DOWNEY - At the Downey Unified School District Personnel Commission meeting on May 16 recognition was given to 13 retirees and 128 classified (non-teaching) employees honring them for their years of service in Downey.Commissioners Dianne Lumsdaine, John Kennedy and Steve Sampley, along with school board members Tod Corrin, William Gutierrez, Donald LaPlante, D. Mark Morris, Barbara Samperi, Martha Sodetani and Nancy Swenson, and superintendent Dr. Wendy Doty congratulated each of the recipients and thanked them for their service. Thirteen employees were honored for their retirement. Their names are Andy Aguilar, Patricia Bennett, Scott Davis, Scott George, Raelene Kaminsky, Margaret Maldonado, Billie McCullah, Jesse Melero, Richard Purcell, Sheila Purcell, Frances Saucedo, Carolyn Skinner and Marcella Tompkins. Employees were honored in 5-year increments of service from five years to forty years of service. In all, the employees recognized at this presentation represented 1570 total years of service to the students. Employees recognized at the five-year service point were Janet Amaya, Barry Baldwin, Maria Barragan, Gustavo Castro, Jaclyn Chavez, Gloria Covarrubias, Gloria Estrada, Rosa Fernandez, Aurelia Fountain, Marisol Franco, Rosa Galindo, Claudia Garcia, Magdalena Granados, Maria Griffin, Elsa Guzman, Angeline Hatchie, Sheila Huckabee, Adriana Kim-Aguilar, Margarita Lara, Vanessa Lew, Robert Martinez, Kimberly McLeroy, Lisa Medina, Janet Minnig, Lorena Moncada, Maria Mora, Lisa Morales, Mira Olivarez, Patrice Orozco, Dulce Ramos, Lorena Sanchez, Maria Torres, Mirna Vega Rodriguez, Christopher Williams and Mercedes Zapata. Employees honored for their service at 10 years were Daniel Alarcon, Maria Buenrostro, Rebecca Colacion, Rosalind Cook, Pedro Cruz, Michelle Desisto, Diane DeVone-Huerta, Rafael Diaz, Tiffany Elizalde, Eric Ellsworth, Susana Gandara, Isabelle Garcia, William Gutierrez, Lori Harris, David Heyer, Sandra Hidalgo, Brian Hubbard, Isela Ibarra, Noemi Jauregui, Danny Jimenez, Lawanny Johnson, Maria Lackey, Linda Lopez, Robert Lopez, Andrew Magana, Stephanie McCoy-Cossio, Mamie Monger, Carmina Morales, Thucuyen Nguyen, Rita Ortiz, Lilia Perez, Katherine Ponce, Elizabeth Reynolds, Stephanie Rodriguez, Lori Roman, Idilberta Salgado, Angelica Sandoval, Guillermina Serna, Tamara Shilling, Margaret Siry, Nancy Stratford, Sandra Taylor, Sandra Throneberry, Luz Valdes, Armony Villalobos, Maria Villegas, Keith Walton, Lora West and Michelle Westall. Honored for 15 years of service were Rosa Abrego, Derrick Childs, Andrew Dmowski, Virginia Gandara, Kathleen Gargas, Jeysel Hernandez, Dede Hunt, Shawn Kirklin, Debbie MacIntosh, Edith Martinez, Patricia Martin-Quintero, Debra Mercurio, Marie Miller, Jana Nelson, Rodolfo Ortiz, Patricia Ovalle, Lorena Perez, William Reeves, Virginia Sandoval, Maria Tinoco, James Walton and Shirley Wilson. Honored for 20 years of service were Anthony Concha, Walter De Moss, Erik Hoffman, Jim Martin, Nora Ortiz, Linda Ratzlaff, Beatrice Rosado, Maria Salcedo and Carole Sorenson. Honored for 25 years of service were Ruth Anderson, Diane Benjamin, Laura Gibson, Harvey Gunkle, Cheryl Hallam, Billie McCullah and Charlene Wohlford Honored for 30 years of service were Miles Frederick, Linda James, Beatrice Jojola, Pamela Martinez and D. Mark Morris. Employee Jerry Hunter was also honored for 40 years of service with Downey Unified School District. An honorary 30-year pin was also awarded to Superintendent Dr. Wendy Doty for her work with the classified service.
********** Published: May 24, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 06