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Family center named after Lloyd Stone

GARDEN GROVE City Councilmember Kim Nguyen offered a certificate of support from the city and shared her stories about Lloyd Stone. Nguyen was one of his first students when she attended Doig Intermediate School as a child. From left: Garden Grove Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Gabriela Mafi, Board of Education Trustee Walter Muneton, Board of Education Trustee Teri Rocco, Board of Education Vice President Lan Nguyen, Garden Grove City Councilmember Kim Nguyen (GGUSD photo).

More than 100 people attended a Memorial Dedication Ceremony hosted by Garden Grove Unified School District this week to name the district’s Family Resource Center after former Doig Intermediate School teacher Lloyd M. Stone on the third anniversary of his passing.

Lloyd taught at Doig Intermediate School for 12 years, and made a significant impact in the lives of his students, parents, colleagues, and the community.  Lloyd is remembered for his passion to help students who came from tough beginnings and for the difference he made in the lives he touched.  He was recognized as an Orange County Teacher of the Year shortly before he passed.

“Lloyd’s impact on his students’ lives extended far beyond their time in the classroom; he was a father figure and a mentor to so many students”  said Lan Nguyen, Board of Education vice president.  “It is a natural fit to name the Family Resource Center in Lloyd’s name because of all that his name represents.”

“Lloyd will be remembered as a champion for his students and their families,” said Teri Rocco, Board of Education trustee.  “He was naturally gifted at connecting with families and empowering them with tools to improve their lives and help their students succeed.”

“We know that Lloyd’s legacy and his dedication to serving this community will live on through the work of the Family Resource Center,” said Walter Muneton, Board of Education trustee. “The way he cared for his students is an inspiration to us all.”

The GGUSD opened the Family Resource Center in August and already it has connected families with critical housing resources, a variety of counseling and mental health programs, tutoring services, food and health care assistance, transportation, immigration information, and more.  The new Lloyd M. Stone Family Resource Center will carry out Lloyd’s commitment to improving the lives of students and their families.

During the Memorial Dedication Ceremony, school district officials as well as Lloyd’s family, friends, and former students and colleagues shared personal stories about Lloyd’s legacy.

 

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