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.