Giants of the Month Archive

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Patricia Ducote
10/18/2021

Patricia Ducote

 

Patricia Ducote

Giant Staff Member of the Month

Our Giant Staff Member of the Month for October 2021, Patricia Ducote, joined the GCCISD transportation family approximately one and a half years ago. During this time, she has consistently demonstrated Giant qualities of leadership.

 

Patricia has been in the transportation industry for many years. She holds a TAPT Professional Certification of Transportation and is actively working towards a Transportation Administrator Certification. She recently received the Texas Association of Pupil Transportation Person of the Year award.

 

Not only does she "talk the talk," but she "walks the walk." In a profession that can be challenging, she demonstrates integrity, professionalism, positivity, consistency, sacrifice, fairness, and a genuine concern for others. Her ability to persevere with excellence while going through difficulty is unparalleled. Her encouraging can-do attitude, passion for others, and love for the transportation industry is evident. Thank you to Houston Methodist Baytown for sponsoring this award.


Felix Martinez
10/18/2021

Felix Martinez

 

Felix Martinez

Giant Student of the Month

Felix Martinez, an 8th grader at E.F. Green Junior School, is our Giant Student of the Month for October 2021. He came to Baytown from Cuba in 2020 with his mother and faced many challenges, such as being away from family and friends and learning a new language and way of life. Despite these challenges, Felix is dedicated to his education. He has worked hard to have command of the English language and is a leader in the classroom. He asks questions, participates, and never backs down from a challenge. In addition, he is kind and willing to help his classmates. He serves as an inspiration and is a great peer and student for E.F. Green. Thank you to Houston Methodist Baytown for sponsoring this award.

Rosendo "Jovany" Flores Jr.
10/18/2021

 Rosendo Flores Jr

 

Rosendo "Jovany" Flores Jr.

Giant Alumnus of the Month

Rosendo (Jovany) Flores Jr., our Giant Alumnus of the Month for October 2021, graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 2006. He is an artist in so many ways.

 

Not only did his talent shine in his artwork, but through dance with his dance crew, BREAK Entertainment, where he built a small community of children who needed a safe place and positive activity. They competed in various dance competitions and even appeared on MTV.

 

Jovany graduated from barber school in 2010, where he developed a love for cutting hair and creating unique designs. His business, known as SIK KUTZ BARBERSHOP, established in 2012, with the help of his loving father Rosendo Flores senior, has been awarded the #1 shop in the city and has been recognized for community service by giving free haircuts and mentorship to children. He also organizes a toy drive every year and dedicates time to local shelters. In addition, Jovany has won many barber competitions and serves as a judge for the Houston Barber Battles.

 

After educating himself on harmful chemicals in most hair products, he created an all-natural beard and hair product line called Docè, with his wife, Joany Flores.

 

He has been married for four years and has one child, Gabereal. KUTZ is located at 123 West Gulf Avenue in Baytown. You can view the shop website here: https://booksy.com/en-us/576628_sik-kutz-barbershop_barber-shop_134605_baytown. Thank you to Houston Methodist Baytown for sponsoring this award.