In motor vehicles which include a bicycle and a low-rider Cadillac, Delano Union School District honored 18 of its retirees during a generate-through ceremony June 10 at the district business.
Staff members customers had been feted by their college or office administration, and then by Superintendent Rosalina Rivera and board President Suzanne Villaruz. The total quantity of years the retirees served DUSD was 462 years.
Following is some data on just about every retiree:
Maria Alvizo labored for the district for 40 yrs (1981-2021). She started as an tutorial aide in 1981, growing as a result of the ranks to government secretary. She commenced as a to start with grade trainer at Princeton Street Elementary School in 2000 (also instructing grades 3 and four). Her 1st administrative placement was in 2015 as vice principal at Del Vista Math and Science Academy, later shifting to Nueva Vista Language Academy. She retired as Principal of Terrace Elementary University.
Theresa Cabacungan was with the district for 34 decades (1986-2000). She labored with the Particular Schooling Department for 30 of these several years, shelling out the past 16 decades as an aide at Terrace Elementary College.
Christina “Tina” Chavez worked for the district for 15 many years (2005-2020). She commenced as a clerk in the Curriculum and Instruction Section, and worked her past four yrs in the Small business Workplace.
Serena Cole was with the district for 25 several years (1994-1995, 1997-2021). As a speech and language pathologist, she served quite a few faculty sites together with Del Vista and Cecil Avenue Math and Science Academies, and Morningside Elementary School.
Laurie Distefano worked for the district for 30 years (1991-2021). All of her yrs had been treasured as a kindergarten teacher at both Del Vista (1991-2000) and Morningside elementary educational facilities (2000-2021). She was also included with faculty groups which include Management Team and Faculty Website Council.
Michael Feliscian was with the district for 22 a long time (1998-2020). He begun in the district as a night time utility employee at Almond Tree Middle University. He transitioned to a working day utility employee, and served at both Del Vista Math and Science Academy and Harvest Elementary University.
Tammy Feliscian labored for the district for 25 yrs (1995-2020). Her very first positions in the district were as payroll clerk and payroll technician in the Enterprise Office environment. She transferred to Terrace Elementary University in 2012, where by she served as source space clerk.
Elva Hennessee was with the district for 31 years (1985-2010, 2015-2021). She started in the district as an instructional aide when completing her educating credential, which on completion, supplied her the prospect to educate initially grade at Terrace Elementary School. Immediately after a lot of positions in the district, and 5 yrs with the Kern County Superintendent of Educational facilities, Mrs. Hennessee put in her very last 6 years in the district as director of English Language Growth.
Diane Jacobs labored as a teacher in the district for 32 yrs. She began at DUSD as a fourth grade instructor at Fremont Elementary University (wherever she also taught fifth grade). She transitioned to Almond Tree Middle University as a Quality 6 teacher, and from 2006 to 2021, she taught sixth quality at La Viña Center School. She was also associated in Struggle of the Guides, GATE facilitator, Spelling Bee, and coached several orators to leading finishes in Oral Language Festivals.
Pamela “Pam” McFarland was with the district for eight several years. Prior to her time as child treatment aide at Albany Park II Preschool, she also worked with youngsters in Nueva Vista Pre-K Relatives Literacy Preschool and Fremont Preschool. Other positions in the district provided a Character Counts aide at Morningside Elementary Faculty.
Mary Morton spent her 15 decades (2006-2021) in the district as a fifth quality trainer at Morningside Elementary University. She was also included Oral Language Pageant, Math Discipline Working day, Struggle of the Textbooks, and chess tournaments.
Also from Morningside Elementary College, Margarita “Margie” Ortega used her 20 a long time as a Morningside Mariner teaching first quality and kindergarten. Coming to DUSD from Richgrove School, she also assisted the college as co-captain of their Relay for Existence team.
Juanita Ramos labored for the district’s Nourishment Services Office for 35 yrs (1985 to 2020). She started off in the division as a cafeteria help, and labored up to the place of Cook II. In accordance to office director John Chavolla, she is pretty reputable, and rarely ever skipped perform due to the fact she cherished her job.
Maria Renteria was with the district for 30 decades (1990-2020). She started her district job as a clerk II and III at Albany Park Elementary Faculty. Immediately after going to the District Business in 2000, she was promoted to administrative assistant in 2003, working in several offices and departments.
Sue Riley labored for the district for 25 several years (1996-2021) as a second quality trainer. She started with the district at Terrace Elementary University, where by she taught for 8 years. She expended the rest of her DUSD career at Del Vista Math and Science Academy. Her DVMSA grade degree staff mentioned that Mrs. Riley is creative, caring and solid.
Cheryl Smith was with the district for 26 years (1995-2021), training in each basic schooling and specific education classrooms at Valle Vista University (now Nueva Vista Language Academy), Albany Park Elementary Faculty, Del Vista Math and Science Academy, and Pioneer Faculty. In her most current placement at Pioneer, she taught a gentle-average special instruction classroom.
Evangelina “Eva” Soberon labored as a baby care instructor in the district for 16 decades (2005-2021). She commenced with the previous Celebrity university-age right before and soon after college method at Fremont Elementary Faculty. She put in her very last 12 several years at Nueva Vista Pre-Kindergarten Relatives Literacy Preschool, with quite a few young children coming by means of Trainer Eva’s class.
Norma Torrez was with the district for 33 yrs (1987-2020). She begun in the district as secretary at Albany Park Elementary Faculty, and also served in that situation at Del Vista and Terrace elementary schools. She came to District Place of work in 2000, and became an administrative secretary from 2001 right up until her retirement.