Shown in the photo at top are Caitlyn Carnes and Debbie Haney, both named Difference Makers for the month of November​, and Holly Lyon, principal.

Goliad Middle School selected Caitlyn Carnes and Debbie Haney as their Difference Makers for the month of November.

A Difference Maker is a staff or teacher who goes above and beyond to make a difference at their school and in the lives of the students.

Carnes, special education life skills teacher at GMS, was named the November Difference Maker by employee vote.

“Caitlyn has a passion for her work and works tirelessly to support our most severe special education students,” one person wrote in a nomination letter. “She is organized and works hard to not only ensure a solid instructional experience, but is diligent in her documentation and case management responsibilities in preparing for ARD meetings.  

“Mrs. Carnes is a team player with a growth mindset.”

Haney, campus secretary at GMS, was named staff Difference Maker by those at the school.

“Debbie is the pulse of GMS,” one person wrote in a nomination letter. “She grounds our organized chaos daily. 

“Mrs. Haney is compassionate and always willing to help. 

“She cares deeply for the staff and students.”


Shown in the photo at top are Caitlyn Carnes and Debbie Haney, both named Difference Makers for the month of November, and Holly Lyon, principal.