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Necie Moreno retires
from Post ISD—
Even at her own retirement party, Necie Moreno remained busy, bustling around the Post ISD cafeteria as her favorite county station KSSL played in the background.
“She isn’t going to settle when she’s at home either,” coworker Chelisa Williams-Krauser said. “She’s always moving.”
Not used to all the attention, Moreno was unsure of how to act.
“I’m not used to all this,” she said gesturing to the cake, balloons and gifts set out for her. “They didn’t have to do this for me.”
However, after serving 20 years at the cafeteria, it was the least Food Service Director Debbie Line felt they could do for Moreno.
“She’s one of the best workers I’ve ever had,” Line said. “I’ll never find anyone to replace her.”
In fact, everyone who came through the doors of the cafeteria had nothing but wonderful things to say about Moreno.
“She’s not one to complain,” coworker Cindy Reiter said. “She’s 75 years old and you can’t keep up with her. I don’t know what we’re going to do without her.”
However, it seems it’s the students that will miss Moreno the most.
“The kids love her,” Line said. “They’ll be asking where she is.”
“That’s the first thing the kids will ask, ‘Where’s Necie?’,” she said. “It will break their little hearts that she’s gone.”
“It will break mine, too,” Necie said. “I will miss everybody, especially the kids.”
Although a bittersweet moment, Necie says she is excited for retirement.
“I’m going to sit around and do what I want,” she laughed.
And as Moreno finally slowed down long enough to open gifts and enjoy a slice of cake, she and her coworkers laughed and reminisced together.
“I couldn’t have done it alone,” Moreno graciously said. “I’ve learned a lot here.”
In fact, Moreno had plenty she wanted to give thanks to.
“I want to thank Mrs. Johnnie Wilson for hiring me the first time,” Moreno said. “I want to thank Dr. Bobby Banks for encouraging me to drive the bus and Ingrid who hired me the second time.”
“I also want to thank Debbie for everything,” Moreno included. “And the rest of the girls for their help. They have been wonderful to me. Dr. Heath Dickson, too. He’s a very nice man to talk to and work for.”
In fact, Moreno has only great things to say about those she has worked for and the school.
“I highly recommend the school to work for,” she said. “It’s a great place with great people.”
And if there’s any word Moreno would use to describe her years at Post ISD, it’s wonderful.
“I thank everyone for everything,” she said with a tearful smile. “It’s been a wonderful 20 years.”