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May 22, 2024 / District

District celebrates 2024 retirees

On May 20, School District 45 and the Board of Education hosted an Employee Recognition Reception at Jefferson Middle School.

The event honored District 45 employees who will be retiring this year and those celebrating 20, 25, and 30 years of service milestones.

To our 2024 Retirees: May you look back on your career and time spent in D45 with great pride. Your expertise and dedication have shaped the hearts and minds of countless students and families. May the experiences and relationships you shared with students and colleagues bring you joy throughout your lifetime!

Congratulations to our 2024 Retirees:

Nancy Allen, Special Ed Program Asst. • Jackson Middle School
Lori Bullivant, Kindergarten Teacher • Schafer Elementary
Barb Caliendo, Speech-Language Pathologist • North Elementary
Martha Cederblad, LEAP Teacher • North/York Center Elementary
Dave Farquhar, Orchestra Teacher • Jackson Middle School
Denise Kressner, Special Ed Program Asst. • Jefferson Middle School
Paula Simcox, Literacy Leader • Westmore Elementary
Desta Wenzloff, Literacy Leader • North Elementary

30 Years of Service

Gregg Huckstadt, PE Teacher, Jackson Middle School
Dave Johnson, Art Teacher, Jefferson Middle School
Kathleen Kocimski, Math Teacher, Jefferson Middle School
Suzi Lobdell, 1st Grade Teacher, Ardmore Elementary
Elizabeth Lundal, 4th Grade Teacher, York Center Elementary
Jon Ritt, 5th Grade Teacher, Westmore Elementary
Beth Slusher, Director of Digital Learning, Central Office

25 Years of Service

Kim Aldridge, 4th Grade Teacher, North Elementary
Tara Challenger, Art Teacher, Jackson Middle School
Melissa Davey, 4th Grade Teacher, North Elementary
Jamie DeLuca, 3rd Grade Teacher, York Center Elementary
Mary Jo Hildebrandt, Special Ed Program Asst., Westmore Elementary
Tami Jilek, LRC Specialist, Jackson Middle School
Denise Kressner, Special Ed Program Asst., Jefferson Middle School
Ann Marie Moore, Special Ed Program Asst., Ardmore Elementary
Julie Morse, Principal, Schafer Elementary
Carrie Stanek-Kurek, Special Ed Teacher, Jefferson Middle School
Chris Wallbruch, Band Teacher, Jefferson Middle School
Andy Van Milligan, 3rd Grade Teacher, Ardmore Elementary

20 Years of Service

Kelly Alvey, PE Teacher, North Elementary
Margaret Gigous, ELL Teacher, North Elementary
Karen Kuehlman, 1st Grade Teacher, North Elementary
Maribell Nieves, Coordinator of Student Services, Central Office
Dorrie Putong, Principal’s Secretary, Jackson Middle School
Paula Simcox, Literacy Leader, Westmore Elementary
Beth Sitrick, Music Teacher, York Center/Stevenson Elementary
Cathy Walker, Speech & Language Pathologist, Ardmore Elementary
Dan White, Head Custodian, Westmore Elementary