The Mountain View School District “Put on the Ritz” for a Roaring
20’s themed Retirement Social celebrating the distinguished careers of seven
Honored for their many years of dedicated
service to the students and families of the Mountain View School District were Donna
Freedman-Teacher-36 years; John Wynn-Teacher-24 years; Ana Estrada-Teacher-33
years in education, 30 with MVSD; Nicholas McKinin-Teacher-32 years in
education, 14 with MVSD; Maureen O’Hearn-Dean of Instruction-38 years; Catarina
Spiess-Teacher-40 years in education, 35 with MVSD; and Susan Hernandez-Teacher-38
years in education, 37 with MVSD.
On behalf of the Board of Education and
the District, each retiree received an engraved golden bell, and they were
presented with certificates of commendation from Assemblyman Ed Chau, Senator
Ed Hernandez, Congresswoman Grace Napolitano and the El Monte City Council.
Tributes by colleagues, highlighting the
retirees’ careers, completed the special Roaring 20’s themed afternoon event.
“Congratulations to all of our outstanding
retirees,” said Lillian Maldonado French, Superintendent.
“We are extremely grateful for your many
years of dedicated service to the Mountain View School District, and for the
positive and profound influence you have had on our students and families over
the years. You will be missed as you embark
on the next chapter in your lives and I wish you all the best in your retirement.”
of Education president, Adam Carranza thanked the retirees for their many years
of dedicated service to the students, families, and community.
“On behalf of the Board of Education, I
want to thank you for your hard work and commitment to our District, our schools, our students and our
families. Your dedicated efforts to
provide the best for our students is greatly appreciated and over your many
years of service you have touched the lives and inspired so many students which
is the greatest reward. You are all
deserving of a wonderful retirement and I wish you all the best in your future
endeavors,” he said.
Appreciation and acknowledgements were also
given to this year’s retirees who were unable to attend the event including Michelle
Beltran-Food Service Worker; Cynthia Braun-Teacher; Amanda Castaneda.-Teacher; Christopher
Cornell-Teacher; Barbara Gajdos-Teacher; Hugo Mendoza-Teacher; Norma Ocariz
Mendoza-Teacher; Angelina Portugal-Lead Food Service Worker; and Rebeca Romero-Teacher.