HOUSTON – Stephanie Ross, Employee of the Month for April, is the attendance clerk at the Barbara Jordan High School for Careers. She began her career in education in 2001 as a secretary at that same campus, after leaving a job in corporate America. As an attendance clerk, Ross’ primary duties consist of listing absent instructors each morning, creating class rosters for substitute teachers, recording student absences, producing truancy notices, and compiling the addresses of children not in school each day so that an HISD Police Officer can conduct home visits.
A native Houstonian, Ross is a proud product of Nat Q. Henderson elementary, McReynolds middle, and Wheatley high schools. She lives in Sugar Land with her husband of 17 years and her son, Desmond, who attends the University of Houston. When not working, Ross enjoys reading, jogging, and spending time with her friends and family.