School Retirees Honored at Recognition Celebration
There wasn’t a dry eye in the room following the Staff Recognition/Retirement Celebration for employees of the Emmetsburg Community School District last Thursday, May 27. The event was held in the high school/middle school cafeteria.
Seven retirees were honored for their years of service to the school district: Sue Brown, 17 years; Karen Porath, 24 years; Sharon Hobart, 26 years; Linda Jones, 27 years; Sandy Leonard, 31 years; Tom Hoover, 33 years; and Cynthia Berkland, 34 years.
Each retiree received a plaque and service pin from the school district, as well as gifts.
Service pins were also awarded to several school staff members:
5-Years: Tyler Beving, Katie Ehlert, Patty Kelly, Jen Klingbeil, Renata Moore, Molly Rodemeyer, Dave VanHeuvelen.
10-Years: Ron Menneke.
15-Years: Phil Biddle, Barb Brennan, Cathy Backstrom, Lori Riley.
20-Years: Beth Buss.
30-Years: Karen Brown, Dave Fog.
Two instructors, Zach Hamann and Mindy Ross, will be leaving the school district at the end of the 2009-2010 school year. Both were recognized for their service—Hamann, seven years, and Ross, three years.