Retiring educators recognized
By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on July 2, 2006 2:06 AM
Educators and staff retiring from Wayne County Public Schools were recently honored during an appreciation reception held at the Goldsboro Country Club.
Assistant superintendent Marvin McCoy presided over the event for the retirees and their families. Board of Education Chairman John Grantham acknowledged the 73 retirees for their service, which represented a collective 1,645 years in the school system.
No matter what job they had held, Superintendent Dr. Steven Taylor said each of those who served in the school system enriched the lives of thousands.
"When I think about retirees, regardless of position, every single position is important and has value," he said. "All of your positions directly contribute to the success of our children."
The following were honored: Theresa M. Abernethy, teacher at Spring Creek Elementary; Evangeline Heath Allen, instructional assistant at Eastern Wayne Elementary; Jennifer B. Allen, media coordinator at Fremont Elementary; Lila M. Boone, instructional assistant at Goldsboro High; Veronica H. Broadie, instructional assistant at Meadow Lane Elementary; Mary Nixon Bruton, teacher at Northeast Elementary; Leon Burden, custodian at Goldsboro High; Faye Herring Carawan, teacher at Meadow Lane Elementary; Charlotte S. Charles, instructional assistant at Spring Creek Elementary; Pam Chatagnier, teacher at Eastern Wayne Middle; Ingrid G. Cox, teacher at Rosewood Elementary; Edward Earl Cromartie Sr., assistant superintendent at the central office; Deborah Keen Daniels, teacher at Southern Wayne High; Annie D. Dawson, child nutrition at Carver Heights Elementary; Catherine Ivey Fonvielle, teacher at Southern Wayne High; Kay Walston Ginn, teacher at Eastern Wayne Elementary; Wallace Nathaniel Ford, custodian at Edgewood; Donna Grady, administrative assistant at the central office; Gail G. Grantham, instructional assistant, Grantham; René Stinson Hall, speech pathologist at Eastern Wayne Elementary; Sandra O. Ham, teacher at Rosewood Elementary; Catherine G. Hooks teacher at Tommy's Road Elementary; Diane Horne, teacher at Southern Wayne High; Ann Jackson, accounts payable at the central office; LaRose B. Jackson, assistant principal at Rosewood Elementary; Sterling T. Jarrett, teacher at Eastern Wayne Elementary; Janet W. Jones, instructional assistant at Brogden Primary; Patricia Ann Jones, NCWISE coordinator at the central office; Sandra Bass Jones, media coordinator at Rosewood Middle; Vivian Joyner, teacher at Fremont Elementary; JoAnne T. Kennedy, payroll assistant at the central office; Delores H. Kirk, instructional assistant at North Drive Elementary; Linda G. King, media coordinator at Charles B. Aycock High; Lynn Kuczynski, teacher at Meadow Lane Elementary; Ruth B. Lane, instructional assistant at Tommy's Road Elementary; Rachel (Cindy) Lappin, teacher at Rosewood Middle; Susan S. Lasater, teacher at Carver Elementary; Dorothy Lewis, instructional assistant at Carver Heights Elementary; Janet Rosina McGraw, instructional assistant at Brogden Primary; Carolyn C. Midkiff, instructional assistant at Meadow Lane Elementary; Judy G. Moore, C&I lead secretary, central office; Lawrence Murphy, boiler mechanic at maintenance department; Edna E. Newsome, child nutrition at Meadow Lane Elementary; Carolyn Brown Norfolk, teacher at Eastern Wayne High; Jennifer Thornton Parker, teacher at Brogden Primary; Mary Ann M. Parker, media coordinator at Eastern Wayne High; Edna W. Parks, secretary at Eastern Wayne High; Kay G. Parrish, instructional assistant at Grantham; Mattie Faye Peacock, instructional assistant at North Drive Elementary; Sue Pipkin, child nutrition at Rosewood Elementary; Linda G. Price, exceptional children's secretary at the central office; Mary Lois Richardson, child nutrition at School Street Elementary; Dorothy M. Robinson, child nutrition at School Street Elementary; Carolyn Robinson, instructional assistant at Eastern Wayne Elementary; Jacqueline D. Rouse, teacher at Carver Heights Elementary; Savannah J. Shoates, instructional assistant at Northeast Elementary; Frann C. Silver, teacher at Greenwood Middle; Hillary H. Smith, teacher at Rosewood Middle; Len G. Strickland, electrician at the maintenance department; Jane E. Stutts, bookkeeper at Norwayne Middle; James Hardy Sullivan Jr., warehouseman at the operations department; Frances S. Sykes, instructional assistant at Carver Elementary; Tom Talton, plumber at the maintenance department; Linda H. Taylor, school psychologist with the exceptional children's department; Faye McGuirt Tyndall, teacher at Meadow Lane Elementary; Bridget G. Tyner, child nutrition/bus driver at Grantham; Charles M. Van Hoy, assistant principal at Spring Creek High; Isabelle P. Weeks, teacher at Meadow Lane Elementary; Barbara H. Wilkins, principal at Norwayne Middle; Peggy Williams, child nutrition at Carver Elementary; John "Fox" Willis, instructional assistant at Southern Wayne High; Sue B. Woodyard, teacher at Meadow Lane Elementary; and Keith Wright at Eastern Wayne Middle.
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