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OVSD Celebrates 40 School Volunteers

2019 OVSD Distinguished School Volunteers The Ocean View School District Board of Trustees and Dr. Carol Hansen, Superintendent, celebrated 40 school volunteers this week. Dr. Hansen and principals from each of OVSD’s 16 campuses invited distinguished volunteers and thanked each one for his or her commitment and time on behalf of the District’s nearly 8,000 preschool to eighth grade students. Ocean View’s school volunteers are parents, alumni, grandparents, and community leaders; they help students with literacy, math practice, and art skills, while others assist school staff on field trips, and in the classroom and front office.

“I cannot emphasize enough how much we value our school volunteers,” said Dr. Hansen, who, along with Executive Cabinet members, introduced all of the school volunteers and presented them with a special blue “thank you” bag, OVSD pin, and certificate. “These individuals each bring their own unique skills, strengths, and diverse backgrounds to our schools, helping our students learn, achieve, and prepare for the rest of their lives.”

Ocean View School District volunteers gather for a group photo with (front row, left to right): Board Member Norm Westwell, Board Clerk Jack Souders, Board Member Patricia Singer, Board Vice President Gina Clayton-Tarvin, and Board President John Briscoe. Get started volunteering at

View all photos from volunteer celebration at the May 21 Board meeting.

The 40 volunteers honored by the Ocean View School District are:

Circle View Elementary School: Kimberly Fatum, Alexis Erickson, Crystal Espinoza

College View Elementary School: Caoimhe Chacon, Sheila Bunten

Golden View Elementary School: Nancy Courrielche, Janet Ray

Harbour View Elementary School: Karen Malatesta, Lizzie Brooks, Pam Vitello

Hope View Elementary School: Tim Walsh, Amy Roberson-Wong, Beth Lauder

Lake View STEAM School: Jackie Bidnick, Holly Gustafson, Jennifer Flores

Marine View Middle School: Keri Gorsage, Brian Hatfield, Mary Elliott

Mesa View Middle School: Huong Vu, Alison McMullen

Oak View Preschool: Cristina Garcia, Mariana Gil

Oak View Elementary School: Maria Orta, The Reyna Family, Rick Day

Ocean View Preparatory Preschool/Pleasant View: Vivian Hoang

Spring View Middle School: Leslie Sheridan, Libbie Rector-Knobbe, Cherene Neal

Star View Elementary School: Patricia Scott, Erin Moore, Kelly Nguyen

Village View Elementary School: Keeley Pratt, Jennifer Runyan

Vista View Middle School: Claudia Martinez, Marlena Chiarella

Westmont Visual and Performing Arts Academy: Estrella Malaluan, Minako Okano, Greg Gilger

Superintendent’s Office: Leslie Sheridan, President, PTA-O-SA-SO Presidents’ Roundtable