FWCS Celebrates 3,100 Years of Service by 113 Retirees - May 16, 2018

Record Number: 17137
Displayed from: May 16, 2018 , until: Jul 16, 2018

Fort Wayne Community Schools will say good-bye to 113 retirees with more than 3,100 combined years of service at the annual retirement dinner Thursday, May 17.

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 10 to 48, and the retirees include many veteran educators, who made a significant different in the lives of students over the decades. Some are leaving at the end of the school year, while others are already several months into their retirements.

The following are the retirees FWCS honors for the 2017-18 school year:

Name

Position

Years of Service

Beverly Wyss

Secretary, Holland Elementary

48

Mary Larsen

Assistant Principal, FWCS Career Academy

46.5

Janis Carr

Fifth-Grade Teacher, Croninger Elementary

46

Sharon Scrogham

Secretary, FWCS Career Academy

45

Victoria Williams

Special Education Teacher, Indian Village Elementary

44.5

Scott Souers

Teacher, Continuing Education

44

Sharon Barnes

Social Studies Teacher, Kekionga Middle School

42

Johnnie Grimes

Student Support Services Manager, FACE

41.5

Peggy Stephens-Williams

P.E./Health Teacher, Northrop High School

41.5

Rebecca Gnau

Kindergarten Teacher, Price Elementary

41

David Weber

Principal, Arlington Elementary

40.5

Jo Beth Chambers

Teacher, Continuing Education

40

Marsha Wagner

Special Ed. Teacher, St. Joseph Central Elementary

40

Janet Hefner

Kindergarten Teacher, Franke Park Elementary

39.5

John Hester

Assistant Principal, South Side High School

38

Kenneth McKillip

Teacher, Jefferson Middle School

38

Patricia McMahan

Teacher/Facilitator, Special Education

38

Linda Campbell

School Assistant, Washington Elementary

37.5

Mary Marks

P.E. Teacher, Haley Elementary

37

Roxana Rockwell

Physical Therapist, Special Education

36.5

Timothy Martone

Fifth-Grade Teacher, Brentwood Elementary

36

Steven Smethers

Energy Management Coordinator, Facilities

34

Manju Hayes

Assistant Principal, South Side High School

33.5

Jacqueline Brooks

Teacher/Facilitator, Special Education

33

Joy Forbes

First-Grade Teacher, Indian Village

33

Susan Lothamer

Second-Grade Teacher, Shambaugh Elementary

33

Louann Stone

Third-Grade Teacher, Indian Village Elementary

33

Deborah  Martin

Third-Grade Teacher, Weisser Park Elementary

32.5

Warren Binkley

Third-Grade Teacher, Northcrest Elementary School

32

Michael Cheviron

Science Teacher, Northrop High School

32

Robin Kruse

First-Grade Teacher, Maplewood Elementary

32

Robin Pemberton

First-Grade Teacher, Weisser Park Elementary

32

Debra Ulmer Kolkman

Guidance Counselor, Snider High School

32

Sandra Redmaster

Secretary, Ward Education Center

32

Patricia Marsh

Secretary, FWCS Career Academy

32

Diann Drayton

Special Education Teacher, Shawnee Middle School

31.5

Linda Martin

Resource Teacher, Harrison Hill Elementary

31.5

Darlene Yarnelle

Nurse, Health and Wellness Services

31.5

John Krinn

Music Teacher, Washington Center Elementary

31

Teresa Laur

Building Coach, Indian Village Elementary

31

Holly Maranto

English Language Learner Teacher, Franke Park Elem.

31

Debra Reichard

Secretary, Northrop High School

31

Larry Gerardot

Principal, FWCS Career Academy

30.5

Jan Ball

Nurse, Health and Wellness Services

30.5

Barbara Trout

Exec. Asst./Clerk of Board, Office of Superintendent

30

Blane Ryan

Science Teacher, Northrop High School

30

Leeann Thompson

Assistant Principal, Snider High School

30

Gerrie Buell

School Assistant, Washington Center Elementary

30

Linda Andringa

Teacher/Facilitator, Special Education

29

Sandra Feichter-Murphy

Music Teacher, Harrison Hill Elementary

29

Meribeth Figel

Secretary, North Side High School

29

Margaret Dewey

School Assistant, Holland Elementary

29

Julie Kline

Network Technician, Special Education

29

Deborah McBride

Secretary, Haley Elementary

29

Shelley Ohneck

School Assistant, Brentwood Elementary

28.5

Susan Zimmerman

Textbook Inventory Specialist, Warehouse

28.5

Jacalyn Butler

First-Grade Teacher, Forest Park Elementary

28

Kathryn Neuenschwander

Science Teacher, Northrop High School

27.5

Patricia Ritter

Second-Grade Teacher, Irwin Elementary

27.5

Joann Bastress

Secretary, Special Education-Psychological Services

27.5

Christine Franks

Secretary, South Side High School

27.5

Sarah Dinkel

Teacher, Maplewood Elementary

27

Deborah Markiton

School Assistant, Glenwood Park Elementary

26.5

Angela Applegate

Special Education Teacher, Fairfield Elementary

26

Patricia Ladig

Teacher/Facilitator, Special Education

26

Mickey Linn-Cain

Special Education Teacher, Wayne High School

26

Deborah Thomas

Secretary, FWCS Career Academy

26

Sue Davis

Teacher/Facilitator, Special Education

25.5

Penny Atkinson

Bus Driver, Transportation

25.5

Gloria Kelly

Administrative Assistant, Bunche Montessori ECC

24

Shirley Thomas

School Assistant, Weisser Park Elementary

24

Denise Moore

Secretary, Harrison Hill Elementary

23.5

Jean Didomenico

Second-Grade Teacher, Forest Park Elementary

23

Thresa VanGilder

School Assistant, St. Joseph Central Elementary

23

Karen Monroe

First-Grade Teacher, Forest Park Elementary

22.5

Brenda Hiatt

School Assistant, Waynedale Elementary

22

Christine Smith

Art Teacher, Shambaugh Elementary

21

Teresa Vorndran

School Assistant, Lincoln Elementary

21

Linda Elliott

School Assistant, FWCS Career Academy

21

Diane Castellana

Lakeside Cafeteria Manager, Nutrition Services

20

Cheryl Rotruck

Spanish Teacher, Jefferson Middle School

20

Barbara Pochodzay

Cafeteria Assistant, Nutrition Processing Center

20

Edna Troup

School Assistant, Arlington Elementary

19.5

Pamala Crim

Special Education Assistant, Shawnee Middle School

19.5

Beverly Doan

Secretary, Special Education

19

Christina Mejer

First-Grade Teacher, Forest Park Elementary

19

Deborah Clappe

Nurse, Health and Wellness Services

19

Marcia Huffman

Math Teacher, Blackhawk Middle School

18

Cathy McFadden

Teacher, Ward Education Center

18

Kimberly Sands

Math/Science Teacher, Miami Middle School

18

Claudia Fields

Special Education Assistant, South Side High School

18

Connie Wylie

School Assistant, Glenwood Park Elementary

17.5

Dawn Johnson

School Assistant, Haley Elementary

17

Jean Klinker

Special Education Assistant, Holland Elementary

17

Pamela Harrison

Math Teacher, Northwood Middle School

16.5

Ronda Kissling

Nurse, Health and Wellness Services

16.5

Glenda Newman

Special Ed. Assistant, Memorial Park Middle School

16.5

Cynthia Kaufmann

First-Grade Teacher, Harrison Hill Elementary

16

Jeanne Murphy

Special Education Assistant, Shambaugh Elementary

16

Carol Anne McMillen

First-Grade Teacher, Northcrest Elementary

15.5

Patricia Thompson

Secretary, Snider High School

15.5

Nancy Wermuth

Teacher, Ward Education Center

15

Jeffrey Heaton

Bus Driver, Transportation

15

Peggy Perry

Cafeteria Assistant, North Side High School

14

Cheryl Janeway

School Assistant, Glenwood Park Elementary

14

Diana Swalley

Secretary, South Side High School

13

Dorothy Jordan

Secretary, Northrop High School

13

Stella Fikes

Cafeteria Assistant, Nutrition Processing Center

11

Sheryl Merchant

Textbook Rental Coordinator, Purchasing

10.5

Kay Beemer

Nurse, Health and Wellness Services

10

 


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.