Annual Service and Retirement Reception Held

Annual Service and Retirement Reception Held
Posted on 05/20/2014

School system leadership and the Worcester County Teachers' Association held their annual Service and Retirement Reception at Worcester Technical High School on May 19. Twenty-six soon-to-retire employees were recognized for their dedication and service to Worcester County Public Schools. In addition, 60 employees - some who are also slated to retire - were recognized for serving 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of service.

"Across our country," said Superintendent Dr. Jerry Wilson in his address at the reception, "one of the most important things we can offer a child is a sound education, because a sound education propels them to their future. Through your commitment, you have helped us grow into a successful system; we are the #1 school system in the #1 state. Thank you."

Some of the service and retirement recognitions were:

  • Theatre and Psychology Teacher Gwen Lehman, Stephen Decatur High - 45 years of service
  • Coordinator of Instruction Stephanie Zanich, Central Office - 40 years of service
  • Coordinator of Instruction Dr. Donna Main - retiree, with 12 years of service in WCPS (35 total)
  • Chief Operating Officer Louis Taylor, Central Office - 30 years of service
  • WCTA President and First Grade Teacher Beth Shockley-Lynch, Snow Hill Elementary - 25 years of service
  • Stephen Decatur High School Principal Tom Zimmer, SDHS - 25 years of service

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