Barbara was my first mentor when I arrived at Glendale High in 1989. We became friends and that friendship continued after my husband and I moved away. She was the soul of GUSD--she loved and protected her district and had more knowledge about the schools in her little finger than most of us collectively had! My heart goes out to John and the family--what a wonderful, witty and gracious lady. Rest in peace, my dear friend.
Barbara was a dear, dear friend. She made sure to call or e-mail every few weeks and schedule a dinner with "the girls" she called the FAB 5. FAB 5 became FAB 6 and 7 and FAB 8. It was a pleasure to spend time with her. I don't think I can ever go to Acapulco again without thinking of her and the good times we shared. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She will be missed!
Barbara was the soul of Clark Magnet H.S. Her gentle firmness guided so many students. I treasure our lunches together
Jane Chetron, La Canada
We have very fond memories of Barbara Melone, a grand lady who cared so much about people, and her desire to be so helpful. As a "volunteer Mom", I truly enjoyed working with Barbara while being involved with Clark's robotics team when our son was a Clark student. I will always remember her as the “go to person” and one who was so supportive in so many ways. Gone… but not forgotten.
Karen & Ron Black
I always called her my foster mother in high school because she would always guide me in the right direction.Through my struggles, my problems, and my hardships she was always there. She will be deeply missed but the memories will last a lifetime. May you rest in peace Mrs. Melone !