News release from the Fort Wayne Community Schools:
FWCS Says Good-Bye to 99 retirees
(May 13, 2015) – Fort Wayne Community Schools will say good-bye to 99 retirees with nearly 2,600 combined years of service at the annual retirement dinner Thursday, May 14.
The district wishes the best to the teachers, bus drivers, classroom assistants, custodians, administrators and others who dedicated many years to making the lives of children better. The years of service for this year’s group of retirees range from 10 to 46, and each year made a difference to students.
The following are the retirees FWCS honors this year:Name Position Years Rita Turflinger Assistant Superintendent-Secondary 46 Patrick Riley P.E. Teacher, Lane Middle School 43.5 Catherine Dinger Assistant Financial Officer 43 Dorothy Dixon Third-grade Teacher, Haley Elementary 42.5 Phyllis Brubaker Kindergarten Teacher, Price Elementary 42 Carrie Moden English Teacher, Northrop High School 42 Jeffray Schneider Math Teacher, Blackhawk Middle School 41 William Blosser Teacher, Ward Education Center 40.5 Vinton Smith Transportation Supervisor 40 Christine Nagel 5TH-grade Teacher, St. Joseph Centraly 39.5 Deborah Williams Fourth-grade Teacher, Haley Elementary 39 Judith Platz Student Services Manager 38 Philip Didier Spanish Teacher, Wayne High School 37 Louise Swihart Science Teacher, Lakeside Middle School 37 Jessie Tarkington Secretary, Health Services 37 Andrea Herman Counselor, Northwood Middle School 36 Kevin Amstutz Teacher, Holland Elementary 34.5 Marcella Bordner Clerk, Media Services 34.5 Craig Taylor English Teacher, Wayne High School 34.5 Dennis Carrion Maintenance & Operations 33 Carol Anzalone LTV Programming Technician 33 Vicki Messman Transportation Coordinator 33 Donald Leitel Bus Driver 32 Tommie Williams Maintenance & Operations 31 Jamie Tomlinson Second-grade Teacher, Holland Elementary 31 Ellen Farmer Secretary, Shambaugh Elementary 31 Sue Michell Special Education Asst., Forest Park 30.5 Elizabeth Stilwell First-grade Teacher, Shambaugh Elementary 30.5 Patricia Ramsey Cafeteria Mang., Jefferson Middle School 30 Debra Bryant 5th-grade Teacher, Forest Park Elementary 30 Katherine Senesac Clerk, Franke Park Elementary 30 Georgia Brennan School Assistant, Shambaugh Elementary 30 Loristene Lamb School Assistant, Croninger Elementary 29.5 Judy Land Transportation Manager 29.5 Jeffrey Halter Senior Network Technician, Technology 29 Angelia Love Math Teacher, Northrop High School 29 Rosemary Krull Interpreter, Lane Middle School 29 Estelle Griggs 3rd-grade Teacher, Forest Park Elementary 28.5 Janice Hunter Science Teacher, Lakeside Middle School 28.5 Michael Wiegmann Maintenance & Operations Specialist 28 Deborah Liddy School Assistant, Franke Park Elementary 28 Janice Bradley School Assistant, Waynedale Elementary 28 Denise Watkins Art Teacher, Price Elementary 27.5 Dolores Double School Assistant, Maplewood Elementary 26.5 Kathy Cummins Third-grade Teacher, Brentwood Elementary 26.5 Charlene Howard Cafeteria Cook, Lane Middle School 26 Kim Waldschmidt Art Teacher, Memorial Park Middle School 26 Sheila McGarry English Teacher, North Side High School 25 Gail Stoner Teacher, St. Joseph Central Elementary 25 Elizabeth Eldridge School Assistant, Jefferson Middle School 24.5 Michael Floyd English Teacher, South Side High School 24.5 Barbara Young-Miller Resource Teacher, Croninger Elementary 24.5 Sharron Roddel Clerk, Media Services 24 Kathy Conely Social Studies Teacher, Miami Middle 24 Kathryn Garrett Secretary, Psychological Services 23 Joan Runyan Kind. Teacher, St. Joseph Central 23 Philip Wyss Counselor, Portage Middle School 23 Susan Stephenson Budget Analyst 22.5 Renee Bodkin Special Education Asst., Glenwood Park 22.5 Penny Keuneke Teacher, Washington Center Elementary 22.5 Robin Drenning Bus Assistant 22 Margo Altevogt 2nd-grade Teacher, Arlington Elementary 22 Catherine Hubbard Secretary, Media Services 22 Philip Ottenweller Maintenance & Operations 22 Deborah Silva Bus Driver 21.5 Barbara Blank Science Teacher, Wayne High School 21.5 Sharon Huls Language Arts, Memorial Park Middle 21.5 Judy Delamarter Secretary, Northrop High School 21 Linda Bradshaw Kindergarten Teacher, Haley Elementary 21 Carol Queen Teacher, Ward Education Center 21 Ted Rupel Student Interventionist, Forest Park 21 Betty Buchler School Assistant, Haley Elementary 20.5 Teresa McComb Student Interventionist, Holland 20 Linda Nix School Assistant, Croninger Elementary 20 Susan Soden Reading Interven., St. Joseph Central 20 Dana Spaulding School Assistant, Forest Park Elementary 19.5 Elise Chang Second-grade Teacher, Harris Elementary 19.5 Charles Brineman Math Teacher, Northwood Middle School 18.5 Karen Yorio Transportation Supervisor 18 Mary Reser ELL Teacher, Washington Center Elementary 17.5 Cheryl A Leverton School Assistant, Towles Intermediate 17.5 Sandra Klingler Cafeteria Asst., North Side High School 17 Connie Glassley 5th-grade Teacher, Croninger Elementary 17 Robyn Shafer School Asst., St. Joseph Central 17 Crystal Bush Principal, Scott Academy 16 Jean Wyss Teacher, Ward Education Center 16 Paul LeClair Music Teacher, Adams Elementary 15.5 Judith Gerardot Early Childhood Education, Anthis Career 15 Barbara Johnson Special Education Teacher 15 Teresa Nagel Art Teacher, Kekionga Middle School 15 Colleen Rines First-grade Teacher, Study Elementary 15 Dawn Earley School Assistant, Bunche Montessori 14.5 Carol Brockmeyer Assistant Payroll Supervisor 14 Joseph Danys Bus Driver 13 Charles Buerke School Asst., Glenwood Park Elementary 12 Rebecca Bradley FACS Teacher, Snider High School 11 Karen Malott Cafeteria Asst., South Side High School 10.5 Bonnie Webb School Assistant, Shambaugh Elementary 10.5 Edward Richardson Bus Driver 10
About Fort Wayne Community Schools
With nearly 31,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 51 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.