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Who will be retiring

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When Spokane Valley school children wave goodbye to another year this week, they also will say goodbye to some of their educators.

Several teachers and administrators have announced retirements from area school districts this year after serving anywhere from 13 to 42 years in the profession.

The retirees, listed by district, include:

East Valley School District

Mary Jayne – orchestra teacher for 19 years with East Valley schools; 25 years of service in the education field.

Marcu Johnson – special education teacher at East Valley Middle for 11 years; 27 years in education

Bruce Preuninger – band teacher with East Valley schools, most recently at Mountain View Middle; 33 years in education.

Linda Rapp – Skyview Elementary teacher for 21 years, currently teaching fourth grade; 22 years in education.

Sara Smith – Teacher in East Valley schools for 27 years; 31 years of service in education.

Connie Tebo – 15-year Mountain View Middle teacher; 22 years in education.

Judy Tulleners – 18-year Skyview Elementary librarian; 23 years in education.

Norma Walker – Currently teaches second grade at Trentwood Elementary; 27 years of service in education, all in East Valley Schools.

Kay Wiykovics – Otis Orchards Elementary teacher for 14 years; 19 years in education.

Linda Wruble – vocal music teacher; 23 years in education.

Collette Yancey – Otis Orchards first-grade teacher for 19 years; 30 years in education.

Central Valley School District

Kathleen Bjorklund – Bowdish Middle librarian, 22 years in Central Valley schools, 29 years in education.

MarLynn Corbett – Chester Elementary teacher, 16 years in CV schools; 19 years in education.

Christine Donaldson – Greenacres Middle teacher, 30 years all in CV schools.

Michael Fuller Jr. – Opportunity Elementary teacher, 31 years in CV schools; 34 years in education.

Marguerite Garcia – McDonald Elementary teacher; 23 years in CV schools; 27 years in education.

Bob Johnson – Bowdish Middle principal, 29 years in CV schools; 32 years in education.

Rebecca Krauter – North Pines Elementary teacher 30 years in CV schools; 31 years in education.

Margaret Lepper – McDonald Elementary teacher, 32 years in CV schools.

Steve Llewellyn – University High teacher, 21 years in CV schools.

Wenda Mackey – University Elementary teacher, 30 years in CV schools; 34 years in education.

Gerry Manfred – U-Hi calculus teacher, 42 years at U-Hi; 43 years in education.

Linda Mayfield – Greenacres Middle teacher, 27 years in CV schools; 31 years in education.

Paula McLeish – Central Valley High teacher, 26 years in CV schools.

Linda Murray – Ponderosa Elementary teacher, 16 years in CV schools; 32 years in education.

Autumn Reed –Broadway Elementary counselor, 13 years in CV schools; 23 years in education.

Scott Rider – Evergreen Middle teacher, 31 years in CV schools.

R. Lynn Salyers – North Pines Elementary teacher, 31 years in CV schools.

Laurie Sheffler – Horizon Middle principal, 28 years in CV schools; 30 years in education.

Lillian Smith – Opportunity Elementary teacher, 13 years in CV schools; 36 years in education.

Marjorie Tibbits – Horizon Middle teacher, 32 years in CV schools.

West Valley School District

Bob Johnson – West Valley High teacher, 33 years in education.

Ted Wert – Spokane Valley High teacher, 27 years in education.

Jackie Volz – Centennial Middle teacher, 21 years in education.

Sue Bustos – West Valley High Spanish teacher, 37 years in education.

Dan Kelly – Principal, Millwood Early Childhood Center, 26 years in education.

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