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Guadalupe (Maria) Garcia

Position: Retiring Secretary
School: Lyford High School
School District: Lyford Consolidated Independent School District
City, State: Lyford, TX

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Guadalupe (Maria) Garcia was nominated by her colleague, Juanita Saenz.

Mrs. Garcia began her career as Lyford High School's secretary after her senior year in high school. After 47 years with the District, she plans to retire in June. During that time, Mrs. Garcia has seen students' children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren pass through the doors of her school. She's a hardworking, humble, dedicated employee. 

"She has kept a list of all the principals and superintendents she has worked under, said Saenz. "Mrs. Garcia goes by her nickname 'Lupita,' and I joke that our high school should be renamed Lupita's High School after she retires. Nowadays, when so many places are looking for people to work, here you have a woman who dedicated most of her life to her job. She is an inspiration to so many."


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