Shortly after arriving, Ms. Muinos started working at the Defense Division of Cubic Corporation, where she eventually worked for 27 years. During that career, she worked her way through the ranks in several Logistics positions, including the Product Support Manager responsible for the spare parts department and several repair depots. The spares administration group managed a multitude of programs for a wide variety of US, foreign military and commercial customers. It was a “cradle to grave” operation, providing numerous logistics services, and overseeing the testing and sell-off to Cubic’s and the customer’s Quality Control representatives, preparing items and documents for shipping and initiating contract close-out.
Joyce retired in 1995 and started on a career of volunteering. She has been with the Tierrasanta Junior Women’s Club for 20 years, serving as president five terms and has served on the Board in some capacity for all but four years. She volunteered with the San Diego Humane Society as a mobile adoptions counselor for about five years and the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation, now Promises 2 Kids, working mostly fund-raising events during the same period of time.
Ms. Muinos is very involved with the Fostering Opportunities organization and volunteers as a mentor for a young lady who grew up in the foster care system. Her current mentee will be graduating from California State, San Marcos next year!
Joyce is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Tierrasanta Foundation as Foundation President, organizing and assisting with their various fund-raising events. Joyce is also an active member of the Tierrasanta Ascension Parish.
Since Fran’s retirement she has had the time to appreciate this wonderful “Island on the Hill” and to be able to finally give back to the community she loves. She and Greg became interested in TVSD and their mission since their first involvement in December, 2005, and have been volunteering ever since. In fact, the first TVSD office was in their home.
She served on the interim-board as Secretary for the first year, and then took over the day-to-day administration of the village for the first three plus years and has been assisting every since. She also has co-chaired the TVSD Team for the annual American Cancer Society Tierrasanta Relay for Life for the 6 years. Fran considers herself truly blessed with four children and seven wonderful grandchildren who never cease to amaze her. Life is good living on the hill!
Marilyn Bente is Secretary
As a young child in Columbus, Ohio, Marilyn never dreamed that she would become a Californian, much less that she would be able to travel world-wide, visiting countries on six continents! Marilyn is the oldest of five children and was raised by parents who put a high value on education and work ethics. She graduated from the Ohio State University in 1969 with a degree in education, majoring in French and English. That year was a turning point in her life! She not only earned a teaching credential, but also married her college sweetheart, Tom. They moved across country, teaching contracts in hand, to start their careers with the San Diego Unified School District, which would continue for nearly forty years. In 1971, they bought their first house in Tierrasanta, and were soon blessed with a son, Christopher.
Throughout the years, Marilyn worked towards earning a Master's degree from San Diego State University, became a mentor teacher, a resource teacher, and a staff developer for the AVID program and for the California Language Project. She and her family spent two years in France with the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program where she taught English as a foreign language in French high schools. This offered them the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and to Africa. Since retiring, Marilyn shared her husband's passion for travel and they were able to visit over 50 different countries and travel throughout the United States.
In 2015, her husband, Tom, passed away, and now she fills her life with visiting her son and two grandsons in Sacramento; working on assessment projects for the U.S. Department of Education; participating in book, card, and film clubs; traveling with friends and family; and volunteering with TVSD. She has gained much personal satisfaction in leadership roles with the Village, facilitating the Lunch Bunch, serving as an original member of the Membership Committee, helping to organize the TVSD team for the Relay for Life, and leading a Village group to Paris. She is proud to be a member of the TVSD Board of Directors as the Secretary and Board Liaison for the Volunteer Core Group.
Ann Lasdon is Treasurer Biography pending
Linda Rees is TVSD Member-at-Large
Upon graduation from Arizona State University with a BA in Elementary Education, Linda married and moved with her husband to Amberg, Germany where her husband served as a 2nd. Lt. in the US Army. Through the Dept. of Defense, Linda taught first grade on the military base. During this assignment, they enjoyed traveling throughout Germany, and other European countries.
Returning home, they spent two years in Ft. Polk, Louisiana where Dick completed his army service. Son John was born there, and daughter Noel was born two years later when they moved to San Diego in 1967. For the following 10 years, Linda enjoyed life as a stay-at-home mom before returning to teaching.
For the next 27 years, Linda was employed by the San Diego Unified School District. Beginning at Baker Music Conservatory, she taught there for 10 years, and was selected to serve as a district mentor teacher. After obtaining her MA in Curriculum Development and Evaluation, from SDSU, she accepted a teaching position at Grant Math/Science Elementary School, before becoming the site Project Resource Teacher for nine years. In this position she served as site liaison to the district Achievement Goals Program, monitoring the instructional progress of students.
Linda then obtained an Administrative Credential and accepted a Vice Principal position at Balboa Elementary School. Three years later she became the principal at Cabrillo Elementary School. Four years later she retired in 2003, having enjoyed a very rewarding career.
Through Linda's experiences, both as a teacher and an administrator, she became knowledgeable of the district's instructional programs and the wide range of strategies that are helpful to teachers and administrators in implementing an academic program of high quality. She found working with parents to increase their involvement and support of site initiatives to be very rewarding.
Upon retiring, Linda served as an administrator at several district schools. She was involved with the USD Educational Leadership Development Academy (ELDA) that involved coaching new school administrators. She then retired for the last time, after spending three years working as the director and assistant director at two San Diego charter schools.
Having lived in Tierrasanta since 1971, Linda and her husband feel very much a part of the community. Joining the Village in 2011 was literally the "frosting on the cake" in terms of enriching their already full lives. Soon she joined the TVSD Board of Directors, and served as Member at Large, followed by four years as Vice President. In March 2015, she assumed the position of President, in which she served for two years. She truly believes it is an honor to serve the Board, and the members of TVSD, and is pleased that her current position as Past President allows her to continue to do so. In addition, she serves on the Membership Committee and is Board Liaison to the Care Committee.
Linda and Dick's daughter, two granddaughters, son, and daughter-in-law live nearby and enrich their lives immensely.
Mike Rigdon is TVSD Member-at-Large