Partners in Education (PIE)
As your proud superintendent of schools, perhaps the most enjoyable part of my job is speaking to groups, small and large, about the greatness that is the Redondo Beach Unified School District (RBUSD). For the last eight and a half years, I have made it my personal and professional goal to highlight our outstanding staff members, our stunning and state-of-the-art facilities, our progressive educational agenda, our focus on the whole child, our supportive community that may not have children in our schools, our incredible relationship with the Beach Cities Health District, and of course our demanding yet caring Board of Education (also known as my bosses). Truly, we are a special learning community, and I enjoy sharing our positive narrative, as I do here. But, let’s face it, people eventually tire of hearing me share our story in all of its optimistic glory. Where the true credibility comes into this scenario is when we have community advocates sharing our story or modeling what that story represents.
Partners in Education (PIE) annually selects an Education Advocate of the Year. For the last several years, we have honored these recipients at our school district’s State of Education event. PIE believes that these people provide both “time” and “dime” to our Redondo Beach schools. Typically, these folks are in our community singing the praises of staff members and the “good to great” message, they are volunteering time in various RBUSD endeavors, and they are often donating their own personal money to RBUSD efforts that benefit our students or staff. Indeed, these are special people. These are individuals who we deeply trust and who demonstrate care for the RBUSD family. Below are the names of the most recent recipients.
We thank them once again for their unwavering support and leadership.
2007-2008 Barbara ramsey-Duke
2008-2009 Kurt Schmalz
2009-2010 Anita Avrick
2010-2011 Susan Burden
2011-2012 Sandy Pringle
2012-2013 John Parsons
2013-2014 Terry Martinez/Gentil Smith
2014-2015 Peter Boesen
2014 Education Advocate of the Year,
Peter Boesen, accompanied by his family.