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Long-time employees honored for service

Garden City Public Schools honored long-time employees at a Board of Education Staff Recognition Dinner on May 19.  

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, 27 employees retired from Garden City Public Schools with a combined total of 673 years of service. Also this year, 126 employees were recognized for their longevity with the district. 

Retirements

Those retiring from the district include: John Geist (6 years), Thomas Heady (6 years), Steve Sperry (8 years), Amy Jennings (13 years), Ellen Rome (15 years), Debra Maestas (16 years), Linda Artz (17 years), Steven Eck (19 years), Robin Wolking (20 years), Frank Lucero (22 years), Karen Kyler (23 years), Roxanna Reed (24 years), Deanne Graham (26 years), Pattie Peitz Carroll (27 years), Katherine Schaefer (27 years), Jenny McClure (29 years), Katherine Tabor (31 years), Kae Lee Armstrong (32 years), Debbie Frizzell (32 years), Dalana Billinger (33 years), David Duran (33 years), Steve Karlin (34 years), Kimberly Steele (34 years), Alice Urteaga (34 years), Rafaela Solis (35 years), Susan Boyle (36 years), and Penny Cruz (41 years).

The honored employees with years of service include:

Ten Years

Angelita Alvarez, Alyson Amos, Jason Anderson,  Bernarda Andrade de Chacon, Elvia Barragan, Melissa Barrett, Gina Basilio, Megan Blake, Adriana Caro, Abigail Chairez, Colt Cuenca Reinoso, Diane Dickson, Yuriy Drubinskiy, Diane Elliott, Candice Erwin, Rene Esquivel, Jessica Falor, Catherine Fick, Julisa Flores, Maria Garcia, Tyler Gates, Suzanne Gum, Elizabeth Hamilton, Brynne Hamlin, Glenn Hernandez, Erin Kerr, Donna Lucero, Abigail Martinez, Josefa Martinez, Rosa Merino, Katrina Moquett, Lupe Mora Vallejo, Kelly Myatt, Kathryn Ochampaugh, Patrick Ortega, Martha Padilla Rodriguez, Laura Pahls, Gilbert Perea, Joe Persinger, Gregory Plude, Maria Quintanar, Arely Rico, Andrea Sobba, Lyle Sobba, Brenda Terrazas-Leyva, Mechele Thompson, Anabel Tonche, Lindsey Torres, Candace Waltz, and Christina Whitley. 

Fifteen Years

Maria Arras, Lisa Cady, Julie Cessna, Megan Ford, Amber Gerstberger, Nora Gutierrez, Matthew Horney, Lana Knoll, Natalie Konrade, Mark LaMastres, Eric Lucero, Morgan Luna, Denyse Martinez, Charles McMillan, Barbara Mercer, Tomasa Merjil, Irma Quintana Garcia, Bethany Howard, Steve Nordby, Josefina Prieto, Virginia Reyes, Carol Rohrbough, Ellen Rome, George Smith, Gabriela Urena, and Monica Venegas.

Twenty Years

Andrea Baker, Delila Bolin, Kristine Carr, Richard Diller, Dee Downer, Angela Garcia, Glenda Gibson, Brandon Hammond, Janell Heiman, Dee Lamb, Mary Lucero, Ryan Meng, Guadalupe Montes, Billie Rieth, Chassidy Ruvalcaba, Christine Sabourin, Dale Sekavec, and Robin Wolking.

25 Years

Heidi Berg, Jenny Bjurstrom, Annette Coates, Catalina Dominguez, Suzette Goldsby-Lewis, Josh Guymon, Mary Guymon, Heath Hogan, Jana Johnson, Chris Knoll, Karan Long, Carol Luetters, Nelda Nichols, Belinda Rascon,

Dawn Riggs, Rhonda Soto, and Sister Janice Thome.

30 Years

Tara Boaldin, Johnanna Borden, Darlene Coffey, Paul Martinez, Michelle Ramirez, Melinda Rowland, and Mitchell Schneider.

35 Years

Ann Adams, Martha DeLaCruz, Eva Heckel, Shelby McNutt, Rafaela Solis, and Edith Wyatt.

40 Years

Dani Becker and John Ford.