Madera Linkage to host State of the District

The Madera Linkage Foundation and Madera Unified will host the second annual State of the District Address.


The reception for the State of the Union address will be from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday in the Matilda Torres Theater lobby.

The address will begin at 5 p.m. in the theatre.


Madera Linkage will also induct the second class of its Educator’s Hall of Fame.


This year’s 2022 Hall of Fame Class:


Bill Coate — educator


Ed Gwartney — educator


Julia O’Kane — superintendent


Joe Vivid — principal


Sue Thornton — educator


Loretta Edwards — administrative assistant


Mardi Taubert — educator


Sharon Harlow — paraprofessional


Rachel Villareal — administrative assistant


Madera Linkage will also award its mini grants to educators within Madera Unified School District.


The Madera Linkage Foundation’s goal is to fill in gaps in funding for Madera Unified students. This year, they will give away $8,000 worth of mini grants. Grant recipients are:


Teresa Pharacahanhsay — Dixieland-Take Home Library


Maggie Stickler — Nishimoto-Pumpkin Patch Raised Garden


Alyx Casillas — Pershing-Buddy Bench


Monique Atherton — Pershing-Outdoor Classroom


Lisa Howery — Lincoln-Touch and Feel Items for CA history


Ruby Melchor — Madera South-Student Pantry setup


Stephanie Hamblen — Madera South-Connect students to community luncheon


Irma Raygoza — Howard-Hydroponics


Michelle Dart — Pershing-Math manipulatives to help learn fractions


Jill Standen — Howard-Outdoor STEM class


Jordan Mattox — Madera South-Chess Club seed money


Rodia Montgomery Gentry — Madera South-Senior Economics Flea Market


Come and celebrate the Madera Linkage Foundation and the great things that have and are happening in Madera Unified School District. For information, email timriche@maderausd.org.