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Recognition isn't new for Cathy Kosich. In fact, this Prime Poway Woman was recognized by the keynote speaker at the recent Abraxas High graduation ceremony in December for what she's done.
Kosich, who has lived in Poway since 1987 and is the specialist and student council coordinator at Abraxas, has worked for the Poway Unified School District since 1988.
And, when Kosich isn't working her day job, she's volunteering with the Cub Scouts, PTA and the Safety Wellness Advocacy Community Coalition. She is also currently leading the Community Alliance for Healthy Minds.
Though her involvement in the community spans across Poway, she takes the most pride in her family.
"I am most proud of our two sons, Michael and Brian and my 35-year marriage to my husband, John," she said. "My sons are both graduates of the Poway School system. They have grown up in Poway and still live in the area. My youngest son, Brian, will marry his high school sweetheart this summer in Old Poway Park. My biggest accomplishment is our marriage of 35 years. Both John and I came from divorced families so it was very important for us to make that lifetime commitment and raise our children together."
The woman who mentors and inspires students every day said she herself is inspired by PUSD's retired director of wellness.
"Sharon Jahn was my mentor," she said. "She taught me so much about being a professional woman and helped me to advance my career. And all of the women in my life taught me the most valuable lesson of all: Family comes first!"
What does Women's History Month mean to you?
"I am very proud to be a woman. The era that I have grown up in taught me that women can do anything they set out to accomplish. My grandmother was 'Rosie the Riveter' of her era. She paved the way for the next generation of women to follow their dreams. I have been fortunate to have many strong women in my life."