BGPS bids a fond farewell to 43 retirees

posted Jun 8, 2017, 9:37 AM by Joe Vajgrt

BGPS bids a fond farewell to 43 retirees

June 8, 2017


Battle Ground Public Schools is saying goodbye to many employees this year as they prepare for retirement. The following is a list of employees stepping into the next phase of their lives. Join us in wishing them all the best.
 
Served 35 Years or More in Battle Ground Public Schools
 
Terry Kenck, Chief Umtuch Middle School, 39 years of service, sixth grade teacher
Gary Erickson, Laurin Middle School, 37 years of service, shop teacher
 
Served 30-34 Years
 
Marion Baty, Chief Umtuch Middle School, 34 years of service, fifth grade teacher
Diane Lewis-Lund, Yacolt Primary School, 34 years of service, center-based classroom teacher
Steve Beecroft, Prairie High School, 33 years of service, science teacher
Mary Morgan, Chief Umtuch Middle School, 32 years of service, center-based classroom teacher
Laurie Thurman, Summit View High School, 32 years of service, family and consumer sciences teacher
Laurie Amash, Laurin Middle School, 31 years of service, assistant secretary
Patricia Pisarczyk, Pleasant Valley Middle School, 30 years of service, head secretary
Diane Brown, Battle Ground High School, 30 years of service, center-based classroom teacher
 


Served 25-29 Years
 
Theresa Ryan, Tukes Valley Primary School, 29 years of service, pre-school teacher
James Brothers, Amboy Middle School, 28 years of service, eight grade teacher
Donna Watrin, Pleasant Valley Primary School, 28 years of service, math intervention specialist
Karla Kalian, Battle Ground High School, 27 years of service, assistant principal
Paul White, Pleasant Valley Middle School, 27 years of service, health and fitness teacher
Deborah Langevin, Pleasant Valley campus, 27 years of service, custodian
Diane Mason, Tukes Valley Primary School, 26 years of service, support services instructional assistant, English as a second language
 



Served 20-24 Years
 
Terese Smykowski, Laurin Middle School, 24 years of service, basic education assistant
Emily Meek, River HomeLink, 24 years of service, drama/writing teacher
David Richardson, Prairie High School, 24 years of service, photography teacher
Evan Irwin, Pleasant Valley Middle School, 21 years of service, band teacher
Robert Winston, Glenwood Heights Primary School, 21 years of service, school psychologist
Larry Delamarter, River HomeLink, 21 years of service, history teacher
 
Served 15-19 Years
 
Nancy Bone, Chief Umtuch Middle School, 19 years of service, art specialist
Bobbi Passant, Battle Ground High School, 19 years of service, campus security
Charles Crowson, Operations, 19 years of service, HVAC technician
Cheryl Freese, Battle Ground High School, 18 years of service, special education assistant /basic education assistant
Nadine Nakagawa, Battle Ground High School, 18 years of service, resource room teacher
Lori Walker, Chief Umtuch Middle School, 17 years of service, special education assistant / basic education assistant
Susan Lee, Yacolt Primary School, 17 years of service, resource room teacher
Ronald Jensen, Battle Ground High School, 15 years of service, resource room teacher
 
Served 10-14 Years
 
Georgianne O’Donnell, Laurin Middle School, 14 years of service, sixth grade teacher
Brenda Richardson, Prairie High School, 14 years of service, science teacher
Dora Swart, Battle Ground High School, 12 years of service, assistant principal
Jann Byrd, Prairie High School, 12 years of service, assistant principal
Bill Penrose, Summit View High School, 12 years of service, principal
Julie Backous, CASEE A, 12 years of service, administrative assistant to the superintendent and board of directors
Barbara Maehara, River HomeLink, 11 years of service, science teacher
 
Served 1-9 Years
 
Ginger Reyes, Laurin Middle School, 9 years of service, special education assistant
Irma Edgerly, Daybreak Primary School, 8 years of service, teacher librarian
Patti Trotter, Prairie High School, 7 years of service, special education assistant
Jana Hart, Laurin Middle School, 5 years of service, choir teacher
Mark Hottowe, CASEE A, 3 years of service, superintendent
 
Thank you all for your years of service to public education!


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