FAIRFIELD — Teachers at Golden Hills Education Center’s Adult Transition Program do not know all the details about Philip Marecek’s childhood, but they know enough to know it was tough.
Marecek, who has autism, lost each of his parents at an early age. When his mother died, he came to Fairfield from Florida to live with his sister, attending Armijo High School for a brief period to earn a certificate of completion and later attending the Adult Transition Program.
Teachers and administrators are in awe of his turnaround. For it, they honored him Monday as part of the Solano County Chapter of Association of California School Administrator’s Every Student Succeeding initiative.