2015 Models of Excellence

   

   

Delman

Mr. Richard Delman is a lifetime resident of the Ontario-Montclair community and attended Berlyn, Central, and Edison Elementary Schools, as well as Vina Danks Middle School.  His favorite quote is by Henry Ford, “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.”  Mr. Delman’s grandfather was the previous owner of Logan’s Candies, and he remembers with fondness working in the candy store as a boy. As an Executive Board member of the Ontario Rotary Police Museum, Mr. Delman’s goal is to secure funding so the museum can remain open regular hours.  Mr. Delman feels it is very important that today’s youth learn the history of their Police Department and also to honor those who have lost their lives protecting this community.  Mr. Delman encourages students to be proud of who they are, to not be afraid of failure and to know that they are good enough and smart enough.  For Mr. Delman excellence is being the best you can possibly be, the desire for success and having devotion to your craft.  For these reasons, the Ontario-Montclair School District recognizes and celebrates Mr. Richard Delman as a 2014-2015 Model of Excellence.  His commitment to service and excellence is certain to motivate and inspire current and future generations of OMSD students, educators, parents, and community members.

 

 Garnica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Maribel Garnica is a proud alumna of Sultana Elementary and DeAnza Middle School in the Ontario-Montclair School District.  Mrs. Garnica’s entire family: parents, husband and children, have been active participants within the Sultana Community.  Sultana holds many special memories for Mrs. Garnica. As a child, her parents used their musical talents by playing and singing at school events, she met her husband of 27 years in the 4th grade and, when it was time to choose a school for her children to attend, she chose Sultana Elementary. Mrs. Garnica is thankful to the District for giving her the opportunity to pursue her associate’s degree, while employed as an Instructional Assistant at Sultana Elementary. Mrs. Garnica “pays it forward” by engaging in a series of volunteer opportunities and using her musical talents in teaching Ballet Folklorico in the community.  She also assists with Sultana’s Santa Clause Incorporated and collects donations from local businesses to assist low-income residents. Mrs. Garnica believes excellence is synonymous with integrity, honesty and high moral principles. Mrs. Garnica believes educators play a powerful role in the lives of children and encourages educators to practice patience and to never underestimate the power of a smile. For these reasons, the Ontario-Montclair School District recognizes and celebrates Mrs. Maribel Garnica as a 2014-2015 Model of Excellence.  Her commitment to service and excellence is certain to motivate and inspire current and future generations of OMSD students, educators, parents, and community members.

Hurtado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


Mr. Richard Hurtado
is a proud alumnus of Arroyo Elementary School and Imperial Jr. High in the Ontario-Montclair School District.  It can be said that Richard literally grew up in OMSD.  His dad recently retired after 15 years of service and his mom has over 30 years of service.  Richard began his career with OMSD as a custodian and attributes his success to the District’s support of his dreams and his father’s encouragement to continue his education, which led to his current position as a Systems Support Technician.  Mr. Hurtado “pays it forward” by providing excellence in customer service throughout the District in a professional manner and by promoting an enjoyable working environment.  For Mr. Hurtado, excellence is about integrity, being the best, learning from one’s mistakes, and being a lifelong learner.  For these reasons, the Ontario-Montclair School District recognizes and celebrates Mr. Richard Hurtado as a 2014-2015 Model of Excellence.  His commitment to service and excellence is certain to motivate and inspire current and future generations of OMSD students, educators, parents, and community members.


Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mr. Fabian Martin
is a proud alumnus of Mariposa Elementar
y School and Imperial Jr.High School in the Ontario-Montclair School District. Mr. Martin currently teaches economics at Montclair High School and follows his motto of, “students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  Living his motto, Mr. Martin is a co-founder of Miles for Montclair, which has raised tens of thousands of dollars for needy families and scholarships for students in the Ontario-Montclair community. Mr. Martin defines excellence as, “living up to your ultimate potential” and he lives it by producing films with substance.  Recently, one of his films received much acclaim and won several awards.  He is inspired by people of all walks of life and is motivated in living for today, which drives him to live life to the fullest.  For these reasons, the Ontario-Montclair School District recognizes and celebrates Mr. Fabian Martin as a 2014-2015 Model of Excellence.  His commitment to service and excellence is certain to motivate and inspire current and future generations of OMSD students, educators, parents, and community members.  


Milhiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. G. Michael Milhiser is a proud alumnus of San Antonio, Central, El Camino and Hawthorne Elementary Schools and Vina Danks Middle School.  He is a lifelong resident of Ontario and, while serving as City Manager for the City of Ontario, assisted in providing funding for both Bon View Elementary and Oaks Middle School. Mr. Milhiser is inspired by the lives of President Washington, President Lincoln and is driven by President Kennedy’s quote, “and so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” He fulfills the call to serve others by continuing to support the Ontario-Montclair community’s special projects.  He encourages educators to have patience, show enthusiasm to promote learning, and dress well.  Mr. Milhiser defines excellence as the ability to try as hard as you can and follow the “Golden Rule”—treat others as one would like to be treated.  For these reasons, the Ontario-Montclair School District recognizes and celebrates Mr. G. Michael Milhiser as a 2014-2015 Model of Excellence.  His commitment to service and excellence is certain to motivate and inspire current and future generations of OMSD students, educators, parents, and community members.

 

Vo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Michael Vo is a proud alumnus of El Camino Elementary School and Vernon Middle School in the Ontario-Montclair School District.  Mr. Vo is currently proudly serving in the United States Air Force.  As a service-oriented member of the larger Ontario community, he serves as a basketball coach with the City of Ontario and uses coaching as an opportunity to mentor youth and instill principles of discipline and hope.  Mr. Vo’s volunteerism began as a youth by participating in sports and helping at the Montclair Library and Montclair Civic Center.  Mr. Vo is inspired by his family, parents, sisters, and wife and, what others might consider failures, he sees as opportunities for growth and to achieve the best in everything he does. In his own life, he attributes much of his success to his parents’ example of excellence and sacrifice, and to great teachers, coaches, and opportunities to play sports through city leagues.  Mr. Vo encourages educators to think outside the box, and encourages parents to be the best parent as this will result in being a best friend.  For Mr. Vo, excellence is the result of hard work and dedication.  For these reasons, the Ontario-Montclair School District recognizes and celebrates Mr. Michael Vo as a 2014-2015 Model of Excellence.  His commitment to service and excellence is certain to motivate and inspire current and future generations of OMSD students, educators, parents, and community members.