All things considered, Debbie Marquez didn’t realize how much she missed certain sounds.
“The giggles and the laughter. Goodness, it is so nice to hear that joy in the hallways.”
They are sounds that Marquez can once again enjoy at Holy Name of Mary School in San Dimas, where she is principal. For almost a year, her school’s nearly 350 enrolled students were kept home by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It was so quiet and empty without them here and, really, it was sad to come to work. It just didn’t feel right.”