Two Teachers To Retire, One Principal On The Move
Christine Elliott, 1st Grade Retiree
Mrs. Christine Elliott has taught in PVSD for 27 years, nearly all of which have been in the Mission Oaks area. Though she is best known as a 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Elliott has also taught special education. Over her career, including her classroom and Primary Hour, she has taught upwards of 1,000 students how to read. Her impact on this school, district, and community is priceless. What makes Mrs. Elliott special is her desire to learn and grow. Even as she eyes retirement, she is attending workshops and trying new strategies. At the start of her final year of teaching, where others might have looked to coast into retirement, Mrs. Elliott rearranged her teaching to put the Daily 5 into practice. She is a true professional. Additionally, Mrs. Elliott has mentored dozens of new teachers as a master teacher and beginning teacher support provider. Mrs. Elliott has taught at a number of schools, but holds LMS close to her heart. In fact, she has already started to talk to me about her volunteer schedule for next year. Mrs. Elliott’s impact on students, parents, and our school’s culture and climate will be missed.
Louisa Angeli, 2nd Grade retiree
Ms. Louisa Angeli has been teaching for 35 years. She has taught most recently at Las Posas and La Mariposa. Mrs. Angeli has taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, and numerous combinations thereof in the past. Mrs. Angeli has big plans for her retirement: she plans on continuing her lifelong pursuit to help others. Mrs. Angeli is a licensed MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist), and she intends to use that training, along with her extensive teaching experience, to continue to help families successfully manage stress. It says a lot about Ms. Angeli that she intends to use the time that should be “hers” on helping others.
Dr. Jay Greenlinger, Principal On The Move
It’s pretty much old news by now, but just in case you haven’t heard, Principal Jay Greenlinger will be leaving us to take a new position in the district office, Director of Educational Technology. We all will miss him dearly, but he will be an invaluable asset to all our PVSD schools as technology continues to change the face of education. But…we couldn’t let him leave without reliving some of his most embarrassing moments.
If YouTube is your thing…
- The Big Smooch 2012 – Mr. Greenlinger Kisses A Pig
- Slimed 2011 – Mr. Greenlinger Gets Slimed
- JAT Kinder Obstacle Course 2010 – Mr. Greenlinger completes the kinder obstacle course
…and a few pictures…