Our recent Throw Back Thursday included a photo of a favorite teacher and principal, Mr. Midge Damonte. He was the principal of Los Cerritos Elementary School in 1966. And we wanted to share the love so many of us have for this wonderful man. Thanks to those who chimed in and gave SHOUTS OUT to Mr. Damonte:
*Heather Mann *William Dunnaway *Pearl Zertuche *Theresa James *Jaime Gibbs *Keith Shawn *Whitney Connors-Pasion *Tammy Gatlin *Lesley Cassandras *Charles Richmond *Lisa Mares McCarley *Ulises Reyes-Zarco *Frank L. Cassady *Terri Sandoval *William Gorwood *Beata Morena *Sandy Searson Laubscher *Kimberly Rogers- Sutter *Marisa Tamburini Meier *Robert Matthews *Lynn Simmons *Erica Aiello Lewis *Allen Braun *Robert Landucci *Vickie Pfeiffer *Judy Albonico Kraus *Deb Freeman *Laura Flynn Peradotto *Susan Reilly *Carrie Graham Korbus *Jayne Peterson- Dimas *Constance Maffei *Christina Barnett Haas *Ab Bryant *Kamala Silva Wolfe *Myla Jessica La Rocca *Luna Sandoval *Frank L. Cassady *Dino Fontana * Lucinda Denning
Kimberly Rogers- Sutter I was his ta when I went to SSHS….
Jay Morena Who’s that young principal?!?! Hi Midge n Carolyn….say hi to all the “kids”
Pam Starr Cool.
Christine Robinson-Sbragia Love him
George Bernal When you look at a picture and you can pick out Mr Murphy and Mr, Cervantes out of the picture as well Mr,Damonte what a thrill thank you Mr, Damonte always a GENTLEMAN
Florence Alvezios Teani Hey Midge that was a few years after my Los Cerritos days! Hope you’re well!
William Gorwood Midge Damonte is one of the finest and most respected men I have ever known. A devoted educator, civic leader, family man, and friend; his entire life has been spent making a difference. I haven’t seen Mr. Damonte in many years, but still think of him with great fondness. He truly helped shape my life at a very young age; making me a better man, husband, father, friend, and public servant. Thank you Mr. Damonte. You will always have my love, friendship, and respect.
Diana Hidalgo Nations Just talked to Mr. Damonte last week at the DMV and he is doing well!!!!
Mary DeMars I thank God everyday that Mr Damonte was the principal of Los Cerrotos when my daughter, Lori, went to school there. He was strict, but fair. Exactly what was & is needed.
Lori DeMars Gotta love Mr. Damonte!
Sandy ‘Neideffer’ Leiendecker Mr. Damonte was the best! I spent K-3 there and they are great memories. That has to be Luis Cervantes
Tink Troy Los Cerritos Elementary School and Mr. Damonte….Such great memories! He still very active around So. City!
Amy McHale Mr. Damonte you are the best principle ever!! You have given do much to the school and the city!! Will never forget all the great field trips, picnics, baseball games and you dressing up for Halloween! You gave us all great memories! So glad you and Mrs. D where at my wedding!
Jeannie Smith Mr Damonte Thank you for the great memories. Jeannie Smith aka Costa
Frank L. Cassady Mr. Damonte was my 5th grade teacher at Martin school, I believe 1951. Even though he spanked me alot, I respected him and learned alot.