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Thank Someone: Archives

Thank you Paul Blankenship, Custodian – Certified & Ramiro Morales, Crew Chief – Certified, Maintenance & Operations – On behalf of all the staff at La Verne Charter, we want to express our sincere appreciation for all of their hard work, flexibility, and support! Crew Chief, Ramiro, our site custodian Paul, and the rest of the crew, you are an awesome team and we thank you! Sincerely, Dolores Lobaina, Principal, La Verne Science & Technology Charter 

 

Thank you Frank Ortega, Warehouse Supervisor, Warehouse – Thank you Frank Ortega and the hard working warehouse crew for helping to get all of our campuses ready for the new school year. They have been working long hard hours to support all sites. Hat's off to all of you! Sincerely, Albert Tan, Principal, Pantera Elementary School 

 

Thank you Isaac Ortiz, Crew Chief - Certified, Maintenance & Operations – Thank you so much Isaac Ortiz for going above and beyond at Mendoza School Site. You made the site "sparkle & shine" like it's never been before. We truly appreciate your work and great attitude. Sincerely, Jodi Ruby, Nurse Specialist, Health Services 

 

Thank you Frank Jimenez, Assistant Principal, Park West – Thank you Dr. Jimenez for your calm, kind, and thoughtful presence for our students. Your patience and sense of humor is invaluable for our high stress environment, and I love hearing you laugh with students and staff! It is a joy working with you! Sincerely, Julie Levy, Registrar, Park West

Thank you Elizabeth Harper, Principal, Fremont Academy – Lopez Elementary would like to thank Mrs. Harper and the staff of Fremont Academy for hosting our 6th grade promotion. Parents, students and teachers appreciated your hospitality. Also, a big thank you to the Fremont Academy Band for providing music for our event! It was awesome! Sincerely, Janet Fults, Principal, Lopez Elementary School

Thank you Viola Zumer, Elementary Campus Supervisor, San Jose Elementary School – Thank you so much to Viola Zumer! She goes above and beyond for our T-K and Kinder program at San Jose. She is always helping us with whatever we need! Truly a thoughtful person! Sincerely, Amber Dahline, Teacher, San Jose Elementary School

Thank you Ganesha High School and Information Technology Services – I would like to thank the administration at Ganesha High School for being so tremendously supportive during difficult times. I would also like to thank the ITS department for their individual contributions and support. It’s a pleasure to work with all of you. Thank you! Sincerely, Alphonso Ballina, Computer Service Technician II, Ganesha High School

Thank you Josue Ceron, Computer Services Technician I, Information Technology Services – Mr. Ceron has been very helpful since he has arrived at Emerson. He has fixed any problems, technology wise, as fast as he was able to do so. I, along with the rest of Emerson, are glad he is with us. He keeps our working environment running for us. Thank you! Sincerely, Jenny Miles, Teacher, Emerson Middle School

Thank you Angelica Rojas, Administrative Secretary II, Superintendent’s Office – ITS would like to thank Angelica Rojas for her contribution to the ITS department over the past several months as outgoing Administrative Secretary. Her hard work and dedication exemplify the high-level of standards expected from a service department and reflect well on the ITS department and the Pomona Unified School District. We wish her well in her new role at the District Office and expect to see more great things from her in the future. She will be missed. Sincerely, Gino Petrivelli, Coordinator, Information Technology Services

Thank you San Antonio Elementary PBIS Team, Staff and Students – Thank you to the PBIS Team, Staff and Students at San Antonio Elementary School! We have received Bronze and Silver Recognition for our Positive Behavior program and last week hosted a walk-through to Go For The Gold! I know we'll make it! It is a pleasure to work alongside all of you. Our students are the GRRReatest!!!! Sincerely, Tyra Weis, Teacher, San Antonio Elementary School

Thank you Rachel Ceniceros, School Office Manager I, San Antonio Elementary School – Rachel, thank you for the excellent service you provide to our students, staff and community each and every day at San Antonio Elementary School. Thank you for all you are and for all you do for us. You are simply the best! I celebrate you and thank you! Sincerely, Silvia Malagon, Teacher, San Antonio Elementary School

Thank you Luis Dera, Maintenance Electrician II, Maintenance & Operations – A BIG THANK YOU to Luis Dera for installing/replacing two electrical outlets at Palomares Academy.  Not only were you professional in your duties, but the timing was above and beyond the call of duty.  Work order was submitted on Friday, April 13th and you completed everything by Monday, April 16 before 8:00 a.m. This is what PUSD Maintenance & Operations is all about!  Quality, Efficiency and Dedication to PUSD teachers, students, parents and the community.  Thank you Luis for an outstanding job. Sincerely, Bejamin Segura, Teacher, Palomares Academy

Thank you Christine Pruitt, Media Technician, Garey High School – On behalf of the Garey High School Admin Team, thank you for all you do to serve students and to make our library as welcoming as possible. We appreciate you. Sincerely, Dr. Bryan Stoops, Assistant Principal, Garey High School

Thank you Sandy Granados, School Office Manager I & Jessica Contreras, Typist Clerk I – Ms. Sandy Granados and Jessica Contreras at Lincoln Elementary are always supportive and helpful. Their beautiful, smiling faces are rays of sunshine on cloudy days. Thank you ladies! Sincerely, Yolanda Gonzalez, Teacher, Lincoln Elementary School

Thank you Fernie Hernandez & Richard Cordova, Maintenance Plumber II - Certified – Thank you Fernando and Richard for going beyond expectations and getting our water heater replaced and installed before the school day began. Your efforts are deeply appreciated. Sincerely, Karen Brisley, Principal, Diamond Point

Thank you Jeffrey Chilcoat, Assistant Systems Administrator – Thank you Jeff for going above and beyond. You saw an area where your expertise was needed and stepped in to ensure the successful implementation of our new Boardroom software. Your actions exemplify teamwork at its best and are much appreciated. Thank you! Sincerely, Leslie Barnes, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services

Thank you Courtney Mims, M&O Supervisor & Richard Valenzuela, Custodial Services Manager – Thank you to Courtney Mims and Richard Valenzuela for the extra support in ensuring we received our supplies even on a short notice, so we could keep our campus clean during our Head Custodian’s absence. Its great knowing this kind of support is out there to help out the sites! Thank you! Sincerely, Frances Nomura, Typist Clerk I, Ganesha High School

Thank you Antoinette Vinciguerra, Teacher Specialist – Educational Media – Thank Dr. V, for all you help, support and contribution to Pomona High School's Read Across America Seusstional celebration! All 300 elementary students had a fantastic time. A big thank you for the Dr. Seuss web page you put together. Not only are PUSD students using it, but it is being viewed all around the world, Germany, Spain, France and other countries. You made it extra special by purchasing Dr. Seuss hats for each and every participant. PUSD is very fortunate to have you! Thank you! Sincerely, Emma Velasco, Media Technician, Pomona High School

Thank you Francisco Suarez, Computer Service Technician II – Thanks Francisco, for all of your assistance and guidance in getting our Teacher Induction Program Portfolio on-line! You gently walked us through the process and even presented the portfolio roll-out at all of our Participating Teacher and Support Provider meetings! We are so grateful for your patience and your willingness to help out at every step. Sincerely, Patti Pawlak, Program Administrator, Educational Services

Thank you Lashonda A. White, Elementary Campus Supervisor – I would like to thank Ms. Lashonda White for her dedication to Lincoln Elementary School as an Elementary Campus Supervisor. Her priority is the children, their well-being and safety. She directs children in a professional manner and is compassionate with them when they arrive with their heads down and not having a good morning. She cheers them up and they walk away smiling. Lashonda goes over and beyond with her job. She directs children on rainy days where to go, greets parents respectively and gracious. She always has a smile on her face and the children laugh with her. Lashonda takes pride in her job and I appreciate her deeply. Thank you and God Bless you Lashonda White.  Sincerely, Tonia Gutierrez, Grandparent

Thank you Nick Wojtowicz, Maintenance Electrician II – Nick has a great work ethic. I've been having an issue with my classroom lights randomly flickering on and off for the last several months. He has come into my classroom many times to try and solve the problem. Each time he works on the lights, Nick follows up with me the next few days to make sure the problem has been fixed. He is a wonderful example of diligence and customer service. I sure hope he comes back to check, so I can tell him - problem solved. Thanks Nick! Sincerely, Victoria Korol, Secondary Teacher, Lorbeer Middle School

Thank you Francisco Rodriguez, Computer Service Technician I – Francisco, thank you for your professionalism in your exceptional work and helping our students, teachers and staff succeed at Pantera. It goes without saying that you are a valuable member of our school and we are truly thankful for all that you do for our school. Please continue to be the patient and caring individual you are. This community appreciates your tireless work. Sincerely, Mika Trevizo, Elementary School Library Clerk, Pantera Elementary School

Thank you Cherylee V. Grove, Teacher Specialist – Cherylee just want to say "Thank You" for taking the lead in making the Young Women's Conference such a successful event. You were organized and planned for every little detail to make this event memorable for our young ladies. Sincerely, Dalea Castro, School Office Manager I

Thank you Alan Pantanini, Elementary Principal – Mr. Pantanini is a great principal at Washington Elementary. He's a man of dignity, respect and always willing to help and take charge. He's a great positive role model and I'm proud to say my daughter goes to Washington Elementary. You're the best Mr. Pantanini! Sincerely, Esteban Martinez, Parent

Thank you Michael Murphy, JROTC Instructor – A huge THANK YOU to Mr. Murphy & the Pomona High School JROTC who collected over 600 canned goods for the Family Support & Resource Center's small food pantry. We were able to provide families with bags of groceries for the winter break. Sincerely, Patti Azevedo, Program Administrator, School Mental Health Services

Thank you Lani Ortiz, Secondary Teacher – A BIG SHOUT OUT of GRATITUDE to the AMAZING Ms. Ortiz and the members of the Lexington National Elementary Honor Society for raising over $500 for the Family Support & Resource Center. Their contribution and support assisted us with helping homeless families have a warm place to stay over the holidays. This is truly what this season is all about. THANK YOU, from all of the staff at the Family Support & Resource Center. Sincerely, Patti Azevedo, Program Administrator, School Mental Health Services

Thank you Barbara Harris, Human Resources Clerk II – The staff at Washington Elementary wants to thank you for all of your support and help in ensuring that all of our staff is prepared with their District ID's before Winter Break in order to start the new year off in our new buildings. Your hard work is very much appreciated! Sincerely, Karen Ramirez, School Office Manager I, Washington Elementary School

Thank you Laura Muniz, Clerical Substitute – Thank you Laura for your work ethics and front office skills and are exemplary! You will be sorely missed by all staff at Harrison, but more so by our students and our community whom you attended to so professionally. Your welcoming smile lit up our office each day. Sincerely, Linda Soria, School Office Manager I, Harrison Elementary School

Thank you Jennifer Wagner, Ellen Palmer, Rebecca Aguirre, Jeanell Baldonado, Jeff Canfield, Omar Enriquez, Jesus Guillen, Sabrina Jordan-Ortega, Justin Kirkpatrick, Educational Services – I would like to thank all of the Ed. Tech. Team members who have worked so hard to help with the deployment of our 1:1 devices at all the sites so far. Without everyone's hard work, it would not have gone as smoothly as it has. Thanks to Jennifer, Jeanell, Ellen, Sabrina, Justin, Jesus, Omar, Jeff, and Rebecca. Keep up the AWESOME Job! Sincerely, Michael Dyer, Teacher Specialist, Educational Technology

Thank you Rebecca Aguirre, Jeanell Baldonado, Jeff Canfield, Michael Dyer, Omar Enriquez, Jesus Guillen, Sabrina Jordan-Ortega, Educational Services – I just wanted to congratulate Michael, Sabrina, Rebecca, Jeff, Omar, Jesus, Jeanell, and Jeff on the 1:1 roll out. You folks are an amazing staff and I couldn't have done it without you. Your dedication, willingness to do, "other duties as assigned" and ability to problem solve have made these roll outs smooth and effective. Sincerely, Jennifer Wagner, Director, Educational Services

Thank you Christine Lin & Christine Unger, Elementary Teachers – Thank you to our incredible Technology Teacher Leads (TTL's) who have led our staff through the adaptation of technology in our classrooms. Both of you are a wonderful team who have the respect of our entire staff. Sincerely, Albert Tan, Principal, Pantera Elementary School

Thank you Richard Martinez, Superintendent – Proud to work for a district and a superintendent upholding ALL students' rights for an education and to pursue their dreams. Sincerely, Leslie Hefler, Secondary Teacher, Lorbeer Middle School

Thank you Jasmin Chiu, Secondary Teacher – Thank you Jasmin for your efforts in supporting DRHS staff in taking their technology skills to the next level! Your work as a site TTL is invaluable! Sincerely, Suzanne Steinseifer-Ripley, Principal, Diamond Ranch High School

Thank you Frank Ortega & Warehouse Staff – Thank you for always supporting the San Jose site with a helpful attitude by providing great customer service in terms of prompt attention and outstanding response time. The extra effort you all put into your duties is well deserving of recognition and sincerely appreciated, especially by me. Sincerely, Lydia Alejandre, School Office Manager I, San Jose Elementary School

Thank you Daisy Cuellar, Administrative Secretary III, Human Resources – A huge shout out to Daisy Cuellar in Human Resources for her hard work and outstanding assistance in arranging trainings for administrators and for always having a smile. Daisy is a great example of being Proud to be PUSD. Thanks, Daisy, for all you do! Sincerely, Shirley Martinez, Administrative Substitute

Thank you Cristine Goens, Principal, Simons Middle School – I wish to thank Cris Goens, the staff and students at Simons for welcoming me into their family for the past eight weeks. It was a privilege to participate in their daily routines and work toward excellence in their academics and great citizenship. The teachers and classroom assistants are outstanding. The office personnel and the campus security are true professionals that dedicate themselves to the wellbeing of students and families of Simons Middle School. Thank you all for making me Proud to be PUSD and a Spartan. Sincerely, Shirley Martinez, Administrative Substitute

Thank you Charles Carter and Luis Dera, Maintenance & Operations – Both Chuck and Luis were here throughout Marshall's power outage on both days. First, they unplugged everything so it wouldn’t fry when the power came back on and then plugged it all back in when the power was back on. They went above and beyond for Marshall! They installed 4 generators, 2 for the office and 2 for the cafeteria. They brought fans to make us comfortable, and they came back on the third day to make sure everything was working. Thank you Chuck and Luis you made it so it was not so miserable. Sincerely, Ercilia Gomez, School Office Manager II, Marshall Middle School

Thank you Judith L. Macias, Teacher, Lorbeer – Thank you, Judy Macias, for continuing to facilitate Lorbeer's PBIS program and model respectful, loving engagement with our students! Sincerely, Leslie Hefler, Teacher, Lorbeer Middle School

Thank you Jazmin Chavez, Human Resources Clerk III, Human Resources – Jazmin has been an amazing source of information and support as we navigate the urgent needs of SIG. She is professional, timely, friendly, and just a huge pleasure to work with. Thank you Jazmin! Sincerely, Camille Ramos-Beal, Principal, Palomares Academy

Thank you Nathaniel Holt, Director, Purchasing – Nate Holt has been a reliable and enthusiastic resource through what could have been an even more challenging opening of school with the plethora of facilities needs during our first year of full SIG implementation. Nate has been extremely helpful. I learned from him and I was very satisfied with our outcomes. Sincerely, Camille Ramos-Beal, Principal, Palomares Academy

Thank you Jennifer Wagner and the Educational Technology Team – Thank you to the entire Educational Technology Team who did an outstanding job with our Sprint 1 Million Project Hot Spot event! Your work has made a huge difference in helping SEEO students to be successful! Sincerely, Jillian R. Davis, Teacher Specialist, SEEO Charter

Thank you Wender Andrews, Darlene Mosher and Susan Shaw, Mendoza Center – Thank you to Wender Andrews, Darlene Mosher and Susie Shaw for their willingness to assist me in obtaining all the needed materials and access to the training facility for the most recent Clinical Supervision at the Mendoza Center. They were truly team players and I so appreciate their time and assistance. Thanks ladies. You make me Proud to be PUSD. Sincerely, Shirley Martinez, Administrative Substitute

Thank you Jesus Peralta Cervantes, Elementary Principal, Madison – In behalf of our staff here at Lopez Elementary I would like to thank our former school Principal Mr. Peralta Cervantes for the many years of service here at Lopez Elementary School. Mr. Peralta Cervantes proved to be supportive and amicable to his staff. Your persona and energy given to our school community is appreciated. The best to Mr. Peralta Cervantes at his new school. Sincerely, Ralph Olaiz, Teacher, Lopez Elementary School

Thank you Nathaniel Holt, Director, Purchasing – On behalf of the Child Development we thank you for great customer service, flexibility and collaboration in carrying out our facilities projects. We could not have done it without you and your department's support. Sincerely, Eileen Carrillo-Lau, Director, Child Development

Thank you Reggie Vargas, Ruben Alcala, Gino Brayford, James Phipps – Awesome paint job to our Admin Office and Attendance Office! Kudos to Reggie and his crew! Your crew went above and beyond our expectations! Thank you from the Garey High School Team!

Thank you Shandria Richmond-Roberts, Elementary School Principal – Thank you for always making time to listen and for your leadership when steering us to excel both as school employees and personally. You have been an exemplary role model for our staff during thick and thin. I admire how you always demonstrate the highest integrity. It has been an honor to work with you these last few years and I look forward to one more year as your assistant. Sincerely, Linda Soria, School Office Manager I

Thank you Min Yang, Special Day Class Teacher – I am writing to publicly thank and recognize Ms. Yang Special Ed teacher. She has made a difference in Carlo life. I have seen the change in Carlo. He was very quiet. Now he is outspoken, speaks his views of school subjects the importance of learning, reading, and writing. Ms. Yang has gone over and beyond. I commend her teaching. She has been Carlo teacher for a few years and each year he has excelled to greatness. I am so grateful to have had her as my grandson’s teacher. Carlo is moving up a grade to a new teacher. Ms. Yang will be greatly missed. Every child that has her as a teacher will progress greatly. Thank You Ms. Yang and may you press forward with all your future children. Sincerely, Tonia Gutierrez, Grandparent

Thank you Fremont Staff – Thank you to the Fremont Front Office Team and Custodian John! You made it so easy to deliver the materials we needed for our upcoming training of EL Summer Camp (Elementary). You helped make a difference for 72 teachers and our PUSD students! Thanks again! Sincerely, Rebecca Stabler, Teacher Specialist, Educational Services 

Thank you Marilyn Gallacher, School Office Manager I – Marilyn, I'm taking the time to say thank you for everything that you have done for our school. Without you we would have been lost in so many occasions, but you always came to our rescue. I wish you all the best on your retirement. I hope you miss us, because we will most definitely miss you. Don't forget about the Arroyo Panthers! Sincerely, Veronica Arteaga, Parent 

Thank you Sarah J. Vasquez, School Site Specialist – Ms. Vasquez, thank you for a wonderful 2016-17 school year. I don't know if I'm returning to Arroyo or not, but I wanted to take the time to say thank you for putting up with my daughter all the years that you have been there. I know she will always remember the talks that you had with her. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for always being there for us when we needed you. Sincerely, Veronica Arteaga, Parent

Thank you Maria E. Rosas, Resource Teacher – Ms. Rosas, thank you for everything you have helped me with this year and every year that I have been there with you at Arroyo. I want you to know that I will always appreciate everything that you have done for my daughters and me. Have a great summer. Sincerely, Veronica Arteaga, Parent

Thank you Claudia Ruiz, Elementary Principal – Ms. Ruiz, I would like to say thank you for all that you have done for my daughter her last years here at Arroyo. If you would not have talked to or cared so much for her, I honestly don't think she would have been able to promote. I owe you so much. You have given me lots of support for both the school and personal reasons as well. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done for me. Sincerely, Veronica Arteaga, Parent

Thank you Diana Torres, Secondary Teacher – I want to give a big SHOUT OUT to Ms. Torres for being an outstanding teacher who deeply cares for students. I will miss seeing your smiling face every day, but I wish you well in your new position at Pomona High School! Sincerely, Julie Levy, Media Technician, Park West High School  

Thank you Karen Chalk, Elementary Teacher – Thank you Ms. Chalk for your patience with my son. Your dedication to teaching him truly paid off because he says he wants to be a better student. You are gifted with your styles and strategies to teaching. Sincerely, Tamela Hutchinson, Parent  

Thank you Grace Greenleaf, Teacher Specialist – Thank you, Grace, for all the ways that you support the IMMERSION mathematical modeling program. Your enthusiasm, recruiting efforts, participation and positive energy have made the program a success. The PUSD elementary school teachers are lucky to have your expertise and support! Sincerely, Dr. Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College  

Thank you Alon G. Bout, Special Education Teacher – Mr. Bout, thank you for always supporting the Simons Middle School ASB program. We appreciate your continued support and help! Sincerely, Gloria Moreno, Secondary Teacher, Simons Middle School

Thank you Jennifer N. Dineen, Teacher Specialist – Thank you Ms. Dineen in helping Emerson Middle School in their journey in becoming 21st Century Learners. Sincerely, Jenny Miles, Secondary Teacher, Emerson Middle School

Thank you Alex Moreo, Utilities Trades Technician I – Alex has always been one of the most helpful employees in the District that is always willing to lend a hand, extremely responsive and efficient, reliable and keeps his word. He keeps the critical function of District radio communications working smoothly as well as many other sundry tasks. He is a fantastic person to work with who's always in a great mood; couldn't ask for better. Sincerely, George Hunter, Coordinator, Security & Disaster Preparedness, School Security

Thank you Cortez staff, students and families – My deepest and most heartfelt thank you to my Cortez students, families, and staff. You have brought me so much joy, laughter, and sunshine during this difficult time. I appreciate your love and support beyond words. It's a great day to be a Wizard! Sincerely, Karena Owen, Elementary Teacher, Cortez Magnet

Thank you Jennifer M. Wagner, Director, Educational Technology – Jennifer, thank you for always being available to discuss our technology needs. Thank you for supporting the teachers in getting laptops! You are amazing! Sincerely, Suzanne Steinseifer-Ripley, Principal, Diamond Ranch High School

Thank you Monica Principe, Director, Curriculum & Instruction, Secondary – Monica, Thank you for acting so quickly to help Diamond Ranch get the help we needed to fix our marquee. We had old data on the marquee and you realized the urgency in getting it fixed! Sincerely, Suzanne Steinseifer-Ripley, Principal, Diamond Ranch High School

Thank you Michael Coronado-Roman, Administrative Secretary II – Thank you Michael for your help and support to me as a new principal. You are always friendly and look for solutions to issues and always offer your help. Sincerely, Karen Brisley, Principal, Diamond Point Elementary School

Thank you Mary Louise Palma, Human Resources Clerk III – Being a new principal, Mary helped me to get through the process of hiring with a friendly and supportive attitude. She did not say it could not be done but helped to come up with a solution. I really appreciate all her help and support. Thank you Mary! Sincerely, Karen Brisley, Principal, Diamond Point Elementary School

Thank you Andrea Catherine Wood Orozco, Application Specialist Web/Multimedia I – I would like to thank Andrea for always being ready to help out and always providing service with a smile and cheerful attitude. An extra special thank you for her assistance with an Excel document in which she helped me set up formulas. I would not have been able to figure this out without her. Sincerely, Michael Coronado-Roman, Administrative Secretary II, Human Resources

Thank you Eleanor Mejia, Human Resources Senior Staff Assistant – Thank you Eleanor for always being so pleasant and keeping a great attitude, when being asked for help in several areas. Since I came on board with PUSD, you never hesitated to help and answer the questions I had to ensure my job got done correctly. You're Awesome!!! Sincerely, Suzanna Aguirre, Secretary, Data Processing, Educational Services

Thank you Javier Barba Jr., Maintenance Plumber II - Certified – Arroyo would like to thank Javier Barba for his quick response time to a major water leak we had in the staff parking lot. The water had to be turned off and so of course, getting the water turned back on again as soon as possible was an urgent matter for the health of our students and staff. Javier worked very hard to get this task completed as quickly as possible so we could have our water back. Thanks, Javier! Sincerely, Marilyn Gallacher, School Office Manager I, Arroyo Elementary School

Thank you Brandi Stidham, Adult School Teacher – Thank you Ms. Stidham for your partnership with VAHS. Our students are incredibly excited to be working directly with cosmetology professionals to help bring their films to life. We look forward to celebrating their hard work on the big screen during our annual film festival on May 19th! Sincerely, Marco A. Sanchez, Middle School Principal, Village Academy

Thank you Tom Sweeney and SEEO staff – Thank you Tom Sweeney and SEEO staff for the use of your classrooms and your space for both our Young Men's and Young Women's Conferences. We appreciate you! Sincerely, Patricia Azevedo, Program Administrator, School Mental Health Services

Thank you Cherylee V. Grove, Teacher Specialist & Dalea M. Castro, Community Services Clerk/Secretary – Big SHOUT OUT to Cherylee Grove and Dalea Castro for the behind the scenes work putting together (flyers, ordering materials, bus schedule, logos, etc.) the FANTASTIC Young Men's Conference! It couldn't have happened without all of your hard work! Thank you both! I deeply appreciate all you both do to make these conferences so much fun for our students! Sincerely, Patricia Azevedo, Program Administrator, School Mental Health Services

Thank you Adriana Castaneda, Danny Sanchez and Joshua Harris – Thank you very much for your prompt response in clearing the sandbags and cleaning the area in front of our office. We appreciate everything you do for us! Sincerely, Erika Martinez, School Office Manager I, Golden Springs Elementary School

Thank you Jennifer Lynn Francev, Principal – Thank you Mrs. Francev for hosting a very SUCCESSFUL Sarah Ross Science Fair on February 25th at Ganesha High! We appreciate you and your staff's support in PUSD students' competition of science projects! Sincerely, Anne M. Gariador, Secondary Teacher, Garey High School

Thank you Bridget Camille Gardea, Teacher Specialist – Thank you Bridget for organizing a very SUCCESSFUL Sarah Ross Science Fair on February 25, 2017! Many PUSD students participated and some have advanced to the LA County Science Fair in March! Sincerely, Anne M. Gariador, Secondary Teacher, Garey High School

Thank you Antoinette Vinciguerra, Teacher Specialist – Ed Media – Thank You Dr. Vinciguerra for all your help with Read Across America. From cutting out bugs, assembling sunglasses to buying enough water bottles that will last us another year of Read Across America! Your help and constant words of encouragement along with your tremendous financial support for this program, and all the programs we hold in the Pomona High library, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Sincerely, Emma Velasco, Media Technician, Pomona High School

Thank you Lisa E. Kogat, Elementary Teacher – A wonderful and dedicated teacher who motivates her students to reach their goals. Her students have read more than 5 million words....and counting. Thank you! Sincerely, Norma Aguilar, Parent

Thank you Anthony F. Bonner Jr. & Garey High Jazz Band – Thank you to Mr. Bonner and the students who performed at the State of the District event. What a fabulous display of talent. Excellence at its best! Thank you all! Sincerely, Shirley Martinez, Administrative Substitute, Pomona Unified School District

Thank you Fremont, Palomares and Village Academy students and principals – Thank you for your outstanding participation at the State of the District event. Your explanations and displays of your work added greatly to this event. Sincerely, Shirley Martinez, Administrative Substitute, Pomona Unified School District

Thank you Ana Garcia, Bonita Madrid and Lupe Ruiz – I want to thank all three ladies for their assistance in planning and implementing a successful State of the District event. These ladies are such fabulous professionals and are focused on our students every day. Lupe, you were extremely helpful and I could not have done this without you. Thank you and know you do make me Proud To Be PUSD. Sincerely, Shirley Martinez, Administrative Substitute, Pomona Unified School District

Thank you Charles Cogger and David Castro, Construction Trades Technicians – I would like to thank Charles Cogger and David Castro for coming in to do a work order, and so kindly staying to do some work in the front office that had not been put in the system yet. Thanks guys for going above and beyond to make our office look presentable. Sincerely, Bernice Babb, School Office Manager I, Roosevelt Elementary School

Thank you William Daniel Arciniega, Secondary Teacher – Thank you so much for your collaboration during our PBIS Launch. Your band helped make our event a huge SUCCESS! They were true professionals and the songs played were perfect! Sincerely, Claudia L. Ruiz, Principal, Arroyo Elementary School

Thank you Casey James Macy, HVAC Technician II – Thank you so much Mr. Macy for your excellent and prompt customer service in completing my request for our vents. Your work is greatly appreciated! Sincerely, Zoila Savaglio, Director, State & Federal Programs

Thank you Frank Ortega & Warehouse Staff – Thank you Frank and the Warehouse team for supporting the move of Educational Services materials and supplies this past weekend. We appreciate all that you do to support us in meeting the needs of our teachers and students. Sincerely, Sarai N. Costley, Program Administrator, Accountability & Assessment

Thank you Lorna G. Burton, Resource Teacher – A big thank you to Lorna Burton from Harrison K-8! Our school runs like a well-oiled machine with you as our resource teacher. You are an integral part of the structure here, and you are so appreciated for always being there for the teachers when we need it. Thank you for being you! Sincerely, Deborah Ann Martinez, Secondary Teacher, Harrison Elementary School

Thank you to all Pomona Unified School District Counselors – Thank you Counselors for your hard work and dedication to the Pomona Unified School District families that we serve. From the bottom of our hearts Happy National Counseling School Week. Sincerely, Cesar Casarrubias, Director, Pupil Resources

Thank you Cynthia E. Hinton, Secondary Teacher, Pomona High School – There is no way that Pomona High School could function without the strength, fortitude, and character of Cynthia Hinton. Thank you for being a great teacher, colleague, and leader of our school. I appreciate you every day! Sincerely, Kristal L. Andrews, Secondary Teacher, Pomona High School

Thank you Abraham Solis, Computer Service Technician I – I'd like to give props to this young man who has not only proven himself to be a competent technician, but has excellent customer service skills. I truly appreciate his willingness and pleasant demeanor when asked to do this, then do that, and can you do this too please. Thank you! Sincerely, Linda Soria, School Office Manager I, Harrison Elementary School

Thank you Mary Louise Palma, Human Resources Clerk III – Mary helped me promptly and respectfully during the hiring process at Pomona Unified School District. She was very kind and made me feel very welcome. Thank you! Sincerely, Nicole Allen, Elementary Teacher, Ranch Hills Elementary School

Thank you Andrea Catherine Wood Orozco, Application Specialist Web/Multimedia I – Thank you Andrea! You are amazing! Every problem I have had you quickly and precisely find a solution. Your patience is endless as well. Thank you! Sincerely, Ercilia R. Gomez, School Office Manager II, Marshall Middle School 

Thank you Rebecca Irene Aguirre, Teacher Specialist – Thank you Rebecca for your support to Marshall students and staff with the use of technology in the classroom. Not only were you flexible with your schedule, but your suggestions were very useful. I especially appreciate the time you took with individual students who required a bit more assistance. Sincerely, Nancy Lee Demarais, Secondary Teacher, Marshall Middle School

Thank you Patty Ibañez, Technology Specialist – Thank you Patty for your excellent customer service! We appreciate your hard work and dedication to supporting Health Services. You make a difference for the children and families we serve! Sincerely, Dr. Mark Maine, Director, Health Services

Thank you John Calderon, Construction Trades Tech I – Thank you so much John Calderon for your top notch professionalism and attention to detail in completing my request. Your hard work is greatly appreciated! Sincerely, Denise Barrientos, Human Resources Technician, Adult & Career Education

Thank you Zenaida Rivera, Administrative Secretary I – Thank you so much Zenaida for handling my request in such a quick manner! Your awesome assistance is always appreciated! Sincerely, Denise Barrientos, Human Resources Technician, Adult & Career Education

Thank you Ozetta Lorraine Pollard, Special Day Class Teacher – Thank you for all the hard work you have done in transitioning your students to Mendoza! We truly enjoy the students on our site and are extremely grateful to you for your dedication and support to them. Thank you and the rest of the PBS team for all that you do for our students and their families! Sincerely, Jennifer Yales, Director, Special Education

Thank you Josephine Marie Castro, Special Day Class Teacher – Thank you for all the hard work you have done in transitioning your students to Mendoza! We truly enjoy the students on our site and are extremely grateful to you for your dedication and support to them. Thank you and the rest of the PBS team for all that you do for our students and their families! Sincerely, Jennifer Yales, Director, Special Education

Thank you Lorraine Garcia, Special Day Class Teacher – Thank you for all the hard work you have done in transitioning your students to Mendoza! We truly enjoy the students on our site and are extremely grateful to you for your dedication and support to them. Thank you and the rest of the PBS team for all that you do for our students and their families! Sincerely, Jennifer Yales, Director, Special Education

Thank you Luzmaria Babbitt, Elementary Teacher – Thank you Ms. Babbitt for being a great colleague and friend.  Ms. Babbitt is firm, but loving to all of her students.  She is a dedicated teacher in the classroom and an enthusiastic and encouraging coach in the soccer field.  Thank you for your dedication and hard work.  Sincerely, Wei T. Loh, School Psychologist, Special Education

Thank you Randa Mazzawi, High School Dean of Students – Randa Mazzawi plays many roles at Fremont Academy. Among these many roles and responsibilities, she is also the Dean of Students and the Supervisor to the Math department. We are very fortunate to have her at our site. Ms. Mazzawi is dependable, responsible, very supportive, and an incredibly hard worker. She undertakes every project with an unwavering commitment to detail and sees it through to completion. Ms. Mazzawi holds the staff accountable for our actions yet has a way of making us feel comfortable around her. She is very approachable and consistently provides solutions to our concerns. We at Fremont Academy of Engineering and Design are extremely fortunate to have a person with this type of commitment, integrity, morals, and compassion. Thank You Randa Mazzawi! Sincerely, Salvador Rodriguez, Secondary Teacher, Fremont Academy

Thank you Claudia Ruiz, Elementary Principal – I want to thank Ms. Ruiz for all the effort that she has done and her time that she has put into making Arroyo a better school with awesome teachers. Ms. Ruiz has made a great impact on many of the students as well as the parents here at Arroyo. On behalf of the PTO parents we want to say Good Job Ms. Ruiz and Thank You. Sincerely, Veronica Arteaga, Parent & PTO President, Arroyo Elementary School

Thank you Hortencia Rojas, Administrative Secretary II – I want to say THANK YOU for all your hard work in planning for the September 20th Professional Development day. Although you were busy with everything that needed to get done, you always had a smile on your face. Sincerely, Dalea Castro, Community Services Clerk/Secretary, School Mental Health Services

Thank you Denis I. Rivera, Systems Administrator – THANK YOU DENIS! Thank you for taking the initiative to call me and fixing my AESOP log in issue. You demonstrate what true customer service is with your positive attitude and helpful nature. Sincerely, Leticia Lopez-Bentacourt, School Office Manager III, Diamond Ranch High School

Thank you Sandra Garcia, Director, Fiscal Services – Words cannot express what an amazing person you are! You consistently stop whatever you are doing to answer questions, provide support, problem solve and offer guidance. You do all of this with the utmost patience and a smile on your face. Thank you for all that you do. It does not go unnoticed and it is very much appreciated! Sincerely, Monica Principe, Director, Educational Services

Thank you Johanna Gomez, Accounting Technician – You are amazing! Thank you for your knowledge, expertise, and patience. You are always willing to stop whatever you are doing to answer questions, provide insight, or assist in any way. It is an absolute pleasure to work with you! Sincerely, Monica Principe, Director, Educational Services

Thank you Ana Laura Zambrano, Program Assistant – Thank you for your knowledge, expertise, patience and assistance in completing the SIG application! It is an absolute pleasure working with you! Sincerely, Monica Principe, Director, Educational Services

Thank you Monica Hernandez McGuire, Elementary School Clerk – Thank you Monica for the many years of loyalty, love and fun you have provided for everyone at Lincoln. Lopez Elementary is so lucky to have you as their new Office Manager! They are going to love you as much as we love you! But just remember that once a Lincoln Bulldog...always a Lincoln Bulldog! We love you and good luck! Sincerely, Alicia McMullin, Principal, Lincoln Elementary School

Thank you Mireya P. Jimenez and Anthony L. Loriso, Elementary Teacher – Mireya and Anthony jumped into action to break down barriers so that their colleagues at Westmont could access the online Thinking Maps Learning Community more efficiently. They each took the initiative to provide solutions that would benefit the rest of the staff. Thank you for applying not only your technological know-how, but your spirit of collaboration as well! Sincerely, Caryn Zappia, Teacher Specialist, Educational Services

Thank you Carlos A. Cerna, Vehicle Mechanic II – Huge thanks to Carlos who 'jumped' to action to get my car up and running last week. My car was 'dead in the water' and I needed to get to a parent meeting ASAP. He dropped what he was doing and helped to jump my car. Thanks again! Sincerely, Albert Tan, Principal, Pantera Elementary School

Thank you Leslie A. Barnes, Assistant Superintendent, Chief Financial Officer – There were multiple occasions in the past where our professional learning team was in dire need of urgent support and you, Dr. Barnes (and your team) were always there to assist us in removing the barrier(s) that would hinder us from performing our work in the most effective manner. Whether it is about a communication issue for PD or expediting services to fully prepare the 21st Century PD room for our teachers, your level of responsiveness to our needs has always been par excellence! You do make an effort to understand what we need, and for that we are extremely grateful. Thank you again for your support and responsive leadership, Dr. Leslie Barnes! Sincerely, Kathrine Morillo-Shone, Director, Educational Services

Thank you Gloria A. Lira, Associate Director – Thank you, Gloria for readily assisting us at our first Professional Development Day when an unanticipated challenge arose prior to the opening of the school year. Your expedient response ensured that teachers and administrators received timely and accurate information they need regarding their self-select professional learning sessions! Sincerely, Kathrine Morillo-Shone, Director, Educational Services 

Thank you Jazmin Chavez, Human Resources Clerk I – Thank you for streamlining the AVID Tutor hiring process. Your communication and organization made this a stress free system. Thanks to you we have all our AVID tutors in place working with our students. We appreciate all that you do! Sincerely, Cristine Goens, Principal, Simons Middle School

Thank you Diane La Bomme, Teacher Specialist – Special Education – Thank you Diane for trying new things and being GREAT at it. Your support to the students and staff in the PBS program is truly appreciated. THANK YOU! Sincerely, Jennifer Yales, Director, Special Education

Thank you Jodi L. Ruby, Nurse Specialist - Thank you Nurse Jodi for your support to the PBS program. We appreciate your time and dedication to our students. You truly make a difference! Sincerely, Jennifer Yales, Director, Special Education

Thank you Frank A. Gomez, Warehouse Supervisor - Thank you Frank and ALL the Warehouse Workers who removed our salvage items at Barfield so that we would have a sparkling campus for Back to School. You went out of your way to help!  Sincerely, Lynne Hamski, School Office Manager I, Barfield Elementary School

Thank you Catalina S. LaCrue, Teacher Specialist - Special Education - Thank you Ms. LaCrue for all the support you have given our Special Education Department and to me.  You're so organized and efficient.  We are blessed to have you.  Sincerely, Tatiana Gomez, Assistant Principal, Simons Middle School

Thank you Gabriel B. Lopez, Clay Partida, Isai Ramirez, Eric Ruiz, Warehouse Workers - Thank you for your hard work this Saturday delivering math books and assuring our students get the tools they need to succeed.  Sincerely, Frank Ortega, Warehouse Worker III, Warehouse

Thank you Brian Dong, Custodian-Certified - Thank you Brian, for making our school sparkling clean for the new year and our students.  Your dedication and work ethic are exceptional and we all appreciate you every day!  Sincerely, Leslie Hefler, Teacher, Lorbeer Middle School

Thank you Patti Azevedo and School Mental Health Services Staff - Thank you Patti and Team!!! Thank you for putting so many smiles and the faces of children and parents at the annual Back Pack giveaway!  You make me PROUD to be PUSD!  Sincerely, Christina Acosta, Program Supervisor, Child Development

Thank you Juan Ortiz, Middle School Principal and Eva Robles, Middle School Asst. Principal - I want to send a sincere thank you for your warm welcome to the ASRD Team moving to your site from Simons. Your collaborative effort is a clear reflection on your willingness to grow and your leadership in Pomona. You truly make me "Proud to be PUSD!"  Sincerely, Cindy Green, Program Administrator, Special Education 

Thank you Kameron Shields, Craig Rowe, and Allison Foster, Teachers Special Day Class - Thank you for your willingness to have an open mind with the upcoming changes to your program. You are truly teacher leaders with a collaborative spirit that I admire. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Sincerely, Cindy Green, Program Administrator, Special Education 

Thank you Julio Venegas and Nathan Angel, District Security Officers - Thanks to the hard work and perseverance of Mr. Venegas and Mr. Angel, our schools are becoming more secure. Their dedication to safety and patrol is to be commended. Arroyo Elementary appreciates you! Sincerely, Claudia Ruiz, Principal,  Arroyo Elementary School 

Lexington’s AVID Site Team and Administrator - Thank you to the 11 members of Lexington's AVID Site Team for taking the time to attend Summer Institute! Your efforts will help expand a school-wide AVID culture. Through your exhibition of best practices, motivation, and consistent leadership, Lexington's students are on their way to a more productive future! Sincerely, Lani Ortiz, Teacher-Secondary, Lexington Elementary School 

Thank you Johanna Sandoval, Teacher Specialist, Special Ed - Thank you Johanna for all your support during this school year and this summer! You truly are exceptional and a life savior! I am not sure how I could have gotten through this year without your help and positive attitude. You were always there when I needed something. Thank you for being so awesome! Sincerely, Alicia McMullin, Principal, Lincoln Elementary School

Thank you Cody Knight, Computer Service Technician II - I would like to say a BIG thank you to Cody Knight from the IT dept; he was very efficient and professional in handling our request. He is very patient and did much more than just link up our printer, he also ensured we knew some of its many features. Well done!  Sincerely, Debbie Bengoa, Civc Center Support Specialist 

Thank you Juan Carlos Mencos, M&O Supervisor - Thank you JC, for all that you do for our department, especially those important things that are rarely recognized or given credit for, but are so essential to the smooth operation of Security Services. In all the years that I've known you, I've never heard you say "It's not my job." More importantly, thank you for always going the extra mile and for keeping your word; if you commit to it, I know it's as good as done.  Sincerely, George Hunter, Coordinator, Security & Disaster Preparedness

Thank you James Brooks, Custodial Service Manager - James ensured that the Cops 4 Kids Graduation was successful, by taking an active role and acting fast in gathering a team to set up the Village Conference Center. Thank you from P&C, PPD and Philadelphia students. Sincerely, Maria Castro, Administrative Secretary, Pupil & Community Services

Thank you Ami Co, Teacher-Special Ed and Team - I want to THANK Ami and her team of caring, dedicated, patient, talented professionals. Not only did they educate and advocate for my son, they educated us and demonstrated what true advocacy is. They have set the standard of what I will expect from future educators and have given me the tools and understanding to be the best partner with my sons' teachers. Their kindness and attentiveness will never be forgotten and we will be forever grateful. Jennifer Delise, Parent, Decker Elementary School

Thank You Paul Boubion, Teacher-Secondary - Thank you Mr. Boubion for those many times you go out of your way for students and staff, and for you conscientious supervision of your athletes, especially after head injuries. Sincerely, Barbara Schnose, School Nurse, Health Services

Thank you Kenneth Robinson, Teacher-Secondary/Walk-on Coach - Thank you Coach Rob for giving ours and Park Wests' students a truly amazing Prom, one that in Alt. Ed. they likely may have never been able to have. You create a safe space in your class for students of all identities to be accepted, welcomed, and supported, and for this so many love and appreciate you! You have helped many students through deep tragedies and give economic donations towards worthy causes on our campus far too often! You organize BBQs, DJ our school events, and hosted an amazing Senior Graduation Luncheon as well (2 years in a row). Thanks for all that you do. Your sincere kindness and labor for our students does not go unnoticed. Sincerely, Deboara LeAnce, Teacher-Secondary, SEEO Charter School 

Thank you Danny Sanchez, M&O Supervisor, Landscape/Grounds - A big thank you to Mr. Danny Sanchez for providing the floral decorations for the stage at the Service Awards on May 18 at the last minute. I really appreciated how quickly he responded and wasn't fazed by the very short deadline. Thanks again! Sincerely, Michael Coronado, Administrative Secretary II, Human Resources 

Thank you Juan Carlos (JC) Mencos and Team - Thank you to JC and team for helping us launch our school garden! We appreciate your time and effort! Your hard work has helped us expose our students to an alternative healthy lifestyle. Sincerely, Philip Herrera, School Site Specialist, Barfield Elementary School 

Thank you Roberta “Bobbi" Unzueta, School Officer Manager II - WELCOME officially as our school office manager! We are so excited to have you Bobbi. Thank you for doing such an amazing job! I couldn't have found a better fit! Sincerely, Camille Ramos-Beal, Principal, Palomares Academy 

Thank you Silvia Kelley, School Office Manager I, Jessica Contreras, Typist Clerk I, Teachers and Staff - I want to thank the entire staff at Lopez Elementary for their hard work and contributions to student success. Mrs. Kelley and Mrs. Contreras were instrumental in keeping the school running during my time there. The teachers and support staff are true professionals and are to be commended for their work. Thank you, Lopez Family, for making me feel so welcome and supported. Have a great summer. Sincerely, Shirley Martinez, Administrative Substitute, Lopez Elementary

Thank you Juan Ortiz, Principal, Marshall Middle School - I would like to give thanks to and recognize our principal Mr. Ortiz and administration support personnel for making Teacher/Staff Appreciation so special at Marshall. Every day we all enjoyed the feast of meals together. As well, thank you for taking the time to honor and value each one of us with a new Marshall T-shirt. Your thoughtfulness and kind gesture are greatly appreciated! Sincerely, Norma Hernandez, Teacher-Secondary, Marshall Middle School

Thank you Gino Petrivelli, Coordinator, ITS and Cody Knight, Computer Service Technician II - Lincoln wants to send out a BIG THANK YOU to Gino and Cody who helped set up our LACOE Voice Award Stream so our Lincoln students and parents can see their hard work being recognized. You guys are so wonderful and we appreciate you!  Sincerely, Alicia Mc Mullin, Principal, Lincoln Elementary School 

Thank you Johnny Morgan, Construction Trades Technician II - Thank you Johnny for watching out for our carpentry needs at Harrison. You go above and beyond what the work ticket says and do so with courtesy and a smile. We appreciate your work ethic and the quality of work that you offer!  Sincerely, Linda Soria, Office Manager, Harrison Elementary School 

Thank you Martha Diaz, Health Services Assistant - As you complete your first year with us, I want to THANK YOU for embracing the Harrison community. You have been completely accepted by our families. You lend a consoling ear to everyone on campus and, though I fuss about all the people in and out of the health office, I am grateful that we have you to comfort and bandage all who need it.  Sincerely, Linda Soria, Office Manager, Harrison Elementary School 

Thank you Alicia McMullin, Principal and Lincoln staff, teachers, students and parents - I would like to thank the entire Lincoln Elementary family for their dedication and hard work for the students and the District. This incredible team assisted in making the PUSD Early Literacy Summit a huge success. Thank you, Lincoln for all you do. Sincerely, Shirley Martinez, Administrative Sub, Human Resources

Thank you Garey High School Marching Band and Auxiliary, Garey JROTC Color Guard, and the Armstrong Choir - These groups of students contributed to the success of the Early Literacy Summit along with mascots from District school. Thank you to all who participate. You are appreciated and were a huge part of the celebration. Sincerely, Shirley Martinez, Administrative Sub, Human Resources 

Thank you M&O and Grounds Crew - Thank you to our wonderful M & O and grounds crew for working so hard to give Lincoln Elementary a face lift! Your hard work and attention to details can be seen in how great our school looks. You guys are awesome! So proud to be a part of PUSD! Sincerely, Alicia Mc Mullin, Principal, Lincoln Elementary School 

Thank you Shirley Martinez, Administrative Sub and Oliver Unaka, Public Information Officer - Thank you both for all your hard work and dedication to the students, families and communities of Pomona and Diamond Bar! Your hard work to spread the word on Footsteps to Brilliance will allow more of our children to come to school ready to learn. Proud to be PUSD! Sincerely, Alicia Mc Mullin, Principal, Lincoln Elementary School 

Thank you Dominguez Family, Jillian Davis, Assistant Principal, and Benjamin Segura, Teacher-Secondary - Thank you Dominguez family, members of the Southwestern Herpetology Society for your fantastic exhibit of reptiles at the Palomares Academy. Also, thanks to Mrs. Davis our VP, Mr. Segura and the Saturday Academy teachers for their wonderful support in making the transition of students run smoothly. Special thanks to our 7th grader Xitlali Dominguez for introducing me to the Southwestern Herpetology Society, her mother Dr. Manriquez-Dominguez and husband for coordinating the event. Sincerely, Perla Garcia, Teacher-Secondary, Palomares Academy 7-12 School 

Thank you Johanna Gomez, Accounting Technician and Duyen Ly, Accounting Technician - Thank you for all the assistance you provide to Family Support & Resource Center on a regular basis. You are helpful and very knowledgeable and are truly appreciated. Sincerely, Dalea Castro, Community Services Clerk/Secretary, School Mental Health Services

Thank you Emma Velasco, Media Technician  and Toni Vinciguerra, Teacher Specialist-Ed Media - Thank you for helping me with testing. I appreciate you allowing me to occupy your "home" while testing is continuing. Thank you for for your continued support and willingness to help!  Sincerely, Deanna Konop, Assistant Principal, Pomona High School

Thank you Carol V. Martinez, Teacher-Elementary - Thank you to Carol Martinez for all the support given in my first year back in the general education classroom at Diamond Point. She shared great ideas and supported me with encouragement throughout the 2015-16 school year. Looking forward to another great year next year. Sincerely, Karen Fenstermaker, Teacher-Elementary, Diamond Point Elementary School 

Thank you Sandra Morris, Teacher-Elementary - Thank you to Sandy Morris for organizing the 11th Annual Walk Thru California at Diamond Point Elementary School. Countless number of hours in planning, preparing and fundraising go into this event, which educates families on the history of California. Looking forward to this year's event on May 12th! Sincerely, Karen Fenstermaker, Teacher-Elementary, Diamond Point Elementary School

Thank you PUSD Board Members, Superintendent and Cabinet Members - We want to express our sincere gratitude to the Board, Superintendent Martinez, and Cabinet for giving our Paraeducators the opportunity to attend the CSEA California Paraeducator Conference, April 12-14, 2016, in Ontario. Pomona Unified was well represented by all these individuals. Sincerely, Mariana Orozco, CSEA President, Chapter 14 and Accounting Technician, Pomona High School

Thank you Frank Guzman, Governing Board Member - Thank you to School Board member, Frank Guzman, for your commitment to visit our school. I truly appreciated your presence in our classroom. Your support built up my spirit for the teaching profession, more than you can ever imagine! Respectfully, Norma M. Hernandez, Marshall Middle School Teacher

Thank you Michael Coronado, Administrative Secretary II and Mirna de la Fuente Lodge, Human Resources Clerk III - I would like to recognize Mirna and Michael of the HR department for providing excellent customer support during the hiring process of our newest employee. Their support, communication, and patience exemplify the traits we have grown to expect from one another. Thank you!  Sincerely, Gino Petrivelli, ITS Coordinator

Thank you Jeff Canfield, Computer Service Technician III - I would like to thank Jeff Canfield for doing a good job with technology for our school. We appreciate all you do Jeff. Sincerely, Monique Cardenas, Teacher-Career Education

Thank you Paul Blankenship, Custodian-Certified - As the school year comes to another end, I am reminded this morning at the hard work and caring spirit that is daily exhibited by Paul Blankenship. As Custodian he always keep our campus clean and safe but, he also exceeds all expectations in his care and kindness for all of the staff and students at La Verne Science and Technology. We appreciate you Paul! Thanks for your many years of service.  Sincerely, Patricia Rieger, Elementary School Library Clerk, La Verne Science & Technology Charter

Thank you Rachel Cuevas, Food Services Manager III - Thank you, Rachel, for joining the Palomares Family! We welcome you and appreciate the skills that you bring to the team!  Sincerely, Camille Ramos-Beal, Principal, Palomares Academy

Thank you Deborah Leance, Teacher-Secondary - Thank you to Deborah Leance, SEEO Teacher. We appreciate all your help with Haiku. You and the SEEO staff have always been very kind and supportive to us. You are a great blended learning coach!!  Sincerely, Ms. Edu, Ms. Riley and Mr. Hermosillo – CDS Teachers

Thank you Mina Young, Senior Technical Assistant - I would like to thank Mina Young for her support and expertise in working with my team to ensure our E-rate bids are complete and on time. Mina always shows a high level of professionalism, and we appreciate all she does.  Sincerely, David Jaramillo, Director, Information Technology Services 

Thank you Jack Woolery, Computer Service Technician III - Thank you Jack for all your support and help through the years, your contributions to the I.T.S. Department have been invaluable to the District and Site Tech's. Sincerely, Mike McElroy, Computer Service Technician II, Marshall Middle School 

Thank you Jennifer Wagner, Director, Educational Technology and ITS Department - I would like to thank Jen Wagner and the IT Department for training us last week for the think pads as well as providing us with the think pad for our classrooms :) makes teaching better for us!!! THANK YOU, Monique Cardenas, Teacher-Career Education 

Thank you Melissa Pachon, Substitute Teacher - Thank you for making your fourth grade class so engaging. My daughter loves your class. Sincerely, Sherry Robb, Teacher-Elementary, Cortez Elementary School

Thank you Joseph Sullivan-Giles, Head Custodian I-Certified - Thank you, Joe, for all of your hard work at Palomares. We appreciate your hard work and conscientiousness!  Sincerely, Camille Ramos-Beal, Principal, Palomares Academy

Thank you Amy McElwain, Director, Risk Management - Thank you Amy McElwain, you are always on top of everything. Your feedback was very valuable on the concern we had, again thank you for ALL you do!  Sincerely, Tatiana Gomez, Middle School Asst. Principal, Simons Middle School 

Thank you Isabel Diaz, Food Services Manager III - Thank you, Isabel for the many years of service that you dedicated at Palomares. We love you and we will miss you!  Sincerely, Camille Ramos-Beal, Principal, Palomares Academy

Thank you Bridget Gardea, Teacher Specialist - Thank you so much, Ms. Bridget Gardea, for coordinating our district Science Fair. I appreciate especially the activities and support that were given to our students leading up to the Science Fair!  Sincerely, Camille Ramos-Beal, Principal, Palomares Academy 

Thank you Monica Principe, Director, Curriculum & Instruction, Secondary - Many thanks to Monica Principe for her outstanding support during my time at Park West. She was available at all times. Her experience and professionalism was very much appreciated. Thank you Monica for always doing what is right for students. This whole experience has made me even more "Proud To Be PUSD."  Sincerely, Shirley Martinez, Administrative Substitute, Park West High School

Thank you Jeff Canfield, Computer Service Technician III,  Ana Zambrano, Program Assistant, Julio Ruiz, Applications Specialist Web/Multi-Media II, and Ann Harrington, Buyer I - You have done such a beautiful job decorating and uplifting our old Education Center and our spirits! Everyone has been admiring the new posters near the Board room.  Sincerely, Bonita Madrid, Administrative Secretary III, Superintendent’s Office 

Thank you Tina Solorzano, Teacher on Assignment, Patty Cuyan, School Office Manager III, Park West Office Staff, the Campus Security Officers, Teachers and Students - I want to take this time to thank the entire Park West Family for making me feel welcome and for their outstanding work with the students and parents. These are true professionals and do what is needed every day to allow every student to grow and learn. Thank you Park West, I have enjoyed my time here and look forward to visiting soon.  Sincerely, Shirley Martinez, Administrative Substitute, Park West High School 

Thank you Fernando Meza, Administrative Director and Cesar Casarrubias, Director - Thank you to Fernando Meza and Cesar Casarrubias for their support during my time at Park West. I appreciate all of their input and assistance. Thank you for always doing what is right for the students at Park West.  Sincerely, Shirley Martinez, Administrative Substitute, Park West High School

Thank you Jose M. Lopez, Grounds Leadperson and Carlos Goytia, Senior Groundskeeper - The Staff and Students here at Lorbeer want to thank these hard working dedicated PUSD employees from the Grounds Dept. for repairing some sprinkler problems that have plagued Lorbeer's athletic fields. We had some sprinklers that were constantly leaking and causing unsafe flooding conditions for our students during PE and lunch time. Hats off to you gentlemen!  Sincerely, Patrick Abram, Sr., Campus Security Officer, #124, Lorbeer Middle School 

Thank you M&O Department - Thank you M & O Department for all that you do to try and keep Ganesha safe and comfortable for the students. Special thanks to Mr. Richard Levine and his HVAC crew for making things warmer for our kids on campus. Also, special thanks to Isla, Michele, Adriana, Zenaida, and Olivia for always being nice and helpful when I call out an S.O.S. Have a Happy New Year Everybody! Thanks again!  Sincerely, Frances Nomura, Typist Clerk I, Ganesha High School 

Thank you Patricia Ibanez, Technology Specialist - Big shout out to Patty Ibanez. She goes above and beyond what is asked of her. She is always pleasant and so helpful. Thank you for all of your help.  Sincerely, Nancy Charland, Secretary I, Emerson Middle School 

Thank you Leticia Lopez-Bentacourt, Office Manager II - I would like to thank Leti who regardless of the type of day or the amount of stress she may be having, she always has a smile and an amazing attitude towards everything and everyone. I would like to thank you for making Palomares a fun and enjoyable place. The students who you took under your wing and encouraged them to be better students and reach for the stars and believe that nothing is impossible. Thank you Leti.  Sincerely, Blanca Barrios, Media Technician, Palomares Academy

Thank you Alejandro “Alex” Roy, Groundskeeper II, Jose Jara, Jr., Groundskeeper I and Ricky A. Trujillo II, Classified Substitute Grounds Crew  - A GIANT thank you to Jose Jara, Alex Roy and Rick Trujillo for responding so quickly and effectively to clear drains and assist with the rain water flooding our campus today. Your work today helped us to secure a safe campus for students and staff. You are truly appreciated for all you do! Sincerely, Jennifer Francev, Principal Ganesha High School 

Thank you M&O Staff - Simons Middle School wants to thank maintenance and operations, grounds, EVERYONE involved with helping us with the flood in our gym and our leaks around the campus! We appreciate the quick response in saving our gym floor and carpet.  Sincerely, Tatiana Gomez, Assistant Principal, Simons Middle School

Thank you Andrey Surguy, Computer Service Technician II - Thank you for always bringing my technology in and ready to go! Also, thank you for being so flexible with the needs of my curriculum as the needs of our students change!  Sincerely, Alicia Duenas, Teacher-Secondary, Fremont Academy

Thank you Lynette Payne, Senior Technical Assistant and the team from Payroll (Christine Fimbres, Jennie Horton, Angelique Neumann, Delia Nuno, Nancy Rodriguez, and Maria Vargas) - I wanted to thank the Payroll Department for working so hard to take care of the employees of the District. Your hard work is recognized so thank you.  Sincerely, Darren Knowles, Asst. Superintendent, Human Resources

Thank you Suzanne Steinseifer-Ripley, Principal, Joe Biagioni, Asst. Principal, Robin Raco, Asst. Principal, Sebastian Black, Asst. Principal and Tamatha Williams, Asst. Principal - Thank you to the entire Administration team for all the hard work and dedication to our site, our students, and this staff. I appreciate you.  Sincerely, Gina Morrison, Teacher-Secondary, Diamond Ranch High School

Thank you Erica Jauregui, School Office Manager II - Shout out to Erica Jauregui who brings energy and enthusiasm to our school! Thanks for all your hard work and bright personality.  Sincerely, Leslie Hefler, Teacher-Secondary, Lorbeer Middle School

Thank you Richard Levine, M&O Supervisor - It is with heartfelt thanks that I would like to convey to Richard, for keeping our safety number one here at the Ed Center. There was a strong odor coming from the electrical system, and Richard was able to investigate, resolve, and replace the affected part of the electrical system with ease. Thank you Richard.  May you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.  Sincerely, Judy Barela, Human Resources Receptionist 

Thank you Charles “Chuck” Carter, Utilities Trades Lead Person - It is with heartfelt thanks that I would like to convey to Charles "Chuck" Carter, for keeping our safety number one here at the Ed Center. There was a strong odor coming from the electrical system, and Chuck was able to investigate, resolve, and replace the affected part of the electrical system with ease. Thank you Chuck. May you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.  Sincerely, Judy Barela, Human Resources Receptionist 

Thank you Lynette Payne, Senior Technical Assistant, Payroll - Thank you for being so supportive and accommodating with my urgent issue!  I cannot express my deepest appreciation especially during this time of year. My biggest HUGS to you and Mrs. Horton! Sincerely, Alicia Duenas, Teacher-Secondary, Fremont Academy

Thank you Laura Maguire, Teacher-Secondary - Laura, Thank you for donating and planting all of the drought tolerant cactus at Diamond Ranch High School. Your contribution will be enjoyed for many years to come!  Sincerely, Suzanne Steinseifer-Ripley, Principal, Diamond Ranch High School

Thank you Patricia Carter, Administrative Secretary II - Just wanted to pass along my profound thanks to one of the hardest working, most helpful and cheerful administrative secretaries I've ever had the honor to work with. You make everything work and what already works, work better.  Sincerely, George Hunter, Coordinator, Security Services & Disaster Preparedness 

Thank you Diane Fernandez, Secretary I - Mrs. Fernandez has positively supported many of our programs, staff, students and teachers throughout her years at Fremont. I am very grateful and appreciative for all her patience and wisdom in her contributions to the daily tasks of a teacher. Thank you Diane! YOU ROCK!  Sincerely, Alicia Duenas, Teacher-Secondary, Fremont Academy 

Thank you Maricela Rodarte, Office Manager II - Maricela has been able to support my students and I in a variety of critical ways that are essential to developing student relationships as well as organizing school activities. Her direct support is seen in my lessons and makes my day brighter every day knowing that I have her on my side. Thank you Maricela!  Sincerely, Alicia Duenas, Teacher-Secondary, Fremont Academy 

Thank you Leonard Hernandez, Coordinator, M&O and Cristian Aranda, Custodial Service Manager - I would like to thank Leonard and Cristian for working hard to ensure that Palomares Academy gets the custodial support that it needs. Apart from providing site support, they both provided excellent customer service. It is a pleasure to work with them! Thank you team!  Sincerely, Camille Ramos-Beal, Principal, Palomares Academy 

Thank you Helen White, Secretary II, Hortencia (George) Rojas, Secretary II, Lupe Ruiz, Administrative Secretary II, Bonita Madrid, Administrative Secretary III, Ana Garcia, Administrative  Assistant and the Educational Services Staff - A huge thank you to all of these individuals for their hard work and commitment on the State of the District event. This event was a success because of their contributions. PUSD is extremely lucky to have such wonderful employees. Thanks so much!  Sincerely, Shirley Martinez, Administrative Substitute 

Thank you William Chacon, Custodian-Certified - Pomona Valley Special Olympics would like to thank Will and all the custodial staff for making the best practice facility at the Mendoza Center. On November 15, 2015, the team took 2 silver medals at the Floor Hockey Tournament in Orange County. The team's success was because of the support of PUSD. Thank you.  Sincerely, Doneva Wickwire, Teacher-Speech/Language Specialist, Special Education

Thank you Jose M. Lopez, Irrigation Technician - Thank you to Jose Lopez from our grounds crew for taking the time to clean up and organize a planter in front of Marshall. The planter had gone unused and was in disrepair. Jose took time out of his day to pull weeds to ensure that his former Middle School looked great. Thank you Mr. Lopez.  Sincerely, Juan Ortiz, Principal, Marshall Middle School

Thank you Child Development Instructional Staff - Thank you to all Child Development Instructional Staff for your hard work and dedication in meeting the beginning of the year timelines. Sincerely, Eileen Carrillo-Lau, Director, Child Development Programs 

Thank you Clerical Staff at Garey, Village Academy, SEEO, and Park West - I would like to thank all the clerical staff for all their hard work, and great customer service for the staff and community. Thank you.  Sincerely, Monique R .Cardenas, Teacher-Career Ed.-ROP 

Thank you Daniel Rios, Teacher-Secondary - Thank you Mr. Rios for coordinating CELDT testing along with your team for us at Park West & PAS this year. You demonstrated leadership under pressure; you got the job done; you motivated team members, and made your deadlines. You are a winner in and outside your classroom!!!  Sincerely, Neville Brown, Principal, Park West High School

Thank you Garey High School Administrative Staff and Support Team - A well-deserved recognition for the collaborative efforts to all involved during the lockdown at Garey High School. During this extreme serious incident occurring right outside of the school grounds, Administrators, Office Manager, CSOs, Counselors, Custodians, Teachers and Office Staff kept our students safe and calm within the campus. This truly shows the professionalism of our school staff and the responsibility of caring for our students in an organized effort in keeping everyone safe from a dangerous situation. As an employee here at Garey as well as a parent of a 10th grade student here, I did not feel any uncertainty for his and all students' welfare here at Garey. A big “Thank You” to all of you for making Garey a safe place to be.  Sincerely, Valerie Leos, Secretary Data Processing, Garey High School

Thank you Carlos Hinostroza, Teacher-Career Ed-ROP - Thank you Carlos for the incredible service and delicious food! Your support is very much appreciated. Sincerely, Christina Acosta, Program Supervisor, Child Development Programs

Thank you Michelle Teel, Data Entry Clerk, Educational Services - I was delighted to receive an e-mail today from one of our SES tutoring providers, who commended and thanked you for your congeniality, warm-heartedness, understanding and work ethic, as a stellar role model for all of those who come in contact with you! What an honor to receive this unsolicited praise! I totally concur, and am thankful for you every day!  Sincerely, Pat Pawlak, Program Administrator, Educational Services

Thank you Olivia Williams, Classified Substitute - Thank you Olivia for responding immediately to an urgent request for replacing a badly bent PRIMUS key for our principal, Mr. Amancio. Your attentiveness was vital to San Jose's administrator and ensured there was no interruption to important school operations. The customer service you provided is exemplary of stellar support and well appreciated. Sincerely, Lydia Alejandre, Office Manager, San Jose Elementary School

Thank you Jason Romero, Teacher-Secondary - Thank you Mr. Romero for your work on organizing the Pomona 5K classic on October 10, 2015. Your continued enthusiasm and great attitude are awesome! Keep up the good work!! Sincerely, Marie Garcia, Counselor, Emerson Middle School

Thank you Julio Ruiz, Applications Specialist Web/Multi II - Julio, thank you for teaching me how to maintain and improve the school website. You are so patient. I really appreciate all of your knowledge and quick response. I have learned so much! Sincerely, Toni Vinciguerra, Teacher Specialist-Ed Media, Educational Services

Thank you Rosalva Casillas, Data Entry Clerk - Thank you Rosa Casillas, weven weeks since the start of school and you are still standing! Thank you for your support to our staff, parents and especially the special education students in PUSD. Your role as a liaison between our students’ transportation and the transportation company is very important. You are responsive and caring, which is critical to customer service and support. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. Sincerely, Jennifer Yales, Director, Special Education

Thank you Dolores Rios, Secretary II, Special Education - Thank you Dolores for your support to our school psychologists, preschool staff and Special Education Department! You always go above and beyond and your dedication is not unnoticed, especially this past month. Thank you!  Sincerely, Jennifer Yales, Director, Special Education

Thank you Special Education Department - Seven weeks since the start of school and you are still standing! Thank you for your support to our staff, parents and especially the special education students in PUSD. Your role as a liaison between our students’ transportation and the transportation company is very important. You are responsive and caring, which is critical to customer service and support. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. Jennifer Yales, Director, Special Education

Thank you Kathrine Morillo-Shone, Director, Equity & SIG Disproportionate - Thank you Katherine Shone and Ashley Hedrick for supporting all of the schools in rolling out our PBIS programs to positively affect student behavior. We are excited to see our schools positively transform to support learning.  Sincerely, Albert Tan, Assistant Principal, Fremont Academy 

Thank you Emma Velasco, Media Technical and Antoinette Vinciguerra, Teacher Specialist, Ed Media - Thank you for spending your Saturday at the PUSD booth at Pomona Reads! on Oct. 3rd. Your hard work and preparation for the day is very much appreciated by PUSD students, parents, teachers, and community.  Sincerely, Gayle Brenenstall, Teacher Specialist, Educational Services 

Thank you Kara Montgomery-Roa, Teacher Specialist, Ed Media - Thank you so much for volunteering at the PUSD booth for Pomona Reads! on Oct. 3rd. Your help with the media production is very much appreciated!  Sincerely, Gayle Brenenstall, Teacher Specialist, Educational Services 

Thank you Diana Marmolejo-Reymundo, Coordinator, Patti Azevedo, Program Administrator and Krystana Walks-Harper, Associate Director, Pupil & Community Services - Thank you, Diana, Patti and Krystana, for your support during my time at Washington. It was a great opportunity to work with all of you.  Sincerely, Shirley E. Martinez, Administrative Sub Principal, Washington Elementary School

Thank you Washington Elementary School Teachers and Staff - Where do I start? Thank you for allowing me to work with you these past 3 weeks. I have enjoyed being with all of you and seeing the students at Washington learn and grow. I appreciate all of you and your supportive and caring ways. I had a great time coming home to Washington.  Sincerely, Shirley E. Martinez, Administrative Sub Principal, Washington Elementary School 

Thank you Lilia Fuentes, Director, Curriculum & Instruction, PreK-Elementary - Thank you to Lilia Fuentes for her support and availability for all Principals, Teachers and Staff in PUSD. She has given great assistance to me and I appreciate her work ethic and dedication to all stakeholders in Pomona Unified School District. Thanks Lilia!  Sincerely, Shirley E. Martinez, Administrative Sub Principal, Washington Elementary School

Thank you Gina E. Rodriguez, School Office Manager - Gina is always so friendly and professional. I am a new parent and she always answers my questions. She does a fantastic job and it's nice to see an office manager who really cares about the school. Gina is one of a kind!  Sincerely, Felicia Lopez, Parent, Arroyo Elementary School

Thank you Human Resources Staff - Thank you for working as a team to ensure that sites had a smooth start of the year! I appreciate all that you have done and continue to do to get staff hired and placed at our schools. Kudos to each and every one of you! Sincerely, Monica Principe, Director, Curriculum & Instruction, Secondary

Thank you Darren Knowles, Asst. Superintendent, Human Resources - Thank you for your expediency and quick response time. I called today needing assistance, not only did you return the call within 5 minutes, you made the connections and moved the process forward immediately! We definitely felt supported and appreciate your STELLAR service!  Sincerely, Monica Principe, Director, Curriculum & Instruction, Secondary

Thank you George Hunter, Coordinator, Disaster Preparedness - Thank you for always going above and beyond to find a solution or answer! You are a superstar and make me Proud to be PUSD!  Sincerely, Monica Principe, Director, Curriculum & Instruction, Secondary

Thank you Robin Raco, Senior High Asst. Principal - For all of the hard work you put into Diamond Ranch making sure that our children have a fun and successful school year. Thank You.  Sincerely, Vernell Peevy, Diamond Ranch High School Parent

Thank you Luis Crespo, Irrigation Technician - Louie is a Man-On-Call in our district. Simons Middle School had no outside lighting and the cleaning crew was doing their best to get around in the dark. Louie was diligent about making sure he solved the problem. He was able to restore the lights and he waited for me to lock up the school. Thank you to M&O and campus security for keeping us safe!  Sincerely, Cristine Goens, Principal, Simons Middle School

Thank you Cesar Casarrubias, Director, Pupil Support Services - I want to thank Mr. Casarrubias and his office staff for all of their support this summer in assisting VAHS families. I sincerely appreciate it. Go Knights Go!  Sincerely, Marco Sanchez, Principal, Village Academy High School

Thank you David Jaramillo, Director, ITS - I want to thank Mr. Jaramillo and his support staff for their support in opening our new satellite offices which will make it easier for families and visitors to find our amazing school. The VAHS community appreciates it tremendously!  Sincerely, Marco Sanchez, Principal, Village Academy High School

Thank you Abraham Solis, Computer Intern - Abraham was persistent in addressing my computer issues in the classroom. He was helpful and very friendly  Sincerely, Yolanda Gonzalez, Teacher at Lincoln Elementary School

Thank you Renee Natividad, Teacher-Secondary - Thank you Renee, for all of the hard work and time you put in with our Cheerleaders. You truly inspire the girls and look out for their well-being. I certainly appreciate having you as our Cheer Coach/mentor.  Sincerely, Cynthia McIntyre, Parent, Diamond Ranch High School

Thank you Diane La Bomme, Teacher Specialist, Special Education - THANK YOU Diane La Bomme (Program Specialist) for your organization, oversight and support for the 2015 Extended School Year Program (ESY)! Great first year in organizing the entire ESY. Your support made the difference to our students, families and staff. WAY TO GO!  Sincerely, Jennifer Yales, Director, Special Education 

Thank you Maria Valenzuela, Data Entry Clerk, Special Education - Thank you Maria "Susie" for your support in organizing and supporting ESY 2015! You and Diane made a great team and I know our students, staff and families appreciate all of your hard work! THANK YOU!!!!  Sincerely, Jennifer Yales, Director, Special Education

Thank you Steve Rabino, Heating/Vent/Air Technician II and Art Marquez, Construction Trades Lead - We would like to thank Steve Rabino and Art Marquez for the outstanding service they provide to the Mendoza Center family (They keep us cool in the summer and warm in the winter). Steve and Art both demonstrate "A Culture to Exceed Expectations."  Sincerely, Mark Maine, Director, Health Services

Thank you Stacey Wilkins, Principal and Administrative Team, Garey High School - A big thank you to Stacey Wilkins and his team of administrators at Garey High School for such an INCLUSIVE graduation! The team went out of their way for one student and truly made a family's dream come true! Thank you for believing in supporting EVERY student!  Sincerely, Patti Adams, Program Administrator, Special Education

Thank you for San Antonio's PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) Team - Thank you for the time they are devoting to preparing to kick-off the PBIS Program at San Antonio Elementary. Hats off to Luis Tellechea, Carmen Rosales, Emily Davis, Martha Ortiz, Tyra Weis and Selene Amancio! You're Gonna See Us ROAR!!!!!  Sincerely, Tyra Weis, Teacher, San Antonio Elementary School

Thank you Richard Valenzuela, Jr., Custodial Service Manager, and William Chacon, Custodian-Certifie - Thank you for leading the deep cleaning of the new Mendoza Center Breakroom (Mendoza Kitchen Area). The Mendoza Center staff is looking forward to using it! Proud to be PUSD!  Sincerely, Mark Maine, Director, Health Services

Thank you Jodi Ruby, Nurse Specialist, and Rosalyn Benson, School Nurse Practitioner - Thank you for your outstanding presenting to the Promotores at Mendoza Center. Your in-service on the role of the School Nurse, the Health Services Assistant, and School Health Services Program was well received by all!  Sincerely, Mark Maine, Director, Health Services

Thank You Nate Holt, Director, Purchasing - Nate, I want to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for the excellent service, support and assistance that you and your departments provide. I truly believe that your department is one that operates on providing excellent customer service without a skip or a trip and so seamlessly. Thank you – you guys Rock!  Sincerely Lupe M. Ruiz, Administrative Secretary II, Superintendent’s Office 

Thank You Betty Ramirez, Teacher - A huge thank you to Betty Ramirez, Secondary Teacher at Simons Middle School. Betty did an outstanding job in cleaning up and organizing the chemical storage room at Simons! She also separated chemicals no longer needed, and arranged them neatly for disposal. Great job Betty!  Sincerely, Joe Williams, Environmental Health & Safety Officer 

Thank you Gina Morrison, Teacher - Gina, Thank you for making Diamond Ranch High School's graduation so special year after year by being the "voice" of Diamond Ranch. You take great care in making sure you pronounce each student's name correctly. You care so much for your students from your letter writing, to sitting in the back row at Senior Academic Honors, to calling their name as they start their first steps to the rest of their lives. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Suzanne Ripley, Principal, Diamond Ranch High School

Thank you Joe Williams, Environmental Health & Safety - Shout out to Joe Williams for responding so quickly to a chemical inquiry! Our chemical storage room has been cleaned and semi-organized, he responded by taking inventory and instructing on proper disposal. Thank you Joe Williams!  Sincerely, Betty Ramirez, Teacher-Secondary, Simons Middle School 

Thank you LTC John Rahaeuser, Ret., US. Army/Dean of Students, Diamond Ranch HS - Thank you for your serving with Honor and Distinction...twice. In defending our nation and protecting our students at Ganesha HS, Fremont Academy and Diamond Ranch HS. Enjoy the retirement - "Army Strong"   Sincerely, 1SG Martin Telles, Ret., USA, Senior Army Instructor, Ganesha HS Army JROTC

Thank You Angelica Garcia, Teacher-Elementary - Ms. Garcia's enthusiasm for her students and teaching is a bright light at Westmont. It is an honor to teach with you and share our love of the profession. Thank you!!  Sincerely, Monica Merrill, Teacher at Westmont Elementary School

Thank You Lani Ortiz, Teacher-Secondary - Thank you SO much for being an AWESOME teacher of the youth of Pomona! Students here at Montvue, and their parents, still speak highly of you as their child's 1st grade teacher. Also, when I saw students coming into your classroom at lunch recess, I knew right then that your students at Lexington respect you and enjoy having you as their teacher. Keep up the GREAT work Lani. You have begun your own legacy here in Pomona Unified School District. You ROCK!  Sincerely, Mary Lou Ortiz-Jamieson, Teacher, Montvue Elementary School

Thank You Patti Adams, Program Administrator, Special Education - Thank you Dr. Adams for your commitment and dedication to the students and staff at the Pomona USD Adult Transition Program (ATP). Your passion is evident in the care and attention you have displayed as you built the ATP program from 10 students to now over 100 students! Your personal passion for our students 18-22 years is admirable and for that we are all thankful! Thank you for all that you do to make PUSD SELPA Shine!  Sincere, Jennifer Yales, Director, Special Education

Thank You Brandon Pugno, Teacher, Special Day Class - Thank you Mr. Brandon for all you do to make our kids feel special.  Sincerely, Vicki Hahn, Parent

Thank You Brian Richie, Custodian-Certified – Thank you for so much for being an awesome day custodian for Montvue! You are always there when we need you, and you always get the job done with a big smile on your face. The students, teachers, & other staff appreciate you! Keep up the great work!  Sincerely, Mary Ortiz Jamieson, Elementary Teacher, Montvue Elementary School 

Thank You Letty Lopez-Bentacourt, Office Manager II - Mrs. Bentacourt is one of the most supportive Office Managers that we have worked with. On behalf of the English Department and our students, we would like to recognize her and all her efforts and the genuine love she has for our Panther Family. She is truly an inspiration to us and appreciated every day!  Sincerely, Alicia Duenas, Teacher, Palomares Academy

Thank You 8th Grade Tigers @ Harrison Elementary - Thank you 8th Grade Tigers for a successful year of hard work, dedication, and responsibility! I will miss all of you and wish you the best as you continue your education through high school and beyond!!!  Sincerely, Timi King, Teacher, Harrison Elementary School 

Thank You Lupe Ruiz, Administrative Secretary II, Superintendent’s Office - I would like to thank Lupe Ruiz for her prompt response, guidance, direction, and willing to help spread the word about our events at DRHS Music Department. It's because of those events that we are able to raise funds for the maintenance and growth of our musicians.  Sincerely, Flor Garcia, Parent 

Thank You Gloria Moreno, Teacher - Thank you to Mrs. Moreno for carrying on our Simons' tradition of Night of the Spartans! This was her first year organizing this event and she managed to create an amazing 8th grade memory for our Simons' students and staff.  Sincerely, Cris Goens, Principal, Simons Middle School 

Thank You Beatrice Torrez, School Office Manager I - I would like to personally thank my Elementary School Office Manager at Lexington Elementary today, Ms. Beatriz Torres for taking the time to provide me with information regarding Transitional Kindergarten for several of my preschool parent inquiries as well as always being thoughtful and genuinely caring about the preschool teaching staff. Thank You Ms. Beatriz.  Sincerely Mrs. Felicia Martin, Child Development Teacher

Thank You Janice Barbee, Secondary Teacher - Thank you! You are a wonderful teacher, even when my son thinks you are strict teacher, I know he will turn around and be grateful, and appreciate all that you have taught him in the future.  Sincerely, Norma Aguilar, Parent

Thank You Cynthia Alcala, Teacher, Resource Special Program - I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to you for giving our MMU students the best educational experiences. Also, thank you for your dedicated services for students and teachers. You always go beyond the call of duty and maintain integrity.  Sincerely, Shari Levy, Elementary Teacher at Montvue Elementary School 

Thank You Claudette Pantney, Elementary Teacher - A huge and heartfelt thank you to Claudette for opening her doors and welcoming principals and teachers to her classroom. Her commitment and dedication to the integration of technology in all curricular areas is to be commended. She has created a 21st century classroom where students are engaged, critically thinking, collaborating, and creating. Thanks for being a great teacher!!  Sincerely, Dolores Lobaina, Principal, La Verne Science & Technology Charter

Thank You Paula Rafael, Elementary Teacher - Thank you Paula for your hard work and devotion to our Lincoln students as you tirelessly give of your time and talent to our school's Ballet Folklorico. That you go above and beyond is evident and so appreciated! YOU make Lincoln students shine inside and out!  Sincerely, Alicia McMullin, Principal, Lincoln Elementary School

Thank You Catherine Okita, Elementary Teacher - Thank you Mrs.Okita for making my first and second week the best weeks of the school year!  Sincerely, Elizabeth Bolton, Student 

Thank You Shari Levy, Elementary Teacher - I would like to acknowledge Shari Levy for all her years of service and her dedication she has given throughout her years here at Montvue. Ms. Levy Thank you for all that you do each and every day. Sincerely Cynthia. Alcala, Teacher-Resource Special Program, Montvue Elementary School

Thank You Natalie Clendenin, Payroll/Benefits Clerk II - I would like to thank Natalie Clendenin for doing a great job in payroll. Thank you for your service. Sincerely, Monique R Cardenas, Teacher, Career Education-ROP 

Thank You Judy Barela, Human Resources Receptionist - Thank you for your service to the public and all employees. Great job! Sincerely, Monique Cardenas, Teacher, Career Education-ROP

Thank You Dr. Mark Maine, Director, Student Well-being/Health Services - I would like to thank Dr. Mark Maine for taking time to address the Claremont Graduate University Teacher Education students on the subject of student health. Your expertise and great communication skills were greatly appreciated. Thank you, Dr. Maine for your time and support.  Sincerely, Retired Principal, Shirley Martinez, PUSD Administrative Sub

Thank You Grounds Department at Ganesha - On behalf of the Ganesha High School JROTC cadets, we would like to thank the Grounds Department for their continued support and hard work, especially during our Ganesha Clean Up event. Each of you have been an intrical part of our success and we are greatly appreciative.  Sincerely, the JROTC Cadets and Martin Telles, Senior Army Instructor, Ganesha High School

Thank You Bonnie Morris, Adapted Physical Education - Thank you Bonnie for making the Special Olympics at San Marino High School a wonderful day for our 31 students from Diamond Ranch High School. Your love, dedication, and commitment were truly evident on March 27th! Thank you for bringing smiles to so many faces!  Sincerely, Suzanne Steinseifer-Ripley, Principal, Diamond Ranch High School 

Thank You Lino Flores, Maintenance Welder - Philadelphia Phyllis would like to thank Lino Flores for his prompt response in welding one of our basketball boards and for installing missing basketball hoop. Our Philly students are enjoying the extra court. Thanks Lino!  Sincerely, Samuel Padilla, Assistant Principal, Philadelphia Elementary School

Thank you Laura Maguire, Teacher and Michael Saunders, Teacher - A very special thank you to Ms. Maguire and Mr. Saunders for participating in our annual "Read the Most Coast to Coast". We received nearly 100% participation from their classes. Reading Counts!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Sincerely, Porsche Young-Cook, Media Technician and Christopher Jaramillo, Teacher Specialist, Ed Media at Diamond Ranch High School

Thank you Security Staff - Thank you all VERY much for supporting those of us who come to our classrooms over the weekend. You make it so that we are safe even though it is not a regular school day.  Sincerely, Mary Lou Jamieson, Teacher at Montvue Elementary School

Thank you Johanna Gomez, Accounting Technician - I would like to thank Johanna Gomez for consistently providing excellent customer service to our department. We can always count on her for budget information needed to complete reports or clarify issues that might arise with site funds. Thank you Johanna for all you do to support our team. It is a pleasure to work with you. Sincerely, Zoila Savaglio

Thank you Joseph Tremblay, Teacher, Ganesha HS and Arturo Molina, Teacher, Pomona - A GIANT thank you and congratulations to Mr. Joseph Tremblay and Mr. Arturo Molina, two of PUSD's outstanding history teachers for a job well done at Saturday's annual History Day L.A. competition. Ganesha's own Miguel Lozano was selected to represent Los Angeles County in the Historical Paper category at the State level competition in Rocklin, CA this May. Pomona High also continued their winning streak with a Group Exhibit by veteran competitors Jaanai Mendez and Cyanne Sandoval. Congratulations to all for a job well done!  Sincerely, Claudia Ruelas, Assistant Principal, Ganesha High School

Thank You Adrian Garcia, Applications Specialist Web/Multimedia I and Alton Chong, Programmer Analyst I - A BIG Thank you to the IT Department's Adrian and Alton who are always there for me when I need assistance with Zangle. They are quick and helpful.  Sincerely, Elva Anaya, Secretary I at Simons Middle School

Thank You Adrian Martinez, Computer Service Technician II - Harrison appreciates quality Tech Services and Adrian exemplifies this! We appreciate his patience and his great customer service. He is ready to help and is responsive to our emails! Thanks Adrian! You are hereby granted an honorary Harrison Tiger Membership! Sincerely, Linda Soria, Office manager, Harrison Elementary School

Thank You Denis Rivera, Systems Administrator, ITS - Thank you for putting forth the extra effort by supporting our Child Development Co-location office! You made our day!  Sincerely, Christina Acosta, Program Assistant, Child Development Programs

Thank You Pomona High School Band Members - This morning, January 14, 2015, I saw the members of Pomona High's Band exhibiting a sense of community when they performed at the new Walmart's opening. Thank you to those students for representing your community!  Sincerely, Lani Ortiz, Teacher, Lexington Elementary School

Thank You Newman Bellis, Teacher - Thank you so much Mr. Bellis for being such a caring and influential person in our lives. You are more than just a history teacher at our school, you're someone who has made a difference. Because of you, we not only want to do better in school but also become better people. Sincerely, Kimberly Tran, Student

Thank You Alison Fisher, Teacher and the Pomona High School Band and Color Guard  - I want to thank Ms. Alison Fisher and her Pomona High School Band and Color Guard for their wonderful performance at San Jose's Parent Center grand opening. They performed beautifully and made our event a very memorable one!!  Sincerely, Jorge Amancio, Principal San Jose Elementary School

Thank You Richard Martinez, Superintendent – Mr. Martinez, we would like to thank you for always making time to attend our meetings when we have questions and request information. Feliz Navidad!  Sincerely, Community DAC Members

Thank You Glen Pantaleon, Maintenance, Electrician II - Thank you Glen for taking care of San Jose's electrical needs. You always come to our site with a positive attitude and you are efficient in taking care of all areas that need attention. Thanks for your hard work and dedication!  Sincerely, Jorge Amancio, Principal, San Jose Elementary School

Thank You Janina Cabrera, Attendance Clerk - Thank you to Janina Cabrera who has improved Emerson attendance. We had 292 students with perfect attendance for the month of November. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our students and families.  Sincerely, Nancy Charland, Secretary I, Emerson Middle School

Thank You San Jose AVID Group - School Mental Health Services thanks San Jose AVID Students for the organized, resourceful, warm, and attentive services performed in our gift wrapping center during our Elves' Workshop on Saturday, 12/13/14. These students demonstrated leadership qualities learned under the guidance of Rebecca La Mascus and Matthew Russo. Thank you for making a difference in our community.  Sincerely, Patti Azevedo, Program Administrator, Pupil & Community Services

Thank You Denis Rivera, Systems Administrator – Denis always does a great job helping me with the network.  Sincerely, Baltasar Molina III, Computer Service Technician I, IT

Thank You Tom Sweeney, Principal, SEEO; Neville Brown, Principal, Park West and Marco Sanchez, Principal, VAHS - I want to thank the ROP Class, Small Business Ownership SEEO/VAHS/Park West who worked very hard to serve the City of Pomona as well as PUSD families with free clothing and, thank you to Mr. Sweeney, Principal at SEEO for supporting the students with his vision to serve the community. Thank you students!  Sincerely, Monique R. Cardenas, Substitute Teacher, Adult Ed & ROP

Thank You Tyra Weis, Teacher - Ms. Weis, we just would like to thank you for all of your extra help with Kaylee and for the days you stayed after class to allow us to work on the computers. Thank you from the Heffler family.  Sincerely, Alisha Heffler, Parent, San Antonio Elementary School

Thank You Rudy Arias, Custodian-Certified - Thank you Rudy for your many hours and hard work it took to make Village Academy High School the clean and safe place it is for both the staff and the students. You truly will be missed and so very hard to replace! Enjoy your retirement-you deserve it. From the office staff at Village Academy High - Go Knights Go!  Sincerely, Barbara Castro, School Office Manager, Village Academy

Thank You Hortencia Rojas, Secretary II, Julio Ruiz, Application Specialist Web/Multi-Media and Isabel McClain, Administrative Secretary III - I would like to extend my gratitude and thanks to Hortencia (George) Rojas, Julio Ruiz, and Isabel Mcclain for helping put together different parts of the Local Control Accountability Survey. All three of you exemplify excellence in the service you provide to staff, which eventually impacts the students and parents and the quality of education offered in PUSD. Again, thank you for all that you do! 

I would also like to say thank you to Stephanie Baker, Michael da Rosa, Morgan Brown, Erin Jackson, Ion Puschila, and Veronica McKelvey for their contributions in developing the survey.  Sincerely, Darren Knowles, Asst. Superintendent, Human Resources 

Thank You Teresa Burgdorf, School Psychologist, Special Education - Ms. Bergdorf is a shining example of caring and sharing. She recently helped a me examine my professional opportunities in a manner that will help me grow personally and professionally. What a marvelous employee you have in your school!  Sincerely, Susan Barkdoff, Community Member

Thank You Alphonso G. Ballina, Computer Service Technician I - Thank you Al Ballina for going above and beyond your job requirements. You serve a key role in helping me integrate technology in my classroom. Sincerely, Cindy Yuen, Teacher, Alcott Elementary School

Thank You Selene Amancio, Principal, Cynthia Gomez, Teacher, Tanya Brookhart, Teacher and Melissa DeNova, Teacher - Thank you to Mrs. Amancio, Mrs. Gomez, Mrs. Brookhart and Mrs. De Nova for your support of all of us in finding our way through Common Core. There have been many changes but one thing is constant, your assistance to us, the San Antonio Staff.  Sincerely, Tyra Weis, Teacher at San Antonio Elementary School

Thank You Denis Rivera, Systems Administrator - Alcott Elementary is very grateful for Denis lending his expertise to help troubleshoot a network issue. Your willingness to help made the difference, and it is much appreciated. Thank you for all you do.  Sincerely, Alphonso G. Ballina, Compluer Service Technician I, Alcott Elementary School

Thank You Frank Gomez, Warehouse Supervisor - Sending a special THANK YOU to you and the Warehouse Staff who picked up canned food items from school sites. Food baskets will be provided to 100 PUSD families to enjoy during the holidays.  Sincerely, Dalea Castro, Community Service Secretary, Mental Health Services

Thank You Frank Ortega, Isai Ramirez, Steve Pedroza, Luis Hernandez, Clay Partida, Ernest Siegfried, Victor Ruiz, Victor Lara, Dennis Kinney, Carlos Lara, Garbriel Lopez, David Camacho,Rick Trujillo,Frank Gomez, Warehouse Staff - Thank you PUSD Warehouse team for working tirelessly within a short timeframe to ensure that all Elementary schools received their Engage NY instructional materials on time. You are amazing!  Sincerely, Sarai Costley, Program Administrator, Educational Services

Thank You William Arciniega, Teacher-Secondary and Jennifer Francev, Principal - Thank you to the Ganesha High School Band for helping make Arroyo's Parent Center ribbon cutting ceremony a huge celebration. The students could not stop talking about the band and the parents were very excited to see Ganesha High at our school. Mr. Arciniega was awesome. You guys rock!  Sincerely, Claudia Ruiz, Principal, Arroyo Elementary School

Thank You Eddie Garcia, Elementary School Librarian - Vejar School wants to thank our wonderful Librarian, Eddie Garcia, for all he does for our school and our community. We are so lucky to have you be part of our Vejar family. You always go above and beyond to help out! We really appreciate all you do for us. Thank You!  Sincerely, Veronica Fernandez, Office Manager, Vejar Elementary School

Thank You Eddie J. Garcia, Elementary School Library Clerk @ Vejar and Ernie J. Garcia, Elementary School Clerk @ Philadelphia - Thank you Eddie and Ernie for supporting Arroyo Panthers with the library. Your dedication to our students is outstanding. We appreciate all of your help in the absence of our librarian.  Sincerely, Claudia Ruiz, Principal, Arroyo Elementary School

Thank You Brian Richie, Custodian-Certified - Many thanks to Montvue head custodian, Brian Richie for being a cheerleader and role model for students and staff. In addition to maintaining a campus that represents the exemplar for school cleanliness and beauty, Mr. Richie supports the school culture in many ways, including leading rousing and engaging birthday 'shout outs' to students every day during lunchtime. Pomona Unified and Montvue are fortunate to have Brian Richie as a member of our team! Sincerely, Stephanie Baker, Deputy Superintendent, Educational Services

Thank You Elene Kallimanis, Teacher Specialist - Thank you, Elene, for all your work on behalf of Kindergarten students and teachers. Your time and dedication in getting needed Kindergarten resources online are truly appreciated. The Kindergarten Report Card Task Force: Lisa Pulliam, Susan Newton and Susan Villa.  Sincerely, Susan Villa, Elementary Teacher at Washington Elementary School

Thank You Joe Williams, Environmental Health & Safety Officer - Thank you Mr. Williams for always being there for our students and staff to help create a safe and sound environment. You've never let us down and have always gone the distance for us. I feel grateful you are there to help us out!  Sincerest appreciation, Frances Nomura, Typist Clerk I, Ganesha High School

Thank You Arroyo, Kellogg, Roosevelt, Marshall and Ganesha Teachers, Counselors, Office Managers & Administration - Thank you for an amazing Professional Development afternoon. Your engagement and commitment to the students we serve is inspiring. Thank you for everything you do each and every day for students. You truly make a difference!  Sincerely, Jennifer Francev, Principal, Ganesha High School”

Thank You Washington Elementary Teachers - I would like to Thank the Washington Teachers and Staff for encouraging student attendance today, for CBEDS. Your continued diligence to improving attendance is greatly appreciated.  Sincerely, Jennifer Eddings, Office Manager, Washington Elementary School

Thank You Juan U. Ruiz, Computer Intern - A big thank you to Juan Ruiz computer intern at Washington your help and support was above and beyond!! Also to Alan Pantanini Thank you for always going the "extra mile" your continued support and positive attitude is an inspiration. You are one of a kind. Sincerely, Patricia Alba, Health Services Assistant, Health Services

Thank you Mariana Orozco, CSEA President - I would like to extend my gratitude to Mariana Orozco for extending her professionalism and persistence in assisting me with an important matter. She has gone above and beyond; and I know that there are many others for whom she works tirelessly. I am forever grateful.  Sincerely, Debra Bengoa, Civic Center Activities/Support Specialist

Thank You Richard M. Cardiel, Custodian-Certified - Thank you Richard for all your hard work in keeping our school clean and for always being there to help us with a smile. We love you and we love that you NEVER miss a day! Our school is not only physically more beautiful for what you do, it is more beautiful because you are a part of it!  Sincerely, Alicia McMullin, Principal, Lincoln Elementary School

Than You Johnny Morgan, Maintenance Mechanic and Ed Flanders, Maintenance Carpenter II - I appreciate the speedy work you did to repair my classroom tables (Room A201). It looks GREAT! Thank you so much!  Sincerely, Christie Melanson, Teacher, Cortez Elementary School

Thank You Ramona “Mona” Ortiz, Food Services Manager III - Congratulations on your retirement! Thank you Mona for always starting each day with a welcoming smile and friendly greeting. You always remembered staff's food favorites, and came to our rescue with a positive attitude whenever something was needed. You will be missed!  Sincerely, Bonita Madrid, Administrative Secretary III, Superintendent’s Office

Thank You San Antonio Elementary School Teachers - I want to thank all San Antonio Teachers for doing an awesome job!! They support each other and promote a positive school climate. San Antonio is a great place to be at! I am proud to be a San Antonio Tiger!  Sincerely, Selene Amancio, Principal, San Antonio Elementary School

Thank You Bernice Miley, Typist Clerk I - Thank you Bernice for having a stellar work ethic! You go above and beyond your job duties and you complete every task given with excellence. Sincerely, Aysha Wrightsone, Teacher- Resource Specialist Program, Roosevelt Elementary School

Thank You Alton Chong, Programmer Analyst I - Thank you Alton for always answering the HELP line with a smile in your voice. It's a comfort when you pick up the call because we know that we are dealing with a courteous, intelligent, knowledgeable, customer oriented young man. We look forward to hearing great things about you in the future. Harrison Appreciates YOU!  Sincerely, Linda Soria, Office Manager, Harrison Elementary School

Thank You IT team - Bill Boatman, Systems Administrator, Ricky Jaramillo, Asst. Systems Administrator and William Oppenlander, Asst. Systems Administrator - Thank you so much for supporting us through our crisis with our file management system. Your prompt response and expertise allowed us to continue our daily work.  Sincerely, Christina Acosta, Supervisor, Child Development

Thank You Michael Coronado, Administrative Secretary I - Michael is always there to assist me with whatever I need. I never have to ask him twice and he will look into things and get back to me if need be. He is always positive, helpful, and professional. Sincerely, Cynthia Bolton, Teacher, Fremont Academy

Thank you Charles Cogger, Maintenance Mechanic - Thank you so much to Charles Cogger of M&O for installing the presentation screen in Room 12. My students are so excited to have better access to the curriculum and I feel relieved that everyone can clearly see what I am presenting. We send a Tiger ROAR to Mr. Cogger!!!  Sincerely, Tyra Weis, Teacher, San Antonio Elementary School

Thank You Maria A. Garcia, Head Custodian II, Carmen Serrato, Custodian-Certified, Maria Quintero, Custodian-Certified, Martha Valadez, Custodian-Certified, Danny Miller, Custodian-Certified, Mike Julius, Custodian-Certified, Mark Remski, Custodian-Certified, Anne Cortes, Classified Sub and Donovan Terry, Classified Sub - Thank you all for working so diligently this summer to make our school (Diamond Ranch HS) shine like the DIAMOND it is.  Sincerely, Patricia Blumenfeld, Secretary Data Processing and Patti Hentges, Registrar.

Thank You Bryan Woods, Computer Service Supervisor, Adrian Martinez, Computer Service Technician I, Luis Arvizu, Computer Service Technician I and Julio Ruiz, Applications Specialists Web/Multi-Media II and many more IT staff - Countless thanks to those IT back-office personnel. We need you when our computers freeze and we need you when our printers jam but the bottom line is we need you and thank you for your valued support. Pantera has experienced a wave of technological challenges over the years and you have all made it a very professional and courteous environment with IT. Bryan Woods, Adrian Martinez, Luis Arvizu, and Julio Ruiz and many more are the backbone to the PUSD tech success and we thank you. Sincerely, Mika Trevizo, Parent, PTO member and community liaison

Thank You Alan Pantini, Principal, Crystal Tarin, Teacher, Karen Ramirez, Typist Clerk, Patricia Alba, Health Services Asst., Linda Almaguer and Teachers - I would like to thank Alan Pantanini, Crystal Tarin, Linda Almaguer, Karen Ramirez, Patricia Alba, teachers, and campus supervisors for making our first day of school truly amazing and organized. Sincerely, Jennifer Eddings, Office Manager

Thank You Jaime Fletes, Custodian-Certified - Many thanks to our custodian Jaime Fletes for years of exemplary service. The compliments to our outstandingly maintained campus were frequent and continuous over the years. We are sad that he has chosen to leave us for another campus but am appreciative we had him as long as we did. His next school is lucky to have him as I'm sure HE already knows. Sincerely, Linda Soria, Office Manager, Harrison Elementary School

Thank You Maricela Rodarte, School Office Manager II and Diane Fernandez, Secretary I - Many many thanks to you both for keeping our school humming along like a well oiled machine. You are the first people our community meets when they walk through the door and you both ensure their first impressions are exceptional. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Sincerely, Albert Tan, Associate Principal, Fremont Academy (7-12)

Thank You PUSD Board President, Frank Guzman, Board Members Dr. Roberta Perlman, Adrienne Konigar-Macklin, Jason Rothman, Andrew Wong, Superintendent Richard Martinez, and Deputy Superintendent Stephanie Baker - Thank you and deepest appreciation for your support for our Fremont Academy Faculty, Staff, Parents, and most importantly, our Students, as the Fremont Academy community graduated our inaugural graduating class, the Class of 2014. Sincerely, Elizabeth Harper, Principal, Fremont Academy (7-12)

Thank You Christopher Tran, Network & Systems Supervisor - A HUGE thank you goes out to Chris Tran for his expediency in responding to assistance needed! Not only did he arrive right away but he followed up his visit with a phone call within 30 minutes with additional information. Impeccable customer service! Kudos to you Chris and thank you for all of your continued help and support! Sincerely, Monica Principe, Director, Curriculum & Instruction, Secondary

Thank You Mina Young, Senior Technical Assistant, Purchasing - I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Mina Young and the entire Purchasing Department for always going above and beyond to get our vendor payments out, especially on important last minute conferences. Thank you for ALL that you do! Sincerely, Leticia Lopez-Bentacourt, Office Manager II, Palomares Academy (7-12)

Thank You Marge Avance, Judy Barela, Katie Bartlett, Daisy Cuellar, Denise Barrientos, Debra Eschardies, Barbara Harris, Elvia Ramos, Maxine Turner, Patricia Mendivil, Isabel McClain, Shanette Oliver, and Lorraine Vargas, Personnel Services Staff - I would like to thank the Personnel Services staff for working so hard this summer to ensure that our schools and departments are staffed for the beginning of the school year. Sincerely, Olga McCullough, Director, Certificated Personnel

Thank You Richard Levine, M&O Supervisor - A huge "thank you!" to Richard Levine for the support to our school during the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus visit. Mr. Levine did a fantastic job of ensuring that our site was well-prepared to supply power to the bus so that our students and community could enjoy their musical experience. Mr. Levine, thank you from everyone at Kingsley! Sincerely, Laura Solis, Principal, Kingsley Elementary School

Thank You Suzanne Steinseifer-Ripley, Principal, Angelique Butler, Asst. Principal, Marco Sanchez, Asst. Principal and Maria Jimenez, School Office Manager - Thank you for being such an awesome group of individuals. Your combined support continuously encourages me to come up with innovative ideas for our library. Your hard work and dedication to DRHS motivates me to think outside of the box. Thank you for being such great role models. I appreciate my experience with you.  Sincerely, Porsche Young, Media Technician, Diamond Ranch High School

Thank You Gloria Ramon, Typist Clerk I - Thanks to Gloria Ramon for all the extra hours of time spent to help support the front office and ensure all award ceremonies and promotions went smoothly during the last days of school. I had a family emergency during this time and was able to depend on you to go above and beyond to cover school operations. Sincerely, Lydia Alejandre, School Office Manager, San Jose Elementary School

Thank You Amy Blevins, Payroll/Benefits Clerk II, Maria Vargas, Payroll/Benefits Clerk II and Sara Diamond, Payroll/Clerk II - Thank you ladies in our Benefits Department! You were all very helpful, kind and patient in assisting me with my questions for the benefits package.  Sincerely, Pauline Leckie, IA, S/E SH at Diamond Ranch High School

Thank You Carol Novak, Office Manager and Johanna Sandoval, Resource Teacher - I would like to express my sincere gratitude to these two ladies who have worked tirelessly to ensure these last two challenging weeks of school went without a hitch and that student and parent events turned out beautifully! Awesome job, ladies!  Sincerely, Dolores Lobaina, Principal, La Verne Science & Technology Charter School

Thank You Mary Krahn and Betsy Kelsey, School Nurses - Thank you Mary and Betsy for always being there and helping when we most need you! We really appreciate the support and all you brought to the Health Services Department. We are really going to miss you!  Sincerely, Maria G. Castro, Health Services Assistant

Thank You and Congratulations Monica Whisenhunt, Teacher - Elementary - Congratulations Ms. Whisenhunt, PUSD Teacher of the Year, YOU ROCK!! Sincerely, Patty Campos, Typist Clerk I, Madison Elementary School

Thank You Pilar Carlos, Leticia Llamas, Amparo Chacon, Patricia Zepeda, Esther Mora, Euna Chae, Shaan Hou, Dinora Marroquin, Teachers - Thank you for welcoming fellow Roosevelt teachers to your classes to observe the powerful teaching and learning occuring daily. Your willingness to open your classrooms to colleagues and share best practices is inspiring. Sincerely, Caryn Zappia, Teacher on Assignment, Educational Services

Thank You Dr. Enrique Medina, Director, Career Readiness - Thank you Dr. Medina for working diligently to insure that services have continued for the community in Pomona through Adult & Career Education. You have been ultimately responsible for ensuring a dual accreditation through WASC and COE. You are a positive inspiration. Thanks, Cheryl Henry, Teacher Specialist, Adult & Career Education

Thank You Amy McElwain, Director, Risk Management - I would like to thank Amy McElwain, Director-Risk Management, Stephanie Harlan and Sophia Ortega - Mundell, Odlum & Haws, LLP, and Martha Olmos, Administrative Secretary - Student Wellbeing for their stellar customer service. This team has done a tremendous job crafting agreements that enhance our ability to engage community based organizations that provide direct services to our children and families.  Sincerely, Mark Maine, Director, Student Well-being

Thank You Juan Arretche, Ana Cabrera, Ruth Kurz, Cindy Caldera and the entire Alcott Staff - Thank you to all of these wonderful people and to the entire PUSD family who attended the retirement celebration May 7th. What a wonderful expression of their caring and dedication and I am honored to have worked with them. No words can tell you how much the evening meant to me. I will miss all of you very much, but I know I am leaving the work in good hands. Best Wishes, Shirley Martinez, Principal, Alcott Elementary School

Thank You Roberta Perlman, PUSD Board Member, Richard Martinez, Superintendent, Fernando Meza, Administrative Director, Pupil & Community Services - and many others On behalf of the Pomona Youth and Family Master Plan Promoting Academic Achievement Task Force, I would like to thank you (and Fairplex & City of Pomona) for all your help towards a very successful 2014 Learning Expo! We could not have done it without you!  Sincerely, Anne Marie Gariador, Chairperson for the Nancy McCracken Learning Expo and Teacher-Secondary, Garey High School

Thank You Angela Galaz, Secretary I - I would just like to thank Angela Galaz for all that she does. Angela never tells you know. She is one of the most hardworking people I know, even with all that she has on her plate, she goes above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you Angela for being who you are.  Sincerely, Tracie Cullins, Locker Room Attendant, Ganesha High School

Thank You Linda Soria, School Office Manager I - Thank you for always being there and available with whatever it takes to "follow through" inspire others in the process. Your former students go looking for you because they know you care.  Sincerely, Jennifer Eddings, Office Manager, Kingsley Elementary School

Thank You All Lincoln Elementary Teachers - Our Lincoln teachers are AWESOME! Our students are so lucky to have you in their lives. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to you!  Sincerely, Monica McGuire, School Clerk

Thank You Diane Elias, District Testing Specialist, Research & Assessment - I would like to thank Diane Elias for coming to Barfield to provide her support. She was very patient and very supportive in assisting me with making sure Barfield's STAR materials were packed correctly and submitted accurately. Thank you so much for your help! This department's CUSTOMER SERVICE is outstanding!  Sincerely, Rosario Ambriz, Principal, Barfield Elementary School

Thank You Ruth Ruiz, Teacher Specialist, Research & Assessment - I would like to thank Ruth Ruiz for her support with STAR testing. When I called with a question or e-mailed her, she quickly responded. She is very thorough and patient. Thank you Ruth! Sincerely, Rosario Ambriz, Principal, Barfield Elementary School

Thank You Mary Lou Ortiz-Jamieson, Teacher- Elementary, Montvue Elementary School - Thank you Mary Lou for showing me how to foster the love of education to the children in Pomona!  Sincerely, Lani Ortiz, Teacher-Secondary, Cortez Elementary School

Thank You Suzanne Miller, School Nurse Practitioner - I would like to thank Susie Miller for her contribution to the 7th Annual Nancy McCracken Learning Expo held Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Fairplex. Susie worked closely with Western University of Health Sciences College of Graduate Nursing and David Larson, Program Administrator to provide hands-on healthcare demonstrations for students and families. Again, Susie, thank you for all you do to promote health and wellness in our schools and community.  Sincerely, Mark Maine, Director, Student Well-being

Thank You Julio Ruiz, Applications Specialist Web/Multi-Media II - Julio, thank you for producing such an awesome video for our Community Service Awards. The video truly captured all that our parents, organizations and community members contribute to PUSD. We received the best compliments from those who attended the event.  Again thanks.  Sincerely, Dalea Castro, Community Services Clerk/Secretary, Superintendent’s Office

Thank You Duyen Ly, Accounting Technician - I want to thank Duyen Ly for working quickly, diligently and communicating clearly in order to explain the new grant procedures this year. Many teachers had invested hours of after-school training, collaborating, creating and their own funds to participate in this grant and grow their understanding of math instruction. Your efficiency will ensure that they will receive their grant funds while improving their instruction. Thank you very much!   Sincerely, Amy Rosado, Teacher on Assignment, Instructional Services

Thank You David Jaramillo, Director, IT Services and M&O Staff - A big thank you to David Jaramillo and the entire staff associated with M & O. Our school has seen a huge improvement in the work and especially the customer service we have been receiving. Each of the workers and their supervisors from heating and air, grounds, custodians, etc., have been very attentive to the needs of our school. Our school is a safe, clean and better place to learn because of the work you do.   Sincerely, Shirley Martinez, Principal, Alcott Elementary School

Thank You Patricia Guillen, Office Manager - Thank you “Patticakes” for all the time and energy you put into helping our students at Ganesha and for making the day brighter with your perky and caring disposition. I appreciate you and thank you for all the things you do.  Sincerely, Frances Nomura, Typist Clerk I, Ganesha High School

Thank You Sandy Granados, Office Manager, Monica McGuire, School Clerk, Maria G. Castro, Health Services Assistant, Mary Krahn, School Nurse and Elizabeth Ontiveros-Cole, School Nurse - Even though we have a special day (Administrative Professional Day) to recognize and acknowledge all the hard work, dedication, patience and love you show every day to all of us, it is not enough. One day is not enough time to show and tell you how much you mean to all of us and how much we appreciate all you do for everyone. THANK YOU for being so wonderful every day. Lincoln would not be the family we are without you!  Sincerely, Alicia McMullin, Principal, Lincoln Elementary School 

Thank You Electrical Crew, M&O - Thank you to the electrical crew for responding to our Educational Services' sense of urgency to ensure that computer labs at ALL of our schools were ready for SBAC testing. The crew took initiative, worked tirelessly, met all deadlines in a short time frame, and did it all in a professional manner with positive, can-do attitudes. This monumental task would not have been completed without the hard work of this team! Thank you for being GREAT collaborative members of the PUSD team!!!  Sincerely, Stephanie Baker, Deputy Superintendent, Educational Services

Thank You The Vi Chau, Computer Service Technician I - I would like to thank Vi Chau for his outstanding work as our computer tech at Arroyo. We recently installed 2 new computer labs in which he had to set up and image many new computers and did a great job in getting us ready for the SBAC Testing. I also want to thank him for always coming to our rescue at a minute's notice and without complaint.  Sincerely, Marilyn Gallacher, Office Manager, Arroyo Elementary School

Thank You Juan Hernandez, Custodian-Certified - Thank you for all you do to ensure the students of Pantera Elementary have a clean learning environment. The campus is always spotless and I, as a parent, truly appreciate your dedication to the children, staff and overall appearance of our school.  Sincerely, Melissa Miller, Elementary Campus Supervisor

Thank You Tracie Cullins, Locker Room Attendant - I want to thank Tracy for the exceptional Job she does as a Locker Room Attendant. She is always available to help and the girls’ locker room is very organized; she always does her job and goes above and beyond. Thanks for always keeping things running smoothly.   Sincerely, Irene De la Cruz, Campus Security Officer I, Ganesha High School

Thank You Aldo Puente, Custodian-Certified - Thank you Aldo for always providing the highest level of service to the staff and students at Barfield. You have an outstanding work ethic. We are fortunate to have you.  Sincerely, Lynne Hamski, Officer Manager, Barfield Elementary School 

Thank You Laurdes Diaz, Teacher, Elementary - Thank you for welcoming a fellow first grade teacher from another PUSD school to observe you and your class. Your generosity with sharing your time and talent is greatly appreciated! Thank you for innovating, exploring, and reflecting.  Sincerely, Caryn Zappia, Teacher on Assignment, Educational Services

Thank You Mike McElroy, Computer Technician II - Thank you Mr. McElroy for all your hard work in preparing our computer labs for the SBAC testing coming up this week. Your willingness to trouble shoot and deal with all the last minute curveballs really made a difference for our students!! Thank You!!  Sincerely, Juan Ortiz, Interim Principal, Marshall Middle School 

Thank You Patty Ibanez, Technology Specialist - Patty is an excellent teacher and she was able to help me develop an essential report using the Zangle Query Writer. She responded to my request in just minutes. Thank you!  Sincerely, Mark Maine, Director, Student Well-being 

Thank You Irma Cruz, Health Services Assistant - You have done an absolutely phenomenal job with 92 Tdap entries into Zangle! You make a tremendous difference by ensuring that all students are protected against vaccine preventable disease. This protection often extends to the home for the family. Thank you very much for your outstanding work. Sincerely, David Larson, Program Administrator, Health Services 

Thank You Maryanne Villarosa, Health Services Assistant - Tdap vaccination is required for 7th grade entry in the Fall. Of the 26 schools with 6th graders, Maryanne Villarosa has the top score obtaining 107 Tdap vaccinations! This is a monumental task potentially affecting ADA in the Fall and the Health and Wellbeing of families. Mrs. Villarosa has done an outstanding job! Thank you for always supporting Health and Wellbeing! Sincerely, David Larson, Program Administrator, Health Services 

Thank You Sandy Granados, Office Manager and Monica McGuire, Elementary School Clerk - Thank you Sandy and Monica for your hard work and dedication! Words cannot express what you mean to all of us at Lincoln! Thanks for always being there to support us!  Sincerely, Alicia Mc Mullin, Principal, Lincoln Elementary School

Thank You Alma Lopez, Office Manager and Bernice Miley, Typist Clerk I - I'd like to thank our outstanding Office Manager, Alma Lopez and Office Clerk, Bernice Miley for embracing our Brilliant Bears, especially those who need that extra TLC, and always going above and beyond to make them feel special. Not only are you both outstanding at the work you do, but your thoughtfulness is immeasurable. Thank you!   Sincerely, Diane Betance, Principal, Roosevelt Elementary School

Thank You Pomona Unified School District and Cal Poly Pomona Great Leaders Academy Program – Thank you for the opportunity to attend the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. We were able to pick up information to assist us in our studies, network with colleagues both within and outside of PUSD and learn about programs and strategies to help out students. Thank you, thank you very much!   Sincerely, Jennifer, Mary, Noreen, Phil, Tricia & Tyra, Great Leaders for Great Schools Academy Cohort Members

Thank You Nicole Le, Carmen Martinez, and Melissa DeNova, Second Grade Teachers from Allison and San Antonio – Have welcomed fellow PUSD second grade teachers into their classrooms for observation and collaboration related to Common Core. You show innovation, a can-do spirit, and teamwork. Thank you for being so gracious with your time and talent!   Sincerely, Caryn Zappia Teacher on Assignment, Educational Services

Thank you Westmont Custodial Crew, M&O - Thank you for taking pride in your work and doing so with cheer. I especially appreciate the care you took with the classroom move on March 4th. Thanks to your efforts, teacher and students have had speedy access to their awarded Chromebooks and projects are underway. You're a great team. Sincerely, Cynthia Badillo, Principal, Westmont Elementary School

Thank You Rachel Ceniceros, School Office Manager and Lourdes Ramirez, Typist Clerk I - Thank you for all your hard work! You are an awesome team. Your dedication to serve our school community is greatly appreciated.   Sincerely, Selene Amancio, Principal, San Antonio Elementary School

Thank you Gino Petrivelli, Coordinator, ITS, Julio Ruiz, Applications Specialist Web/Multi-Media II and Adrian Garcia, Applications Specialist Web/Multi-Media I - ITS - Thank you to these three gentlemen for their outstanding work on the website. The training and their on-going support will enable us to keep our students, parents and community informed about the many good things happening at our school sites. You all are appreciated very much.  Sincerely, Shirley Martinez, Principal, Alcott Elementary School

Thank You Esther Cervera, Buyer I, Purchasing - Many thanks to Esther Cervera for always responding promptly and assisting with ordering and setting up furniture, and always explaining the process and best way to handle any situation. Her customer service is always exemplary.   Sincerely, Sonia Barbata, Administrative Secretary II, Special Education 

Thank you Adrian Garcia, Applications Specialist Web/Multi-Media I, IT Department – Thank you for printing our report cards. It's always a pleasure to call IT.  Great Customer Service.....you guys rock! Sincere, Alma Lopez, Office Manager, Roosevelt 

Thank You Special Education Teachers and staff: Kenneth Christenson, David Colon, Fran Nwagbo, Israel Lim, and Miss Marva - These wonderful people sacrifice every day for the students and do it with a willing heart. They go above and beyond in their day to day tasks. These particular people not only care for the students, but for the staff. My mother recently passed away and the staff compassionately supported me through this time and were willing to generously give to the needs of my family. I am blessed to work with such kind hearted, amazing individuals here at Ganesha.   Sincerely, Jessica Martel, Substitute Instructional Aide

Thank You Cesar Casarrubias, Interim Director, Pupil Support Services and Jason King, High School Dean of Students, Ganesha High School - Just wanted to say thank you to both Mr. Cesar Casarrubias and Mr. Jason King for taking the immediate steps needed to help one of our students at Ganesha High. We sure miss you at Ganesha Cesar.  Sincerely, Kenneth J. Hillard, Teacher, Special Ed, Ganesha High School

Thank You Alcott Elementary Staff - Thank you for welcoming me to your school as I participate in the Great Leaders for Great Schools Academy.  Sincerely, Tyra Weis, Teacher, Elementary 

Thank You Omar Enriquez, Computer Service Technician II - A great big thanks to Omar Enriquez for being a creative resourceful thinker and making the iPad Aps workshop at La Verne Science and Technology Charter a great day of learning and collaboration. Omar was able to make sure the presenter had an alternate way to access her google presentation. He worked patiently with each and every participant to make sure that they were able to log into the internet. Omar also stayed for almost the entire session to help teachers with any issues that arose throughout the session. Omar truly made this day a success. Thank you again.  Sincerely, Amy Bennett-Rosado, Teacher on Assignment, Instructional Technology

Thank You Hortensia (Tensy) Huehl, Elementary School Clerk - Tensy has quickly adapted to her new school by making an extraordinary effort to become an integral part of the Harrison Team. We welcome her and appreciate all she brings to her new job! The Harrison team remains in full force because of quality staffing. Thank you PUSD Personnel for sending us Mrs. Richmond-Roberts and Tensy! Sincerely, Linda Soria, Office Manager, Harrison Elementary (PreK-8)

Thank You Cesar Casarrubias, Interim Director, Pupil Support Services – Thank you for being an exemplary role model of equitable practices in dealing with our student issues. Your approach is humane and respectful ~ way to go!!! Sincerely, Rebecca LaMascus, School Site Specialist, Golden Springs 

Thank You Robyn Stankiewicz and Claudette Pantney, Elementary School Teachers – Thank you both for not only opening up your classrooms for other teachers to come and observe but for also taking the time to debrief and have powerful educational conversations with over 14 other PUSD teachers. Your dedication and thoughtfulness in your lesson development and implementation were evident and served as a catalyst for others to grow and reflect on teaching practice. Thank you for all that you do each day for Pomona students.  Sincerely, Amy Bennett-Rosado, Teacher on Assignment, La Verne Science & Technology Charter

Thank You Michael Dyer, Elementary School Teacher - Congratulations Michael Dyer for achieving Accelerated Readers' "Model Educator" and "Model Classroom."  Mr. Dyer is known at Decker for tapping into as many literacy resources as he can to motivate our students to read. Thank you for being such an inspiration for our students and for our school community.   Sincerely, Marlo Yep-Vaughan, Principal, Decker Elementary School

Thank You Veronica Ruiz-Ramirez, Middle School Teacher – Mrs. Ruiz-Ramirez embraced the common core and partnered with Peter Fankuchen to teach our 6th grade students about Aquaponics. They focused on literacy and connecting math and science. Three students were so passionate that they prepared and displayed their projects in the exhibition hall at the PUSD Science Fair. Mrs. Ruiz-Ramirez and Peter worked with the students before and after school to help ensure that their projects were of high academic quality. Thank you for your dedication and for going above and beyond for your students! One person can make a positive difference!   Sincerely, Cristine Goens, Principal, Simons Middle School

Thank You Alphonso G. Ballina, Computer Services Technician I - Al helped me make sure that the cables to the projector, laptop, and speakers were properly connected before I had to give a presentation to the 2nd grade teachers at Alcott. Al offered his assistance and expertise even though I had not previously made arrangements for him to do that, and this really helped me out because I was presenting at a school I was unfamiliar with. Everything went smoothly and the 2nd grade teachers were professionally engaged in the presentation. Sincerely, Caryn Zappia, Teacher on Assignment, IS

Thank You Leonard Hernandez, Jr., Coordinator, M&O - Thank you Mr. Hernandez for always being willing to help and going above and beyond to help out our school. It's nice to know I can go to you and ask for help and know that whatever the need is, it will be cheerfully attended to. I appreciate you!  Sincerely, Frances Nomura, Typist Clerk I, Ganesha High School

Thank You Herlinda Guadarama-Almaguer, Resource Teacher, Washington Elementary School - Thank you Herlinda for being such a good Resource Teacher. You have especially been helpful to the Kinder-teachers at Washington. Sincerely, Bernice Walker, Teacher, Washington Elementary School

Thank You John Baldonado, District Attendance Technician - We are sooo appreciative of the courtesy and patience John has demonstrated every single time my clerk or I call. He is friendly, professional and knowledgeable and we appreciate him! Thanks John! Sincerely, Linda Soria, Office Manager, Harrison Elementary School

Thank You Julio Ruiz, Applications Specialist Web/Media II - Mr. Ruiz taught us how to post the Health Services and Programs Manual to the www.pusd.org website so Nurses, Health Services Assistants and Office Managers can easily access and download critical health information. Julio is an outstanding teacher with tremendous customer service skills. Thank you for all you do. Sincerely, Mark Maine, Director, Student Wellbeing and Darlene Miller, Typist Clerk II, Health Services

Thank You Judy Barela, Personnel Receptionist - Mrs. Barela was so professional and thorough as she supported me through a number of questions and clarifications. Thanks a million! Sincerely, Alicia Duenas, Teacher, Palomares Academy

Thank You Imelda Gil, Administrative Secretary II, Educational Services - Imelda provided me with excellent customer service. PUSD is lucky to have her. As a parent of 3 students in the District, I thank you for all your help! Sincerely, Maritza Vera, PUSD District Parent

Thank You Julio Ruiz, Applications Specialist Web/Media II - Thank you Julio Ruiz for being so helpful and quick to respond to any technology requests. I appreciate your great customer service to our department and I am sure that the parents and community appreciate the information you provide on the website.  Sincerely, Zoila Savaglio, Program Administrator, Categorical Programs