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Walnut Valley Honors 2014 Retirees

NEWS                                                                                     Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    880 S. Lemon Avenue
May 28, 2014                                                                         Walnut, CA 91789

Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909)595-1261 ext. 31204

Thank you for your service!
Walnut Valley Honors 2014 Retirees

WALNUT, CA—Walnut Valley Unified School District gathered to celebrate the 2014 retiring staff members during a reception held May 21.

Twenty-six employees were lauded for providing a total of 584 years of outstanding service to students.

Each retiree received personal tributes, retirement watch, and certificates of special recognition.

“Thank you on behalf of the Board of Trustees,” said President Cindy Ruiz.

“We appreciate every one of you and you will be missed!”

Congratulations to the following retiring staff members:

Diana Thorneycroft – Senior Administrative Assistant, Business Services
Bonnie Lee, Instructional Aide, Castle Rock Elementary
Brad Chapman, Teacher, Chaparral Middle School
Sharon Mocho, Food Service Worker III, Chaparral Middle School
Marian Nelson, Attendance Clerk, Chaparral Middle School
Kerry Volkov, Instructional Aide II, Chaparral Middle School
Linda Gandana, Food Service Worker II, Collegewood Elementary
Edith Yu, Food Service Worker I, Collegewood Elementary
Jon Goode, Grade Level Coordinator, Diamond Bar High
Dennis Thomsen, Teacher, Educational Services
Gayle Douglas, Teacher, Maple Hill Elementary
Marsha Dickerson, Teacher, South Pointe Middle School
Jean Fujihara, Teacher, South Pointe Middle School
Claudia Huff, Teacher, South Pointe Middle School
Nadine Aquinaga, Food Service Worker I, Suzanne Middle School
Susan Gilbert, Administrative Secretary, Transportation
Lorraine Meier, Bus Driver, Transportation
Nea Tyler, Bus Driver, Transportation
Sandra Harutunian, Teacher, Vejar Elementary
Patricia Ackman, Food Service Worker II, Walnut Elementary
Tricia Aragon, Secretary II, Walnut High
Scott Cassells, Grade Level Coordinator, Walnut High
Lily Jacquot, Teacher, Walnut High
Christine Nagashima, Office Assistant, Walnut High
Patricia Finn, Teacher, Westhoff Elementary

District officials congratulated honorees during the Walnut Valley Unified School District 2014 Retirement Reception held on May 21. Shown: Vejar Elementary Teacher Sandra Harutunian. 

Employees received personal tributes during the retirement reception held on May 21. Shown: Susan Gilbert, Transportation Department Administrative Secretary with Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Dr. Michelle Harold. 

Walnut High School Social Science Teacher Rita Puzo received her retirement watch from Board Members Larry Redinger and Cindy Ruiz. 

Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor congratulates Chaparral Middle School Attendance Clerk Marian Nelson during the retirement reception on May 21. 

The WVUSD Class of 2014 retirees was honored during a reception on May 21. 

The 2014 WVUSD retirees shown with Board Members Cindy Ruiz, Helen Hall, Larry Redinger, Dr. Tony Torng, Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor, and Personnel Commissioner Ron Everett.