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Dublin Unified School District Honors Retirees and Staff Service Milestones

Dublin Unified School District Honors Retirees and Staff Service Milestones

Nearly 70 Staff Members Recognized For their Commitment to the Community and School District

Dublin, CA – July 27, 2020The Dublin Unified School District, which serves over 12,900 students, from preschool through adult education, in a diverse suburban environment, is honoring a diverse group of nearly 70 staff members, some for their years-of-service and others as they retire. The group represents classified and certificated employees working in a wide range of positions, including Information Services, Special Education Assistant, Teacher, and Counselor, to name a few.

“Working in education takes a special breed of person, one who places others before themselves,” said Daniel Moirao, acting superintendent of the Dublin Unified School District. “The work is not always glamorous, but the rewards of contributing to the future of a young person, and therefore to our community and the world, is incalculable. No field offers the emotional and spiritual gratification of education. If you are a classified or certificated employee, you know you’ve made a difference. In a world where the average stay at a job is less than five years, it is always uplifting to see the number of people who have made a long term commitment to public education. Today, we salute you, and those that have earned their way into a well-deserved retirement. Dublin, and the world, thank you.”

DUSD RETIREES

Dublin Unified School District staff retiring at the end of the 2019-2020 school year include Liana deWit-Smith (Library Media Technician/Fallon), Sheila Buckley (Special Education/Dougherty), Mark McCoy (Human Resources/DO), Martin Garcia (Custodian/M&O), Lori Van Dorn (Teacher/Dougherty), Kerstin Taugher (Teacher/Amador), Fran Natale (Teacher/Green), Caroline Rubio (Counselor/DHS), Lotus Lee (Secretary III/Amador), Hourik Lonergan (Special Education/DHS), Lisa Caldira (Facilities Technician/Facilities), Amy VanEmmerik (Special Education/DHS), Janet Kaehms (Teacher/DHS), Cathleen "Sam" Shiell (Teacher/Dublin), and Mark Pignolet (Teacher/DHS).

YEARS-OF-SERVICE

Dublin Unified School District staff celebrating 30 years of service include Tracey Crisologo (Murray).

Dublin Unified School District staff celebrating 25 years of service include Monica McLeod (Dublin), Melinda Collins (Murray), Elizabeth Logan (Dublin), Frances Natale (Green), Andrea Bloom (Wells), and Joanne Palia (Green).

Dublin Unified School District staff celebrating 20 years of service include Guy Rose Sr. (M&O), Rebecca Briggs (DHS), Robert Herdman (Wells), Valerie Jacob-Bohart (DHS), Jennifer Keller (DHS), Jeffrey Taylor (DHS), Gina Hillier (Green), Anne Stevens (Business Services), Dayna Tutino (Green), Jennifer Porter (Murray), Virginia Wolfenberger (DHS), Nola Ting (Dougherty), Ralph Rivera (Maintenance & Operations), Christine Immesoete (Education Services), Shobha Tejwani (Education Services), Andrea Ramirez (Education Services), Kerstin Taugher (Amador), Kimberly Vanner (Education Services), Danee Mitchell (Green), and Lorrin Harris (Cottonwood).

Dublin Unified School District staff celebrating 15 years of service include Bill Branca (Education Services), Marthajean Klein (Dublin El), Lisa Alvarez (Murray), Tricia Townsley (Green), Kelly Tofanelli (Green), Candace Whites (Kolb), Eric Burkholder (Special Education), Melissa Bowen (Dublin El), Catherine Brown (Frederiksen), Christopher Branson (Fallon), Melissa Chicconi (Dublin El), Joy Chien (Fallon), Shannon Crossman (Green), Carley Markolf (Green), Melissa Urizar (Wells), Lenni Velez (DHS), Melissa LeGuluche (HR), Jennifer Verstrepen (Wells), Natalie Young (Cottonwood), Eric Hamilton (Special Education), Marjeneh Khandel (Dublin El), Michele Chandler (Dublin El), Jeffrey Hessler (M&O), Sean Adams (Dublin El), Derek Rosas (DHS), Rebecca Thompson (Frederiksen), Teresa Meza (Fallon), Keoki Yee (IT), Catherine Cramer (Wells), Monique Thompson (Dublin El), Jemery Mullen (Fallon), and Kelly Zummo (Fallon).

About the Dublin Unified School District
The Dublin Unified School District serves over 12,900 students, from preschool through adult education, in a diverse suburban environment. The district has 12 school sites, including seven elementary schools, two middle schools, one K-8, and two high schools. The Dublin Unified School District mission is to educate every student to become a lifelong learner by providing a safe and supportive environment that fosters collective responsibility for each student’s success. Dublin schools have been recognized with numerous accolades, including Advanced Placement Honor Roll, National Blue Ribbon School, Gold Ribbon Award, Project Lead The Way Distinguished School, California School of Character, National School of Character, California Distinguished School, and Title 1 Academic Achievement Award School.

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