Centralia Elementary School District Trustee Steve Harris retires

Members of the Centralia School District community gathered on January 17, 2019 to commemorate the service of Trustee Steve Harris as he retires from the Centralia School District’s Governing Board after 7 years of service.

Trustee Harris was elected to the Centralia School District Governing Board in 2012. During his tenure, he has served as the Board Clerk, Vice President and Board President.

During Harris’ tenure as Trustee the Centralia School District has seen continued academic success of all of its schools, including two being named Gold Ribbon Schools, two California Distinguished Schools, one Title I Achieving School, and all eight receiving honors from the California Business for Educational Excellence. In addition the district received the coveted CSBA Golden Bell Award for its Neighborhood Resource Center.

Centralia School District Superintendent Norma Martinez shared that, “Steve Harris has been an ambassador of the District. As a retired educator he has always been an active participant in school events. His dedication to our District will be missed.”

In addition to being lauded by current Board Trustees; Elizabeth Gonzalez, Art Montez, Henry Charoen and Luis “Jerry” Flores, Trustee Harris was celebrated by members of the community and district, Trustee Harris received proclamations from local legislators and was presented with a Buena Park Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award and notified that U.S. Congressman Lou Correa, 46th Congressional District, placed Trustee Harris’ named in the Congressional Record in the Library of Congress.

Board President Gonzalez thanked Trustee Harris for his dedicated service and stewardship of Centralia School District. Said Trustee Harris, “I will always feel great pride for what our Centralia team has accomplished. Our students, teachers, classified employees and administrators working together to make each student be the best they can be.”

Steve Harris will continue to be an active member of his community. His service will be missed, but [his] impact will continue.

About Centralia Elementary School District

The Centralia School District is located in beautiful Southern California in the northern part of Orange County, between Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Centralia School District was established in 1875 and today, the district’s eight elementary schools are located in the cities of Buena Park, Anaheim and La Palma, serving approximately 4,500 students.

Centralia District Superintendent Norma Martinez commends retiring School Trustee Steve Harris. Courtesy photo.
Centralia District Superintendent Norma Martinez commends retiring School Trustee Steve Harris. Courtesy photo.

The article above was released by Centralia Elementary School District.