Waxahachie resident Beth Gresset was recognized for her 35 years of work for Cedar Hill ISD.

Gresset started working for the district in 1985 when Cedar Hill had one grocery store, one pharmacy and one post office. W.S. Permenter (the namesake of Permenter Middle School) was the CHISD Superintendent.

Gressett, the CHISD Child Nutrition Administrative Secretary, shared that she was honored that CHISD Superintendent Dr. Gerald Hudson and CHISD Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Dr. Violet Dean presented her service pin in person.

“It was nice to be realized and acknowledged for the effort and time I’ve put in for the District,” said Gressett.

After graduating from high school in Denton County, Gressett moved to Cedar Hill in 1985.

Gressett worked at Bray and Waterford Oaks elementary campuses as well as Beltline and Joe Wilson intermediate campuses. She became the Child Nutrition Administrative Secretary in 2003 – a position she has held for the past 17 years. Both of her children graduated from Cedar Hill High School.

“I really enjoy my job,” Gressett said. “We help families who need it, and we are able to feed the families.”

Additionally, Hudson and Dean visited the homes of two CHISD employees who have served the District for 30 years – three-time Plummer Elementary Teacher of the Year Shelly Williamson and Cedar Hill High School Head Athletic Trainer Marc Megill.

“It was an honor to recognize these employees who have achieved the gold standard of Longhorn longevity,” Hudson said. “We stand in awe, not only of their length of service, but the quality of it.”