Gainesville ISD

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2016 Hall of Fame Honorees

  • Leslie Stark, Educator

    Leslie Stark spent 23 years in education including 21 years as a teacher in the Gainesville Independent School District. Most of her free time was dedicated to planning labs, organizing materials, and planning with her science team. When GISD brought in new technologies to the classroom, Leslie did not shy away. She integrated that technology seamlessly to keep her students engaged. She was tireless in her crusade for student success. Leslie was respected by her co-workers and loved by students. She taught compassion, respect, and set high expectations for those around her. When you are around her, you want to be a better person. You are a better person just by knowing her. Click headline to read more....

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  • Barry Biffle, Alumni

    Barry Biffle grew up in Cooke County and graduated from Gainesville High School in 1990. After that, he attended the University of Oklahoma and later graduated from the University of Alabama. He has had a distinguished career in the airline industry. Biffle became the President of Frontier Airlines based out of Denver, Colorado. Frontier currently has annual revenue of 1.7 billion dollars and 15 million passengers annually.He is married to Brandy Barnhart Biffle, Class of 1989, and has one son, Banks Biffle. Click the headline to read more....

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  • Steven Ross Brammer, Alumni

    Steve Brammer is a 1970 graduate of Gainesville High School. Steve was very active at GHS. He was the school photographer and worked on the yearbook committee, sang in the mixed select choir and graduated Salutatorian of his class. He attended SMU and then transferred to UTA where he earned his BS, MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering. He was in several honor fraternities and was named Outstanding Electrical Engineering Student in the USA for 1974. He was nominated for a Rhodes Scholarship in 1975. Click the headline to read more....

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  • Ginger Grant, Alumni

    Ginger Grant graduated from Gainesville High School in 1962. She is currently the CEO of the Ginger Grant Group that focuses on opportunities in the healthcare market in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Since forming the group in 2002, Grant has achieved several awards. Caroline Business Furniture has named the Ginger Grant Group to its President’s Club, Million Dollar Club, Two Million Dollar Club and Rep Group of the Year. J&J Woodworking named it the Rep Group of the Year and selected it for the President’s Club. Krug Healthcare Solutions named it the Healthcare Rep of the Year twice and its Most Valuable Player in 2012. The Ginger Grant Group has also been named Rep Group of the Year multiple times by Segis USA, Spectrim and Intensa Medical Equipment. Click the headline to read more....

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  • Margaret Pybas Lopez, Alumni

    Margaret Pybas Lopez is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a School Nutrition Specialist who has worked to improve nutritional health and wellness for children and reduce food insufficiency and hunger in her roles as a clinical dietitian, high school teacher, university lecturer and school food service professional. Margaret received a Bachelor’s of Science in Home Economics- Food and Nutrition from North Texas State University School of Home Economics with a minor in chemistry in 1972. Margaret started her professional career as a clinical dietitian for patient care at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and advanced to be Chief Clinical Dietitian. Margaret’s greatest professional accomplishments have been in school food service over the past 24 years. She began her career in School Food Service in 1992 as School Nutrition Specialist for Region One Education Service Center in Edinburg, Texas, providing technical assistance and training to 37 school districts from Brownsville to Laredo. Click the headline to read more....

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