STARS Hall of Fame

The STARS Hall of Fame was established in 2009 by the San Juan Education Foundation, with the support of the school district, to honor exceptional San Juan Unified School District graduates who embody an innovative spirit and have made their mark in their chosen profession. Honorees are inducted into the STARS Hall of Fame each year at the Foundation's 'An Evening with the STARS' gala.

Evening with the STARS 2016 from San Juan Unified on Vimeo.

STARS Hall of Fame Inductees

Diane Bryant
Shannon L. Callahan Souma
Dr. Heidi Wittenberg
Shanthi Sekaran

Merrin Dungey
Channing Dungey
Craig Chaquico

Alex Honnold
Kevin Gordon
Amy Brooks

Alex Stamos
Mary Rotelli
Kate Levering 

Mary Lynn Ferguson McHugh
Divya Nag
Dr. John C. Williams

Dr. David Wineland
Lt. General John Goodman
Justice Goodwin Liu
Laura Ingle 

Laura Ling
Dr. Peter Mansoor
Rene Syler
Dr. Farid Senzai

Joan Lunden
Debbie Meyer
George Barris
Timothy B. Schmit

Dr. Joe Derisi
Lisa Ling
Roger Niello
Michele Wong
David Mastagni

Dusty Baker
Katherine Aoki
Holly Lohuis
Fred Teichert


Inductees and their accomplishments are recognized in a perpetual display at the district office and on the web sites of both the San Juan Education Foundation and the San Juan Unified School District.


The San Juan Education Foundation recognizes individuals who have been successful professionally and who have given back to the community in a way that supports the development of our youth.

An Evening with the STARS

Installing the inductees into the STARS Hall of Fame takes place annually at the Evening with the STARS event at which inductees (or their families for posthumous awards) receive the STARS recognition award.

Reaching for the STARS

The San Juan Education Foundation has partnered with the San Juan Unified School District to challenge high school seniors to share their plans to “reach for the stars” and build on their SJUSD accomplishments to achieve success while giving back in a meaningful way to their community.

Nominate a STARS Hall of Famer

We want your suggestions for SJUSD alumni who have “reached for the STARS.” Tell us why you think this person has been successful in their profession and how they have made a difference for youth.

Nominate a STAR