New Teacher Luncheon​

Thursday, August 4th 2022

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. We welcomed the new teachers with a lunch, a goody bag, and some school supplies for their classrooms.

Scroll down for a list of the new teachers for Hondo ISD and D'Hanis ISD.

Hondo ISD - New Teachers


  • Sarah Barne - Kindergarten Teacher

  • Alyssa Byrd - Nurse

  • Heather Gonzales - Counselor

  • Alyzabeth Grissom - Second Grade Teacher

  • Jeff Jennings - Second Grade Teacher

  • Emily Oliver - First Grade Teacher

  • Paige Soza - Curriculum Specialist (Meyer & Woolls)

  • Madeline Zerr - Special Education Teacher *previously instructional assistant



  • Sierra Fuentes - Third Grade Teacher (Pending)

  • Alejandra Vallejo - Third Grade Teacher



  • Christopher Alvarez - Social Studies Teacher/Coach (Pending)

  • Alda Barrera - English Teacher

  • Megan DeLeon - English Teacher (Pending) *previously instructional assistant

  • Dextar Morales - English Teacher

  • Zachary Robles - Alternative School Teacher/Coach   *previously instructional assistant


High School

  • Travis Barnes - Math Teacher

  • Taylor Byrd - Special Education Teacher/Coach

  • Jodi Edge - Science Teacher

  • Frank Gonzales - Math Teacher

  • Esmeralda Ruiz - Spanish Teacher

  • Michelle Salazar - English Teacher

  • Jacob Sanchez - Math Teacher/Coach

  • George Villa - Spanish Teacher/Coach



  • Kara Mumme

  • Librarian

Hondo ISD admins:

  • Lauren Busse

  • Tracy Tapia

  • Tim Graff

  • Rodney Ramirez

  • Rose Mary Mares

  • A’Lann Truelock


D'Hanis ISD - New Teachers

  • Josh King - Secondary Principal 

  • Brooke McCollum- JH History/Coach

  • Lauren Rubio- HS English

  • Carol Rodgers -Elementary Special Education Teacher

D'Hanis ISD admins:

  • Brian Thompson - Superintendent 

  • Josh King - Secondary Principal

  • Marinda Santos- Elementary Principal 

New Teacher Luncheon Sponsors

Our sponsors give us the support it takes to make these events happen. We truly cannot thank them enough.

Title Sponsor

TXN Bank

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Tote Bag Sponsor

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance: Agents of Medina County

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Centerpiece Sponsors​

Texas Heritage Title

Blooms and Blossoms

Additional Sponsors​

Azteca | Church on the Hill | CWS Travel | CYA Insurance | Divinely Defined Body Contouring

Dr. Megan Favor Orthodontics | Elite Massage Therapy | Texas Farm Bureau Insurance: Agents of Medina County

Gracie Munoz - Realtor | Hondo Public Library | Medina Regional Hospital | It's Just Jamie | MainStreet Mercantile

McDonalds (Hondo) |  Medina Electric Coop | Restore Reproductive Health | SAT Learning Center | The Smile Farm

St. Paul Lutheran Church | SWTJC | The Chic Bee Boutique | Vantage Bank | Vulcan Materials Co

Presented by The Hondo Area Chamber of Commerce