District Honors Retirees and Long-time Employees

Garden City Public Schools has honored long-time employees.  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.


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, 26 employees retired from Garden City Public Schools with a combined total of 658 years of service.  Also this year, 125 employees were recognized for their longevity with the district.  Those retiring from the district include: Lana Ratliff (3 years); Brenda Bates (4 years); Leonia Tallant (6 years); Steven Smith (7 years); Hermila Corral (14 years); Wynema Cessna (17 years); Kimberly Garcia (18 years); Cheryl Degenhardt (20 years); Margaret Lacy (22 years);  Janie Perkins (22 years); Sandra Eastman (25 years); Debra Travers (26 years); Eric Victor (27 years); Gayle Jackson (28 years);  Angie Valez (29 years); Rhonda Stuvick (30 years); Kimberly Brewer (32 years); Dawni Lunzmann (32 years); Maureen Krantz (32 years); Jennifer Taylor (32 years); Linda Baker (36 years); Kimberly Gill (37 years); Tammy Rieth (39 years); Jacquelin Algrim-Penner (40 years); Diane Martinez (40 years); and Kathy Mitchell (40 years)

The honored employees with years of service include:

Ten Years

Haydee Alfaro, Amy Anderson, Lynnlea Anderson, Emily Arellano, Mary Carrillo, Antonia Casados, Rosa Claro Gonzalez, Violet Dubois, Blanca Duron, Kimberly Freeland, Katie Hahn, Lucy Kitch, Glenda LaBarbera, Layla Lappin, Lorena Madera, Emma Martinez, Sofia Mendoza, ,Jennifer Meng, Michael Mercer, Lupe Mora Vallejo, Heather Nonhof, Leanna Norton, Ramona Ordonez, Victoria Padilla, Anita Palmer, Phyllis Partin, Jessie Pinchon, Kellie Pitts, Justin Reich, Arely Rico, Lucas Sullivan, Ana Urrutia, Catherine Whited, and Amanda Wilkinson.

Fifteen Years

Jennifer Armstrong, Jeanne Bradstreet, Soila Camarillo, Gloria Claros, David Darter, Rajneesh Devgan, Megan Doull, Jay Edwards, Rosita Estrada, Maria Gomez, Jessica Harman, Michael Hill, Jena Hobbs, Biju Kalarikkal, Glenda Koehn, Cherie Leader, Kurt Leader, Karen Murrell, Kristi Nordby, Gabriela Padilla, Adel Parr, Angelica Romero, Shirley Ruiz, Rosario Ruvalcaba, Charity Saddler, Isabel Sanchez, Juan Sanchiz Garcia, Ann Snodgrass, and Melanie Turner.

Twenty Years

Valerie Blackwood, Karen Bruebaker, Michellee Covarrubias, Kim Currin, Kaylene Daugaard, Cheryl Degenhardt, Tammy Espinoza, Susana Esquivel, Lynette Grissom, Stephanie Hammond, Griselda Hernandez, Elizabeth Lobmeyer, Mario Mendoza, Summer Miller, Andra Molina, Ramona Padilla, Karla Pammenter, Tatum Parker, Rosie Perales, Tracey Percival, Holli Perez, Diana Pineda, Yolanda Rios, Rosetta Robinson, Celeste Rundell-Biernacki, Melina Saucedo, Luz Selvas, Sherri Suderman, and Karina Umanzor.

25 Years

Sara Brown, Sandra Eastman, Darlene Gillan, Deanne Graham, Travis Hammond, Traci Heiman, Olivia Hernandez, Jada Lobmeyer, Juana Loya, Kathleen Moorman, Maria Ortega, Barbara Sauer, Amelia Skipton, Wendi Terpstra, and Isidro Valerio.

30 Years

Paula Baker, Charon Canfield, Lori Hays, Kelley Jenkins, Jana Kennemer, Kelli Livermore, Melinda Sterling-Stewart, Rhonda Stuvick, and Katherine Tabor.

35 Years

Susan Boyle, Ken Kerr, Paula Korbe, and Rhonda Roth.

40 Years

Jackie Algrim-Penner, Penny Cruz, Ken Degenhardt, Diane Martinez, and Kathy Mitchell.