District honors retirees for years of service
Education Minnesota Alexandria (EMA) and Alexandria School District 206 honored 15 employees that will retire this year at a retirement dinner on Wednesday, May 8.
Superintendent of schools, Rick Lahn, welcomed the crowd of family and friends. Formal recognition was given by Joyce Engel, local EMA leader and colleague.
School board members, Dr. Dean Anderson and David Anderson, read personal statements of the retirees that reflected their highlights and memories from working in School District 206 and what their plans were upon their retirement.
Many said that they were going to spend time with their children and/or grandchildren, travel, volunteer, or find ways to give back to this school district and community.
The following employees will retire this year:
Darice Cunniff, kindergarten teacher, Voyager Elementary
Jim Curwick, mechanic
Shirley Hartmann, speech pathologist
Kenneth Henning, bus driver
Jack Holder, custodian
Kathy Johnson, elementary media teacher
Joe Pasiowitz, bus driver
Dr. Terry Quist, former superintendent of schools
Mark Ripley, secondary media teacher
Meri Ripley, 1st grade teacher, Voyager Elementary
Dave Sterk, mechanic
Judy Stoltz, bus driver
Barbara Trenne, health paraprofessional, Discovery Middle School
Barb Wiener, special education teacher, Discovery Middle School
Neal Zappe, social studies teacher, Discovery Middle School.