Thursday, June 21, 2012

San Diego Unified Honors 2012 Retirees

Julie Martel and Supt. Kowba
 Superintendent Kowba congratulates Pacific Beach Middle School Principal Julie Martel on her retirement.
District leadership, staff, family and friends came together June 14 to honor the more than 250 employees retiring this year from San Diego Unified School District.

The Monroe Clark Middle School band treated the nearly 90 attendees to music while they enjoyed crackers and cheese, sandwiches, fruit and dessert on the Ed Center lawn. Honorees were also greeted by representatives from each employee group, including SDEA-retired, AASD, CSEA, and the POA.

Superintendent Bill Kowba, Board Trustee Shelia Jackson and Deputy Superintendent of Academics Nellie Meyer thanked each employee for their service to the district and wished them well in their future endeavors.

“All of you – teachers, support staff, administrators - have made immeasurable contributions,” said Superintendent Kowba. “You have given the priceless gift of time and talent to help our students achieve their best – in and out of the classroom, toward graduation and beyond. The success of our students is truly a reflection of your hard work and dedication.”

Each retiree had the opportunity to introduce themselves, and share with the crowd the number of years they had worked in the district and at what locations. Some were retiring after a few years, others had more than 30 plus years of service; one employee was retiring after 48 years. Combined, the district’s 2012 retirees had 6,301 total years of service.

Sincere thanks go out to all of our retirees for their hard work and dedication to our students.
For a complete list of 2012 retirees as of 6/14/2012, go to To view photos of the event, visit the event web page.