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.