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Celebrating "Class of 2021" Retirees

We are excited to pay tribute to our Class of 2021 Retirees! Here is the link for the special virtual recognition ceremony:

May 21, 2021                  

By Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources

WALNUT, CA--Walnut Valley Unified School District paid tribute to the 2021 retirees during a virtual celebration held on May 19. 

A total of 48 employees including administrators, teachers, and classified personnel were recognized with personal tributes for outstanding dedication to students and schools.

"Congratulations on your retirement!” said Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor in his congratulatory message.

“I am really confident that each of you will be forever remembered in the hearts and minds of the Walnut Valley Unified School District.”

“You’re an amazing group of people and your dedication to Walnut Valley has made a significant difference,” lauded Board President Layla Abou-Taleb.

District leaders delivered baskets with special gifts, certificates of recognition, and heartfelt well wishes this week.

The virtual retirement recognition program may be viewed at:

Congratulations to the following retiring staff members: Castle Rock Elementary: Nora Johnston – Teacher, Nicole Rodgers – Teacher, Jeanna Sandy-Winder; C.J. Morris Elementary: Cynthia Riggio – Teacher, Fan Wong – Instructional Aide II Bilingual/Bicultural; Collegewood Elementary: Barbara Chin – Instructional Aide II Bilingual/Bicultural; Evergreen Elementary: Olga Jauregui – Instructional Aide III Special Education; Maple Hill Elementary: Nancy Davis – Teacher, Lynda Keelan – Teacher, Dana Spinogatti – Office Assistant; Quail Summit Elementary: Pam Leslie – Teacher, Vicki Robinson – Instructional Aide II Special Education, Geri Smith – Teacher Education Specialist; Child Care: Terri Moriarty – Child Care Attendant II; Vejar Elementary: Rosalina Ancheta – Instructional Aide II Bilingual/Bicultural, Barbara Oliver – Library Media Technician I, Abraham Saura – Custodian I; Walnut Elementary: Yolanda Balderas – Noon Aide, Helene McDonald – Instructional Aide II Special Education, Susan Trautz – Teacher; Westhoff Elementary: Joann Goebel – Teacher Education Specialist; South Pointe Middle School – Sally Chavarria – Noon Aide; Suzanne Middle School – Cheryl Browdus – Teacher, Jennifer Carr – Teacher, Jennifer Hsu-Chen – Instructional Aide II Bilingual/Bicultural; Educational Services: Nancy Estrada – Senior Administrative Assistant; Nutrition Services: Laurie Gruenwald – Nutrition Services Worker III, Margarita Oseguera – Nutrition Services Worker III, Noushin Termechi – Nutrition Services Worker III, Pauline Tom – Nutrition Services Worker I; Diamond Bar High School: Emma Corral – Attendance Clerk, William Foley – Teacher, Douglas List – Teacher, Danette Macias – Attendance Clerk, Hana Matloub – Teacher, Anthony McCabe – Teacher, Javier Villegas – Custodian I, Virginia Vita – Accounting Technician; Walnut High School:  Barbara Cole – Instructional Dean, Anthony Goosens – Teacher, Gloria Goytia – Custodian I, Kristy Kirkpatrick – Teacher Education Specialist, Linda Rehm – Teacher Education Specialist, Arlene Rodriguez – Custodian  I, David Smith – Teacher, Michael Yamashiro – Teacher; Transportation: Kadene Ferguson – Bus Driver, Janet Flores – Bus Driver.


Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor, Special Education Director Emiko Chapman, and Human Resources Director Dr. Seth Bond present retirement gifts to Westhoff Education Specialist Joann Goebel. 

Walnut High science teacher Tony Goossens recognized with personalized retirement gifts. Shown with Deputy Superintendent Dr. Matt Witmer and Principal Dr. Ryan Maine. 

Diamond Bar High Principal Dr. Reuben Jones presents retirement gifts to photography teacher Bill Foley. 

Diamond Bar High Accounting Technician Virginia Vita presented with retirement gifts. Shown with Director of Human Resources Dr. Seth Bond and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Matt Torres. 

Walnut Valley USD “Class of 2021” retirees presented with retirement gifts at their schools.