GUHSD Governing Board Celebrates 25-Year and Retiree Employees

GUHSD Governing Board Recognized 25-Year and Retiree Employees at Annual Event
Posted on 03/11/2021
25 -Year and Retiree Celebration

May 2021 – Glendale Union High School District employees, including teachers, support staff members, counselors, and coaches were celebrated, on May 5 at the annual 25-Year Employee and Retiree Recognition Reception. In total, 61 employees, were honored including 25-Year employees and retirees. The GUHSD Governing Board members, superintendent, and school principals were present to acknowledge the employees for their excellent service and appreciation of their contributions to our students, families, schools, and the community.

To honor the 25-Year employees for their years of service, the GUHSD Governing Board and superintendent awarded each with a commemorative lapel pin. In addition, each 25-Year employee will be remembered by having their name with dates of service inscribed on a plaque that will hang in the District Office.

25-Year employees from 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 included Rudolpho Aguilar and Leonardo Froese from Apollo; Richard Kent from Cortez; John Cooper from Glendale; Jennifer Mattingly and Jennifer Walp from Greenway; Robert Ambrose, Estevan Carreon, Ramon Gomez, and Easter Preston from Independence; Jonn Freitas from Moon Valley; Darlene Johnson and Jonathan Parker from Sunnyslope; Kimberly Austin, Dennis Baker, Dawn Chamberlain, Dana Graybeal, James Hudspeth, and Steve Linsacum from Thunderbird, Kelli Abramovich from Washington, and Charity Aguilera, Brian Capistran, and Craig Mussi from the District Office.

As a token of gratitude for the retiree employees, the GUHSD Governing Board and superintendent presented each with an ornamental apple award.

The 2020-2021 retirees included William Coen, Kathy Farrell, Sue Naugle, and Sharon Schieser from Apollo; Katherine Beauchamp, Kris Costley, Wayne Gittens, Alicia Moore, and Monette Roberts from Cortez; John Cooper from Glendale; Michelle Benson, Steffannie Hernandez, Ana Cortes Holbert, Paula Sawdy Bowes, Larry Wohlford, and Cathy Wolcott from Greenway; Mary Freeland and Richard Novak from Independence; George Donaldson, Jonn Freitas, Dawn Harman, and James Waddell from Moon Valley; Mark Dersch, Richard Graham, Deanne Hutchison, and Darlene Johnson from Sunnyslope; Chris Lansing, Steve Linsacum, and Alejandro Lozano from Thunderbird; James DeBusk and Jill Green from Washington; and Michelle Evans, Constance Hall, June Johnson, Rhonda Kennedy, Kim Mesquita, Dalia Roman, and Thomas Szkotnicki from the District Office.

We sincerely appreciate each of these individuals – the dedication, the service, and the talents they have imparted to our students.

Please enjoy this highlight video from the evening’s celebration.



Apollo High School
Apollo High School

Cortez High School
Cortez High School

Greenway High School
Greenway High School

Independence High School
Independence High School

Moon Valley High School
Moon Valley High School

Sunnyslope High School
Sunnyslope High School

Thunderbird High School
Thunderbird High School

Washington High School
Washington High School

GUHSD District Office and Principals
GUHSD District Office and Principals