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Longtime Mountain View teacher Jonathan Pharazyn dies at 66

Original post made on Apr 29, 2021

Jonathan Pharazyn, a former Mountain View teacher and school administrator known for championing the needs of underserved students, died in a bicycle accident earlier this month. He was 66.

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Posted by Theron
a resident of Shoreline West
on Apr 29, 2021 at 2:47 pm

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Was it a "bicycle accident", or a collision? As a frequent bicyclist myself I was hoping to learn more about the circumstances of what I assume was a collision!

Posted by Ellen Wheeler
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Apr 29, 2021 at 4:10 pm

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This is very sad news for our school community. I was on the MVWSD school board when Jonathan was the Graham Assistant Principal and a teacher. His passion for the betterment of all students was always apparent. RIP Jonathan Pharazyn. My very deepest condolences to his wife and children.

Posted by Dafne
a resident of Monta Loma
on Apr 29, 2021 at 6:42 pm

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The world and certainly school districts need more Pharazyns. We are hurting at Monta Loma Elementary. Descansa en paz, maestro.

Posted by harvardmom
a resident of Monta Loma
on Apr 30, 2021 at 1:09 pm

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Sorry for the loss of another wonderful educator. Even though retired, I'm sure he carried his message of the importance of education forever onward. Condolences to his family. RIP.