2011.2 Cypress College Buena Park Citizen of the Year
Diane Scheerhorn Buena Park Citizen of the Year at Cypress College Americana 2011
Diane Scheerhorn, Ph.D, is the Superintendent of Centralia School District. She and her husband Steve are Rotary members and Paul Harris Fellows. Currently, Diane is serving as Buena Park Rotary Vocational Service Chair. Diane facilitated the dialogue and questions for DK Lee when he visited in 2008. She was an excellent commentator and represented District 5320 in an outstanding fashion. She and her team also handled Registration and Seating at the District-wide Leadership Awards Luncheon in 2009.
Her leadership style fosters a community culture which values students first and foremost, followed by parents, teachers, and staff personnel. Diane is working for the benefit of all Buena Park Residents. Her expertise was invaluable as she served on the Buena Park Library District Strategic Plan committee
She is well-known in the region. For example, when she has been interviewed numerous times by local TV and radio, she has become known as an authority on children’s safety issues and public education. She has led the way in helping to keep the free Health Clinic at Danbrook Elementary School open to the public. Dr. Scheerhorn is a leader on the City/County Disaster Preparedness Committee.
Dr. Scheerhorn is an active member of the Buena Park Rotary Club, where she served on the committee to provide disaster school supplies to our local schools. In her role as Rotary’s Vocational Chair, she works to foster a greater understanding of the importance of a variety of vocations, including both degree-path and technical education. Diane is a believer in Community Colleges and how they help to develop our future leaders. She has worked with Cypress College, and both Cal-State Fullerton and Long Beach over the years. Each year, Diane supports the Needy Children’s Shopping Spree, where she has served as a volunteer shopper, and provides Rotary Easter baskets for children at the annual city-wide Eggstravaganza event.
Dr. Scheerhorn serves as an active member of the Buena Park Chamber of Commerce, attending many of their events, and often donating gift baskets that she has created.
Some of Organizations that Diane serves in:
CSBA School Health Advisory Committee, Member of the SchoolsFirst Education Foundation Committee, Boys and Girls Club Trustee,
Centralia Education Foundation Trustee, helping to provide needed Arts Program to local students
We congratulate Dr. Diane Scheerhorn on her selection as Citizen of the Year. She was honored at the annual American Awards Gala in the Disneyland Hotel Grand ballroom on Feb.26th . Buena Park Rotarians who attended were: Diane and Steve Scheerhorn, Dennis and Christiane Salts, Ruth Ann and Wayne McMillian.