Jobita Fuentes began working as an aide in 1990. Her daily duties are spent assisting in various classrooms and working with ESL students.

She has five children--three sons and two daughters. All five have finished school and are married. She has nine grandchildren--eight girls and one boy. Fish is her favorite food, and she enjoys any movie with Eddie Murphy in it. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her grandchildren.

Patsy Garcia began her school career when she enrolled in kindergarten at S-E in 1972. She graduated with the class of 1985 and has been employed by S-E since 1988. Currently she is the technology assistant.

Patsy and her husband Felix have two sons, Isaya Daniel and Nathan Hilario, 9th and 6th grade students at our school. She says, "Me, Felix, and my 2 wonderful boys are a very close knit family. We do everything together and I would not trade this for the world." Her favorite saying is "Always do your best. If you've done your best, then I can't ask for more. I am satisfied with that."

She enjoys working on photography, scrapbooking, family time, and doing things for anyone who appreciates it. Patsy says, "I love to spend every minute I can with my best friend (Felix), and, of course, I would never miss a moment of following my kids around and enjoying all the activities that they do. I wouldn't trade that for the world."

Judith Jones began working at Springlake-Earth as a Special Education Pre-Kindergarten aide in 2001. Since 2002, she has been a Pre-K aide.

Her family consists of husband, Dean, and children Tamara, Lezlee, Lara, Brittnee, Tony, and eight grandchildren. A favorite book is Christy by Katherine Marshall. She enjoys Ma & Pa Kettle movies and eating chicken and desserts. She is very adept at crafts and enjoys playing on the computer. A favorite saying is "That's life!"

Tina Manasco is a certified elementary aide and has an Associate of Arts degree. She is from Clovis, New Mexico and has worked in education for 11 years. Before coming to S-E ISD in 2001, she was employed by Hawkins Preschool in Clovis for eight years. Tina is a special education aide for elementary and junior high.

She has a son, Tyler, and daughters, Kerri and Kristen, and son-in-law Eli. She is a grandmother to Isaiah, age 6, and Joseph, age 3, and says, "I love it!!!" Her hobbies include reading and going to her kids' games. Her interests are all of her kids at school.

Tina's favorite book is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Her favorite movie is Dirty Dancing, and favorite food is steak and baked potato.

She says, "I love to read, take pictures, spend time with my grandkids, and be with my kids at school."

Josie Marquez
Deanna Mendoza is a Pre-K aide.
Gay Nell and Hollis Moree have three daughters, Lisa Price, Janie Brigham, and Holly Russell. They also have six grandchildren: Ethan and Korbin Price, Tiffany and Christopher Brigham, and Shalace and Seth Russell.

Gay Nell began driving a bus for S-E ISD in 1974 and began her duties as a teacher's aide in 1977.

She lists reading and playing games with family and friends as her hobbies and interests.

Belinda Samaniego is a kindergarten aide.
Nancy Weldon has been a kindergarten aide since 2003. She worked as a drive through tellar at Whisperwood National Bank in Lubbock and as a proof operator at First National Bank in Brownfield. This is her first teaching (other than teaching Bible class), and she says, "I love it!

An interesting fact about her family is all four sets of grandparents were at her wedding. She enjoys scrapbooking with Creative Memories.

She wrote, "Trey graduated from S-E in 1992. I graduated from Brownfield in 1992. We met our first semester at Lubbock Christian University. We married in January 1994. J.T. was born in April 1996. Trey graduated in May of 1996. We moved from Lubbock to Earth that afternoon. We moved to the school houses and lived there for a year. Then the major house moving occurred! We moved to Bill & Debby's, and then they moved to Perry's and Perry moved to his new house. Jordan was born in 1998. Then Jaci was born in 2000!"