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Teresa Hampson makes history in retirement as BOUSD member

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Teresa Hampson(second from end) served on the BOHS school board longer than anyone else.


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      School board member resigns: After 19 years Teresa Hampson, longest-serving school board member in the Brea Olinda Unified School District Brea Olinda United School District Board resigned on June 15. Teresa Hampson was first elected in 1994, and was returned to office four times. She and her husband Gary recently moved to in Sonoma County to be near their daughters Amy and Beth. Their son Brandon passed away June of 2004 .

        Teresa has been big influence of the City of Brea. She served on the Cultural Arts Commission, wrote the community’s best selling history book, and the first Blue Ribbon School application and the district’s first successful California Distingushed School application (both Fanning School).

          She was a room parent 24 times. Teresa was also a Girl Scout Leader, and active on the boards of the Brea Historical Society, Brea Family Resource Center, and BOHS Academic Booster Club, and the City’s Sphere of Influence Study.

            One of the biggest volunteer efforts on her part is the Brea 8K Classic Race, serving as Race Director five times, she helped to raise funds for scholarships and programs at Brea Olinda High School. The former high school teacher was instrumental in the passage of the District’s 1999 bond.

              “After all these years, I continue to be amazed at what a remarkable school district this is,” she said between tears. “It’s been a joy to be part of it.” Teresa said at her “Goodbye” party. Brea Superindent Skip Rolland noted, “Thank you, Teresa, for being that wonderful person to the Brea community and to me during my twelve years in this amazing, high performing and caring District. You will be missed, but I look forward to hearing about changes in the Sonoma County political scene within a year. You see, an outstanding volunteer community activist never retires.”

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