Ron Quast: GHS Counselor 1970-1985

Passing of Ron Quast, GHS Counselor 1970-1985 on January 6, 2020

         Ron is remembered by the Foothiller retired staff as having come to Grossmont High School after working first in the Cajon Valley District and then at El Cajon Valley HS and Monte Vista HS. 

         Ron was approachable, sensitive, and empathetic with students.  Ron also was receptive to new ideas on ways to make school relevant, including locating programs for students and ways to improve the Career Center.  

         Upon leaving Grossmont, he worked on developing the GUHS District wide ROP program until his retirement in the late 1990’s, earning the nickname “Mr. ROP. 

          

Tom Warburton: GHS Principal and GUHSD Superintendent

GHS Principal 1955-1959 

GUHSD Superintendent 1964-1968     

Tom came to the 90th Anniversary Celebration and was introduced along with 5 other living GHS Principals, including Theresa Kemper, Brad Lichtman, Bill Ashman, Tom Warburton, Steve Larivee, and Bill Davis.  

At the celebration, Tom Warburton was greeted by grateful alumni, retirees, and community members.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/obituaries/story/2019-08-24/tom-warburton-former-superintendent-in-east-county-95

Paz Jensen, GHS Math Teacher 1969-1988

           Paz's daughter Jennifer Jensen Chatfield, shared, “It is with a heavy heart that I let you know that our beloved mom, Paz Jensen, passed away after a years-long fight with congestive heart failure.  Per her wishes, she was cremated and will be flown with her family to Maui, Hawaii ,where her remains will be scattered into the Pacific Ocean after the holidays. 

            Nothing brought a smile to her face like teaching and getting to know the mathematics students during her years at Grossmont High. She remembers many of them by name and still talked about some like they were in her class just yesterday. 

            After retiring from the district, Paz would go on to write several mathematics books and was still in the midst of a teaching career at National University and mid-book writing when she passed. Mathematics was clearly a great love in her heart and was a close second to her two children and three grandchildren. She is already deeply missed.”

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