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County schools honoring Wentworth with building
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STOCKTON – The San Joaquin County Office of Education will dedicate the Education Service Center today in honor of Manteca resident and recently retired Superintendent of Schools Fredrick “Rick” Wentworth.

The soon-to-be-named Wentworth Education Center is located at 2707 Transworld Drive.

The ceremony begins at 4 p.m.

“In the nearly 20 years he served as superintendent, this is one of the many buildings and programs he established for SJCOE and educational services,” said Mick Founts, the current Superintendent of Schools.

He praised Wentworth for “the ideal qualities needed for our public school system.” Included was his hard work and sacrifice; the desire to excel; dedication through community involvement; and serving as an academic role model.

During his 43-year career, Wentworth of service to students. He was teacher, coach, counselor, and school administrator at Manteca Unified and Escalon Unified.

In addition, Wentworth served as President of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association and was a long-standing member of the Association for California School Administrators.

For more information, call SJCOE at 209-468-4937.