Del Mar school district honors teachers, staff members, volunteers, PTA presidents and retirees

At its May 28 meeting, the Del Mar Union School District board honored the 2013-14 school site teachers of the year; classified employees of the year; volunteers of the year; PTA presidents and this year’s retirees. Below are the names of the honorees:

DMUSD Teachers:

School site teachers of the year included: Ashley Falls: Jackie Tiffany; Carmel Del Mar: Becky Zebold; Del Mar Heights: Carol Faulkner; Del Mar Hills: Donna Kuriyama; Ocean Air and overall district teacher of the year: Pam Barger; Sage Canyon: Kelly Hadlund; Sycamore Ridge: Kristin Bonaguidi; and Torrey Hills Fereshteh Jenkins.

DMUSD Classified:

Classified employees of year included: From the district office: Karen Harris; Ashley Falls: Gerardo Hernandez; Del Mar Heights: Greg Jordan; Ocean Air: Karen Holty; Sage Canyon: Belinda Engels; Torrey Hills: Lori Brodeur,; after school program and overall district employee of the year: Charley Jacob. Not pictured: Carmel Del Mar: Marianne Devasirvatham; early childhood center: Aparajita Bandyopadhyay; Del Mar Hills: Jenna Ellis; and Sycamore Ridge: Juan Gonzalez Rios.


Site volunteers of the year included: Del Mar Height: Katherine White; Ashley Falls: Yuka Inagaki; Carmel Del Mar: Maura Mullahey; Del Mar Hills: Jennifer Hill; Ocean Air: Suzi Holcomb; Sycamore Ridge: Helen Byard and Torrey Hills: Heather Keith. Not pictured: Sage Canyon Diana Li.


PTA presidents this year included: Ashley Falls: Jen Charat; Carmel Del Mar: Kate Takahashi; Del Mar Heights: Erica Halpern; Del Mar Hills: Sarah McMenamin; Ocean Air: Yvonne Ravad: Sage Canyon: Nikki Katz; Sycamore Ridge: Lisa Blazer; and Torrey Hills: Shelby Wyandt.

DMUSD Retirees:

District retirees this year include: Director of maintenance and facilities Randy Wheaton who has been in Del Mar for 17 years; and Del Mar Hills second grade teacher Cassie Brunker, who has been with the district for 24 years.