Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Library at Martin Luther King Elementary to be named after Mae Johnson

Trustees with the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District considered late Tuesday to name the library at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary in Seaside after the late Mae Carol Johnson.

The item was just for consideration and will be voted on March 24. (My earlier post implied the voting had already taken place.)

Ms. Johnson, who died Feb. 24, worked for MPUSD for 35 years as a substitute teacher, teacher, principal and mentor. She was the first female principal at Monterey High, where she served from July 1986 to June 1993. At Tuesday's meeting, several people who were touched by her   -- including Board President Bettye Lusk and Seaside Middle School Principal Joan Nugent -- spoke about their experiences and how much Johnson meant to them. MPUSD was a better district because of her years of service.

If you want to read the obituary I wrote, click here

A celebration of Johnson's will take place from noon-2:30pm Saturday at Shoreline Community Church, 2500 Garden Road, Monterey, CA. For more information, click here

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