Retiring teachers celebrated

USD 475 celebrated its retiring teachers Saturday.

Saturday, Unified School District 475 celebrated retirees with a luncheon held at the Courtyard by Marriott Conference Center. The luncheon marks the beginning of a new chapter for many dedicated employees of the district. LaDonna Junghans, Board of Education President, spoke about the places they will enjoy after retirement. Principals and district employees spoke on behalf of the retirees, reminiscing about their time spent in education and in USD 475. Dr. Witt closed the luncheon by thanking retirees for their service to education. Nearly 400 years worth of experience is leaving the district through retirement this year (only including those in attendance.

Retirees for 2017 include: Mary Altenhofen, Judy Ball, Deborah Barnes, Judy Beemer, Margaret Chambers, Jan Clark, Christine Day, Sueko Gibbs, Susan Gwaltney, Eileen Hackley, Linda Holzer, Barbara Johnstone, Tom Kilgore, Charlotte Landrith, Sheila Lechner, Mary Jane Lemons, Kathy Maxwell, Rosemary McKone, Rebecca McMillin-Beckman, Inge Noa, Janet Parrish, Marta Perta, Connie Poland, Ruth Ann Ries, Shari Ryker, Carolyn Stevens, T.J. Taylor, and Kathy Williams. In total, the district will celebrate over 780 years of service to education from retirees leaving the district this year.

In total, the district will celebrate over 780 years of service to education from retirees leaving the district this year.

Other celebrations have and will continue to take place at the building level throughout the remainder of the school year. Geary County Schools would like to thank these retirees for their dedication and service to education and our community, an accomplishment that each can be very proud of.

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