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Walnut Valley Recognizes 2015 Retirees

NEWS                                                                                 Walnut Valley Unified School District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              880 S. Lemon Avenue

May 28, 2015                                                                    Walnut, CA 91789



Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources

(909)595-1261 ext. 31204


Walnut Valley Recognizes 2015 Retirees


WALNUT, CA—Walnut Valley Unified School District celebrated retiring staff members during a reception held May 20.

A total of 40 employees were lauded for providing a total of 922 years of outstanding service to students.

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

“When I look at the wealth of experience in this room, I feel so appreciative,” said Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Dr. Michelle Harold. “Thank you for the many years of kind and caring service that you have given to our children!”

Congratulations to the following retiring staff members:

Howard Alcosser – Teacher, Diamond Bar High

Alfonso Alvarado - Bus Driver, Transportation

Jose Annicchiarico - Administrative Director, Educational Services

Daniel Barnhart - Custodian, South Pointe

Susan Benner - Teacher, Diamond Bar High

Christine Buccola - Teacher, Diamond Bar High

Carol Burnett – Supervisor, Child Care

Lydia Colyn – Instructional Aide, Walnut High

Susan Conrad-Kanstul – Teacher, Maple Hill

Maura Cordon – Noon Aide, Maple Hill

Terrea Currie - Teacher, South Pointe

Kim Deweese – Teacher, Castle Rock

Irmgard Diskin – Instructional Aide, Walnut High

William Diskin – Assistant Principal, Walnut High

Lowell ‘Allin’ Everman – Teacher, South Pointe

Barbara Frank – SSRA, South Pointe

Susan Garcia – Secretary, Educational Services

Dawn Geery – Teacher, Walnut High

Mark Gifford – Teacher, Suzanne

Janet Green – Principal, Walnut Elementary

David Hamel – Teacher, Diamond Bar High

Alan Haskvitz – Teacher, Suzanne

Melanie Hildreth – Teacher, Walnut High

Kathy Johnson - Teacher, South Pointe

Joanne Karr – Teacher, Walnut High

John Keith – Teacher, Walnut High

Alice Lewis – Food Service Worker – Food Services

Suellen Magas – Library Media Technician, Walnut High

Pilar Munoz – Secretary, Educational Services

Cindy Nelson – Teacher, Collegewood

Michael Nelson – Teacher, Walnut High

Lazaro Pinedo – Custodian, Collegewood

Beverly Pollard – Teacher, Diamond Bar High

Uma Puri – Child Care Attendant – Child Care

Maria Quiroz – Food Service Worker, Food Services

Maureen Renninger – Teacher, Walnut High

Irene Romo – Food Service Worker, Food Services

Regina Ryan – Speech Pathologist, Special Education

Becky Sullenberger – Teacher, Collegewood

Cynthia Vaughon – Instructional Aide – Collegewood

Victoria Workman – Teacher, Walnut High


The WVUSD Class of 2015 retirees was honored during a reception on May 20. 

Board Members Larry Redinger, Cindy Ruiz, Helen Hall, Dr. Tony Torng, and Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor congratulate honorees during the Walnut Valley’s 2015 Retirement Reception held on May 20. Shown: Suzanne Middle School teacher Al Haskvitz. 

Shown: Diamond Bar High teacher Christine Buccola. 

Employees received personal tributes during the retirement reception held on May 20. Shown: Board Members Larry Redinger, Cindy Ruiz, Helen Hall, Dr. Tony Torng, and Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor congratulate Walnut Elementary Principal Janet Green.