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Walnut Valley Applauds 2017 Retirees

 May 31, 2017  

By Kelli Gile, WVUSD Office of Community Resources

WALNUT, CA--The Walnut Valley Unified School District honored to the 2017 retirees during a reception held May 17.

A total of 35 employees including administrators, teachers, and classified personnel were recognized for outstanding dedication to students during the ceremony.

Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources Dr. Matthew Witmer and Director of Human Resources Dr. Sergio Canal co-hosted the event.

“All of your efforts and work for students is greatly appreciated,” Witmer said.

Each honoree received certificates of recognition, retirement gifts, and heartfelt congratulations from the Board of Trustees.

Congratulations to the following retiring staff members:

Denise Ahern – Teacher, Westhoff Elementary

Lori Aicard – Teacher, Quail Summit Elementary

Sharon Altman – Office Manager, Collegewood Elementary

Diva Arellanez – Teacher, C.J. Morris Elementary

Jody Brown – Teacher, Castle Rock Elementary

Geri Burrows – P.E. Teacher, Elementary Services

Bonnie Carren – Teacher, Castle Rock Elementary School

Jean Chung - Assistant Principal, South Pointe Middle School

Dr. Buddy Clements – Teacher, Walnut High School

Janice Crabb – Teacher, Suzanne Middle School

Deborah Cuffia – Speech Pathologist, Special Education

Georgeann Cusson – Counselor, Suzanne Middle School

Ann Dobberpuhl - Teacher, Walnut High

Olga Duarte – Food Service Worker, Suzanne Middle School

Katherine Dussault, Special Education Teacher, Walnut High School

Vicky Flowers – Special Education Teacher, Walnut High School

Parchi Gammell – Teacher, Chaparral Middle School

Elsie Garcia – Office Assistant, Diamond Bar High

Joe Garcia – Noon Aide,Walnut Elementary

Catherine Jeng – Teacher, Walnut High

Judy Karasawa – Teacher, Diamond Bar High

Deborah Lee – Noon Aide, Chaparral Middle School

Irma Lujan – Teacher, Diamond Bar High

Glenn Mercer – Teacher, Walnut High

Joe Moran – Teacher, Diamond Bar High

Jackie Navarro – Speech Pathologist, Special Education

Dorinda Hewit Papen – Teacher, Diamond Bar High

Suzette Ramirez – Instructional Aide, Vejar Elementary

Cindy Robinson – Teacher, Walnut Elementary

Ann Schnoor – Teacher, South Pointe Middle School

Shellie Spicer – Attendance Clerk, Diamond Bar High

Joanne Taylor – Guidance Secretary, Diamond Bar High

Larry Taylor – Teacher, Walnut High

Gary Warner – Campus Security, Diamond Bar High

Carolyn Wills – Principal, Evergreen Elementary

Faye Wong – Teacher, Walnut High


Wishing our “Class of 2017” retirees all the best in the next chapter of their lives!  

Trustees congratulate retiring Walnut High teacher Larry Taylor for 40 years of dedicated service. 

Castle Rock teacher Jodi Brown is recognized during retirement reception. 

Evergreen Elementary Principal Carolyn Wills retires this month after serving 39 years in Walnut Valley. Shown with Board of Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor. 

Collegewood Elementary office manager Sharon Altman retires with 38 years of dedicated service. Shown with Board Member Dr. Tony Torng and Cindy Ruiz.