Going the extra mile - Melody Walker

September 2020 recipient

Paraprofessionals are the backbone of Garland ISD, and Melody Walker is one of the best. Melody is the principal’s secretary at Webb Middle School. She was nominated for a Going the Extra Mile award by Dr. Nikketta Wilson.

Principal Wilson describes Mrs. Walker as a team player who is always willing to help whenever needed. She does not have to be asked to do anything; she just knows what’s needed and gets it done. That intuition comes from working at Webb for over 10 years. Melody started as the school receptionist in 2007 before becoming the principal’s right hand.

Webb staff say that she is a true servant leader with a smile that never leaves her face. She is also credited as being the person who ensures the campus has a smooth start and end to every school day.

Melody is an integral and invaluable member of not only the Webb team but Team GISD as well. We are lucky to have her and cannot express our appreciation enough for all the ways that she goes above and beyond.  Congratulations to this GISD GEM!