Altogether, he worked for our school district, the San Mateo Union High School District, for fifty years - the last twenty years at our school.
|Mr. T knew how to bring a laugh|
|A few snapshots of Mr. T in action:|
With Students, with Santa, at Graduation
|Mr. T at Graduation|
celebrating student success
|Mr. T at International Night - |
celebrating our diversity
|Mr. T at International Day with a student and Teacher Caroline|
Mr. T understood the value of building good relationships. He encouraged staff and students to work together. He invited people - community members, elected officials, and journalists - to visit our school and see us in action.
|Mr. T receiving recognition from retired Assembly Member Mullin|
and State Senator Jerry Hill
|Mr. T with |
Congress Member Jackie Speier
and her mother, Nancy Speier,
who taught at our school for many years.
To honor and celebrate his leadership and contributions, there were many events. The San Mateo Union High School District organized a special luncheon.
|Mr. T with the Student Leaders|
Cristina, Lupita, and Sayaka
and Teacher Lisa
|Laetitia, Elizabeth, Cheryl, Guillermo, Lisa and David|
at the Retirement Luncheon for Mr. T
At our Poplar Campus, Stefanie Wright organized a special "Mr. T Day." Staff and students presented him with memories for a special scrapbook. They sang him a special song written by Teacher Mary Weng. And they wore his photo on their chest. Teacher Patricia played the accordion in the morning. Both morning and evening students celebrated.
|Students said, "Hip, Hip, Hooray!" for Mr. T|
|Student Council President Lupita|
with her Mr. T sign
|Staff told Mr. T how much they valued and appreciated him.|
|Staff thanked Mr. T - and they led the special song.|
Teacher Patricia played her accordian
|Students with signs|
|Students with signs and special pages for the scrapbook|
Assistant Tim Doyle will be our new director. He went through a rigorous application process. Tim has been a great Assistant Director and we are very happy he will be our new Director. Tim started at San Mateo Adult School as an ESL teacher. Then he became the Coordinator for the ESL program. He has worked at the school for almost thirty years. Mr. T encouraged Tim to go to school to become an administrator. Now he is taking Mr. T's position as Mr. T retires!
|New Director Tim Doyle|
San Mateo Union High School District
Superintendent Kevin Skelly
We will continue that legacy while we build a new one under the leadership of Tim and with the assistance of Eric Saavedra, our Assistant Director, and the staff and students of SMAS.
Our school continues because we are a strong community. We work together. We value education and each other. We know that, "You never know what you can do until you try!"
Forward! - with kindness, community, and courage!