As of Friday, November 1, 2013
Contracts in the Sunnyside School District approved by the board on Tuesday, Oct. 29, include Gear Up teachers: Gloria Atkinson, Dorothy Allard, Rosalinda Lobbestael, Jennifer Sanft, Caitlin Smith, Steve Urrutia, Stephanie Welniak, Maria M. Garcia and Guadalupe Garibay; para-educators Jessica Caballero, Diana Valle, Shawn Duncanson, Shanice Longoria, Ibelia Avalos and Heather Rodriguez; bus drivers Jesus Mendoza, Juan Galindo, Maggie Guerrero, Doug Eliason, Pam Gomez, Debra Stark, Rick Zavala, Douglas Eliason, Janus Hresan-Walls, Alan Householder, Juan Galindo, Steven Wood and Alejandro Farias.
Other hires or transfers include Salvador Mendoza hired as a warehouse/delivery person in food service, Frank Salinas hired as MSDR recruiter, Elsa Aranda hired as MSDR recruiter, Heather Alvarez transferring to be a first grade teacher, Shelley Chambers hired as a first grade teacher, Daniel Berkompas transferred to SHS custodial, Christina Lopez hired at Harrison Middle School as a cook, Darren Mezger hired at SHS as an assistant boys basketball coach, Maria Villalobos hired for part time supervision at Sun Valley Elementary and Maria Partida hired for part time supervision at Sun Valley Elementary.
Cherie Morrow will be retiring as a driver/dispatcher at the end of 2013.
The following individuals are taking a leave of absence: Carmela Galvan, Alicia Biddle, Rebecca Ruppert, Courtney Eggert and Darla Van Corbach.