Communications Department

The Communications team is comprised of twelve members.

 

Terri Moore

Terri Moore - Assistant Superintendent for Communication Services and Professional Development

Previous Positions Held:

Undergraduate Degree:

Graduate Degree:

Hobbies:

 

Sherrhonda Johnson

Sherrhonda Sherrard Johnson - Senior Director for School and Community Relations

Previous Positions Held: Teacher – Dr. Gerald D. Cobb 6th Grade Campus; Assistant Principal – North Shore Senior High School; Associate Principal – North Shore Senior High School; Galena Park ISD Alternative School Principal

Undergraduate Degree: Sam Houston State University

Graduate Degree: Prairie View A&M University

Hobbies: Spending quality time with my three loves, Deondre, Damarcus & Saniah

If I can help somebody as I pass along the way, then my living will not be in vain.  “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelou

Wayne Oquin

Wayne Oquin - Director for Education Foundation/Business Liaison

Previous Positions Held: Local Business owner for 30+ years; 19 years as President & CEO of North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce

Hobbies: I play golf (badly). I love high school sports.

"I have been blessed to be involved in public education in general and Galena Park ISD in particular for many years. I take great pride in the community we serve, the student’s lives we impact and the teachers we support."

Cathy Ethridge

Cathy Ethridge - Foundation and Special Events Coordinator

Previous Positions Held: Communications Office Manager; Secretary to the Director of Communications; Secretary to the Chief of Staff; Secretary to the Director of Career and Technology Education; Secretary to the Coordinators of Pupil Services

Undergraduate Degrees: Associates - San Jacinto College

Hobbies: Reading, crafts, and traveling

I believe the purpose of life is to serve, to show compassion and to help others.

Chris Gause

Chris Gause - Coordinator for Web Services

Previous Positions Held: Technology Instructional Specialist; Adjunct Professor at University of North Texas, Physical Education Teacher; High School Soccer Coach; Elementary Music Teacher; Adjunct Professor at Vernon Regional Junior College

Undergraduate Degree: Midwestern State University

Graduate Degree: University of Houston Clear Lake

Hobbies: Music, fishing, photography and family

Always do your best and try your hardest, with no expectation of reward... that way you will never be dissappointed.

John Lewis

John Lewis - Coordinator for School and Community Relations

Previous Positions Held: Technology Instructional Specialist; Journalism Teacher

Undergraduate Degree: Oakland University

Graduate Degree: University of Houston Clear Lake

Hobbies: Music, photography and gumbo cook-offs

What if... it isn't what it is?

Elyse Rountree

Elyse Rountree - Communications Specialist

Previous Positions Held: Public Relations and Communications intern at Untitled Star in Austin, TX.

Undergraduate Degree: Texas State University

Hobbies: shopping, traveling and spending time with my two yorkies and friends.

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Janie Flores

Janie Flores - Executive Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent for Communication Services

Previous Positions Held: I am honored to say I have served the children of GPISD for many years (12 years as an employee). I am a product of this district and my desire is to keep serving my district in whichever capacity my community allows me to serve! Executive Administrative Assistant to Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction; Executive Administrative Assistant to Executive Director for Elementary Schools and Staff Development; Administrative Assistant to Staff Development; Principal Secretary - Cobb Sixth Grade Campus; PEIMS Clerk - Cimarron Elementary

Hobbies: Laying low by a camp fire with family and friends is what I enjoy most.

“Unconditionally always ~ Always unconditionally” – That is how I am known to those closest to me. I am truly blessed with a loving family & friends!

Lupe Garcia

Lupe Garcia - Secretary to the Program Director for Academic & Community Support and Coordinator for Media and Community Relations

Previous Positions Held: Secretary - Communications Department; Administrative Assistant - Superintendents Office; Secretary - Math Department; Grants Clerk - Bilingual Department

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, and traveling

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Tresa Orphey

Tresa Orphey - Secretary to the Senior Director of School and Community Relations

Previous Positions Held: Secretary Curriculum and Instruction and Elementary Administration; Secretary Community Education; Grants Clerk – Grants and Community Relations; PEIMS Clerk Cobb 6th Grade Campus; School Secretary Cobb 6th Grade Campus

Degrees: TESA-CEOP

Hobbies: Spending time with my family, decorating and traveling

My greatest joy is to serve and encourage others.

“if you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be”
- Maya Angelou

Registration Department

The Registration team is comprised of three members.

Myra Castaneda

Myra Castaneda - Program Director for Educational Support

Previous Positions Held: Assistant Principal - North Shore Middle School; Assistant Principal - Ross Sterling Middle School in Humble ISD Teacher - Weslaco ISD

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts - Speech Communication;

Graduate Degree: Masters - Educational Administration

Hobbies: Reading, dancing, going to concerts, cooking

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
– Nelson Mandela

Katrina Flores

Katrina Flores - Secretary to the Program Director for Educational Support

Previous Positions Held:

Years of Service:

Hobbies:

 

Ruth Cruz

Ruth Cruz - District Registration Officer

Previous Positions Held: Teacher Aide, Library Aide, Special Education Aide, Switchboard - Administration Building, Secretary - Department of Support Services, Assistant Registrar, Student Recovery Specialist, Program Clerk, District Registration Clerk

Years of Service: 23

Hobbies: Reading, singing, laughing, and dancing.

Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.