Garden City Public Schools honored long-time employees at the Board of Education’s Recognition Dinner on May 23, celebrating teachers, administrators and recent retirees that have served the district for years.
This year, 16 employees retired from the district with a combined 312 years of service. Those retiring from the district include: Phil Keidel (eight years), Debbie Amos (10 years), Dalene Summers–Musgrove (10 years), Penny Douglass (11 years), Sherry Irsik (11 years), Dena Purdy (15 years), Lisa Dasenbrock (17 years), Joyce Virgil (18 years), Valerie Rainman (20 years), Richard Banner (24 years), Sidni Musick (26 years), Joanne Nelson (26 years), Terry Powell (26 years), Mark Ronn (28 years), Anthony Inthavongsa (29 years) and Leigh Ann Roderick (33 years).
The district also recognized 124 current employees who have been with the district for at least a decade:
Ten years: Rachel Acker, Jillian Algrim, Francisco Alvarado, Debbie Amos, Marietta Benedick, Trudy Bogle, Ernest Brungardt, Dominick Dingle, Charidy Elliott, Ryan Elliott, Blanca Enriquez, Rose Ferrel, Melissa Hensley, Debra Holt, Lisa Juel, Gene Juno, Danica Kitch, Karen Lopez, Kristen Mandsager, Hortencia Martinez, Tim Matheson, Karolyn McFee, Reigan McGraw, Tamillia Moore, Julia Morales, Reymundo Moya Gudino, Rico Perez, Yolanda Pichardo, Doug Reha, Alma Resendiz, Rosa Rosales Castorena, Victoria Ruiz-Ayala, Nicole Russo, Sara Sanders, Emily Shrimplin, Mary Sterling, Rebecca Stevenson, Dalene Summers Musgrove, Alisa Swenson, Karen Thornton, Shon Thornton, Sara Unruh, Esperanza Varela, Tammi Weaver and Donna Wedel.
Fifteen years: Eva Alvarez, Roy Cessna, Sherri DeLeon, Angela Denton, Steven Eck, Maria Espino, Andrew Garcia, Kenneth Gaschler, Glenda Gibson, Wendy Hemmert, Debra Hornbeck, Kelly Kinyon, Kevin Linenberger, Cruz Palacios, Dena Purdy, Sylvia Ramirez-Koehn, Blanca Rincon, Maria Santos, Jamie Terry, Marisela Trejo, Pat VenJohn and Annette Wyatt.
Twenty years: Norma Ayala, Tasha Beckstrom, Rosemary Calderon, Katrina Calvin, Blanca Cano, Colleen Cook, Kate Dirks, Linda Finch, Rosalba Fuentes, Manuel Gevara, Hortencia Gonzalez, Maria Hardwick, Rita Keim, Ann Kopper, Krista Linenberger, Griselda Mendoza, Francisco Meza, Valerie Rainman, Jill Reagle, Roxanna Reed, Debra Sauer, Jane Schneider, Cheryl Shaffer, John Stephens, Michelle Thompson, Josefa Urrutia, Teresa Utz, Lupe Vera, Laura Walsh and Bonnie Wisenbaker.
Twenty-five years: Andrea Briscoe, Karen Cannaley, Rhea Carter, Martha Darter, Monica Diaz, Jan Feld, Cecile Gassett, Gayle Jackson, Julie Koerperich, Jenny McClure, Heather Mitchell, Vinh Nguyen, Karen Percival, Betty Pulkrabek, Cindy Rijfkogel, Rodney Robinson, Doris Spor and Elisa Wallace.
Thirty years: Elaine Garcia, Steve Karlin, Gail Moore, Susan Myers, Lisa Neeley, Hieu Nguyen and Kimberly Steele.
Thirty-five years: Diane Martinez and Kathy Wilkerson.