When walking around campus, students notice several golf carts roaming around, either transporting boxes or carrying students. One of these golf carts was driven by former campus security aide Diana Mumma, who not only facilitated injured students by providing them rides to their classes but was also known for always having a cheerful and upbeat attitude. After her 34 years of work, Mumma has retired and will be definitely be missed by both staff and students alike.
Despite missing Pine View and all of her fellow colleagues, Mumma decided to retire to allocate more time to helping her husband. “I wanted to have more time to take care of my husband because he has not been feeling well lately.”
Prior to working at Pine View, she worked at Venice Middle School as a receptionist at the clinic. Afterward, she came to Pine View working as a campus security aide; throughout the years, Mumma helped the office, media and monitored the students during class change.
Facilitating Pine View in multiple aspects, she directly aided students who were not able to walk across campus by giving them rides. “I helped transport students across campus, and it was always exciting. It made me feel so great helping them, and I would like to think I cheered them up,” she said.
Twelfth-grader Alexandra Bullinger is one of the many students Mumma has helped over the years. “Mrs. Mumma drove me from class to class after I tore my ACL and was on crutches. She was always so sweet and cheerful. In her last couple of weeks, she mentioned how much she would miss the elementary kids. I definitely miss seeing her face around campus.”
Even though she has officially retired, Mumma attempts to return to help Pine View whenever the school needs it. “The office can call me anytime, and I will always try to help out.”
Teacher aide Sally Tyler said, “She was so helpful, anytime anybody needed a ride, she was there. She was very considerate and just a sweet, giving person.”
Health room aide Deana Sandefur said, “I was instantly lost and sad when I heard Diana was retiring. I miss being able to contact or call her — even during her lunch or break. She would drive by the clinic and always be willing to help.”
When asked what she misses the most about Pine View, Mumma simply said, “The students — I do miss the students. While I was at Pine View, I saw students that were in second grade, and sooner or later, they were all grown up.”