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GIPS thanks 2018 retirees for many years of service

This year 32 Grand Island Public Schools employees retired with a grand total of 730 years experience serving students in the district, including 12 staff members with more than 30 years each.

"I want to thank each and every retiree for their time and dedication to students in Grand Island," said Dr. Tawana Grover, GIPS superintendent. "We wish each retiree well in whatever adventure comes next."

The retirees were honored at a luncheon June 7 at Riverside Golf Course.

Here are the 2018 GIPS retirees, listed with most recent assignment and building, along with total years of service with GIPS:

  • John Anderson, Assistant Custodian, Success Academy, 8 years
  • Joyce Aspen, Resource, GISH, 31 years
  • Sheryl Blauhorn, Sped Paraeducator, GISH, 24 years
  • Cheryl Brax, Secretary, Shoemaker, 8 years
  • Kathleen Broers, Family & Consumer Science, GISH, 21 years
  • Richard Brown, Financial Literacy, Walnut, 24 years
  • Leah Clarke, English Language Arts, GISH, 18 years
  • Addison "Lew" Cole, Instrumental Music, Barr/Walnut/Westridge, 32 years
  • Donald Cordes, Electrician, KAB, 31 years
  • Janet Cordle, 21st Century Literacy, Walnut, 30 years
  • Rene Hinman, ELL, Dodge, 22 years
  • Bonnie Hummel, Occupational Therapist, CNSSP, 36 years
  • Mary Janky, Science, GISH, 17 years
  • Janet Jobes, Grade 3, Dodge, 20 years
  • Sherry Jones, Guidance Counselor, Gates, 35 years
  • Jona Lau, Spanish, GISH, 14 years
  • Melanie Malone, Vocal Music, Dodge, 39 years
  • Joanne Meyer, Registered Nurse, GISH, 12 years
  • Henrietta Nemechek-Glatter, Guidance Counselor, Dodge, 12 years
  • Roma Rees, Grade 1, Shoemaker, 30 years
  • Nadine Rust, Study Tutor/Project Search, GISH, 17 years
  • Susan Sandoval, LPN, Starr, 24 years
  • Camilla See, Guidance Counselor, Wasmer/Seedling Mile, 35 years
  • Dan Selden, Head Plumber, KAB, 16 years
  • Jeanette Smith, Elementary Server, Lincoln, 5 years
  • Jeff Stern, Art Teacher, GISH, 43 years
  • John Swanson, Physical Education, GISH, 31 years
  • Mary Teichmeier, Kindergarten, Newell, 14 years
  • Sherilyn Topinka, Satellite Clerk, Lincoln, 13 years
  • Betsy Uhing, Science, GISH, 37 years
  • Sharon Urwiller, Grade 5, Starr, 20 years
  • Kimberly Wagner, Resource, Barr, 11 years
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