Corpus Christi native Lt. Suzanne “Sue” Gonzales started working for the Corpus Christi Independent School District in 1998.
Back then, she started her career working at Foy H. Moody High School.
For the past 22 years, Gonzales has been committed to protecting the district, staff and her students. She made sure they all were safe and well taken care of.
After those years of service for Gonzales, it’s time to retire.
She was the first female officer with the district making it all the way to lieutenant
One thing she loves seeing through the years is how students blossom into adults.
“It’s neat to see them grow up and when they were walking the halls with you’re thinking…wow you became a teacher, a coach, a doctor and so that’s really nice to see,” she says.
CCISD officer Monica Lewis can relate.
“She’s an excellent leader,” Lewis said. “I strive to be half the woman that she is and the officer that she is.”
Lewis was a freshman at Moody when Gonzales started her career with the district. Lewis admires Lt. Gonzales’ hard work and dedication throughout her service.
Gonzales says that CCISD is important to her and made her a better person.
“I hope I made them proud,” says Gonzales.