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Marin School District Top Retiree Pensions 2018

Thanks to Robert Fellner, Transparent California, for putting together this vital information on Marin County School District retiree pensions.

“Only” two exceed the $210,000 IRS limit – one in the Sausalito / Marin City School District and one in the Novato Unified School District.

The SacBee article, Hundreds of California School Administrators Have Pensions Above IRS Limits, is linked here for further information on the IRS limit.

Robert noted that CalSTRS data does not have job titles, so he could not narrow the list to administrative retirees, but it’s unlikely that teachers would receive anywhere near these amounts.

The list below contains the highest paid Marin school district retiree pension recipients.



Former Employer


Debra Bradley

Sausalito Marin City


Janis Latorre

Novato Unified


Robert Ferguson

Tamalpais Union High


Robert Caine

Kentfield Elementary


Ann Sumnick

Ross Valley Elementary


Thomas Lohwasser

Dixie Elementary


Luke McCann

Marin County Office Of Education


Gregg Bender

San Rafael City High


Lawrence Enos

Bolinas-Stinson Union


Robert Cone

Larkspur-Corte Madera


Catherine Townsley

Ross Elementary


Christine Carter

Reed Union Elementary


Barbara Smith

San Rafael City Elementary


Joan Deamer

Mill Valley Elementary


Stephen Rosenthal

Shoreline Unified


Sally Hutchinson

Lagunitas Elementary


Laura Rogers



This next spreadsheet shows the total number of retirees, average pensions, average years of service, average full-career pensions and the total 2018 payouts for the Marin County school districts.