Friday, June 17, 2011

Schools Salute Volunteers, Partners as Integral to Education

Volunteer of Year
District leaders thank Chuck Wootton for his dedicated volunteerism at Loma Portal Elementary
The district’s most dedicated volunteers and partners in education from local business and community groups were honored at the End-Of-Year Partner/Volunteer Awards Ceremony, presented by the Community Relations Department on May 25, at the Harold Ballard Parent Center.

More than 150 attendees were on hand for the festivities. Sponsored by California Coast Credit Union, the event offered an opportunity for the district to thank those who continue to put kids and their neighborhood schools first – from retired teachers to Naval officers and local retail stores. 

2011 Volunteer of the Year Awardees include: Trudy Lederer (Bird Rock Elementary), Charles “Chuck” Wootton (Loma Portal Elementary), Shirley Altieri (Washington Elementary), Maria Gibson (Millennial Tech Middle) and Becky Breedlove (Crawford CHAMPS High).

2011 Partners of the Year include the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center-Pacific (Cabrillo Elementary), the San Diego Bar Association Children at Risk Committee (Porter Elementary), SeaWorld San Diego and Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (Pacific Beach Middle), the National Association of Women in Construction San Diego Chapter (Construction Tech Academy at Kearny High), and Pfizer Inc. (district-wide). Ten-year, 20-year and 25-year partners across the district were also honored.

View the End-of-Year Partner/Volunteer Awards Ceremony program for volunteer bios and a complete list of honorees.

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