Meet Lee Roy Gonzalez, Tommie Baltierra, Janie Martinez, Angel Gallegos, and Rebecca De Dios. They were selected as the Proud You're a Picker Award recipients, Robstown ISD's employee recognition program, for the month of September. Each employee was nominated for going above and beyond their job duties.

Lee Roy Gonzalez, Director of Maintenance and Operations

Angel Gallegos, Assistant Director of Maintenance and Operations

Janie Martinez, Child Nutrition Cashier/Cook

Rebecca De Dios, Child Nutrition

Tommie Baltierra, Child Nutrition Asst. Manager 

We cannot say enough about this total team effort. When it comes to going above and beyond, all these individuals exceed that expectation. Hurricane Harvey had us worried a couple of weeks ago, in which many of us in Robstown evacuated for safety purposes. But, not these people. They were committed to staying regardless of the unforeseen circumstances. When the Superintendent shared on Friday morning that we would be hosting Seale Jr. High School as a shelter during this horrific time, it was a nail biter to see who would be willing to stay behind and help. Lee Roy had his heart set in doing whatever it took to make sure the safety of our kids was first priority. Angel Gallegos was a call away as well during this time. The only three ladies who answered an "all group text message" ( Janie Martinez, Rebecca De Deios, and Tommie Balterria) were ready to stand with Lee Roy and Angel in whatever was needed for the people coming to our district. We were well represented when it came down to it all. Showing hospitality, cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving coffee, you name it. These individuals did their best to show their support to families from other areas knowing their homes were potentially being damaged. It is with great Robstown pride that these employees were nominated as a group who came together to provide for a greater cause.

These are just a few of the positive things that were submitted on each employees nomination form. Thank you for making us all #robstownproud. You five make the difference.

Know an employee you'd like to nominate for this award? You can submit your nomination electronically, by visiting