• SUSD Governing Board Recognizes Long-Serving Employees

    Posted by SUSD Communications on 6/23/2020

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    The SUSD Governing Board at its June 23, 2020 meeting recognized seven employees who have been with the District for 35 years or more.

    Christopher Brandt, longtime Chemistry and Chem AP teacher at Saguaro High School, completed 35 years with the District this school year. He works with Saguaro’s accomplished Robotics teams, the SUSD’s Math and Science Academy that is based at Saguaro and on the planning team for Saguaro’s new Innovation Center.

    Karen Derkach has been a leader in SUSD Physical Education, currently at Hopi Elementary, but also at Anasazi and Tavan in the past. She, too, has recently completed her 35th year with the District.

    Sue Mahoney and Maureen Mazur have spent 35 years each supporting the District’s special needs students. Sue and Maureen are both currently Instructional Support Para-educator in Life Skills at Coronado High School.

    Jesse Mendez has spent 35 years seeing to the Facilities needs of Chaparral High School and its 2,000+ students a year.

    At 45 years with SUSD, Teddy Berez is a fixture among the District’s Special Education teachers. She is currently assigned to Tonalea K-8, but during her tenure with SUSD has spent time at Cherokee and Cochise Elementary schools, Echo Canyon (when it was called ANLC) and Mountainside Middle School.

    This group is led in longevity by Diana Ranby, who has spent a total of 50 years with SUSD. She formerly taught 2nd grade at Kiva Elementary and has, for the past 7 years, served as one of our reliable, District-wide substitute teachers.

    SUSD is nothing without our dedicated employees. They go above and beyond every day to deliver the very best service to our external and internal stakeholders.