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"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." 
                                                                                                                        Henry Brooks Adams 

 

The information below was initially constructed from recollections of former teachers and administrators in 2003.  
It may not necessarily be the most accurate information to date.



Updated 04/01/2016


Name

Position or Subject(s) Taught

Last Known

 

 

 

Klonecky, Harold

Principal

Retired, living in Torrance

Ragsdale, Claude

Asst. Principal

Retired, living in Carson

Caldwell, Marcus

Asst. Principal

Retired, living locally

Lockner, James

Asst. Principal

Deceased

Sullivan, Arlo

Dean of Students

Deceased

Ellerman, Shirley

Counselor

 

Wilson, Maurice

Counselor

Deceased

Goutras, Polly

Counselor

Deceased

Webber, Bobby

Counselor

 

DiFiore, Vincent

Counselor

Lives in Rolling Hills Estates

Metros, Dorothy

Counselor

Deceased

Ronan, Gerald

Counselor

Retired, living in Torrance

Hammond, Alice

Counselor

Lives locally

Munson, Dr. Alex

Activities Advisor

 

Saunders, Marion

Librarian

 

Holstein, A.F.

Curriculum Coordinator

Lives locally

Kennedy, Gladys

Curriculum Coordinator

 

Pearson, Ruth

Librarian

Deceased  

Hunt, Forest

Special Ed, Athletics

Teaches AP Adult Education

White, Robert

Special Ed

 

Williams, Gordon

Special Ed

 

Daugherty, Barbara

Home Economics

Retired, lives locally

Christianson, Mary Lou

Special Ed

 

Chowning, Sara

Clothing, Foods

 

DeMonte, Love

Foods, Child Development

 

Paroz, Jeanette

Home Ed

 

Blattman, Maxine

Special Ed

 

Gandou, Mary Jane

Special Ed

 

Spence, John

Band

Retired, living in Colorado

Stansbury, Kent

Art

Deceased

Young, Sean

Art

Living in Palm Springs

Jaeger, Patsy

Art

Living in Northern California

Steinberg, Mel

Photo, Jewelery, Sculpture

Retired, living in Palos Verdes

Norman, David

Band, Orchestra, Choir

 

Vico, Cynthia

Crafts

Left THS and TUSD

Basinger, Judith

Art

 

Avery, William

Auto Shop

 

Hawkins, Rob

Electronics

Works in Torrance Unified School Office

Thompson, Bruce

Auto Shop

Retired after finishing at West High

Jones, Mark

Wood Shop

 

Barnes, Don

Drafting, Athletics

  Retiring this year at Paradise High School in Northern CA

Nelson, Dan

Industrial Arts

 

De Jung, Paul

Auto

 

Vild, Dwane

Drafting, Wood Shop

 

Bray, Thomas

Drafting, Wood Shop

Deceased

Mirakian, Peter

Science

Deceased

Simon, Frank

Science, Athletics

Deceased 2016

Schwartz, Richard

Science

Retired June 2003

Boerger, Will

Science, Driver Ed

Retired, lives locally

Furjanick, Nicholas

Science

Teaches at Santa Ana Junior College

Hillger, Kenneth

Science

 

Smyers, Morman

Science, Math

 

Knapp, John

Science

 

Pillet, Charles

Science

Deceased

Taylor, Andrea

Math

Retired, lives in OR

Cataldi, Helene

Math

 

Hulse, Richard

Math

Retired, lives in Medford, OR

Cochrane, W.J.

Math, Driver Ed

Deceased

Hatter, Mike

Math

Retired, lives locally 

O’Hara, Nadine

Math

Retired, lives locally

Perkins, Priscilla

Math

 

Hendrickson, Stanley

Math

Retired around 1998, lives locally

Johnston, G.E.

Math

 

Smith, Michael

Math

 

Burgner, Jeanette

Math

Teaching at South High School

Blakelock, Marian

Math

 

Gaulin, Pete

Social Studies

 

Peterson, Wesley

Social Studies

Retired, living in Visalia/Lamore area

Strain, Stanly

Social Studies

Deceased

Belknap, Garth

Social Studies

Deceased

Buck, Graham

Social Studies

Deceased

Zartman, Pat

Social Studies

Still teaching at THS

Cadieux, Fred

Social Studies

Retired, living in Palm Springs

Kennedy, Joanne

Psychology, Sociology, Driver Ed

Lives in Northern California

Donnelly, George

Social Studies

Deceased

Rossney, Earl

Social Studies

Deceased

Ruffalo, Ray

Social Studies

 

Armstrong, James

Social Studies

Deceased

Wright, Mary (Pat)

Social Studies

Deceased, passed away 10/8/04

Cannady, George

Social Studies, Athletics

Retired June 2003, ended career at North High School

O’Neill, Patricia

Social Studies

Last known living in Laguna Beach

Chalfant, Mary Ann

Social Studies

Deceased

Earhart, John

Social Studies

Deceased

Griggs, Woody

English

Retired June 2003

Tobin, Ignatius

English

Retired, living in Orange County

Stannard, Elaine

English

Retired, living in Orange County

Slater, Charles

Drama, Film

Retired, living in Hermosa Beach

Mondschein (Warden), Sharon

English

Retired, lives locally

Lindsey, Virginia

English

 

Benoit, Richard

English

Lives in Las Vegas

Johnson, Kathryn

English

Librarian in Danville, CA  

Stanton, Jacqueline

English

Retired, living in Palos Verdes

Lindsey, Virgina

English

 

Schweisinger, Maureen

English

Retired, ended career at TUSD

Tryon, Harry

English

 

Wike, Arvis

English

 

Nowatka, Lennie

English

Retired, living locally

Furjanick, Mavis

English

Retired

Heacock, Greg

English

With the L.A. Unified School District

Godsell, Wealtha

English

 

Hoose, Jane

English

Retired, living in Hermosa Beach

Perkin, Alice

English

Deceased

Bstandig, Sylvette

English

 

Hinders, Grace

Business

 

Jeffrey, Bonnie

Business

Retired

Smith, Maureen

Business

 

York, Dennis

Business

Deceased

Badostain, Laura

Typing

 

Raiche, Nancy

Business

Retired 2002, living locally

Davis, Jack

Business

Retired, living in Palos Verdes

Grosch, Reba

Business

 

Cole, JoAnn

Foreign Language

Retired

Davis, Nancy

Foreign Language

 

Roy, Dixie

Foreign Language

Passed away 7/13

Heinle, Fred

Foreign Language

 

Elduayen, Anita

Foreign Language, English

Retired

Lawler, Bertha

Foreign Language

 

Walker, Dale

Foreign Language

Retired, living in Visalia

Daymude, Cynthia

Foreign Language

 

Stassi, Joseph

Foreign Language

Retired, living in Palos Verdes

Farrell, George

PE

 

Smyers, Norman

PE

 

Mohan, Ellen

PE

 

Williams, Robert

PE

Retired in 2003

Orr, Janet

PE

Retired, living locally

Radcliffe, John

PE

Passed away in 2009

Howard, Nancy (DeLancey)

PE

Retired

Holland, Gerald

PE

Retired, lives locally

Piligian, Hank

PE

Retired, lives in Lake Forest

Strong, Carl

World Geography

Retired, lives locally

Bushnell, Carolyn

PE

 

Lewis, Kim

PE

 

Towle, Howard

English, Athletics

Retired, lives in Rolling Hills

Smith, William

PE

 

Little, Bob

Athletics, Special Ed

Retired, living in Torrance

Raisters, Ludmila

PE

 

Warfle, Harold

PE

Retired, living in New Mexico

Hollowell, Jessica

PE

Works at the Daily Breeze

Harris, Andy

PE

Retired 2003, moving to Northern California

Boerger, Will

PE

Deceased 2015

See, Vivian

PE

Deceased 2013 

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