2016 January Family Updates

2016 January Family Updates
Posted on 01/07/2016
   Family Updates  

Happy New Year!


Congratulations to Julissa Chapa, Garfield Elementary music teacher, on completing her master’s degree in music.

We also congratulate Liliana Monita, Garfield first grade teacher, for graduating with her master’s degree in counseling.

Congratulations to Reesha Brown on receiving her Master of Arts Degree in Health Communication from the University of Houston.


Please join Young Elementary for a retirement reception honoring Deborah Williams, assistant principal, Thursday, Jan. 14, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the school library.

Baby News

Bishop Christie Bishop, Genoa Elementary second grade teacher, and her husband Kevin, behavior support aide for the district, are proud to announce the arrival of their first child, Lillianna Jane Bishop, born at 6:39 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28. She weighed 3 lbs. 8 oz. and is 17 inches long. Lillianna was born eight weeks early, but she is doing well in the NICU.

Congratulations to Kimberly Campbell, Red Bluff Elementary technology teacher, on becoming a grandmother. Rosemary Noel Posey was born December 28 weighing 9 lbs. and 8 oz. The proud parents are William and Bethany Posey.

There’s another new roadrunner at Red Bluff.  Congratulations to receptionist Maribel Salazar and her husband Juan on the birth of their new grandson Noel Soliz, born December 17 weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz. The proud parents are Jimmy and Christian Soliz.

 Bowser  The De Zavala family is happy to announce the arrival of a new explorer. Christina Bowser, counselor, welcomed Camille Bowser into the world in December.

Congratulations to Hatriece Joseph-Lartigue, Lomax and Melillo speech language pathologist assistant, and her husband on the newest addition to the family.  Jackson Marcel Lartigue was born on Thanksgiving Day.

Matthys Elementary welcomed a new member to the school family. Zoey Alexandre Gatlin was born in November. The proud parents are Holly Barber-Gatlin, Matthys Elementary fourth grade teacher and David Q. Gatlin IV.

Wedding Bells and Engagements

Band directors David Barbick, Lomax, and Leah Brutsche, Melillo, are happy to announcement their recent engagement.

Dobie High School’s head volleyball coach Dawn (Gutierrez) Sexton and Anthony tied the knot during the Thanksgiving break.


We offer condolences to the family of Jo Gremillion who passed away January 4 at age 86. She was the mother of Jensen Elementary kindergarten teacher Sharlon Davis, grandmother of Michelle Clem, Tegeler Career Center reading intervention teacher and Bondy Intermediate seventh grade teacher Hope Carmichael. Funeral services will be held in the afternoon on January 8 at Grand View Funeral Home in Pasadena.

We extend our thoughts and prayers to the Garfield family:

Condolences to Tara Gonzales, Garfield second grade teacher, on the passing of her nephew over the holidays.

Our thoughts are with Jennifer Barnes, Garfield assistant principal, on the passing of her grandfather.

Condolences to Douglas Davila, fourth grade teacher at Garfield, on the passing of his father.

Condolences to Vaughan Penny, Fred Roberts MS, and Norma Penny, Carter Lomax MS, on the loss of their grandfather. The funeral was held in November. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Please offer your condolences to the following Meador staff members:

Frank Sanchez, technology teacher at Meador on the loss of his grandfather

Paulina Rivas Lopez, first grade teacher, on the loss of her sister-in-law.

Detra Colbert, inclusion teacher, on the passing of her father.

Our deepest sympathy goes to retired Red Bluff Elementary counselor Irma Cortez. Her father, Jose M. Cortez II, passed away recently.