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2/23/2012 4:26:00 PM
Cottonwood Oak-Creek School District employees to retire

With a collective 42 years in the Cottonwood Oak-Creek School District, Dianne Frazier and Dr. Michael Viotti have shown strong leadership in their fields and in their community. Their dedication and commitment to the students that they serve and to the community is unmatched.

"We are thankful for their dedication to not only our school district, but the entire Cottonwood community," said Superintendent of COCSD, Barbara U'Ren. "They have truly left a mark on this district and made a significant difference for students."

Dianne Frazier, Director of Special Services and ELL Coordinator

• Joined the district in August 1992

• Began as a teacher at Cottonwood Elementary School, 1st grade

• Has demonstrated the following characteristics - actively grows her skills to become a more effective teacher, dedicated to students, the profession and enthusiastic

Dr. Michael Viotti, District Psychologist

• Joined the district in August 1981

• Nationally certified school psychologist in 1989

• Worked for countless students and faculty to assist in assessments related to special education and self-management in the class room

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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012
Article comment by: Kristie Bowman

I will greatly miss both of you. I wish you all the best. Thanks for all that you have done.

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012
Article comment by: Denise Dix

Congratulations to two amazing colleagues! Enjoy your retirement, and thank you for all of your hard work for Cottonwood-Oak Creek's students and staff!

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012
Article comment by: Thank you for retiring

Sharing Special Education Services with Mingus is a step in the right direction, and these two employees obviously did not want the additional workload. Thank you for retiring so that that change can happen. If you don't change, you will become extinct.

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Article comment by: Barbara Daher

Two of my favorite colleagues. You have made such huge contributions to our district and will be sorely missed. Best of luck to you in your next endeavors...

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