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PATRIOT continued from page 14 handle crises. She delivers more than a dozen courses and her personal favorite (which is often requested) is about understanding Islam, backed by her studies and having lived as a Christian in Muslim countries such as Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Her love and joy is being part of the Feaster-Pittman team in support of their 13-year-old son Evan, unusually gifted in music and athletics. He’ll answer his mom’s question about his day at school with, “Let’s not talk about school. What happened in the world today?�

May 24, 2012 The former young Navy Lieutenant describes his wife, the reluctant former Air Force officer as, “warm, open and kind, yet practical. I don’t know anyone I’d rather hang out with.� She says marrying her persistent suitor was, “the very best decision I’ve ever made. I’m blessed to have him in my life.� They’re moving on to the next challenge as Rear Admiral Pittman retires. “We still have a son to get through college.� From a shocked little girl overseas to a woman contributing much to her country, Rebecca advises, “The way you live your life is important because you don’t know when it will be over.�

DRUCK continued from page 5 Blanchard Cos. “I first read it when I was going through the darkest time in my life — my son, who’d been missing for more than two years, had recently turned up in a psychiatric hospital,� she said. “Ken’s book made me feel less alone in my despair and gave me hope that ‘this too, shall pass.’ Because Ken has lived through the worst — the death of his daughter — he writes with authority about turning tragedy into transformation. It’s one of the wisest books I’ve ever read.�

Now that his latest book has hit the shelves, Druck plans to conduct workshops and talk about “The Real Rules of Life.� “I’ll be taking my message to different parts of the U.S. and world,� he said. In addition, he plans to remain an active member of the San Diego community. Druck is still involved with the Jenna Druck Center, on a lesser scale, and he has been a part of the San Dieguito Alliance for Drug Free Youth for 25 years. Another area of concern for him is youth violence prevention, for which he has created systems: “We’ve got to get real about the degree of vio-

lence,� he said. Druck also co-founded Community Leaders for Youth with businessman, speaker and author Stedman Graham and Quantum Learning Network President Bobbi DePorter. And Druck finds time for his family, which includes his “Earth daughter,� Stephanie, who lives in San Diego; his “angel daughter,� Jenna; and the 16,000 girls who have been a part of the Spirit of Leadership program at the Jenna Druck Center. “I have spiritually adopted daughters everywhere,� Druck said of the diverse group. “They are all fiercely determined, wonder-

ful, warm-hearted women who really ... make a positive difference.� It’s a fulfilling life for the author. “A broken heart doesn’t mean you can’t have a full heart,� Druck said. “My life is a testament to that — it’s full again — I’m whole and alive.� His book “The Real Rules of Life,� which is listed for $24.95, is available in stores everywhere and through online sites such as Amazon.com; barnesandnobles.com; and Druck’s Web site, www.kendruck.com. For more information about Druck and his new publication, go to his Web site or call (858) 863-7825.

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CANDIDATES continued from page 1 will make it being well informed. Therefore, they have met with parents, teachers (current and former), administrators (current and former), former Del Mar and other area board members as well as individuals at the San Diego County Office of Education. “After careful consideration, the Board of Trustees has decided to consider internal candidates to fill the Superintendent position. Board Policy 2120 allows the Board to promote from within the district without doing a superintendent search. If at the end of that process they do not select a

candidate, they will immediately begin a comprehensive superintendent search.� The district said the board will announce June 6 if it has decided to hire an internal candidate and, if so, ratify a contract at the board’s June 27 meeting. If an internal candidate is not found for the superintendent position, the board will start a “comprehensive search� at its June 27 meeting, with the goal of finding a new superintendent within four to six months. In that case, an interim superintendent will be appointed at the board’s July 25 meeting.

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