The Reed Union School District held its 8th annual Celebration of Education, sponsored by RUSD PTA, where staff members are recognized for their accomplishments and service this school year.
Among those honored were Mr. Ryan Davis and Ms. Rachel Cahill, who received the Belvedere Tiburon Rotary Club Community Service award for outstanding commitment to community service projects.
1st grade teacher Kathleen Sheridan, 3rd grade teacher Jessie San Galli, Del Mar PE teacher Gary Oefinger and Instructional Aides Deanne Wilson, Cevonne James and Andrew Hale were recognized for receiving the Golden Bell award at a County wide ceremony on May 25th at Dominican University.
Ms. Jamie Fagan (1st grade teacher) was awarded the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award, which is sponsored by RUSD PTA, and History teacher Mr. Anthony Armstrong received the Christine Carter Innovative Educator Award, sponsored by the Foundation for Reed Schools.
Staff also had an opportunity to honor Ms. Aileen Carew, Bel Aire Reading Specialist and Ms. Kay Freeman, Bel Aire Resource Specialist who are retiring this year.
Mr. Gary Oefinger was thanked by the Reed District Teachers Association with their WHO (We Honor Ours) Award.
And finally, Ms. Laura McLeran, Reed Reading Specialist was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award.
Superintendent Nancy Lynch thanked outgoing PTA President, Bryn Argov for her outstanding leadership and service, as well as Foundation co-presidents Tracey and Jonathan Turner and the RUSD Board of Trustees for their support and direction. She also thanked the PTA for hosting the afternoon event and for their work on behalf of RUSD students.
RUSD Parent Volunteers honored at last night's Board Meeting
Pictured left to right: Joannie Cahill, Connie Maddox, Bethany Tully, Bryn Argov, Moira O'Neal, Cynthia Kenneally, Tracy Rittenhouse, Taissa Cherry, Lisa Carlin, Elizabeth Wilhelm, Adrea Goldberg, Cathy Frymier, Angela Jorgensen, Lisa Hovan