education
New Hires:
Gensen Merritt, 5th grade teacher
Justin Marcrum, 5th grade teacher
Alexandra Escobar, Intermediate Spec Ed Teacher
Humberto Sanchez, Head Band Director
Larry Waddle, Ag Science Teacher
Open Positions:
Elementary School Counselor (PK-2)
Elementary School Teacher (PK-2)
Elementary School Special Education Aide (PK-2) (2 positions)
Middle School Science Teacher/Boys’ Athletic Coach (6-8)
Middle School Art Teacher (6-8)
Middle School Special Education Math & Inclusion Teacher (6-8)
Middle School Math Teacher (6-8)
Middle School Instructional Aide (6-8)
High School Teacher (9-12) (ESSER Funded)
High School Math Teacher (9-12)
High School Math Teacher/Boys’ Athletic Coach (9-12)
High School Science Teacher OR High School Science Teacher w/Boys’ Athletic Coach (9-12)
High School Spanish Teacher/Boys’ Athletic Coach (9-12)
High School English Teacher (9-12)
High School Family & Consumer Science Teacher (9-12) (2 positions)
High School Nursing Science Teacher (9-12)
High School Attendance Clerk (9-12)
Speech Language Pathologist or Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Substitutes for Nurses
Bus Drivers
Cafeteria Worker