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District Honors 2019 Retirees, Longtime Employees

May 25, 2019

Lindbergh Schools extends its thanks and well wishes to this year’s class of 20 retiring faculty and staff members. These longtime employees have served the district for a combined total of more than 500 years, and their ongoing dedication to Lindbergh and commitment to the success of our community is much appreciated.

This year’s retirees were recognized during the district’s annual staff recognition ceremony Friday, May 24. They are: James Beatty, Lindbergh High School modern language teacher; Sandra Borrowman, Truman Middle School counseling assistant; Karen Bowles, Dressel Elementary School music; Nancy Butchart, Sappington Elementary School building assistant; Marilyn Callahan, Crestwood Elementary School art teacher; Mark Giesing, Sperreng Middle School social studies teacher; Michael Greenstein, LHS math teacher; Karl Guyer, executive director of planning and development; Laura Heller, Long Elementary School art teacher; Joan Hereford, LHS science teacher; Julie Hosner, LHS counselor; Jerfeshan Kaiser, Long Elementary School kindergarten teacher; Wes Kassulke, Long music teacher; Carla Koch Avery, Truman digital literacy; Lisa Marin, Truman social studies teacher; Mariano Marin-Gomez, director of technology; Pamela Mason, LHS assistant principal; Tamara Ohler, Sperreng PEGS; Michele Podgornik, Sappington Elementary School math specialist; Larry Pontious, Sperreng technology assistant; Leigh Schaper, Sperreng music; Michael Tyler, Sperreng drama and keyboarding teacher; and John Worthen, LHS visual arts.

The district also recognized employee groups for their years of service. They include:

45 Years: Claudia Hynes, payroll

35 Years: Edward Harr, maintenance

30 Years: James Beatty, LHS Spanish teacher; Laura Heller, Long art teacher; Peggy Kaeser, Kennerly kindergarten teacher; Carla Avery Coch, Truman digital literacy teacher; Lisa Marin, Truman social studies teacher

25 Years: Judith Fuchs, Sperreng math teacher; Kathleen James, Dressel reading teacher; Lisa Janis, ECE teacher; Brett Mallory, maintenance; Cathie Page, Sperreng secretary; Mary Palumbo, Crestwood second grade teacher; Kari Pratt, Crestwood math specialist; Kaye Rueschhoff, Dressel first grade teacher; Janice Schultz, ECE teacher; Carol Tague, business and finance; John Worthen, LHS art teacher; Melissa Zimmermann, Crestwood speech and language pathologist

20 Years: Angela Bachelier, Concord reading teacher; Ann Barton, technology; Donna Bouckaert, Sperreng secretary; Junko Cannaday, Dressel special education assistant; Peggy Ebert, LHS special education assistant; Michael Gilliam III, maintenance; Stacey Glover, LHS FACS teacher; Kay Hartman, Crestwood first grade teacher; Brenda Kirkpatrick, Long special education assistant; Terri Narzinski, Sappington secretary; Lynda Russell, LHS special education assistant; Tammy Russell, Concord second grade teacher, Michelle Stortzum, LHS business teacher; Angie Sundhausen, Dressel special education teacher; Johnna Wieter, Truman PE and health teacher

15 Years: Christine Anthes, Long second grade teacher; Stephanie Droege, LHS math teacher; Miranda Gelven, LHS honors coordinator; Katherine Goedde, Concord art teacher; Nicole Gordon, Sperreng LEAP; Michele Illig, Sperreng nurse; Michael Jobst, Long second grade teacher; Mij Lembeck, Dressel math specialist; Brian McKenney, assistant superintendent of human resources; Michelle McRoy, technology; Steven Meloy, Truman speech and language pathologist; Daniel Murphy, LHS academy teacher; Laura Rossi, Crestwood secretary

10 Years: Matt Belding, LHS special education teacher; Sheryl Collins, LHS athletics secretary; Carole Elfrank, Sperreng special education teaching assistant; Sheryl Eveland, LHS science teacher; Adrienne Farmer, Concord fifth grade teacher; Michelle Fielder, Dressel teaching assistant; Nichole Jackson, Sperreng math teacher; Beth Johnston, chief communications officer; Kathryn Kirchhoff, Truman reading teacher; Kimberly Leighton, Long fourth grade teacher; Scott Luczak, LHS athletics director; Shana Padda, Kennerly first grade teacher; Katherine Pfeffer, Truman English teacher; Sarah Pincus, LHS modern language teacher; Joshua Piontek, LHS English teacher; Anne Marie Ronzio, school psychologist; Renee Shrewsbury, LHS ELL teaching assistant; Mindy Siefert, Concord librarian; Ashley Streicher, Concord fifth grade teacher; Jacqueline Theodore, Dressel first grade teacher