District celebrates 2018 retirees

Posted: Tuesday, July 10th 2018


Retirees at table

It was a small gathering, but not one short on excitement.

San Diego Unified recently celebrated its 2018 retirees at the annual Retiree Celebration held at the Ed Center. 

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Collectively, the district’s 92 retirees have given a total of 2,115 years of service.

“I always smile at the name of this event – celebrating our retirees, as if anyone here will ever be truly retired,” Superintendent Cindy Marten told the attendees. “Even as you enter the next stage in your lives, your work continues. When I think about the hundreds of thousands of hours of service performed by all of you, I marvel at the investment this has made in the future of San Diego. You have made a difference.”

More than 30 employees, colleagues, and family members gathered for the celebration. Each retiree had the opportunity to introduce themselves, say where they worked and how many years they had been with the district. Some have served the district for just a few years, others more than 35. 

The lone principal retiring, Lillie McMillan from Porter Elementary, shared several stories about her time as principal. McMillan has been working in education for more than 40 years - the last 26 at San Diego Unified. Tammi Moffett, retiring from Materiel Control, was also recognized by the superintendent for her 39 years of service. 

Board Vice President Sharon Whitehurst-Payne and Board Trustee Richard Barrera were also there to congratulate the retirees. 

The event is held each year on the lawn of the Education Center, and features refreshments from Food Services and music by the Monroe Clark Middle School band.

List of 2017-18 Retirees:

BashirAbdi
CynthiaAdams
PeterAltomare
Kenneth JrAyers
ChristineBaker
ErinBecerra
MaryBlakemore
GlennBoogren
SusanBrantley
DavidBraun
JoanBrunelli deVries
LanceBurcham
MargaretColeman
JessicaColosimo
LaurieCooper
JohnnieDavis
DeboraDavis
LynneDegooyer
SuzanneDias
BrendaDickey
AnnDiggdon
AshleyFenton
ValerieGaines
JeanGallenson
BerthaGamboa
ReynaGomez
MarthaGraves
MarciaHalpern
JoyleneHancock
LindaHarmon
TeresaHaywood
ElaineHeber
CynthiaHenry
MercedezHernandez
EricHungerford
TommieJackson
EdwardJohnson
JaneKang
JosephKidio
SimoneKincaid
MichaelLeavenworth
KathiLebeau
ElizabethLozoya
MichaelMagee
LawrenceMaleskey
StephenMaloney
SalvatoreMarino
WilliamMcIlravy
GailMcLaurin
LillieMcMillan
NinaMcNeilly
DesaMcNulty
PatriciaMelban
TammiMoffett
LindaMoore
GlennMoore
KatrinaMurillo
GeraldNiehaus
BobbiOctavo
AlmaOlivares
JaniceOmar
LeslieOwens
MyriamPedersen
MariaPerea
MichaelReasman
TommyReynolds
RuthRichardson
AgnesRigunay
CarlaRodman
RichardRoehrich
RochelleRubinstein
JoseSandoval
MiguelSaucedo
JeanneSeiler-Phillips
LaurieSilveira
JenniferStabile
RobertStacey
AnnaStinson
KurtStrohecker
BouaThao
SusanTurner
LucretiaValentine
MillieWeil
NancyWeisinger
AprilWest
DanielWhiting
RogerWorshim
LindaYale
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