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'Keep moving forward'

Original post made on Apr 4, 2013

After serving as principal of three schools in the Mountain View Whisman district, Judy Crates has announced she plans to retire this summer, at the end of her fifth year leading Castro Elementary.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 4, 2013, 1:20 PM

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Posted by randy albin
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 4, 2013 at 1:46 pm

finding a job in education these days is difficult. finding any kind of employment can be a challenge. then there are these hi-tech gazillionaires floating around these days. best wishes to this administrator. it's good that patch reports on all of this


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Posted by Parent
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 4, 2013 at 2:08 pm

As usual, thanks for giving so much credit to the teaching staff. Clearly they've never been able to accomplish much on their own.


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Posted by CuestaParkMom
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 4, 2013 at 2:54 pm

One small correction: Judy Crates served at Bubb for 5 years, beginning in 1996. I know because my oldest son was in first grade at the time, and was in the group that had Dr. Crates as principal for 5 years at Bubb, then 3 years at Graham. Dr. Crates's energy and caring were inspiring to me, and I appreciate all she has done at the many schools where she has served.


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Posted by Dr.Ron Crates
a resident of another community
on Apr 5, 2013 at 8:56 am



Judy, is an outstanding school principal. She has been a major asset in Mountain
View as well as Redwood City School District. I wish her well and joy.


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Posted by Rene
a resident of another community
on Apr 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Thanks for the unbiased perspective Ron. It really does speak volumes.


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Posted by Interested Observer
a resident of another community
on Apr 5, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Dear Parent - of course, credit goes to the instructional staff, too. But, c'mon, this story is a tribute to Judy Crates!! A school needs a great leader in order to be great and that is Judy. She is an outstanding principal and a visionary, inspirational, instructional leader!! She will be greatly missed by all who worked with her over the years!! It's a great loss to the MVWSD and she will be hard to replace. I wish Judy all the best and many, many happy years ahead!!


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Posted by parent
a resident of Waverly Park
on Apr 10, 2013 at 9:51 am

the comment by "Dr. Ron Crates" is obviously from someone else and the Voice should delete it.

Judy Crates was a fabulous principal and will be missed by the many students, parents, and district staff who were fortunate to work with her.


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