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New Teacher Luncheon​

Education is very important for the benefit of the youth in the community, as well as the communities future. That's why we host the New Teacher Luncheon. An event to let the new educators in the area know they have our support. Join us in welcoming the newest teachers to Hondo ISD and D’Hanis ISD.

The New Teachers

Hondo ISD Educators

Meyer Elementary

Jeanette Gilbert - Counselor

Lucinda Garcia - Martinez -Teacher

Anali Rodriguez -Teacher

Vanessa Rojas - Transition K-1 Teacher

Michelle Royal - Assistant Principal


Woolls Intermediate School

Kailyn Fey - P.E. Teacher/Coach

Kolbi Fowlkes - 5th Grade Teacher

Sara Nicholson - 3rd Grade Teacher


McDowell Middle School

Sabrina Emmert - Social Studies Teacher

Brianna Gallardo-Tello - Social Studies Teacher

Marshall Hemond - P.E. Teacher/Coach

Ruben Morin - Science Teacher

Daniel Qualls - Special Ed Teacher/Coach

Rodney Ramirez - Principal

Henry Sanchez-Solis - Band Director

Ernesto Tapia - Math Teacher/Coach

Toyla Vaughn-Elstak - Special Ed Teacher

Kendyll Velasquez - ELAR Teacher


Hondo High School

Jeff Clouse - Principal

Jay Cranfill - Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor

Ronald Erkert - Science Teacher

Joseph Guerra - Assistant Band Director

Robert Perez - Social Studies Teacher/Coach

Courtney Rodriguez - Family & Consumer Science Teacher/Coach

Mike Sotelo - Special Ed Teacher/Coach

Alexis Walkden - Math Teacher

D'Hanis ISD Educators

Kristina Finger - Junior High Social Studies Teacher/ Junior High and High School Coach

Amy Hendry- High School Family and Consumer Science Teacher

Brian Thompson - Superintendent

New Teacher Luncheon


Join us in welcoming the newest teachers to Hondo ISD and D’Hanis ISD. Be a part of this wonderful luncheon by becoming a sponsor and join the Chamber as we welcome our new teachers. Teachers will be treated to lunch, gifts, goody bags and an introduction to local businesses.

The Hondo Area Chamber of Commerce believes our community means developing the next generation of leaders; and
teachers do just that.


Each teacher will receive a goody bag at the luncheon to be held at First Baptist Church at 11:30 am.

New Teacher Luncheon Sponsors

Bluebonnet Children's Center | CWS Travel | Hondo National Bank

Hondo Public Library | Legacy Irrigation | Medina Electric Cooperative

Medina Healthcare System | Mumme's | Restore Reproductive Health

Rotary Club of Hondo - D'Hanis | Security State Bank | Vantage Bank

This event will take place on
Thursday, August 5th 2021

Hosted by:​

The City of Hondo & The Hondo Area Chamber of Commerce