Kiwanis Club of La Cañada Hosts ‘Apples for Teachers’ Luncheon

Among the attendees celebrating the new instructors and staff were (front row from left): Kiwanis Club of La Cañada President–Elect Alice Perez; Ronit Liberman, Stephanie Dobbins, Samantha Winch, Daniella Laset, Dr. Dao Humphreys, LCUSD Superintendent Wendy Sinnette, Jessica Johnson, Rebecca Murchie, La Cañada Elementary Principal Kelly Duncan and Krissy Paszkiewicz. Middle row (from left): Ty Allen, Andrew Mendoza, Emmanuel Brossard, Emily Hunter, Tiffanie Fung, Tricia Goldsworthy, Chelsea Wild and Desi Banta. Back row (from left): Kiwanis Club of La Cañada Immediate Past President Trish McRae, LCUSD Governing Board Clerk Caroline Anderson, Kiwanis Club of La Cañada President and LCUSD Governing Board President Joe Radabaugh, LCUSD Governing Board Vice President Josh Epstein, Dr. Nam Okeke and Palm Crest Principal David Santiago-Speck.
Photo courtesy of Megan McRAE

The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada recently held an “Apples for Teachers” luncheon program to welcome the incoming LCUSD kindergarten to 12th grade instructors and staff. As LCUSD Superintendent Wendy Sinnette addressed the crowd, a sense of joy was felt in the room as she talked about the excellent team assembled to help students reach their best potential.

With Kiwanis member Dr. Michael Leininger serving as the event liaison, school principals introduced their respective instructors and staff members and talked about the exemplary experience they brought to the district.

The “Apples for Teachers” event is a Kiwanis International worldwide program whose mission is to recognize those individuals who help and encourage youth.

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