Six employees, all teachers, are being honored Tuesday, Dec. 1, for 40 years of service to the Garden Grove Unified School District. They are among only 41 current and former GGUSD staff members to reach the four-decade service milestone.
The six honorees – Mary Boothroyd, parenting teacher at Chapman-Hettinga Education Center; Nola Duft, grades 1-2 combination class teacher at Violette Elementary School; Ellen Fujii, math teacher on special assignment, 7-12 Instructional Services; Frank Moltane, photography teacher at Chapman-Hettinga; Holly Parker, first-grade teacher at Post Elementary School; and Christine Torino, kindergarten teacher at Stanford Elementary School – top the list of 610 GGUSD staff members receiving service pins at the annual Employee Recognition Program, 3:30 p.m., in the Los Amigos High School Little Theater, 16566 Newhope St., Fountain Valley.
The specially designed lapel pins are being awarded to employees with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, or 40 years of service with the district.
Among the large group of recipients this year, 17 employees are receiving 35-year service pins. Pins are being presented to Ronald Adams, teacher at Garden Grove High School; Bruce Cox, teacher at La Quinta High School; Christine Franks, painting supervisor for Maintenance and Operations; Robert Johnson, teacher at Anthony Elementary School; Tim Kibbey, assistant director for Maintenance and Operations; Sophie Lee, instructional aide at Warren Elementary School; Marion Lippincott, athletic equipment attendant at La Quinta High School; Steven Mendoza, instructional aide at Russell Elementary School; Terry Munson, teacher at Hare Continuation High School; Maria Owens, teacher at Los Amigos High School; Susan Richardson, office clerk at Rancho Alamitos High School; Catherine Ryder, teacher at Los Amigos High School; Lisa Sigaty, teacher at Garden Grove High School; Esther Solis, instructional aide at Heritage Elementary School; Frank Wenger, GGUSD warehouse supervisor; Ronald Wright, plant supervisor at Pacifica High School, and Valerie Zimmer, teacher on special assignment, Office of Special Education Services.
Along with the 35-year pin recipients, the district is awarding 30-year service pins to 40 employees, 25-year pins to 46 employees, 20-year pins to 120 employees, 15-year pins to 135 employees, and 10-year pins to 246 employees.