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.”

Mary Jane "Gus" Lee Scholl: GHS P.E. Teacher from 1966 -1996

     Mary Jane began teaching PE at GHS in 1966 after having taught elsewhere for 7 years. During her years at GHS, she served as department chairman, retiring in 1996, having taught at Grossmont for 30 years. After her retiement, Mary Jane and her husband continued their successful Christmas tree business and later became property developers. After his death, she moved to Sun City West, Arizona.

Gloria Jones, GHS ASB Advisor 1967-2000 and U.S. History Teacher 1962-2000

GHS Alumni and Gloria's colleagues and friends Fran Zumwalt, Class of 1972, and Linda Piece, Class of 1967, wrote for the GUHSD Board Memorial of Gloria, "The Grossmont District is sad to share that Gloria Jones, a much beloved 30-year Grossmont High School ASB Advisor and teacher of US History in the district for 38 years, passed away on June 18, 2018. Gloria Jones instilled in her students a love of country and the importance of being active in the democratic process. Ms. Jones guided students, taught them to think critically, and to problem solve. Ms. Jones' former students have posted many memories of her on the Grossmont High School Facebook page, revealing her impact on Grossmont graduates even today. Ms. Gloria Jones will be greatly missed by the Grossmont community."

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Also, to read the In Memoriam tribute to Gloria on the one year anniversay of her passing, please visit

For more information about contributing to a yearly scholarship to honor Gloria Jones:  Gloria Jones Memorial Scholarship

Steve Larivee, GHS Principal 1990-1993

     Steve had varied experiences in the GUHSD before becoming GHS Principal. After leaving Grossmont, he moved to Colorado where he lived until his death. He attended the 90th Anniversary Celebration along with 5 other living principals. Steve's Educational and Personal Experience: 1967 – 1975 Teacher and Team Leader, GUHSD Driver Instruction Department; 1975 – 1983 Counselor, Valhalla High School; Guidance Department Chairman; President, District Student Services Association 1983 – 1985;  Administrative Coordinator, Valhalla High School 1985 – 1988; Assistant Principal, Granite Hills High School 1988 – 1990; Assistant Principal, Grossmont High School 1990 – 1993; Principal, Grossmont High School 1993 – 2003; Principal, Telluride Middle-High School 2003 – 2006; President, Telluride Historical Museum 2009 – 2015; Member, Board of Education, Ridgway K-12 School District.

Nancy Hagan: GHS Speech Therapist

Nancy, retired GUHSD Speech Therapist, started her career at Valhalla High School in 1997. Nancy later transferred to Grossmont High School where she retired June 18, 2015. Nancy’s smile lit up a room: her kindness and passion for the kids will be remembered.

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