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Ken-Ton School District Honors 42 Retirees

 

The Ken-Ton School District held its annual retiree reception on Tuesday, June 4 to recognize 42 employees who will be retiring at the end of the 2018-19 school year. Each of these employees have played a critical role in shaping the future success of countless students.

The 42 retirees honored on June 4 included classroom teachers, school administrators, and school support staff who play a variety of vital roles to support the success and well-being of students. These employees served students in Ken-Ton school buildings as well as those attending non-public and parochial schools in the district. Collectively, they represented just under 1,000 years of experience and service in the Ken-Ton School District.

The retirees and their position, location, and years of service are as follows:

  • Marilyn Adams, teacher aide, Edison Elementary School (22 years)
  • Deborah Allan, bus driver, Transportation Building (37 years 8 months)
  • Sheila Babbitt, teacher aide, Lindbergh Elementary School (21 years 11 months)
  • Suzanne Barmasse, teacher, Franklin Middle School (25 years)
  • Laura Barrett, teacher, Kenmore East High School (20 years)
  • Margaret Becker, school monitor, Lindbergh Elementary School (17 years 10 months)
  • Matthew Chimera, teacher, Big Picture Program (33 years)
  • Tim Contangelo, teacher, Kenmore East High School (29 years)
  • Christine Dimaggio, nurse, St. Andrews School (23 years)
  • Kathryn Dunford, senior library clerk, Franklin Middle School (24 years)
  • Dennis Duquette, bus driver, Transportation Building (14 years 5 months)
  • Charlene Gifford, senior clerk, Kenmore East High School (10 years 11 months)
  • Marion Goelz, bus attendant, Transportation Building (34 years 8 months)
  • Karen Guenther, senior clerk, Administration Building (8 years 3 months)
  • Karen Harter, teacher, Holmes Elementary School (23 years)
  • Sherry Heimiller, clerk typist, Kenmore East High School (11 years 5 months)
  • Angela Jaworski, teacher aide, Franklin Middle School (23 years 1 months)
  • James Keleher, teacher, Big Picture Program (29 years)
  • Patricia Kosis, principal, Franklin Elementary School (27 years)
  • Mary Lachina, teacher aide, Hoover Elementary School (15 years 9 months)
  • Kenneth Lask, plumber, Buildings & Grounds (39 years 6 months)
  • Janine MacDonald, psychologist, Administration Building (24 years)
  • Rosemarie Mager, cook manager, Lindbergh Elementary School (30 years 11 months)
  • Paul Marzec, teacher, Kenmore West High School (30 years)
  • Donna Mesmer, senior clerk, Administration Building (25 years 4 months)
  • Rosaria Micieli, teacher aide, Edison Elementary School (21 years 10 months)
  • Karen Otto, teacher, Franklin Middle School (28 years)
  • JoAnne Paolucci, teacher aide, Hoover Middle School (28 years 8 months)
  • Donna Parker, teacher aide, Hoover Elementary School (25 years 6 months)
  • Gail Pisa, bus driver, Transportation Building (19 years 8 months)
  • Gisela Rakowski, teacher aide, Franklin Elementary School (17 years 10 months)
  • Karen Roetzer, teacher aide, Lindbergh Elementary School (17 years 4 months)
  • Kim Rossman, bus driver, Transportation Building (23 years 1 months)
  • Debra Scholl, teacher aide, Hoover Middle School (33 years 5 months)
  • William Schwob, maintenance mechanic, Buildings & Grounds (28 years 3 months)
  • Sharon Stillman, teacher, Hoover Middle School (22 years)
  • Annette Straka, food service worker, Franklin Elementary School (20 years 5 months)
  • Catherine Sutton, nurse, Lindbergh Elementary School (25 years 3 months)
  • Maryann Tona, clerk typist, Kenmore East High School (27 years 4 months)
  • Terri Werwinski, teacher aide, Hoover Elementary School (13 years 6 months)
  • Susan Wood, teacher aide, Edison Elementary School (23 years 8 months)
  • Cynthia Zaprzal, food service worker, Franklin Elementary School (18 years 7 months)

The retiree reception, organized by Gina Santa Maria, district clerk and assistant to the superintendent, provides the district with an opportunity to recognize each of its retirees including teachers, administrators, and support staff; to honor their service to the students and families of the school district; and to reflect upon their contributions to their colleagues Ken-Ton School District community. Each retiree receives a special token of appreciation for their service to the district.

The entire Ken-Ton School District community is grateful for the contributions of these outstanding employees and we wish them the very best as they begin the next chapter in their lives.