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May 28, 1993
El Modena High School Principal Gail Richards has been named Secondary Principal Administrator of the Year by the Assn. of California School Administrators. Richards, El Modena's principal for the past five years, has spent her entire teaching career in the Orange Unified School District. She began as a teacher at El Modena in 1972 and was promoted to principal after teaching and administrative assignments.
November 21, 1996 | From Associated Press
A gay man who was beaten and tormented in school for years won a $900,000 out-of-court settlement Wednesday, ending the first federal trial of a school district for not protecting a gay student from harassment. Jamie Nabozny had been regularly spat on and beaten up, subjected to a mock rape and kicked in the belly so many times over the years that he needed surgery, court testimony showed.
September 21, 2012 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
A former teacher at a Pacoima elementary school who continued to work in Los Angeles Unified schools despite several red flags was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison after he admitted molesting 13 students. In letters read to Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Lloyd Nash, the parents of three victims explained how third-grade teacher Paul Chapel lured the Telfair Elementary School children before molesting them. One mother, identified as Darlene, wrote that Chapel "personally requested" her son to be in his class.
June 20, 1996
Julie Hume, director of curriculum planning for the Tustin Unified School District, has been named the 1996 Curriculum and Instructional Administrator of the Year for Orange County by a statewide school administrators' organization. The award makes her eligible for the Assn. of California School Administrators' top award, the State Administrator of the Year, which will be announced in October.
May 12, 2005
Re "A Call for Grown-Ups," editorial, May 10: The cellphone incident involving a 17-year-old high school student in Columbus, Ga., talking to his mother who is serving in Iraq was handled poorly. I am a veteran and know firsthand what it is like to be stationed halfway around the world. Just a word of encouragement from home is salvation for a weary soul. School administrators in this case do not have a clue about being understanding. They need to be retrained in human relations.
December 23, 1990
This is regarding "A Bitter Pill" (Dec. 13), about Mexican-trained professionals, specifically medical doctors. It is a shame that these fine people have to beg to work for manual labor positions due to the existing "racial prejudice" mentality of Orange County. That does not speak well of our county, considering its wealth and the population being mostly of Latino descent. It is interesting to note that when Civil Rights Commissioner Phil Montez goes to audit universities on their "affirmative action" programs that the school administrators always claim that there are "not any qualified minorities to fill existing positions."
September 2, 1993
James Monahan, principal of Hilton D. Bell Intermediate School, has been selected to lead the 130-member Garden Grove School Administrators' Assn. this year. A graduate of Rancho Alamitos High School, Monahan joined the district staff in 1970 as a teacher at James Irvine Intermediate School, and since has worked at Bolsa Grande, La Quinta and Santiago high schools. He has been in his current position at Bell since 1991. The other Garden Grove School Administrators' Assn.
July 6, 1989
The independent Sheenway School's struggle for existence was featured alongside an article announcing salary increases for Los Angeles school administrators. Their substantial compensation and benefit package has been justified by some who liken public school administrators to corporate managers. Any corporation with a performance record comparable to LAUSD's, however, would have gone bankrupt long ago. Parents of Sheenway students make financial sacrifices to avoid an inferior public school system which they are forced to support through their taxes.
May 20, 1992 | HENRY CHU
A Reseda school official has been named the 1992 Secondary School Principal of the Year aby a statewide group of school administrators. Robert E. Kladifko, principal of Reseda High School for five years, was recognized Saturday in San Francisco by the Assn. of California School Administrators as one of 17 outstanding educators across the state, said Judy Good, an association spokeswoman.
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