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November 02, 2005

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Publication Date: Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Honoring 100 years of service to Portola Valley schools Honoring 100 years of service to Portola Valley schools (November 02, 2005)

Portola Valley will honor 100 years of cumulative service to the school district with the recognition of seven well-known staffers at a reception on Wednesday, November 16.

The annual event begins at 5:45 p.m. in the Corte Madera School multi-use room, with the program and refreshments proceeding the Portola Valley school board meeting at 7 p.m.

Being honored for 20 years of exemplary service are: Eva Gal, who has been Ormondale School's principal since 1987 and was hired as dean of students at Corte Madera in 1985; Norma Remke, special education teacher at Corte Madera and earlier at Ormondale; and Manuel Mayoral, Ormondale's night custodian.

Sharing honors for 10 years of service at Ormondale are Daphna Woolfe, third-grade teacher; Christie Goodin, second-grade teacher; and Christine Hunner, who teaches in the Reading Recovery program and works with students learning English.

Molly Cowan is being honored for 10 years of service in many roles as an aide at Ormondale and now library assistant at Corte Madera.

People who would like to provide stories, comments, recollections and old photos of the honorees are asked to call Sallie DeGolia at 851-3909 or e-mail them to

The event is being organized by the Portola Valley PTO under the leadership of Sandy Lee and Ms. DeGolia.

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