Richelle Diesslin Departs

Administration assistant Richelle Diesslin.

Administration assistant Richelle Diesslin.

Scarlett Campbell, Staff Reporter

Change is a theme in Salida High School right now, and with change comes goodbyes. Richelle Diesslin, the administrative assistant, is leaving the school district at the end of this year. She is known for her kind and warm personality; she truly is a bright light here at SHS.

Diesslin was born in Denver and moved to Salida when she was five years old. In her adult life, she worked as a legal secretary in Denver, but moved back to Salida after getting engaged to her husband and started working for him. Her husband was involved in the construction of the new Salida High School, and at that time she was looking for a career change and applied; she’s been in the district for nine years now.

“The rest is history,” said Diesslin.

When asked what she would miss most about working here, Diesslin replied with, “the kids. I love the kids, and my coworkers. I just love everything about here.”

An incentive to work here was the ability to see her two children come through, but as they’ve gotten older, she feels that it’s time to move on.

After leaving the school, Diesslin plans to help her husband with his work and investments, while also doing the things she loves. She plans to ride her horse more, travel, and spend time with her family and children.

Salida High is sad to see her leave, but we wish her the best. Her bubbly personality will truly be missed.