Retirement Receptions Planned For District Staff

Retirement Receptions Planned For District Staff
Posted on 05/02/2022

There are a number of retirement receptions planned for school district staff.  The receptions are being held to recognize the many years of dedicated service that the employees have provide to the school district.

Buffalo Jones Elementary School reception for Rafaela Solis is Thursday, May 5th.  The reception will be held from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the school's gymnasium, 708 Taylor Avenue.  There will be a program held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Solis is the principal at the school and is retiring after 35 years of service in the school district.

Garfield Early Childhood Center reception for Linda Artz, Dani Becker, Karen Kyler, and Deb Maestas is Monday, May 9th from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the center’s cafeteria, 121 W. Walnut Street. Artz is a music teacher at the center and is retiring after 17 year of service in the school district.  Becker is a Parents As Teachers coordinator and is leaving after 40 years in the school district. Kyler is a teacher at the center and is retiring after 23 years in the district. Maestas is a Parents As Teachers parent advocate at the center and is retiring after 16 years in the district.

Gertrude Walker Elementary School reception for Dalana Billinger is Tuesday, May 10th, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the gym at the school, 805 W. Fair Street. Billinger is a kindergarten teacher at the school and is retiring after 33 years of service in the school district.

The Nutrition Services Department reception for Debbie Frizzell and Jenny McClure is Wednesday, May 11th at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Educational Support Center Board Room, 1205 Fleming Street.  Debbie Frizzell is part of the nutrition staff at Victor Ornelas Elementary School and is retiring after 32 years of service in the district.  Jenny McClure is is part of the nutrition staff at Horace Good Middle School and is retiring after 29 years of service in the district. 

Victor Ornelas Elementary School reception for Frank Lucero, Pattie Peitz-Carroll, and Debbie Frizzell is Thursday, May 12th at 4:15 p.m. in the cafeteria, 3401 E. Spruce Street.  Lucero is a custodian at the school and is retiring after 22 years in the district.  Peitz-Carroll is a first grade teacher at the school and is retiring after 27 years in the district. Frizzell is part of the Nutritional staff at the school and is retiring after 32 years in the district.

Garden City High School reception for Kim Steele and David Duran is Monday, May 16th from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the GCHS School of Public Service (Blue) Student Learning Center, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd.  Steele does migrant education and is retiring after 34 years in the district.  Duran is a social studies teacher and is retiring after 33 years in the district.

Charles O. Stones Intermediate Center reception for Ellen Rome, Robin Wolking and Liz Penner is Monday, May 16th from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the center’s cafeteria, 401 Jennie Barker Road.  Rome is the head secretary at the school and is retiring after 15 years in the district.  Wolking is a fifth grade math teacher and is retiring after 20 years in the district. Liz Penner is a school nurse and is leaving after 17 years in the district.

Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center reception for Deanne Graham, Kathy Tabor and Hortencia Gonzalex will is Monday, May 16th from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the center's library, 3101 Belmont Place.  Graham is a 6th Grade teacher and is retiring after 26 years in the district. Tabor is a SPED paraprofessional and is retiring after 31 years in the district.  Gonzalez, a custodian, retired earlier in the school year after 24 years in the district.

Edith Scheuerman Elementary School reception for Susan Boyle is Tuesday, May 17th at 4:15 p.m. in the gym at the school, 1901 Wilcox Street. Boyle is a Kindergarten teacher and is retiring after 36 years in the district.   

Abe Hubert Elementary School reception for Roxanna Reed is Tuesday, May 17th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Educational Support Center Board Room, 1205 Fleming Street.  Reed is a Special Education Teacher and is retiring after 24 years in the district.

Garden City High School reception for Alice Urteaga is Wednesday, May 18th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the GCHS Commons Area, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. Urteaga is the Administrative Secretary for the Athletic department at the high school and is retiring after 34 years in the district.

The Educational Support Center reception for Dr. Steve Karlin is Friday, May 20th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the center at 1205 Fleming Street.  Karlin is the superintendent of schools and is retiring after 34 years in the district.