December 2016 -- Governing Board Member Vicki L. Johnson was celebrated this week during her final meeting as a public servant from the district. After 24 years as an elected official, Mrs. Johnson has retired.
She began her tenure with the Glendale Union High School District in 1993 and her last board meeting was Wednesday, Dec. 7. During Mrs. Johnson’s years of service, she held the position of president five times and many years as the clerk.
The district has grown from 12,825 students to 16,000. She has witnessed the construction of two new schools, nine media centers, renovations or improvements to every school in the district and has increased the local, state and national reputation of excellence in academics, athletics, activities and the arts that are valued at GUHSD.
She has volunteered her time at more than 500 Board meetings every Wednesday evening for more than two decades. As a board member, Mrs. Johnson has spent countless hours studying such complex issues as student achievement and school finance. She has worked with seven different superintendents, 19 other board members and numerous educational experts, administrators and professionals.
What began as an opportunity to support her own children as students of this district has resulted in decades’ worth of time spent supporting thousands of children within the GUHSD community.
Congratulations, Mrs. Johnson on your retirement. Thank you for your selfless service to the Glendale Union High School District. Your commitments have not gone unnoticed and your contributions will be a lasting legacy for generations to come.
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