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Retirees Celebrated
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Monday, June 10, 2019

At the annual year-end breakfast, three retirees were "thanked for their time."

Lisa Crusan, a member of the PV Family Consumer Sciences department since 2008.  She taught FCS and Health, Survey of Family and Consumer Sciences, Relationships and Family, Child and Family, and Interior Design. Prior teaching, she was a real estate agent, accounts payable employee for a home builder, an independent Avon rep, and a full-time mom of two.  

Reflecting on her favorite teaching memory, "I don't think there is any way for me to pinpoint a favorite moment or memory of my teaching career. There are so many wonderful things I have been a part of in the past 14 years it would be hard to say. One thing that means the most to me is when I get thank you notes, visits, calls or messages, etc. from current and past students telling me that something they learned in one of my classes has had an impact on them either now or after they have moved on. I also have been honored to have students contact me for advice, recipes, instructions, and lots of other things over the years and I love staying in touch with them and watching their lives."

In retirement, she plans to read, sew and scrapbook, travel the US and other parts of the globe, and spend more time with family.  A move to Arizona is in the near future.

Lori Meltzer-Sutton has been in education since 1998 and an instructional aide at PVHS since 2005.  She will dearly miss her students in Mr. Dowell's classes.  

Lori is an accomplished flutist having played for over 50 years.  She has been active in the Santa Maria Philharmonic and Hancock band.  

In retirement, she and her husband to do some work on their home and find time to travel.  She also has recently created a flute choir that provides background music for many events.

Scott Authier taught at six different schools finishing his time at PVHS the past 10 years in the Industrial Arts Department.  He taught a variety of subjects including Automotive Technology, Wood Tech and Wood-Working, Home Repair, Technology Explorations, Video Production, Yearbook, Robotics, Electronics, and Technical Theater most recently.  He also served in the army for four years. 

One of his favorite memories has been his role as the technical guru for the new Performing Arts Building.  "What an amazing time that has been. That will be what I most miss about this current job. Of course, I will miss the students and the awesome administration and staff here at PV."

Upon retiring, he plans to work on the long list of things to do to “finish” their home. "I am a hands-on kind of person and do much of my own work," he shared.  Eventually he and his wife may relocate to the Pacific Northwest.   Spending time with family and grandchildren will  be a large part of his new life, maybe a cruise will be in the not too far future and exploring the many national parks and American sites in the US.




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