May 27, 2024

USD 457 honors retirees and long-time employees

Garden City Public Schools honored long-time employees on Wednesday, May 23rd, at a Board of Education Staff Recognition Dinner 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, 16 employees retired from Garden City Public Schools with a combined total of 312 years of service.  Also this year, 124 employees were recognized for their longevity with the district.  Those retiring from the district include: Phil Keidel (8 years), Debbie Amos (10 years), Dalene Summers – Musgrove (10 years), Penny Douglass (11 years), Sherry Irsik (11 years), Dena Purdy (15 years), Lisa Dasenbrock (17 years), Joyce Virgil (18 years), Valerie Rainman (20 years), Richard Banner (24 years), Sidni Musick (26 years), Joanne Nelson (26 years), Terry Powell (26 years), Mark Ronn (28 years), Anthony Inthavongsa (29 years), and Leigh Ann Roderick (33 years).

The honored employees with years of service include:

Ten Years

Rachel Acker, Jillian Algrim, Francisco Alvarado, Debbie Amos, Marietta Benedick, Trudy Bogle, Ernest Brungardt, Dominick Dingle, Charidy Elliott, Ryan Elliott, Blanca Enriquez, Rose Ferrel, Melissa Hensley, Debra Holt, Lisa Juel, Gene Juno, Danica Kitch, Karen Lopez, Kristen Mandsager, Hortencia Martinez, Tim Matheson, Karolyn McFee, Reigan McGraw, Tamillia Moore, Julia Morales, Reymundo Moya Gudino, Rico Perez, Yolanda Pichardo, Doug Reha, Alma Resendiz, Rosa Rosales Castorena, Victoria Ruiz-Ayala, Nicole Russo, Sara Sanders, Emily Shrimplin, Mary Sterling, Rebecca Stevenson, Dalene Summers Musgrove, Alisa Swenson, Karen Thornton, Shon Thornton, Sara Unruh, Esperanza Varela, Tammi Weaver, and Donna Wedel.

 

Fifteen Years

Eva Alvarez, Roy Cessna, Sherri DeLeon, Angela Denton, Steven Eck, Maria Espino, Andrew Garcia, Kenneth Gaschler, Glenda Gibson, Wendy Hemmert, Debra Hornbeck, Kelly Kinyon, Kevin Linenberger, Cruz Palacios, Dena Purdy, Sylvia Ramirez-Koehn, Blanca Rincon, Maria Santos, Jamie Terry, Marisela Trejo, Pat VenJohn, and Annette Wyatt.

 

Twenty 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, Rita Keim, Ann Kopper, Krista Linenberger, Griselda Mendoza, Francisco Meza, Valerie Rainman, Jill Reagle, Roxanna Reed, Debra Sauer, Jane Schneider, Cheryl Shaffer, John Stephens, Michelle Thompson, Josefa Urrutia, Teresa Utz, Lupe Vera, Laura Walsh, and Bonnie Wisenbaker.

 

 

25 Years

Andrea Briscoe, Karen Cannaley, Rhea Carter, Martha Darter, Monica Diaz, Jan Feld, Cecile Gassett, Gayle Jackson, Julie Koerperich, Jenny McClure, Heather Mitchell, Vinh Nguyen, Karen Percival, Betty Pulkrabek, Cindy Rijfkogel, Rodney Robinson, Doris Spor, and Elisa Wallace.

 

30 Years

Elaine Garcia, Steve Karlin, Gail Moore, Susan Myers, Lisa Neeley, Hieu Nguyen, and Kimberly Steele.

 

35 Years

Diane Martinez and Kathy Wilkerson.