Aberdeen School District retirees being honored this week

18 local school employees will retire this year, and they will be honored at a reception.

The Aberdeen School District and the Aberdeen Education Association announced that they are co-hosting the event to honor all staff who are retiring.

The public and current and former students are invited to give thanks to the staff as they finish the 2017 school year as their last.

Among those retiring this school year are Superintendent Tom Opstad, teachers at multiple schools around Aberdeen, staff including para-educators, custodians, a librarian, and a nurse.

The reception is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, in the Commons at Aberdeen High School.


Tom Opstad, Superintendent
Judy Holliday, Teaching and Learning, Technology Director

Aberdeen High School
Candice Bachtell, Teacher
Beth Day Waters, Teacher
Connie Chillman, School Nurse
Patty Poukkula, Para-educator

Rhonda Bond, Teacher
Danny Jones, Custodian

Gary Reed, Custodian

A.J. West Elementary School
Katherine Fuhrer, Teacher
Susan Van Volkinburg, Teacher
Karen Thompson, Para-educator
Jill Waite, Para-educator
Linda Welliver, Para-educator

Elementary School
Sharon “Sherry” Schmalz, Para-educator

Natalie Hall, Library
Ray Conklin, Custodian

Elementary School
Kris Sawin, Teacher




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