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    Joanna Shen

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    Remembering Mrs. Boardman

    Post  Joanna Shen on Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:22 am

    On the evening of Thanksgiving Thursday Nov. 26, Mrs. Niki Boardman, a member of our beloved administrative staff, succumbed to cancer after a strenuous 8 month battle. Mrs. Boardman has been a member of AHS for nearly 17 years, serving multiple positions in both the administrative office including Curriculum Secretary as well as in leadership teams across campus. Through her years of devotion to making our school a better place and unwavering dedication to both the students and the staff, we can still see the impact of her efforts to this day. It is with a heavy heart we dedicate a little bit of our time getting to know the inspirational staff member who has made AHS function at its best.
    Mrs. Boardman was never a stranger to the city of Arcadia. Having been an alumna of AHS Class of ’74, Mrs. Boardman had grown up in the district and chosen to raise her three daughters here as well. Having once been a student, Mrs. Boardman was able to utilize her skills and past experiences throughout her years working in the administration office to truly identify with high school students. Because she was one of the few administrative members who can easily relate to the plights and thoughts of the students, she had a “special connection with the students that’s different” from those of the other staff members, according to Assistant Principal Mr. Craig Wiblemo. Mrs. Boardman holds a unique history and background few know about; Not only does she have an identical twin sister, but she was also a member of the synchronized swimming team back when the team existed. Her natural connection with students also stems from her previous work experience as Playground Supervisor at Hugo Reid Elementary School. Mrs. Marianne von Kriegenbergh added, “Because she was an alumna, because her children went here, because she worked here, she really cared and thought about the things that had to get done here whether if it was part of her job or not.”
    Mrs. Boardman was known amongst her coworkers to harbor a secret talent: being technology savvy. She had worked at the Pasadena Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for 2 years “so some of her technical skills started there and continued on here,” Mrs. von Kriegenbergh said. Aiding the counselors with the student systems necessary for course selection, ensuring CAHSEE testing goes smoothly and welcoming incoming students from other districts, Mrs. Boardman never faltered when it came to handling the needs of students. “Things that Niki worked on were top-quality, high quality. She did everything extremely well and very meticulously. Every i was dotted, every t was crossed. It’s that kind of attention to detail that was so important,” Mr. Wiblemo said. She was everyone’s “go-to” person because of her vast knowledge in all areas of expertise.
    What made Mrs. Boardman truly distinct from the rest of the staff was her glowing inner personality that shone through all her actions. Mrs. von Kriegenbergh remembers fondly that Mrs. Boardman “never said no. She always took on whatever she was asked.” Mrs. Boardman’s unwavering love for her job and others has influenced many to model their lives after her. “What I took most from our working together was that attention to detail and organization and the skills you need to do a job… and the care and the precision you put into work. That’s the way she was and that’s the way it translates to me and helps me in all the things I do,” Mr. Wiblemo said. Whether it be simple tasks such as organizing schedules or major duties such as college recommendations, Mrs. Boardman was always ahead of the game. She also managed to juggle multiple duties with great enthusiasm and skill; she was a member of the School Site Leadership Team and the School Site Council for 6 years and was a recipient of Arcadia Unified School District’s “Profiles in Excellence” award in 1999. Her license as a vocational nurse made her a highly prized member of the emergency preparedness team on campus.
    From the start of our high school careers to graduation, Mrs. Boardman has been working behind the scenes to ensure our successful journey to our future. We extend our warm gratitude to an unforgettable member of the staff, an inspiring mentor, and a close friend to us all. Though Mrs. Boardman’s presence will be dearly missed, she will never be forgotten.

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    Re: Remembering Mrs. Boardman

    Post  ashleychi on Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:35 pm

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    On the evening of Thanksgiving [replace with 'Thanksgiving evening,'] Thursday Nov. 26, Mrs. Niki Boardman, a member of our beloved administrative staff, succumbed to cancer after a strenuous 8 [eight] month battle. Mrs. Boardman has been a member of AHS [of the AHS staff] for nearly 17 years, serving multiple positions in both the administrative office including Curriculum Secretary as well as in leadership teams across campus. Through her years of devotion to making our school a better place and unwavering dedication to both the students and the staff, we can still see the impact of her efforts to this day. It is with a heavy heart we dedicate a little bit of our time getting to know the inspirational staff member who has made AHS function at its best.
    Mrs. Boardman was never a stranger to the city of Arcadia. Having been an alumna of AHS Class of ’74, Mrs. Boardman had grown up in the district and chosen to raise her three daughters here as well. Having once been a student, Mrs. Boardman was able to utilize her skills and past experiences throughout her years working in the administration office to truly identify with high school students. Because she was one of the few administrative members who can easily relate to the plights and thoughts of the students, she had a “special connection with the students that’s different” from those of the other staff members, according to Assistant Principal Mr. Craig Wiblemo. Mrs. Boardman holds a unique history and background few know about; Not only does she have an identical twin sister, but she was also a member of the synchronized swimming team back when the team existed. Her natural connection with students also stems from her previous work experience as Playground Supervisor at Hugo Reid Elementary School. Mrs. Marianne von Kriegenbergh added, “Because she was an alumna, because her children went here, because she worked here, she really cared and thought about the things that had to get done here whether if it was part of her job or not.”
    Mrs. Boardman was known amongst her coworkers to harbor a secret talent: being technology savvy. She had worked at the Pasadena Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for 2 years “so some of her technical skills started there and continued on here,” Mrs. von Kriegenbergh said. Aiding the counselors with the student systems necessary for course selection, ensuring CAHSEE testing goes smoothly and welcoming incoming students from other districts, Mrs. Boardman never faltered when it came to handling the needs of students. “Things that Niki worked on were top-quality, high quality. She did everything extremely well and very meticulously. Every i was dotted, every t was crossed. It’s that kind of attention to detail that was so important,” Mr. Wiblemo said. She was everyone’s “go-to” person because of her vast knowledge in all areas of expertise.
    What made Mrs. Boardman truly distinct from the rest of the staff was her glowing inner personality that shone through all her actions. Mrs. von Kriegenbergh remembers fondly that Mrs. Boardman “never said no. She always took on whatever she was asked.” Mrs. Boardman’s unwavering love for her job and others has influenced many to model their lives after her. “What I took most from our working together was that attention to detail and organization and the skills you need to do a job… and the care and the precision you put into work. That’s the way she was and that’s the way it translates to me and helps me in all the things I do,” Mr. Wiblemo said. Whether it be simple tasks such as organizing schedules or major duties such as college recommendations, Mrs. Boardman was always ahead of the game. She also managed to juggle multiple duties with great enthusiasm and skill; she was a member of the School Site Leadership Team and the School Site Council for 6 years and was a recipient of Arcadia Unified School District’s “Profiles in Excellence” award in 1999. Her license as a vocational nurse made her a highly prized member of the emergency preparedness team on campus.
    From the start of our high school careers to graduation, Mrs. Boardman has been working behind the scenes to ensure our successful journey to our future. We extend our warm gratitude to an unforgettable member of the staff, an inspiring mentor, and a close friend to us all. Though Mrs. Boardman’s presence will be dearly missed, she will never be forgotten.. [delete]

    Joanna Shen

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    Re: Remembering Mrs. Boardman

    Post  Joanna Shen on Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:37 pm

    On Thanksgiving evening Thursday Nov. 26, Mrs. Niki Boardman, a member of our beloved administrative staff, succumbed to cancer after a strenuous eight month battle. Mrs. Boardman has been a member of the AHS staff for nearly 17 years, serving mainly as Curriculum Secretary in the administration office. Through her years of devotion to making our school a better place and unwavering dedication to both the students and the staff, we can still see the impact of her efforts to this day. It is with a heavy heart we dedicate a little bit of our time getting to know the inspirational staff member who has made AHS function at its best.
    Mrs. Boardman was never a stranger to the city of Arcadia. An alumna of AHS Class of ’74, Mrs. Boardman had grown up in the district and chosen to raise her three daughters here as well. Mrs. Boardman holds a unique history and background few know about; she was a member of the synchronized swimming team back when the team existed with her identical twin sister. Because she was one of the few administrative members who could easily identify with and relate to the plights and thoughts of the students, she had a “special connection with the students” according to Assistant Principal Mr. Craig Wiblemo. Her natural connection with students also stemmed from her previous work experience as Playground Supervisor at Hugo Reid Elementary School. Mrs. Marianne von Kriegenbergh added, “Because she was an alumna, because her children went here, because she worked here, she really cared and thought about the things that had to get done here whether it was part of her job or not.”
    Mrs. Boardman was known among her coworkers to harbor a secret talent: being technology savvy. Her fascination with technology began at the Pasadena Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where she worked for two years. Aiding the counselors with the student systems necessary for course selection, ensuring CAHSEE testing went smoothly, and welcoming incoming students from other districts, Mrs. Boardman never faltered when it came to handling the needs of students. “Things that Niki worked on were top-quality, high quality. She did everything extremely well and very meticulously. Every i was dotted, every t was crossed. It’s that kind of attention to detail that was so important,” Mr. Wiblemo said. She was everyone’s go-to person because of her vast knowledge in all areas of expertise.
    What made Mrs. Boardman truly distinct from the rest of the staff was her glowing inner personality that shone through all her actions. Mrs. von Kriegenbergh remembers fondly that Mrs. Boardman “never said no. She always took on whatever she was asked.” Mrs. Boardman’s unwavering love for her job and others has influenced many to model their lives after her. “What I took most from our working together was that attention to detail and organization and the skills you need to do a job…and the care and the precision you put into work. That’s the way she was and that’s the way it translates to me and helps me in all the things I do,” Mr. Wiblemo said. Whether it be organizing schedules or managing college recommendations, Mrs. Boardman was always ahead of the game. She also managed to juggle multiple duties with great enthusiasm and skill; she was a member of the School Site Leadership Team and the School Site Council for six years, a member of the emergency preparedness team. and was a recipient of Arcadia Unified School District’s “Profiles in Excellence” award in 1999.
    From the start of our high school careers to graduation, Mrs. Boardman had been working behind the scenes to ensure our successful journey to our future. We extend our warm gratitude to an unforgettable member of the staff, an inspiring mentor, and a close friend to us all. Though Mrs. Boardman’s presence will be dearly missed, she will never be forgotten.

    Joanna Shen

    Posts : 87
    Join date : 2009-08-31

    Re: Remembering Mrs. Boardman

    Post  Joanna Shen on Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:55 pm

    On Thanksgiving evening Thursday Nov. 26, Mrs. Niki Boardman, a member of our beloved administrative staff, succumbed to cancer after a strenuous eight month battle. Mrs. Boardman has been a member of the AHS staff for nearly 17 years, serving mainly as Curriculum Secretary in the administration office. Through her years of devotion to making our school a better place and unwavering dedication to both the students and the staff, we can still see the impact of her efforts to this day. It is with a heavy heart we dedicate a little bit of our time getting to know the inspirational staff member who has made AHS function at its best.
    Mrs. Boardman was never a stranger to the city of Arcadia. An alumna of AHS Class of ’74, Mrs. Boardman had grown up in the district and chosen to raise her three daughters here as well. Mrs. Boardman holds a unique history and background few know about; she was a member of the synchronized swimming team back when the team existed with her identical twin sister. Because she was one of the few administrative members who could easily identify with and relate to the plights and thoughts of the students, she had a “special connection with the students” according to Assistant Principal Mr. Craig Wiblemo. Her natural connection with students also stemmed from her previous work experience as Playground Supervisor at Hugo Reid Elementary School. Mrs. Marianne von Kriegenbergh added, “Because she was an alumna, because her children went here, because she worked here, she really cared and thought about the things that had to get done here whether it was part of her job or not.”
    Mrs. Boardman was known among her coworkers to harbor a secret talent: being technology savvy. Her fascination with technology began at the Pasadena Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where she worked for two years. She also worked for several years in the TIS department and played a major role in the Digital High School Project. Co-worker Technology Assistant Specialist Nancy Sager added, “Niki was my counterpart in a male-dominated arena. She worked hard, always put forth her best, but she was never too busy to share a smile, laugh or hug when needed.” Aiding the counselors with the student systems necessary for course selection, ensuring CAHSEE testing went smoothly, and welcoming incoming students from other districts, Mrs. Boardman never faltered when it came to handling the needs of students. “Things that Niki worked on were top-quality, high quality. Every i was dotted, every t was crossed. It’s that kind of attention to detail that was so important,” Mr. Wiblemo said. She was everyone’s go-to person because of her vast knowledge in all areas of expertise.
    What made Mrs. Boardman truly distinct from the rest of the staff was her glowing inner personality that shone through all her actions. Mrs. von Kriegenbergh remembers fondly that Mrs. Boardman “never said no. She always took on whatever she was asked.” Mrs. Boardman’s unwavering love for her job and others has influenced many to model their lives after her. “What I took most from our working together was that attention to detail and organization…you need to do a job. That’s the way she was and that’s the way it translates to me and helps me in all the things I do,” Mr. Wiblemo said. Whether it be organizing schedules or managing college recommendations, Mrs. Boardman was always ahead of the game. She also managed to juggle multiple duties with great enthusiasm and skill; she was a member of the School Site Leadership Team and the School Site Council for six years, a member of the emergency preparedness team and was a recipient of Arcadia Unified School District’s “Profiles in Excellence” award in 1999.
    From the start of our high school careers to graduation, Mrs. Boardman had been working behind the scenes to ensure our successful journey to our future. We extend our warm gratitude to an unforgettable member of the staff, an inspiring mentor, and a close friend to us all. Though Mrs. Boardman’s presence will be dearly missed, she will never be forgotten.

    ashleychi

    Posts : 230
    Join date : 2009-09-02

    Re: Remembering Mrs. Boardman

    Post  ashleychi on Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:14 pm

    EDIT 2

    On Thanksgiving evening [insert comma] Thursday [delete] Nov. 26, Mrs. Niki Boardman, a member of our beloved administrative staff, succumbed to cancer after a strenuous eight month battle. Mrs. Boardman has [had] been a member of the AHS staff for nearly 17 years, serving mainly as Curriculum Secretary [does this have to be capitalized?] in the administration office. Through her years of devotion to making our school a better place and unwavering dedication to both the students and the staff, we can still see the impact of her efforts to this day. It is with a heavy heart we dedicate a little bit of our time getting to know the inspirational staff member who has made AHS function at its best.
    Mrs. Boardman was never a stranger to the city of Arcadia. An alumna of AHS Class of ’74, Mrs. Boardman had grown up in the district and chosen to raise her three daughters here as well. Mrs. Boardman holds a unique history and background few know about; she was a member of the synchronized swimming team back when the team existed with her identical twin sister. Because she was one of the few administrative members who could easily identify with and relate to the plights and thoughts of the students, she had a “special connection with the students” according to Assistant Principal Mr. Craig Wiblemo. Her natural connection [use another word here, because 'connection' was used in the previous sentence] with students also stemmed from her previous work experience as Playground Supervisor at Hugo Reid Elementary School. Mrs. Marianne von Kriegenbergh added, “Because she was an alumna, because her children went here, because she worked here, she really cared and thought about the things that had to get done here whether it was part of her job or not.”
    Mrs. Boardman was known among her coworkers to harbor a secret talent [replace with 'Only Mrs. Boardman's coworkers knew of her secret talent'] : being technology savvy. Her fascination with technology began at the Pasadena Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where she worked for two years. She also worked for several years in the TIS department and played a major role in the Digital High School Project. Co-worker Technology Assistant Specialist Nancy Sager added, “Niki was my counterpart in a male-dominated arena. She worked hard, always put forth her best, but she was never too busy to share a smile, laugh or hug when needed.” Aiding the counselors with the student systems necessary for course selection, ensuring CAHSEE testing went smoothly, and welcoming incoming students from other districts, Mrs. Boardman never faltered when it came to handling the needs of students. “Things that Niki worked on were top-quality, high quality. Every i was dotted, every t was crossed. It’s that kind of attention to detail that was so important,” Mr. Wiblemo said. She was everyone’s go-to person because of her vast knowledge in all areas of expertise.
    What made Mrs. Boardman truly distinct from the rest of the staff was her glowing inner personality that shone through all her actions. Mrs. von Kriegenbergh remembers fondly [fondly remembers] that Mrs. Boardman “never said no. She always took on whatever she was asked.” Mrs. Boardman’s unwavering love for her job and others has influenced many to model their lives after her. “What I took most from our working together was that attention to detail and organization…you need to do a job. That’s the way she was and that’s the way it translates to me and helps me in all the things I do,” Mr. Wiblemo said. Whether it be organizing schedules or managing college recommendations, Mrs. Boardman was always ahead of the game. She also managed to juggle multiple duties with great enthusiasm and skill; she was a member of the School Site Leadership Team and the School Site Council for six years, a member of the emergency preparedness team and was a recipient of Arcadia Unified School District’s “Profiles in Excellence” award in 1999.
    From the start of our high school careers to graduation, Mrs. Boardman had been working behind the scenes to ensure our successful journey to our future. We extend our warm gratitude to an unforgettable member of the staff, an inspiring mentor, and a close friend to us all. Though Mrs. Boardman’s presence will be dearly missed, she will never be forgotten.

    Joanna Shen

    Posts : 87
    Join date : 2009-08-31

    Re: Remembering Mrs. Boardman

    Post  Joanna Shen on Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:25 pm

    On Thanksgiving evening, Nov. 26, Mrs. Niki Boardman, a member of our beloved administrative staff, succumbed to cancer after a strenuous eight month battle. Mrs. Boardman had been a member of the AHS staff for nearly 17 years, serving mainly as a curriculum secretary in the administration office. Through her years of devotion to bettering our school and unwavering dedication to both the students and the staff, we can still see the impact of her efforts to this day. It is with a heavy heart we dedicate a little bit of our time getting to know the inspirational staff member who has made AHS function at its best.
    Mrs. Boardman was never a stranger to the city of Arcadia. An alumna of AHS Class of ’74, Mrs. Boardman had grown up in the district and chosen to raise her three daughters here as well. Mrs. Boardman holds a unique history and background few know about; she was a member of the synchronized swimming team back when the team existed with her identical twin sister. Because she was one of the few administrative members who could easily identify with and relate to the plights of the students, she had a “special connection with the students” according to Assistant Principal Mr. Craig Wiblemo. Her natural bond with students also stemmed from her previous work experience as Playground Supervisor at Hugo Reid Elementary School. Curriculum Secretary Mrs. Marianne von Kriegenbergh added, “Because she was an alumna, because her children went here, because she worked here, she really cared and thought about the things that had to get done here whether it was part of her job or not.”
    Among her co-workers, Mrs. Boardman was known to harbor a secret talent: being technology savvy. Her fascination with technology began at the Pasadena Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where she worked for two years. She also worked for several years in the TIS department and played a major role in the Digital High School Project. Co-worker Technology Assistant Specialist Nancy Sager added, “Niki was my counterpart in a male-dominated arena. She worked hard, always put forth her best, but she was never too busy to share a smile, laugh or hug when needed.” Aiding the counselors with the student systems necessary for course selection, ensuring CAHSEE testing went smoothly, and welcoming incoming students from other districts, Mrs. Boardman never faltered when it came to handling the needs of students. “Things that Niki worked on were top-quality, high quality. Every i was dotted, every t was crossed. It’s that kind of attention to detail that was so important,” Mr. Wiblemo said. She was everyone’s go-to person because of her vast knowledge in all areas of expertise.
    What made Mrs. Boardman truly distinct from the rest of the staff was her glowing inner personality that shone through all her actions. Mrs. von Kriegenbergh fondly remembers that Mrs. Boardman “never said no. She always took on whatever she was asked.” Mrs. Boardman’s unwavering love for her job and others has influenced many to model their lives after her. “What I took most from our working together was that attention to detail and organization…you need to do a job. That’s the way she was and that’s the way it translates to me and helps me in all the things I do,” Mr. Wiblemo said. Whether it be organizing schedules or managing college recommendations, Mrs. Boardman was always ahead of the game. Her concern and care for the school was present in her multiple activities; she was a member of the School Site Leadership Team for six years, a member of the emergency preparedness team and was even awarded AUSD’s “Profiles in Excellence” award in 1999.
    From the start of our high school careers to graduation, Mrs. Boardman had been working behind the scenes to ensure our successful journey to our future. We extend our warm gratitude to an unforgettable member of the staff, an inspiring mentor, and a close friend to us all. Though Mrs. Boardman’s presence will be dearly missed, she will never be forgotten.

    Joanna Shen

    Posts : 87
    Join date : 2009-08-31

    Re: Remembering Mrs. Boardman

    Post  Joanna Shen on Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:33 pm

    On Thanksgiving evening, Nov. 26, Mrs. Niki Boardman, a member of our beloved administrative staff, succumbed to cancer after a strenuous eight month battle. Mrs. Boardman had been a member of the AHS staff for nearly 17 years, serving mainly as a curriculum secretary in the administration office. Through her years of devotion to bettering our school and unwavering dedication to both the students and the staff, we can still see the impact of her efforts to this day. It is with a heavy heart we dedicate a little bit of our time getting to know the inspirational staff member who has made AHS function at its best.
    Mrs. Boardman was never a stranger to the city of Arcadia. An alumna of AHS Class of ’74, Mrs. Boardman had grown up in the district and chose to raise her three daughters here as well. Back when she was a student, Mrs. Boardman was a member of the synchronized swimming team when the team existed with her identical twin sister. Because she was one of the few administrative members who could easily identify with and relate to the plights of the students, she had a “special connection with the students” according to Assistant Principal Mr. Craig Wiblemo. Her natural bond with students also stemmed from her previous work experience as Playground Supervisor at Hugo Reid Elementary School. Curriculum Secretary Mrs. Marianne von Kriegenbergh added, “Because she was an alumna, because her children went here…she really cared and thought about the things that had to get done here whether it was part of her job or not.”
    Among her co-workers, Mrs. Boardman was known to harbor a secret talent: being technology savvy. Her fascination with technology began at the Pasadena Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where she worked for two years. She also worked for several years in the TIS department and played a major role in the Digital High School Project. Co-worker Technology Assistant Specialist Nancy Sager added, “Niki was my counterpart in a male-dominated arena. She worked hard, always put forth her best, but she was never too busy to share a smile, laugh or hug when needed.” Aiding the counselors with the student systems necessary for course selection, ensuring CAHSEE testing went smoothly, and welcoming incoming students from other districts, Mrs. Boardman never faltered when it came to handling the needs of students. “Things that Niki worked on were top-quality. Every i was dotted, every t was crossed. It’s that kind of attention to detail that was so important,” Mr. Wiblemo said. She was everyone’s go-to person because of her vast knowledge in all areas of expertise.
    What made Mrs. Boardman truly distinct from the rest of the staff was her warm, glowing personality. Mrs. von Kriegenbergh fondly remembers that Mrs. Boardman “never said no. She always took on whatever she was asked.” Mrs. Boardman’s unwavering love for her job and others has influenced many to model their lives after her. “What I took most from our working together was that attention to detail and organization…you need to do a job. That’s the way she was and that’s the way it translates to me and helps me in all the things I do,” Mr. Wiblemo said. Whether it be organizing schedules or managing college recommendations, Mrs. Boardman was always ahead of the game. Her concern and care for the school was present in her multiple activities; she was a member of the School Site Leadership Team for six years, a member of the emergency preparedness team and was even awarded AUSD’s “Profiles in Excellence” award in 1999.
    From the start of our high school careers to graduation, Mrs. Boardman had been working behind the scenes to ensure our successful journey to our future. We extend our warm gratitude to an unforgettable member of the staff, an inspiring mentor, and a close friend to us all. Though Mrs. Boardman’s presence will be dearly missed, she will never be forgotten.

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