Kim Hocott

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Kim Hocott

Executive Director of Communications

Kim began her career in Pearland ISD in 2008 as the Communications Department’s project coordinator. In summer 2012, she took over the reins of the department, heading what she considers the best team in the communications industry.

Before coming to Pearland ISD, Kim taught journalism, photojournalism, broadcast journalism, graphic design and English for 14 years.

Throughout her career, she has collected numerous awards from the Interscholastic League Press Conference, National Scholastic Press Association, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Journalism Education Association, Texas School Public Relations Association and National School Public Relations Association. Kim is a member of TASA, TSPRA and NSPRA.

A graduate of the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Kim enjoys globetrotting with a Canon and ample supply of lenses in tow. Kim enjoys running and adding to her *bling* collection with each medal received. Kim is also an avid Disney fan.

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 Tamara Hanson

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Tamara Hanson

Secretary

After four years working in the Pearland ISD Athletics Department, Tamara Hanson joined the Communications Department as secretary in June 2017. She has over 20 years of administrative assistant experience in the medical, legal and education fields. Tamara loves to learn and enjoys working with people who want to make a difference in the world.

Outside the office, she enjoys spending time at her parent’s farm in Arkansas, volunteering with a homeless mission and traveling with a Pro Mazda race team (which is two levels below Indy Car) as their hospitality hostess and driver’s personal assistant.

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 Lexi Marshall

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Lexi Marshall

Communications Coordinator

Lexi Marshall officially called Texas home when she joined the Communications Department in September 2016.

Lexi hails from Kansas City, Mo., where she served as a marketing coordinator for Tnemec Company Inc. She has worked in the public relations, marketing and communications field since 2009. In her professional career, she is most proud of her involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a junior board member, match maker and big sister.

Lexi holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from West Virginia University. 

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 Jeri Martinez

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Jeri Martinez

Communications Specialist

Jeri Martinez joined Pearland ISD as a communications specialist in February 2017. In addition to writing press releases, she enjoys slinging a camera over her shoulder on the way to school events. 

An avid shutterbug, she has won a Texas School Public Relations Association "Best of Category" award for her photography.

Before coming to Pearland ISD, Jeri served as the communications specialist for Deer Park ISD. She also previously covered community news for five newspapers as part South group of Houston Community Newspapers. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from University of Houston.

Outside of work, she enjoys cheering on the Coogs, attending sporting events, working out and crafting.

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 Victor Bushfield

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Victor Bushfield

Webmaster

Victor Bushfield joined the Pearland ISD as the district webmaster in April 2017. In addition to managing the district webpages, he lends his graphic design knowledge to assist with district publications.  

Prior to coming to Pearland ISD, Victor served as the webmaster for Sheldon ISD where he won multiple Texas School Public Relations Association “Best of Category” awards. Victor worked as a graphic/web designer at GM and Bridgestone/Firestone before joining the ranks of school communications professionals. He moved to Texas in 2010 from Indiana where he graduated from Purdue University in 2000.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two kids and three dogs, going to his kids’ events or taking them to the Houston Zoo and science museum.

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 Mandy Benedix

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Mandy Benedix

Mentor/Volunteer Specialist

After 15 years of teaching, Mandy Benedix joined the Communications Department in summer 2015 to create the district's RISE Mentoring program.

In addition to connecting students with caring adult mentors, Mandy coordinates the district’s Grit Initiative -- a program that encourages students to work hard and persevere rather than relying on natural talent alone.

Before joining Communications, she spent 11 years in the classroom at Rogers Middle School, where she won the Pearland ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year Award twice.

Mandy sees the best in every situation and every person she meets, and in her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her son and husband, shopping and encouraging people not just to follow their dreams but to chase them down.

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 Melissa Hall

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Melissa Hall

Communications Clerk

Melissa Hall brings more than 15 years of customer service experience to the Communications Department.

In addition to her background in real estate and retail, Melissa previously served as an administrative assistant professional to senior executives before joining the Communications Department in summer 2016.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her children and family, volunteering for nonprofit organizations, baking, shopping and communicating the importance of education.

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 Cindy Brown

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Cindy Brown

District Receptionist

With a smile and cheerful voice, Cindy Brown enjoys the opportunity to make each person feel special -- whether they are entering the Education Support Center or calling the district switchboard.

Cindy joined the Communications Department as an ESC receptionist in 2014, previously serving two years as a substitute teacher in Pearland ISD.

She enjoys helping people in all stages of life and has extensive experience assisting families through illness and loss, having been certified in pastoral care through the Lay Ministry College at Methodist Hospital.

When she is off the clock, Cindy enjoys greeting and volunteering at her church, gardening and being a grandma. She is easy to find in a crowd because of her contagious laugh.

 Martha Stanley

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Martha Stanley

District Receptionist

Martha Stanley enjoys meeting and talking to new people every day as the frontline voice and face at the Education Support Center, where she has served as a receptionist since 2008.

Before lending her customer service skills to the district switchboard, Martha served in the district’s operations department for 21 years. Though she has worked outside the home for many years, she still considers being a mom and grandma her most rewarding roles.

Martha enjoys collecting teapots, wearing silky scarves and riding a four-wheeler in the mountains of Kentucky.