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Bob Kujellis, Special Education Teacher and Counselor 1930 - 2021


Retired GHS teacher Patty Bender recalls that Bob was a strong advocate for special education students.  Bob began in the classroom and later became the counselor for all of the special education programs.  Our brother Brad Baer, also a special education teacher, admired Bob’s sincerity and dedication. 

Curt Fauth, GHS 1961-1974

Math Teacher CSF/ Advisor; Class of 1969 Counselor; Vice Principal 1973-74.

We have wonderful memories of Curt, a positive and caring man.  He was Connie's Algebra II teacher; Connie also babysat for his children.  He was advisor to Lynn's Class of 1969. 

In recent years, he had reconnected with GHS through attending the Class of 1965’s 50th Reunion, the dedication of the Walter Barnett plaque in the New Gym, and recently the dedication of the bench honoring him.  We will miss him.


Debbie Neel, 9th and 10th Grade English Teacher

Six years ago, Debbie, who came to Grossmont after many years at Mt. Miguel HS, died quite suddenly in January from acute monocytic leukemia, AML monogenic subtype.  

Her fellow English teacher Laurie Jensen remembers, “Debbie loved her students and she had a really good sense of humor. She was always giving little one-liner type jokes to the class, so I’m told. She usually ate her lunch in her classroom so that it was available for students to come in and hang out and be able to talk to her if they needed to. She really liked coming to Grossmont because at Mount Miguel they didn’t teach a full novel, so she really appreciated that we taught novels.”

Debbie’s memorial service is on March 19th, 2022 at 10:00 am at Shadow Mountain Community Church, 2100 Greenfield Drive, El Cajon, CA  92019, Main Auditorium.