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Educational administrator

Gene Thuli Sysak, American Educational administrator. Certified elementary school teacher, Utah; certified elementary and secondary administrator, Utah. Recipient award Community Services Council, 1985, Golden Rule award J.C. Penney Company Inc., 1985.


Sysak, Gene Thuli was born on February 5, 1943 in Sewell, Chile. Daughter of Alvin J. and Mary Alice (Crippen) Thuli.


Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, University Utah, 1965. Master of Arts in Cultural Foundations of Education, University Utah, 1981.


Elementary teacher, Salt Lake City Schools, 1965-1968;staff development responsive education program, Salt Lake City Schools, 1969-1977;assistant director responsive education program, Salt Lake City Schools, 1977-1978;district volunteer coordinator, Salt Lake City Schools, 1979-1992;supervisor educational support services, Salt Lake City Schools, 1986-1992;principal, Highland Park Elementary School, Salt Lake City, since 1992. President National School Volunteer Program, Alexandria, Virginia, 1984-1986.


  • Certified elementary school teacher, Utah. Certified elementary and secondary administrator, Utah.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Designer (community calendar) Home and School Partners, 1984.


Member National School Volunteer Program (national president 1984-1986, Tupperware award 1979-1982), National School Public Relations Association, Utah School Public Relations Association, Utah Area Association Volunteer Directors, Utah School Volunteer Program (board directors), Utah Community Education Association (board directors), National Association Partners Education (board directors since 1988), Salt Lake City Administrators, Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, skiing, swimming, the arts, fly fishing.


Married James Gibson Berry, March 14, 1964 (divorced December 1985). Children: Christine, John, Joanne. Married Ronald F. Sysak, January 8, 1989 (deceased 1993).

Alvin J. Thuli

Mary Alice (Crippen) Thuli

James Gibson Berry

Ronald F. Sysak

Christine Sysak

John Sysak

Joanne Sysak