The Pasadena ISD Board of Trustees paid tribute to two former board members by naming two facilities in their honor.
The complex that houses The Summit alternative school and several other district support offices at the corner of Beltway 8 and Pasadena Boulevard was named the Frank Braden Center for Educational Support. In addition, the training department, which will be located in a portion of the Braden Center, was named the Carmen Orozco Professional Development Complex.
"Both of these individuals tirelessly served the children of this district," Pasadena ISD Superintendent Kirk Lewis said. "They have created a legacy for doing what's best for children that will last a lifetime."
Braden recently retired from the Board of Trustees after serving for the past 10 years. He has served Pasadena ISD for more than 40 years as a teacher, administrator and board member.
Orozco served on the Board for 22 years, serving as board president and in a variety of other leadership positions during her service as a trustee. She retired from the board in May 2009.
The board also renamed the Challenger School as the Collaborative Learning Center and Community Evening School as Community School.