FWCS Honors 75 Retirees - May 17, 2016

Record Number: 13762
Displayed from: May 17, 2016 , until: Jul 17, 2016

Fort Wayne Community Schools will say good-bye to 75 retirees with nearly more than 1,800 combined years of service at the annual retirement dinner Thursday, May 19.

The district wishes the best to the teachers, bus drivers, classroom assistants, secretaries, administrators and others who dedicated many years to making the lives of children better. The years of service for this year’s group of retirees range from 11 to 43, and each year made a difference to students.

The following are the retirees FWCS honors this year:

Name

Position

Years of Service

Leslie Howard

Shawnee, Science Teacher

43

Martha Powers

Bus Driver

43

Tommy Hogan

New Tech Academy at Wayne, Health/Career Teacher

42

Jane Lundy

St. Joseph Central, Third-grade Teacher

42

Lawanda Windom

Lane, Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher

41.5

Debra Kruse

Holland, Kindergarten Teacher

39

Steven Zehr

Glenwood Park, P.E. Teacher

38

Susan Miller

Glenwood Park, Secretary

37

Jennifer Johnson

Irwin, First-grade Teacher

37

Cheryl Strader

Northrop, Assistant Principal

36.5

Cynthia Freehill

Bus driver

33.5

James Rathge

Warehouse, Clerk

33

Sharon Connor

Harris, Kindergarten Teacher

33

Roberta Mustapha

Arlington, Student Interventionist

33

Donna Roof

Snider, English Teacher

32.5

Elaine Campbell

Northcrest, Special Education Assistant

32

Sally Benjamin-Butler

Towles New Tech, Social Studies Teacher

31

Karen Rhoades

Northwood, School Improvement Coordinator

31

Joyce McGiffin

Harrison Hill, School Assistant

31

Renee Page

Forest Park, School Improvement Coordinator

30.5

Jeanne Taylor

ELL, District Instructional Coach

30

Jane Sieber

Shawnee, Math Teacher

29.5

Jacqueline Howard

Scott Academy, Student Interventionist

29.5

Ronald Holmes

South Side, History Teacher

29

Antonia Printzos

Special Education, Middle School Resource Teacher

29

Pamela Rios

Harris, Special Education Teacher

29

Daniel Nolan

Northrop, Assistant Principal

29

Candace Cress

Nebraska, Media Clerk

28

Ruth Nofzinger

Harris, Third-grade Teacher

27.5

Jane Masters

Area Vocational Education, Secretary

27

Evangelina Robles

Lindley, School Assistant

27

Teresa Vanderpool

Portage, Secretary

27

Deborah Dinse

Franke Park, School Assistant

27

Bruce Flohr

Holland, Second-grade Teacher

26.5

Peggy McFadden

Holland, Kindergarten Teacher

26.5

Deborah Layson

Towles New Tech, School Assistant

26.5

Patricia Hardiek

North Side, Cafeteria Manager

26.5

Julia Beutel

Forest Park, First-grade Teacher

25.5

Sharon Raypole

Scott Academy, Fifth-grade Teacher

25

Linda Yoder

Croninger, First-grade Teacher

25

Sherry Britt

Whitney Young, Principal

25

Steven Douglas

Adams,  Case Manager

24

Judith Kinder

Snider, Cafeteria Manager

24

Camby Ferdon

Snider, Foreign Language Teacher

23

Jana Root

Memorial Park, Music Teacher

22.5

Cynthia Fisher

Towles Montessori, 9-12 Teacher

21.5

Kim Hunter

Special Education, Elementary Resource Teacher

21.5

Patsy Snyder

St. Joseph Central, First-grade Teacher    

21.5

Michelle Webster

St. Joseph Central, Secretary

20.5

Jill Imbody

Bus Driver

19.5

Kathryn Fromm

Bus Driver

19.5

Penny Darrah

Miami, Student Interventionist

19

Jennifer Vaughan

North Side, Building Coach

19

Kathy Frye

Abbett,  P.E. Teacher

18

Melissa Snider

FWCS Career Academy, Hospitality Careers Teacher

18

Karen Somers

Haley, Second-grade Teacher

18

Mark Frisch

Transportation, Supervisor

17.5

Patricia Bailey

Kekionga, Counselor

17

Roxanne Yoquelet

Assistant Superintendent-Secondary, Secretary

17

Leigh Steinke

Miami, Cafeteria Manager

16.5

Charlotte Ellis-Johnson

Bus Driver

16

Judith Baker

Weisser Park, Student Interventionist

16

Lawrence Lael

Jefferson, P.E./Science Teacher

16

Sheryl Bohde

Washington Center, Special Education Assistant.

16

Claudia Peters

Bus Driver

16

Peggy Loveless

Bus Driver

15.5

Sharyl Paul

Northcrest, School Assistant

14

Michael Bishop

Maintenance & Operations, Mechanical Maintenance

13.5

Frankie Kovacs

Wayne, Business Teacher

13

Eunice (Jean) Bireley

FWCS Career Academy, Hospitality Careers Teacher

12

Peter Roberts

Bus Driver

12

Ann Holdredge

Northcrest, Art Teacher

11

 

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.