Cherokee Chamber, CCSD, honor retiring educators

Cherokee County School District’s retiring educators and support staff are being recognized with the close of the school year.

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce’s education committee and Chattahoochee Technical College, donated $1,000 to the Sequoyah Regional Library System in the name of retiring educators. The funds will be used to purchase books for the system’s Cherokee County libraries, and each of the books will have a label recognizing a faculty or staff member who retired during the 20202021 school year.

“This is the twelfth year the Chamber has acknowledged retiring educators or their valuable contribution to the lives of students in Cherokee County. The Chamber is pleased to partner with Chattahoochee Technical College in this tribute to Cherokee County’s educators,” Chamber President and CEO Pam Carnes said in a statement.

The majority of the school district’s retirees ended their careers at the close of the school year; some retired earlier in the year based on their retirement eligibility date, according to the school district.

“Congratulations to each of our retirees for dedicating your career to serving our community’s children,” Superintendent Brian Hightower said. “Whether you served in a classroom or behind the scenes, you made a positive difference in the lives of our students. I know our entire community has benefitted from your exemplary service and joins me in wishing you the best as you enjoy your hard-earned retirement.”

CCSD’s 2020-21 retirees are:

ACE Academy: Katherine Betts, Terri Glasok, Greg LaBelle, William Norman, Camey Sanchez Arnold Mill Elementary School: Julia Blake, Amy Deihl Avery Elementary School: Lori Hohl, Marie Murray, Joy Winfrey Ball Ground Elementary School STEM Academy: Patricia Cagle, Susan Lumpkin, Lisa Nations, Catherine Smith, Sherry Tucker Bascomb Elementary School: Marsha Allen, Principal Kathleen Chandler, Gayle Eakin, Pamela Lord, Julie Moreno, Sonya Turner, Selina Wingard, Donna Winters Boston Elementary School: Shawn McClellan Carmel Elementary School: Susan Costa, Ann Harris, Dana Overton CCSD Department of Special Education: Kerry Kiefer CCSD Department of Transportation: Karen Bagwell, Arlene Baker, Debbie Bugg, Joe Burgun, Greg Caudle, Dorian Duke, Valerie Dunn, Patricia Harper, Van Hendrix, Jean Keesee, Sherrie Liford, Neal McConnell, Sharon Padgett, Dennis Roberts, Linda Salois, Jill Travis CCSD Office of Human Resources: Sandi Carey, Karen Lay, Alison Moss CCSD Office of Support Services: Van Hendrix CCSD Office of the Superintendent: Renee Coleman Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy: Jonathan Hall, Susan Selover, Cheryl Streiber, Teresa Wilkins Clayton Elementary School: Kimbra Satterfield, Nancy Walker Creekland Middle School: Denise Cooper, Angie Rubel Creekview High School: Cynthia Blevins, Lenora Lewis, Michael Nayman, Sara Patrick, Chuck Wilson Dean Rusk Middle School: Anita Geoghagan, Deborah Lanter, Lois Thom E.T. Booth Middle School: Katherine Custer Etowah High School: David Dunn, Kathleen Velueta Freedom Middle School: Becky Buice, Arlene Freeland Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy: Lori Brackett, Rita Frady, Carla Scoggins, Clinton Shaw, Susan Thacker Hickory Flat Elementary School: Kimberly Crowe, Brenda Mercer Holly Springs Elementary School STEM Academy: Rhonda Mackinnon, Kristine Schabacker, Alison Vidal Indian Knoll Elementary School: Phyllis Hunter, Leslie Skopik Johnston Elementary School: Kimberly Costa Knox Elementary School STEM Academy: Tracey Scott Liberty Elementary School: Charlene Dalfonso, Rad Dixon, Maria McCall Macedonia Elementary School: Nancy Baker, Daisy Moorehead, Kelly Zimmerman Mill Creek Middle School: Athena Bennett, Paul Jones, Pat Parker, Diane Scott Mountain Road Elementary School: Lori Bagwell, Pamela Cone, Dana Izquierdo, Shelley Sheldon R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy: Debra Barron, Stephanie Collett, Pauline Stanfield River Ridge High School: Tony Ewers Sequoyah High School: Elaine Dasher Sixes Elementary School: Susan Dyer, Mary Alice Gresch, Jennifer Hall Teasley Middle School: Karen DeSue, Kim Hold, Iona Strougo, Cynthia Wheeler Woodstock Elementary School: Kathie Hosmer, Beth Johnston, Laurie Slater Woodstock High School: Allen Domenico, Karen Zayance Woodstock Middle School: Barbara Brensinger, Michael Choquette, Gale Connelly, Georgia Heard, Nan Mackenzie.

Cherokee Tribune