June 14, 2012 in Washington Voices

Spokane Public Schools honors district retirees

By The Spokesman-Review
 

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Noralyn Johnson has spent 36 years in first grade in the Spokane Public Schools, and now she’s ready to move on.

Last month Johnson was one of more than a 100 district retirees honored for their years of service.

“First grade is my love and my passion,” Johnson wrote in an email.

Johnson is retiring from Browne Elementary School. She also taught at Madison, Willard and Pratt elementaries.

“First-graders have a spontaneous joy that can lift your spirits,” she said. “I see in their eyes the future of this country and I feel humbled. They constantly astound me with their insight and kindness. We will be in good hands.”

Other Spokane Schools retirees are:

Superintendent Nancy Stowell, with 41 years.

Karen Cecil, a budget technician, 23 years.

John Griffiths, an architect in the Capital Projects and Planning Department, 26 years.

Mary Monger, a Title/Learning Assistant Program liaison at Arlington Elementary School, 26 years.

Jane Schelly, a teacher at Arlington Elementary School, 33 years.

Barb Evers, a teacher at Audubon Elementary School, 30 years.

Patricia Couch, an instructional assistant at Bemiss Elementary School, 21 years.

Vonnie Fergen, an assistant secretary at Browne Elementary School, 24 years.

JoEllen O’Halloran, an instructional assistant at Bryant/the Enrichment Cooperative, 20 years.

Ted Haynes, a teacher at Chase Middle School, 38 years.

Nancy Domrese, a teacher at Cooper Elementary School, 20 years.

Bonnie Robinson, an itinerant site director in the Express Department, 21 years.

Douglas Dial, a teacher at Ferris High School, 32 years.

Rosalie Hand, an instructional assistant at Ferris High School, 26 years.

Edward English, a teacher at Ferris High School, 23 years.

Darel Maxfield, a teacher at Ferris High School, 22 years.

Marcia Phillips, a teacher at Ferris High School, 36 years.

Kay Poff, a teacher at Ferris High School, 28 years.

Betty Lyerla, an instructional assistant at Finch Elementary School, 20 years.

Mary Kate Jones, an English Language Development tutor at Franklin Elementary School, 29 years.

Patricia Anderson, an elementary manager at Garfield Elementary School, 28 years.

Beverly Kvamme, a speech-language pathologist at Garfield Elementary School, 22 years.

James Linahan, a licensed assistant at Garfield Elementary School, 16 years.

Claudia Magnuson, an instructional assistant at Garfield Elementary School, 23 years.

Gloria Sawhill, a teacher at Garfield Elementary School, 20 years.

Elsie Schluter, 30 years of service at Garfield Elementary School, in nutritional services.

Judith Cannata, an office manager at Garry Middle School, 26 years.

Richard Chapin, a teacher at Garry Middle School, 13 years.

Louis Wydo Jr., a night foreman at Garry Middle School, 18 years.

Kathleen Eide, a teacher at Glover Middle School, 35 years.

Carol Ring, an office manager at Grant Elementary School, 32 years.

Richard Streeter, a teacher at Grant Elementary School, 30 years.

Kim Plemons, a teacher at Grant Elementary School, 36 years.

Esma Summers, a teacher at Grant Elementary School, 40 years.

Leni Cramer, a teacher at Hamblen Elementary School, 37 years.

Sally Kirby, a teacher at Hamblen Elementary School, 23 years.

Lois McClung, the automotive technician at the Community School, 19 years.

Katherine Rieckers, a teacher at the Community School, 24 years.

Jill Ferguson, a teacher at Indian Trail Elementary School, 40 years.

Mary Frankhauser, a teacher at Jefferson Elementary School, 30 years.

Lesa Hogue, an instructional assistant at Jefferson Elementary School, 20 years.

Walt Cubley, a teacher at Lewis and Clark High School, 38 years.

Sheryl Lane-Lumper, an attendance secretary at Lewis and Clark High School, 32 years.

Marcee Oster, an instructional assistant at Lewis and Clark High School, 26 years.

Janet Popham, a career specialist at Lewis and Clark High School, 26 years.

Marilyn Carosella, a teacher at Lincoln Heights Elementary School, 24 years.

Betty Lalicker, an instructional assistant at Lincoln Heights Elementary School, 21 years.

Linda Adams, an office manager at Logan Elementary School, 26 years.

Linda Berlin, a teacher at Logan Elementary School, 37 years.

Mary Sue Indgjerd, a teacher at Logan Elementary School, 31 years.

Julie Moisan, an instructional assistant at Logan Elementary School, 18 years.

Sandra Wills, a teacher at Logan Elementary School, 32 years.

Dennis Baltzell, an instructional assistant at Longfellow Elementary School, 24 years.

Susan Frey, an assistant secretary at Longfellow Elementary School, 24 years.

Gary Jones, a library media specialist at Longfellow Elementary School, 17 years.

Garry Martin, a teacher at Longfellow Elementary School, 29 years.

Dennis Abel, a teacher at Madison Elementary School, 32 years.

Robert Bro, a teacher at Madison Elementary School, 28 years.

Kathy Kalich, a library media specialist at Madison Elementary School, 10 years.

Ronald Apple, a carpenter in the Facilities Maintenance Department, 26 years.

Mike Berarducci, an electrician in the Facilities Maintenance Department, 23 years.

Randy Buehler, an electrician in the Facilities Maintenance Department, 14 years.

Diana Sparks, a teacher at Multi-Agency Adolescent Program (MAP), 10 years.

Patricia Cruz, an instructional assistant at MAP, eight years.

Carolyn Craven, a teacher at Mullan Road Elementary School, 20 years.

Rochelle Hutchinson, an instructional assistant at Mullan Road Elementary School, 22 years.

Jeanette Oenning, an instructional assistant at Mullan Road Elementary School, 25 years.

Luanna Fields, a teacher at North Central High School, 28 years.

Marilyn Solverson, a teacher at Ridgeview Elementary School, 22 years.

Margaret Klubben, an instructional assistant at Rogers High School, 22 years.

Joseph Ramos, an instructional assistant at Rogers High School, 19 years.

Carol Blake, a library media specialist at Rogers High School, 31 years.

Patricia Gibbons, a teacher and instructional coach at Rogers High School, 25 years.

Marc Richert, school psychologist at Rogers High School, 34 years.

Susan Ibach, an instructional assistant at Roosevelt Elementary School, 20 years.

Cynthia Malmquist, a teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School, 33 years.

Diane Floyd, a teacher at Salk Middle School, 27 years.

Jonell George, a teacher at Salk Middle School, 20 years.

Marie Peterson-Holland, a library media specialist at Salk Middle School, 34 years.

Richard Shaw, a district resource officer in the Security Department, 24 years.

Kim Floyd, a teacher at Shadle Park High School, 32 years.

Larry Hagen, the head custodian at Shadle Park High School, 41 years.

Dianne Mirabell, a teacher at Shadle Park High School, 30 years.

Debbie Randall, a licensed assistant at Shadle Park High School, 11 years.

Jo Vogel, an assistant principal at Shadle Park High School, 35 years.

Mary Robinson, a teacher at Shaw Middle School, 22 years.

Yong Schultz, 19 years of service at Shaw Middle School, in nutritional services.

William Allen, a special education teacher at the NEWTECH Skills Center, 33 years.

Linda Thill, an occupational therapist at the NEWTECH Skills Center, 20 years.

Susan Ryan, a reading recovery teacher at the NEWTECH Skills Center, 29 years.

Vickie Shea, a staff development facilitator at the NEWTECH Skills Center, 13 years.

Sherry Vandeventer, a teacher and math coach at Stevens Elementary School, 31 years.

Oweta Floyd, a teacher at Westview Elementary School, 34 years.

Carol Hayes, a teacher at Westview Elementary School, 30 years.

Shirley Thompson, an assistant secretary at Westview Elementary School, 27 years.

Robert Boyer, a teacher at Whitman Elementary School, 35 years.

Rosemary Wendt, a teacher at Whitman Elementary School, 37 years.

Steven Indgjerd, the principal at Willard Elementary School, 25 years.

Atsumi McCauley, an English Language Development teacher at Willard Elementary School, 28 years.

Carol Thomas, an assistant secretary at Willard Elementary School, 28 years.

Marian Vonda, a teacher at Willard Elementary School, 23 years.

Lynda MacQuarrie, a teacher at Wilson Elementary School, 28 years.

Monica Nagashima, a teacher at Woodridge Elementary School, 28 years.


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