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Schools Chief Earns High Marks

June 10, 1993

One of the best school superintendents in the nation will retire on June 30 (Times, May 13). John Pulice has been an absolute blessing to the Santa Fe Springs and Norwalk communities during his 36 years with the Little Lake School District.

I have had the privilege of working with John closely during the past 13 years. Even during these difficult times for schools and and government agencies in general, he has never lost his sense of humor or his contagious optimism. Every problem is an opportunity to John and he always has time to listen to a new idea.

The outpouring of praise and admiration for John is so natural, for these seeds were planted through his years of unselfish caring for teachers, students and parents. In simple terms, he is loved.

City managers and school superintendents sometimes find themselves on opposite sides of the "fence." When this has happened to John and me, he was always quick to look for that "gate" that would work for both sides. He has certainly made my job easier.

Santa Fe Springs and Norwalk are better places in which to raise children because of John Pulice.

DON POWELL

City manager

Santa Fe Springs

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