DOWNEY - Four retirees and 161 classified (non-teaching) Downey Unified School District employees were honored at the DUSD Personnel Commission's meeting on May 4.Retirees Astra Campbell, Juanita Felch, Lisa O'Neal and Jacqueline Zapata were honored for their service by the Personnel Commission, which includes Dianne Lumsdaine, John Kennedy, school board members Tod Corrin, Donald LaPlante, Barbara Samperi and Nancy Swenson, and superintendent Dr. Wendy Doty. Employees were honored in five-year increments of service, from 5-35 years. In all, the employees recognized last week represented 1,895 total years of service to Downey students. Employees honored at the five-year service point were: Gualdalupe Aguilar, Monica Aguilar, Arlene Alvarez, Susan Austin, Floribeth Bejarano, Jason Bomgaars, Abner Carrera, Manuel Chavez-Mora, Ena Chelin, Olivia Contreras, Raymundo Corrales, Darryl Davis, Laura Enslin, Elizabeth Fernandez, Jennifer Flores, Maria Flores, Martha Guerra, Stacey Guest, Cecilia Henritze, Alejandro Hernandez, Katrina Juarez-Lorenzetti, Maria M. Lopez, Maricruz Lucio, Rebecca Madrid, Richere Malboeuf, Alessandra Mares, Diana McMeekin, Yolanda Melendez, Janet Munoz, Mataniu Niko, Simona Pop, Nati Prudhomme, Irene Ramirez, Jose Robles, Guadalupe Rodriguez, Jeannette Rodriguez, Maria Sandoval, Nancy Sandoval, Karen Schaffer, Desiree Smith, Martha Sodetani, Nancy Swenson, Cesar Tapia, Misti Valdez, Nancy Valdez, Stephanie Van Horn, Remedios Vega-Ramirez, Tamika Whittiker and Mary Jane Wilburn. Employees honored for their service at 10 years were Kimberly Abney, Priscilla Ayala, Olivia Blanck, Diego Blanco-Rivera, Anna Campos, Esther Carrera, Mercedes Casas, Ana Chase-Pereia, Corrine Chavez, Shaiza Chowdhry, Theresa Clark, Cheryl Cook, Susan Cox, Philip Crandy, Teresa Delgado, Claudia Escalera, Alejandra Espinoza, Claudia Estrada, Bertha Flores, Robin Frola, Martha Frontela, Clemente Gomez, Maria R. Gomez, Avelina Gonzalez, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Leobardo Gonzalez, Veronica Gonzalez, Cynthia Griffith, Wanda Iacovitti, Steven Kowalski, Elisa Lang, Sheryl Lee, Karla Lopez, Teresa Lopez, Sandra Magana, Evangelina Maldonado, Alma Martinez, Connie Martinez, Marina Mendez, Laura Morales, Sandra Neufeld, Barbara Orloff, Nora Orona, Marc Perdew, Catherine Pingel, Rafael Portillo, Ramon Ramirez, Wilver Rivera, Erlinda Rojas, Evelyn Saavedra, Cindy Salceda, Steven Stepp, John Trejo, Bruce Williams and Lindsay Yost. Honored for 15 years of service were Delia Aguirre, Danny Appel, Patricia Arias, Joseph Bartolotti, Cathi Calvert, Kathryn Costa, Lupe Davila, Vicky Davis, Karen Flores, Maria E. Gomez, Steffany Hopkins, M. Donis Kelley, Cassie La Fond, Elva Laguna, Margaret Maldonado, Janice Marquess, Mirta Morales, Kelly Neist, Michael Newman, William Nikolas, Rachel Perez, Rita Rodarte-Myers, Gary Stott, Ana Thorne, Martha Valdez and Sylvia Villegas. Honored for 20 years of service were Martha Amezaga, Miriam Baker, Jennifer Boose, Suzy Broomfield, Diane Burke, Hermelinda De La Torre, Lupe Gutierrez, Hristina Karapanos, Vivian Martinez, Maria Moyer, Anna Negro, Vasiliki Papantonopoulos, Linda Perez, Sylvia Ramos, Karen Reneau, Sylvia Romo, Maria Ruiz and Buck Weinfurter. Honored for 25 years of service were Raelene Kaminsky, Christine Kaspar, David Lubetski, Lisa O'Neal, Jickie Mae Russell, Linda Sakaguchi, Donald Valdez, John Vande Brake and Christine Woods. Honored for 30 years of service were Scott George, Jesse Melero and Jeffery Young. Employee Juanita Felch was honored for 35 years of service with the Downey Unified School District.
********** Published: May 12, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 4