Garden City Public Schools honored long-time employees on Thursday, May 17, 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, 35, and 40 years of service.
This year, 16 employees retired from Garden City Public Schools with a combined total of 412 years of service. There were also 107 employees recognized for their longevity with the district. Those retiring from the district include: Lana Pratt (5 years), Elizabeth Ruiz (9 years), Tomasa Merjil (16 years), Annette Wyatt (20 years), Betty Hines (24 years), Randy Garrier (24 years), Teresa Utz (25 years), Catalina Dominguez (26 years), Mary Karlin (30 years), William Nguyen (30 years), Mary Jo Schultz (30 years), Kelli Livermore (32 years), Michelle Law (33 years), Tamara Riggs (34 years), Rhonda Roth (37 years), and Shelley Stroup (37 years).
The honored employees with years of service include:
Exna Aburto, Dustin Algrim, Sarai Alvarez, Lauren Bendert, Ana Castaneda Bautista, Micaela Cuevas De Gonzalez, Juana De La Torre, Amber Dechant, Monica Gardiner, Katie Gude, Alice Guitron, Alice Hilt, Robyn Hilt, Elizabeth Marchant, Beatriz Martinez, Areli Montelongo-Cruz, Brandon Neeb, Sarah Neeb, Rachell Peitz, Laura Porter, Chelsea Scheffer, Caitlin Sotelo, Charles Stillian, Leslie Stillian, Valerie Terrazas, Kelsey Thompson, Drew Thon, and Hillary Watson.
Rachel Acker, Jillian Algrim, Trudy Bogle, Ernest Brungardt, Rose Ferrel, Melissa Hensley, Debra Holt, Lisa Juel, Danica Kitch, Karen Lopez, Tim Matheson, Reigan McGraw, Tamillia Moore, Reymundo Moya Gudino, Yolanda Pichardo, Julia Regier, Alma Resendiz, Nicole Russo, Sara Sanders, Emily Shrimplin, Mary Sterling, Alisa Swenson, Karen Thornton, Shon Thornton, Sara Unruh, Esperanza Varela, Tammi Weaver, and Donna Wedel.
Eva Alvarez, Angela Anderson, Roy Cessna, Angela Denton, Maria Espino, Glenda Gibson, Wendy Hemmert, Kelly Kinyon, Kevin Linenberger, Cruz Palacios, Blanca Rincon, Maria Santos, Marisela Trejo, Pat VenJohn, and Annette Wyatt.
Norma Ayala, Tasha Beckstrom, Rosemary Calderon, Katrina Calvin, Blanca Cano, Colleen Cook, Rosalba Fuentes, Maria Hardwick, Rita Keim, Ann Kopper, Krista Linenberger, Griselda Mendoza, Jill Reagle, Debra Sauer, Jane Schneider, Cheryl Shaffer, John Stephens, Michelle Thompson, Teresa Utz, Lupe Vera, and Laura Walsh.
Monica Diaz, Cecile Gassett, Mary Karlin, Julie Koerperich, Heather Mitchell, William Nguyen, Karen Percival, Mary Jo Schultz, Doris Spor, and Elisa Wallace.
Elaine Garcia, Gail Moore, Susan Myers, and Hieu Nguyen.