SUSD to honor retiring board member Rose Koscielny

Rose Koscielny. Courtesy of Saugus Union School District

News released issued by the Saugus Union School District.

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – The Saugus Union School District will be honoring Rose Koscielny for her 21 years on the District’s Governing Board of Trustees at the final meeting before election day this evening.

The tribute will include speakers and honored guests as well as a reception for the District, prior to the meeting.

Among the guests will be Assemblyman Scott Wilk, Santa Clarita City Councilmember Marsha McLean, a representative for Congressman Steve Knight as well as representatives of the Castaic Union, Sulphur Springs Union and Williams S. Hart Union School Districts.

“For more than 20 years, Rose has been a tireless advocate for the Saugus Union School District,” said Judy Egan Umeck, president of the SUSD Governing Board.  “While we are sad that she is leaving the Board, we know that she will continue to serve the children of the District as she volunteers in our various reading programs and watches the next generation pass through our classrooms.  We have been very fortunate to have learned from her experience and perspective and appreciate her unwavering commitment.”

Koscielny was first elected in 1995 and has served in multiple capacities: she was Clerk in 1997, President in 1998, President in 2001, Clerk and President in 2005, President in 2006 and Clerk in 2011.

She has served as the Santa Clarita Valley School Trustees Association Secretary-Treasurer from 1996-1997, President from 1998-2000 and a member of the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association (LACSTA) 1997-1998 and 2001-2001.

She has completed both the California School Boards Association Master of Boardsmanship Program and the Masters in Governance Program. Koscielny is a distinguished member of the California School Boards Association (CSBA) Delegate Assembly.

“Saugus Union School District remains one of the real shining stars among educational institutions across the Valley and across the state,” said Dr. Joan Lucid, District Superintendent.  “A lot of that is thanks to the great work put in by our Governing Boards, of which Rose has been an active and vocal participant for the last 21 years.  Our success is her success, and we will miss her very much.”

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