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Kelly Dale is Los Gatos Union School District Volunteer of the Year

Former Daves Avenue Elementary School President receives a special honor.

Kelly Dale was named Volunteer of the Year this week by the Board of Education.

Trustees announced Dale's selection as the 2011-12 academic year example of service during a meeting Tuesday evening at

Dale said she was honored to receive the award for her work at the district and at where she's given selflessly of herself while helping her fellow parents, their children and teachers and staffers who work in the LGUSD. 

Trustees lauded Dale for her “hundreds, if not thousands of hours of volunteer work” as president of the Daves Avenue Home and School Club, classroom volunteer, library volunteer, member of the LGUSD Strategic Planning Committee and LGUSD Technology Committee. 

Dale received flowers and her name will be added to a plaque to commemorate the award.

LGUSD Superintendent Diana Abbati said that Dale has a commitment to excellence and a willingness to serve the community and that Los Gatos has benefited greatly from her contributions. 

She added that Dale is thoughtful and also has a wonderful sense of humor.

Abbati also commended Dale’s daughters and her husband saying that a volunteer commitment like Dale’s would not be possible without the support of her family.         

Joni Holland May 03, 2012 at 02:03 PM
So happy to read this about Kelly, a super mom, great gardener and keeper of a green planet! Congrats Kelly!!
Teresa Bonner May 04, 2012 at 04:02 AM
Congratulations Kelly!! You deserve this recognition for all that you do! Besides being a huge asset to Daves Avenue and the LG community, you are an amazing mother, raising two incredible daughters!
Karla McCulloch May 04, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Kelly, couldn't think of anyone more deserving of being honored than you. You have given so much of yourself to the children and staff at Daves Ave. You have made a huge difference in the education of all the children at Daves. Also you just brighten the halls of Daves Ave with your contagious smile and your upbeat personality. Thank you so much! You Rock!
Patricia Larkin May 05, 2012 at 07:12 PM
I echo the sentiments of my colleagues, Kelly! Thanks for committing yourself to your own daughters education, which led you to working for all kids at Daves and in our greater school district. Your commitment and passion for the "whole" child is inspiring!

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