The School Board, Superintendent, and Leadership Team will honor more than 230 retirees during a reception and ceremony on Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m. at Colgan High School. These individuals have collectively given tens of thousands of hours of expertise and service to the students of PWCS; their impact will be felt for years to come.
Middle school sixth grade teachers Kristine Morrison, Gainesville Middle, and Anthony Futyma, Beville Middle, are retiring after 44 years of teaching. Sherry Jones, a buyer for Finance and Support Services, has dedicated 42 years; School Food and Nutrition Services Director Serena Suthers has devoted 39 years to the School Division; and Freedom High School Custodian Gregory Mitchell has served faithfully for 38 years.
Among seven principals who are retiring, Swans Creek Principal Barry Rosenberg has served the longest as a principal, for 31 years. Other principals retiring this year are Kirsten Fisher (18 years), Pattie Elementary; Melissa Gilkerson (19), Glenkirk Elementary; Donna Kirby (29+), Victory Lakes; Jorge Neves (15), Fred M. Lynn Middle; Candace Rotruck (35), Alvey Elementary; and Tawnya Soltis (31), Montclair.
Assistant Principals who are saying goodbye to their schools include Sherri Berkman (30), Penn Elementary; Pamela Hanshaw (20), Enterprise; and Carolyn Kazemi (5), Old Bridge Elementary.
This year’s retirees are listed below.
Central Elementary Schools
Melinda Bendy, Sherri Berkman, Lois Carranza, Leroy Collins, Corinne Doerr, Kirsten Fisher, Susan Franklin, Rebecca From, Linette Gainey, Robert Gunning, Deborah Halsey, Pamela Hanshaw, Laura Holtzclaw, Mary Hutter, June Jallah, Lisa Kittinger, Bettie Kokoski, Marian Love, Linda Lynch, Danita Nadeau, Margie Norman, Donna Parker, Mary Powstanski, Mary Pyck, Margaret Rice, Nancy Scallan, Regina Sigler, Tawnya Soltis, Jeanette Spann, Anna Spencer, Dawn Valero, Kimberlie Wagner.
Eastern Elementary Schools
Donna Atkins, Janet Beach, Magda Burke, Karen Church, Sarah Fritz, Irene Jones, Carolyn Kazemi, Patricia Kreis, Mary Marquart, Joan McMurtry, Eduardo Negron, Carlos Paz, Barry Rosenberg, David Salisury, Rosa Santiago, Andree Severance, Elizabeth Zutes.
Western Elementary Schools
Vielsa Abrahams, Vincent Beale, Karen Burns, Cheryl Byrne, Cheryl-Joy Carrington, Melissa Gilkerson, Anna Griffith, Kathleen Hagenbaugh, Kathy Harris, Elsie Harvey, Delia Hernandez, Donna Kirby, Cathey Lancaster, Jean Mangrum, LeeAnn Nelson, Robert O'Connell, Vilma Paek, Nilda Perez, Rebecca Reynolds, Candace Rotruck, Christine Starnes, Rosanna Torres, Carol Turner, Louise Vincent, Elizabeth Whitacre.
Myriam Amara-Lawrence, Denise Ashton, Luis Avendano, Jean Bergo, Frederick Brown, Joyce Catron, Susan Changes, Linda Collins, Mary Costello, Kenneth Crouch, Susan Farmer, Anthony Futyma, Patricia Good, Peggy Harding, Edward Howell IV, David Jay, Terri Lawson, Cheri Matheson, Donna Mauney-Tyler, James Mcgovern, Kristine Morrison, Sheila Morton, Nancy Murray, Jorge Neves, Richard Nowinski, Adele Polak, Glenda Redding, Eduardo Reynoso, Gladys Robinson, Joann Saenz, Teresa Thompson, Eric Wagner, Susan Wessolleck, William West Jr., Mary Wilson.
Myra Annan, Theresa Baran, W. Paul Barrett, Blanche Berryman, Donna Burgess, Ginette Cain, Kathleen Crosby, Luetta Darby, Clyde Davis, Michael Dyre, Barbara Ferguson, Colleen Frazier, Dawn French-Jones, Ann Gillespie, Kriss Helverson, John Hoffman, Joseph Huddle, Kathleen Kieffer, Yongha Kim, Debra Knisely. Vitali Kopylov, Julie Mahoney, Jacqueline McBride, Gregory Mitchell, Joyce Neide, Maryann O'Brien, Ammala Phantriyavong, Joanne Plum, Vincent Reese, Richard Setliff, Faye Sledge, Margaret Smith, Karen Smyth, Lorna Son, Michael Street, Shirline Taylor, Norman Tuckson, Jean West, Donna Wynn, Jean Zaboth.
Communications and Technology Services
Mary Anne Billingsley, Janis Flynn, Billie Hogan, Nancy Van Maenen, Maureen Williams, Lorna Willis.
Finance and Support Services
Darlene Altizer, David Altizer, Brian Baldwin, Carolyn Bender, Rosemary Bennett, Frances Bertrand, Franklin Cleckley, Faye Craiger, Anthony Dade, Henry DeSilva, Colleen Durbin, Thomas Ellison, Danny Gibbs, Joyce Gibbs, Craig Gilbert, Ronnie Hammonds-Martin, Betty Harris, Carolyn Harris, Henry Hill, Sherry Jones, Jan Jordan, Joyce Miller, Lori Miller, Mary Mitchell, Kellee Murphy, Danny Murrin, Joseph Patonetz, Kelly Rice, Mary Ridgeway, Susan Sarbacker, Daryl Saunders, Karen Schrader, Donald Scott, Robert Snow, Serena Suthers, Thomas Sweringen III, Patricia True, Ginger VanDyke, Theresa Wallace, Beverly Westgate, Patricia Wisnieski, Linda Wright.
Student Learning and Accountability
Robin Blaemire, Kathleen Bowden, Patricia Branigan, Doreen Dauer, Cathleen Hopfinger, Pam Jacoby, Kathleen Judge, Marcia Kelly, Jennie Miller, Mary Minter, Penny Parker, Mildred Perry, Cathryn Radford, Anne Rice, Mary Siebert, Cynthia Siira, Deborah Sims, Joan Squires, Leann Strang, Moira Suter, Ruthann Zalewski.