June 6, 2019 Page 3
Wiseburn Board Honors District
Employees, Remembers Scott
By Duane Plank
Superintendent Dr. Blake Silvers, completing
his first year on the job, described last
Thursday’s Wiseburn School Board session
as one of his favorite meetings of the year
because it highlights the exploits of long-time
employees. “This is the fun meeting,” he said.
“We get to look at all of our superstars in the
[Wiseburn Unified School] District. It is nice
to recognize and be thankful for the hard work
that they do. They make a big difference in
our community.” The well-attended gathering,
mostly celebratory and raucous, also included
a somber moment as the audience recognized
the sudden recent passing of Wiseburn Watch’s
School Board President JoAnne Kaneda
noted the death of Scott, who volunteered for
multiple Wiseburn community activities. She
conscientiously attended the group’s meetings
and held Board members accountable for their
decisions, always championing students and
Wiseburn’s best interests.
Among the District employees recognized
Thursday evening were Anza Elementary
School teachers Karen Aria (35 years of service),
Maureen Martineau (30 years), Rebecca
Robelotto (30 years), Liza Downer (25 years)
and secretary Anita Collins (25 years).
Also recognized were Dana Middle School
(DMS) teacher Candace Gray (35 years),
campus aide Theresa Rehbein (25 years),
Peter Burnett Elementary’s Dorothy Sweeney
(30 years), Cabrillo Elementary’s Debra Davis
(25 years), and the District Director of Human
Resources Ana Montes (30 years).
School site administrators spoke about each
of the honorees. Anza Principal Alberto Paredes
talked glowingly of his school’s honorees,
saying that all had several things in common.
“They are hard-working, dedicated and compassionate,”
he said. “But, most importantly,
they put students first.” Paredes mentioned the
impending retirement of Collins, saying that
“she is the queen of the office. No matter how
busy she is, she will always stop what she is
doing to help someone in need.”
Assistant Principal Lisa Wilberg represented
DMS and touted the work of Rehbein, saying
that “she is always there to support our school
in times of need.” Of sixth grade teacher Gray,
Wilberg said that she is “beloved by students
for her kindness, quick wit, delicious baking
and homemade quilts.”
Sweeney, according to Peter Burnett Principal
personify Wiseburn’s teachers, and went on to
note several laudatory comments from fellow
teachers. Cabrillo Elementary Principal Lisa
Baggio noted how Davis was “an amazing
teacher, staff member, mother and friend”
who goes “over and beyond for our students
Silvers effusively praised the work Montes
has done, calling her “incredibly knowledgeable
the “resource that she is for our phenomenal
district.” Montes emailed prior to the meeting,
“I feel fortunate to be part of an organization
that is constantly evolving and striving for
the betterment of children, and where our
collective contributions are valued. And it is
Silvers called Montes a “pivotal piece of the
District office,” saying she “brings a unique
source of historical knowledge” and commenting
superintendent’s position much easier. “I am
really lucky to work with her,” he said. “She
has ascended the ranks. We are blessed to have
professionals that are dedicated to the District
and stay in the District.”
Silvers, prior to the meeting, had lauded
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