KISD service awards

Meadows Elementary School PE teacher Virginia Richardson, recipient of a 45-year service award from Killeen ISD, swaps stories Tuesday with Corbett Lawler, a retired KISD principal and current board member. The board honored employees with 45, 40, 35 and 30 years of service.

The Killeen Independent School District recognized some of its longest-serving employees at a short ceremony this week.

Members of the board of trustees and Superintendent Robert Muller presented awards to 32 staff members with 30 or more years of service. Individuals honored included teachers, secretaries and employees from the district’s transportation department.

“Your impact is literally limitless,” Muller said. “We just can’t tell you how much we appreciate your service to this district.”

Of the 32 staff to receive awards Tuesday night, 13 employees were recognized for working in Killen ISD more than 25 years, including 40-year transportation department employee Donna Huddleston.

Three employees were recognized for working 45 years, including longtime Meadows Elementary School physical education teacher Virginia Richardson. Richardson, who worked with current school board member Corbett Lawler at Meadows in the 1960s, said she was surprised she had worked in the district for such a long time.

“It’s really been an honor to work for (the district) all these years,” Richardson said. “It’s a great place to work.”

Richardson also said hard work and enthusiasm were the keys to her longevity in the Killeen district.

“You have to love what you do, no matter what job you have,” she said.

Contact Chris McGuinness at or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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