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BOUSD Superintendent Skip Roland rides off to a new adventure

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    Retiring BOUSD Superintendent Dr. Skip Roland and his wife Sharon were presented with beach cruisers to mark his 39 years as an educator.  (courtesy Katelyn Roland)

    Retiring BOUSD Superintendent Dr. Skip Roland and his wife Sharon were presented with beach cruisers to mark his 39 years as an educator.
    (courtesy Katelyn Roland)


      The 39-year education career of retiring Brea Olinda Unified School District Superintendent Skip Roland was celebrated recently at a dinner at Embassy Suites. Speakers included Tim Harvey, a lifelong friend and former Brea-Olinda Unified superintendent; Carol Chrisman, Brea Canyon High School principal; Denis Bilodeau from the office of Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson; Joe Bartell, Brea-Olinda Teachers Association president; Lisa Santos, Brea-Olinda Unified California School Employees Association president; Joe Rollino, school board member; Jerry Halpin, Brea Olinda High School principal; Ralph Jameson, lifelong friend and professional colleague.

        Anne Flesher, assistant superintendent of personnel and educational services, wrote and read a clever poem “Ode to Arthur Jerome, aka “Skip,” noting Skip was a kindergartener at Laurel School.

          What does Skip plan to do after leaving the district? He said he is going to continue teaching at Brandman University, continue his partnership with EdLeader 21, a national network of school and district leaders, and will study school systems in Sweden and Finland, golf and travel. He’ll be riding his gift of a new cruise beach bike with his wife, Sharon.

            Skip is truly tops and will be missed. He was a very popular superintendent.

              New superintendent Brad Mason begins July 1. We hear he is fabulous.

                Any news give Susan Gaede a jingle at (714) 529-8561 or e-mail her at suzgaede@aol.com.
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