District honors retirees, longtime staff


By The Telegram

By The Telegram

Garden City Public Schools honored longtime employees on Friday at a Staff Recognition Luncheon held in the Commons Area at Garden City High School.

Each year Garden City Public Schools proudly salutes all of its retiring employees and those who continue to serve the district after 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service.

For many, their service to the district and students has lasted decades — allowing them to hone their skills, to mentor their colleagues and to be leaders in their professions,.

This year, 23 employees retired from Garden City Public Schools with a combined total of 624 years of service.

Also this year, 116 employees were recognized for their longevity with the district.

Those retiring from the district include: Deanna Beckett (20 years), Marsha Crook (29 years), Dianna Deniston (seven years), Charles Dillingham (10 years), Brenda Drees (30 years), Susan Fillmore (24 years), Diane Fleming (32 years), Caroline Gallegos (32 years), Kelly Gonzales (34 years), Steve Heaton (30 years), Sue Knight (27 years), Elaine Lott (26 years), Lucinda Miller (34 years), Kevin Nyberg (31 years), Ronald O'Callaghan (23 years), Joaquin Padilla (30 years), Willis Pracht (38 years), Jane Richardson (38 years), Mike Smith (16 years), Elizabeth Torres (35 years), Kathleen Whitley (25 years), Rod Willis (44 years), and Dorothy Zimmerman (nine years).

The honored employees with years of service include:

10 years

Patricia Aguilera, Eva Alvarez, Roy Cessna, Lawrence Davis, Sherri DeLeon, Charles Dillingham, Brian Dinkel, Steven Eck, Andrew Garcia, Kenneth Gaschler, Wendy Hemmert, Rita Herrell, Menely Hogan, Debra Hornbeck, Norma Johnson, Kelly Kinyon, Kevin Linenberger, Tamara Martin, Cruz Palacios, Dena Purdy, Blanca Rincon, Pedro Rios, Maria Santos, Jamie Terry, Marisela Trejo, Angela Ulrich, Pat VenJohn, Erin Wagner, Leslie Wagner, and Annette Wyatt.

15 years

Norma Ayala, Tasha Beckstrom, Rosemary Calderon, Katrina Calvin, Blanca Cano, Colleen Cook, Kate Dirks, Linda Finch, Rosalba Fuentes, Manuel Gevara, Hortencia Gonzalez, Maria Hardwick, Marsha Jarboe, Rita Keim, Ann Kopper, Krista Linenberger, Francine McAdams, Griselda Mendoza, Francisco Meza, Valerie Rainman, Mercedes Ramos, Jill Reagle, Roxanna Reed, Debbie Robinson, Debra Sauer, Jane Schneider, Martin Segovia, Cheryl Shaffer, Sheri Smith, John Stephens, Michelle Thompson, Laura Goss, Teresa Utz, Lupe Vera, and Bonnie Wisenbaker.

20 years

Deanna Beckett, Johnanna Borden, Andrea Briscoe, Karen Cannaley, Rhea Carter, Martha Darter, Monica Diaz, Orfelinda Dunlap, Jan Feld, Cecile Gassett, Gayle Jackson, Cynthia Klaus, Julie Koerperich, Jenny McClure, Laura McGuire, Elizabeth Mendoza, Heather Mitchell, Vinh Nguyen, Karen Percival, Betty Pulkrabek, Cindy Rijfkogel, Rodney Robinson, Sondra Schiffelbein, Doris Spor, and Elisa Wallace.

25 years

Ila Finch, Elaine Garcia, Cyndia Gray, Barbara Hauschild, Tim Hawkins, Steve Karlin, Susan Myers, Lisa Neeley, Hieu Nguyen, Rebecca Perez, Kimberly Steele, Marjorie Studebaker, Kathleen Whitley, and Bonnie Woods.

30 years

Marsha Crook, Brenda Drees, Ann Hamlett, Stephen Heaton, Donna Kitch, Diane Martinez, Joaquin Padilla, Shelley Stroup, Tina Vasquez, and Kathy Wilkerson.

35 years

Connie Pracht, Linda Rishel, and Elizabeth Torres.

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