2014 Hall of Honor Inductees

Sue-Ann Joy                                                                                   Counselor, Math Teacher, Guidance Counselor  & Volunteer                                                                                                  1968 - Present

Rebecca (Becky) Mangiardi    Posthumously                        Library Clerk & Student Mentor                                                             2000-2010                                                         


May 2009 saw the inauguration of the Hall of Honor, which was created to pay tribute those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to San Rafael High, and have had an enormous life-long impact on our students. These individuals have had a positive impact on the lives of our students at San Rafael High. There have been inspirational teachers, tireless parent volunteers, and even former students who have overcome great obstacles to create very successful lives.

The nominations open in January. The committee reviewing nominations consists of San Rafael High School administration, alumni, and parents. The induction ceremony is May. Nominees can be alumni, donors, volunteers, community members, staff, coaches (athletics, drama, extra-Curricular programs).   Is there someone you would like to nominate?  If so, check in January for the nomination form!  Information is also sent to alumni via the SRHS Alumni Association e-news and will be posted on the Alumni Association facebook page.

Past honorees have included Angelo Colombo, Hugo Rinaldi, Rich and Dolly Nave and Terry Summa, Mario Ghilotti and Byron Jones. 

2012 honorees were  Patti Garbarino (Class of '73) and posthumously, Paul Miller (Athletic Director '32-'57 and Math Department '57-'73).

2013 honorees were Natu Tualagaloa, Class of 1984 and Bill Monte, Class of 1957.

Natu graduated SRHS as a four-sport letterman, attended UC Berkeley and played on the Cal Bears Football team. He went on to play six years in the NFL. Natu currently serves on the SR City School Board and is President of the Marin Athletic Foundation. In 2004 he was inducted into the Marin Athletic Foundation High School Hall of Fame. Along with his wife Judy, Natu is an active member of the San Rafael City School community.

Bill was an outstanding leader and athlete of the Class of 1957. He returned to SR to teach physical education (PE) at SRHS from 1963-2003. He introduced innovative programs such as rock climbing, sailing, scuba diving and cannoeing. The programs he developed have been featured in Sports Illustrated and Edutopia (A Lucas Foundation publication). Some of the programs he began still engage SRHS students.


To nominate an individual include the following information:

1.  Name of nominee, address  (include city and state), phone number, email.  If nominee is deceased, include information on whom we can contact.

2.  Category: note if the person was an alumni, donor, volunteer, community member, staff, or coach (athletics, drama, extra-curricular, other).

3.  Date(s) of noteworthy contributions to San Rafael High.

4.  State the contributions made to San Rafael High School, including impact on the school/program(s), time given, and what makes their specific contributions stand out. Give specific examples.

5.  Your name, address, phone number and email.

Nominations should be no more than 2 pages. They are reviewed by the nomination committee (consisting of SRHS staff, alumni, and community members). The award-winning honorees will be contacted in April. The induction ceremony will be in May in the Hayes Theater, SRHS.

Nominations should be mailed, faxed or emailed to:

San Rafael High School                                                                                                         Attention: Administrative Asst. Peggy Pugh                                                                                  185 Mission Street , San Rafael CA 94901                                                                            Email:  ppugh@srcs.org       Fax:  (415) 485-2345    Phone:  (415-451-6237)

For more information contact the Hall of Honor Chair:                                                             Judy Colton,  jcolton@srcs.org