Wayne County Public Schools recognize 62 retirees
By Staff Reports
Published in News on June 19, 2014 1:46 PM
Sixty-two retirees were recognized recently for their service to Wayne County Public Schools.
The annual reception was held Friday at the Goldsboro Country Club, with each recipient presented with a plaque of appreciation.
This year's event was especially bittersweet for the district superintendent, Dr. Steven Taylor, as he recognized three administrative leadership team members' retirements during the school year.
"Dr. Craig McFadden, Olivia Pierce and Nan Barwick were all high-caliber professionals in their fields, and their experience, passion and friendship will be missed," he said. "I wish them all the very best in their retirements."
The latest round of retirements equated to a cumulative 1,324 years employed by the district and a total of 1,531 years worked in the education profession.
Carver Elementary: Margaret Anderson, instructional assistant
Charles B. Aycock High: Paula Bartels, teacher; Carol Frederick, teacher; and Sharon Rathbone, bookkeeper
Dillard Middle: Joseph Brinson, custodian; Darnella McInis, teacher; and Richard Sugg, instructional assistant
Eastern Wayne Elementary: Thad Artis Jr., custodian
Eastern Wayne Middle: Paige Nunn, counselor
Eastern Wayne High: Ramona Dunkley, media coordinator; and Dallas Montague, teacher
Edgewood: Ida Odom, child nutrition; and Iris Weeks, instructional assistant
Goldsboro High: Richard Melvin, JROTC instructor
Grantham: Terri Kornegay, teacher
Meadow Lane Elementary: Sherrie Cogdell, teacher; Susan Dodson, teacher; Hope Ham, media assistant; Vernell Harper, instructional assistant; and Donna Retcher, instructional assistant
Mount Olive Middle: Belinda Olliver, teacher
North Drive Elementary: Delphia Hucks, instructional assistant; and Joyce Waters, secretary
Northeast Elementary: Karen Mzyk, teacher; Terry Smith, instructional assistant; Peggy Starling, teacher; and Donna Stewart, teacher
Northwest Elementary: Nona Lynn Christian, guidance counselor; and Vivian Lamm, media coordinator
Norwayne Middle: Lonnye Pearson, teacher
Rosewood Elementary: Marie Batten, teacher; Merle Elam, teacher; Betsy Lawhorn, teacher; Toni Morant, instructional assistant; and Mary Wright, instructional assistant
Rosewood High: Connie Brown, child nutrition; Linda Franks, teacher; Barbara Merritt, teacher; and Dena Whitley, social worker
Rosewood Middle: Sara Arnette, teacher
School Street Elementary: Dorothy Howell, bus driver/custodian; Rhetta Hudson, instructional assistant; Herlene Lewis, child nutrition; and Jerrie Thomas, bookkeeper and data manager
Southern Wayne High: Betty Shaw, teacher
Spring Creek Elementary: Diane Best, teacher; Robin Narron, teacher: and Beverly Sutton, teacher
Spring Creek High: George Mewborn III, teacher; and Felix Pollard Jr., teacher
Tommy's Road Elementary: Jean Gardner, teacher; and Sherie Metz, instructional assistant
Wayne Academy: Jesse Williams, teacher
Other departments: Durwood Bailey Jr., maintenance; Nan Barwick, assistant superintendent, finance; James Ham Jr., maintenance; Dr. Craig McFadden, assistant superintendent, accountability/student services; Olivia Pierce, executive director, information/technology services; Israel-Bud Reid, maintenance; Elfreda Robinson, exceptional children's department; Teresa Smith, exceptional children's department; and George Williams, bus driver.