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GCPS to honor nearly 300 retirees

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County Public Schools will bid farewell to 297 retirees at an annual luncheon Tuesday.

Collectively, this year's retirees have contributed 7,914 years to education - 5,803 of which have been spent in Gwinnett County, according to the school system.

Eleven percent of the retirees have worked for Gwinnett County Public Schools for their entire careers. More than half have worked in education for at least 30 years.

The retirees include nine school principals, a number of couples retiring together and a special education teacher with 46 years in education.

SideBar: The retireees

The following is a list of Gwinnett County Public Schools employees retiring this year.

* Susan Adams, administrative assistant, Jackson Elementary - 14 years in education, all in Gwinnett County Public Schools

* Lily Agustina, food assistant, Central Gwinnett High - 23 years in education, all in GCPS

* Carol Aiken, second-grade teacher, Fort Daniel Elementary - 31.6 years in education, 23 years in GCPS

* Mary Ellen Alexander, second-grade teacher, Shiloh Elementary - 30 years in education, 11 years in GCPS

* Jimmie Allen, science and language arts teacher, Duluth Middle - 17 years in education, six years in GCPS

* Pat Allison, English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher and instructional coach, ESOL Office - 28.3 years in education, 19 years in GCPS

* Debbie Allred, principal, Mountain Park Elementary - 30 years in education, 24 years in GCPS

* John W. Almond, social studies teacher, Berkmar High - 28.4 years in education, 21 years in GCPS

* Jerry Arnold, health and physical education teacher, Mill Creek High - 34 years in education, 21 years in GCPS

* Pamela K. Aronson, kindergarten paraprofessional, Cedar Hill Elementary - 19 years in education, 17 years in GCPS

* Carol Augustson, school clerk, J. P. McConnell Middle - 8.5 years in education, all in GCPS

* Elizabeth Ayres, music teacher, Mulberry Elementary - 32 years in education, 15 years in GCPS

* Liz Balak, parent instructional support coordinator, Annistown Elementary - 28 years in education, 20 years in GCPS

* Meg Barry, counselor, R. D. Head Elementary - 31 years in education, 22 years in GCPS

* Mary E. Bass, school nutrition cashier, Five Forks Middle - 10.3 years in education, all in GCPS

* Connie Baughman, first-grade teacher, W. C. Britt Elementary - 37 years in education, 32 years in GCPS

* Susan Baum, media specialist, Dacula Middle - 30 years in education, 27 years in GCPS

* Dyanne Beavin, second-grade teacher, Arcado Elementary - 26.3 years in education, all in GCPS

* Beverly Bellamy, counselor, Rockbridge Elementary - 31 years in education, 21.4 years in GCPS

* Nancy Belt, third-grade teacher, W. C. Britt Elementary - 31.7 years in education, 31.4 years in GCPS

* Jean Blake, first-grade teacher, R. D. Head Elementary - 39 years in education, 31 years in GCPS

* Jessica Blalock, fifth-grade teacher, Simpson Elementary - 28.5 years in education, 20 years in GCPS

* Patrick Blenke, principal, Duluth High - 31 years in education, 22 years in GCPS

* Mary Bostick, administrative clerk, Trickum Middle - 25 years in education, all in GCPS

* Marry Boutselis, special education teacher, Pharr Elementary - 35.3 years in education, 29 years in GCPS

* Fran Bower, media specialist, Dacula Elementary - 26 years in education, all in GCPS

* Merrel Bowles, reading specialist, Pinckneyville Middle - 30.4 years in education, 28 years in GCPS

* Linda Boyle, bookkeeper, Creekland Middle - 19 years in education, all in GCPS

* Gail Boynton, gifted education teacher, Fort Daniel Elementary - 32 years in education, 28 years in GCPS

* Barbara Branchetti, sixth-grade teacher, Five Forks Middle - 38 years in education, 19 years in GCPS

* Eleanor Brannon, reading recovery teacher, Rebecca Minor Elementary - 31 years in education, all in GCPS

* Steve Briody, career connections teacher, Richard Hull Middle - 30 years in education, 20 years in GCPS

* Peggy Elsberry Britt, administrative clerk, Phoenix High - 26.5 years in education, all in GCPS

* Linda Taylor Brubaker, language arts teacher, Trickum Middle - 30 years in education, 23 years in GCPS

* Diane Bryant, reading recovery teacher, Susan Stripling Elementary - 21.8 years in education, 12 years in GCPS

* Judy Buck, assistant principal, Maxwell High School of Technology - 40 years in education, 11 years in GCPS

* Catherine Burns, science teacher, Berkmar Middle - 17.2 years in education, seven years in GCPS

* Rachel Burriss, reading recovery teacher, R. L. Norton Elementary - 16 years in education, all in GCPS

* Brenda Burton, special education bus manager, Transportation - 28.3 years in education, all in GCPS

* Duane Burton, social studies teacher, Collins Hill High - 27 years in education, 14 years in GCPS

* Frances Bush, school nutrition manager, Sugar Hill Elementary - 30.7 years in education, all in GCPS

* Karen Byers, kindergarten teacher, R. D. Head Elementary - 30.2 years in education, 19.6 years in GCPS

* Kris Caldwell, gifted education teacher, R. D. Head Elementary - 30 years in education, 24 years in GCPS

* Jeanine Calia, special education teacher, Meadowcreek Elementary - 30 years in education, seven years in GCPS

* Joyce Callahan, teacher development specialist, Staff Development - 30 years in education, 28 years in GCPS

* Connie Carle, first-grade teacher, Nesbit Elementary - 17 years in education, all in GCPS

* Diana Carscaddon, reading recovery teacher, W. C. Britt Elementary - 31.5 years in education, 28.5 years in GCPS

* Donna Carter, choral music teacher, Creekland Middle - 34 years in education, 13 years in GCPS

* Pati Chambers, special education teacher, R. D. Head Elementary - 34 years in education, 22.1 years in GCPS

* Joyce Chatham, special education bus manager, Transportation - 25 years in education, all in GCPS

* Debbie Cherry, assistant principal, Brookwood Elementary - 28 years in education, 27 years in GCPS

* Dr. Mark A. Cheshire, In-School Suspension and advisement coordinator, Sweetwater Middle - 30.6 years in education, 22.6 years in GCPS

* Scotti Chonko, second-grade teacher, Rebecca Minor Elementary - 27 years in education, 14 years in GCPS

* Barbara Claar, special education bus monitor, Transportation - 6.2 years in education, all in GCPS

* Judy Clark, food assistant, Sugar Hill Elementary - 24 years in education, all in GCPS

* Virginia "Jinna" Clark, ESOL teacher, North Gwinnett High - 33 years in education, eight years in GCPS

* Sharon Cobbs, reading teacher, B. B. Harris Elementary - 14 years in education, all in GCPS

* Ray Cochran, head custodian, Harmony Elementary - 15 years in education, all in GCPS

* Harry L. Cofield, custodian, Henry Partee Elementary - 20 years in education, 10.5 years in GCPS

* Patreece Couch, resource teacher, Harbins Elementary - 30 years in education, 20 years in GCPS

* Dr. Jill Coyle, local school technology coordinator, Suwanee Elementary - 31 years in education, 28 years in GCPS

* Emma D. Cumby, fifth-grade teacher, McKendree Elementary - 24 years in education, 20 years in GCPS

* Nancy Curry, first-grade teacher, R. L. Norton Elementary - 30.4 years in education, all in GCPS

* Trudy Cyers, paraprofessional, Dacula High - 21 years in education, all in GCPS

* Gail Attaway Davis, teacher, Berkeley Lake Elementary - 30 years in education, 19 years in GCPS

* Kathy Davis, kindergarten teacher, Bethesda Elementary -17.5 years in education, 13 years in GCPS

* Camelia Deaconescu, head custodian, Benefield Elementary - 17.5 years in education, all in GCPS

* Debbie Dickey, special education teacher, J. P. McConnell Middle - 31.5 years in education, 22 years in GCPS

* Jalaine Dollar, administrative assistant and bookkeeper, Rock Springs Elementary - 23.1 years in education, all in GCPS

* David A. Driscoll, fourth-grade teacher, Duncan Creek Elementary - 10 years in education, seven years in GCPS

* Sheri Duke, first-grade teacher, Brookwood Elementary - 30.2 years in education, 28.2 years in GCPS

* Carrie Duncan-Berry, special education teacher, Norcross High - 33.6 years in education, 25 years in GCPS

* Sara Dunn, seventh-grade math teacher, Alton C. Crews Middle - 25 years in education, seven years in GCPS

* DeRick Dunnigan, director, Dacula Community School - 30 years in education, 20 years in GCPS

* Linda Eidson, safety team member, Transportation Control Center - 30 years in education, all in GCPS

* Rhonda Elliott, FOCUS teacher, Harbins Elementary - 30 years in education, all in GCPS

* Dr. Phil Epperson, principal, W. J. Cooper Elementary - 30 years in education, 18 years in GCPS

* Nancy Downs Ethier, third-grade teacher, Duncan Creek Elementary - 32 years in education, three years in GCPS

* Violet Young Evans, social studies teacher, Collins Hill High - 38.5 years in education, 21 years in GCPS

* Susie Fancher, media specialist, Craig Elementary - 30 years in education, 18 years in GCPS

* Lou Farrar, fifth-grade teacher, J. A. Alford Elementary - 30 years in education, 20 years in GCPS

* Wanda Farrar, paraprofessional, Knight Elementary - 21 years in education, all in GCPS

* Mary Fellers, language arts teacher, Grayson High - 24 years in education, 15 years in GCPS

* Sheryl Ferguson, ESOL Teacher, W. C. Britt Elementary - 30 years in education, all in GCPS

* Carolyn Ferraiolo, kindergarten paraprofessional, Susan Stripling Elementary - 19.7 years in education, 10.7 years in GCPS

* Debbie Fletcher, third-grade teacher, Craig Elementary - 31 years in education, all in GCPS

* Dr. Laurie Fletcher, language arts teacher, Creekland Middle - 30 years in education, 26 years in GCPS

* Kim Folsom, special education teacher, Glenn C. Jones Middle - 30 years in education, 28 years in GCPS

* Jackie Forsythe, kindergarten paraprofessional, Fort Daniel Elementary - 21.7 years in education, 14.8 years in GCPS

* Nancy Fowler, director, Shiloh Community School - 30 years in education, 24 years in GCPS

* Barbara Fox, gifted education teacher, Simpson Elementary - 13.6 years in education, all in GCPS

* Edna Free, instructional clerk, Trickum Middle - 27 years in education, 22 years in GCPS

* Dr. Faye Fulenwider, media clerk, J. G. Dyer Elementary - 25 years in education, all in GCPS

* Claudia Gage, fourth-grade teacher, Sugar Hill Elementary - 31 years in education, 21 years in GCPS

* Anne Gardiner, sixth-grade social studies teacher, Five Forks Middle - 22 years in education, 23 years in GCPS

* Phyllis Garrison, ESOL and language arts teacher, Trickum Middle - 31 years in education, 27 years in GCPS

* Cindy Gaskins, career connections teacher, Glenn C. Jones Middle - 30 years in education, 19 years in GCPS

* Ron Gilleland, lead mechanic, Fleet Maintenance - 22.5 years in education, all in GCPS

* Paul Goodwin, science teacher, Brookwood High - 32.4 years in education, all in GCPS

* Brenda Gordon, math teacher, North Gwinnett High - 30 years in education, 11 years in GCPS

* Ann Graham, special education teacher, Lawrenceville Elementary - 30 years in education, 12 years in GCPS

* Peggy Graham, second-grade teacher, Grayson Elementary - 26 years in education, 18 years in GCPS

* Linda Gray, special education teacher, GIVE Center East High - 30 years in education, 27 years in GCPS

* Rick Gross, social studies teacher, Central Gwinnett High - 35 years in education, 22.5 years in GCPS

* Pat Gudger, social studies teacher, Central Gwinnett High - 30 years in education, 26 years in GCPS

* Vicky Guy, language arts teacher, South Gwinnett High - 25.6 years in education, 21 years in GCPS

* Joe Hall, auto mechanic, Fleet Maintenance - 17.4 years in education, all in GCPS

* Andy Hambrick, office clerk, Grayson High - 23 years in education, all in GCPS

* Nada Handac, custodian, Maxwell High School of Technology - 13 years in education, all in GCPS

* Dr. Sandy Hargis, Choosing Health and W.A.I.T. program teacher, Sweetwater Middle - 35 years in education, seven years in GCPS

* Sue Harmon, preschool special education teacher, T. Carl Buice School - 30 years in education, all in GCPS

* Victoria Harris, media specialist, Grayson Elementary - 32.7 years in education, 20 years in GCPS

* Don Henderson, auto collision repair teacher, Maxwell High School of Technology - 30 years in education, 19 years in GCPS

* Vasile Hendre, custodian, Norcross High - 11 years in education, all in GCPS

* Anne Hennessey, kindergarten teacher, Knight Elementary - 27.1 years in education, 19 years in GCPS

* Frances Hennington, food assistant, Simpson Elementary - five years in education, all in GCPS

* Donna C. Herbermann, clinic worker, Kanoheda Elementary - 18 years in education, all in GCPS

* Bob Hickey, marketing teacher and department chair, Brookwood High - 40 years in education, 37 years in GCPS

* Joanie Hobgood, speech language pathologist, Simpson Elementary -13 years in education, all in GCPS

* Stephanie Hodgin, health teacher, J.E. Richards Middle - 30.4 years in education, all in GCPS

* Elaine Homestead, seventh-grade science teacher, J. P. McConnell Middle - 28 years in education, 19 years in GCPS

* Helen Hook, special education bus manager, Transportation - 12 years in education, all in GCPS

* Adrienne Horne, special education teacher, Patrick Elementary - 33 years in education, 12 years in GCPS

* Sharon Hough, ESOL teacher, Shiloh High - 22 years in education, 17 years in GCPS

* Emma Jean Howard, counselor, Dacula High - 35 years in education, 20 years in GCPS

* Deb Hughes, science teacher, Brookwood High - 30.1 years in education, 16 years in GCPS

* Snowdell Jackson, secretary, North Gwinnett High - 31 years in education, all in GCPS

* Bev James, audit specialist, Internal Audit - 29.5 years in education, 28.5 years in GCPS

* Pat Joiner, food assistant, Lawrenceville Elementary - 10 years in education, all in GCPS

* Daphne Galloway Jones, ESOL Teacher, W. C. Britt Elementary - 34 years in education, 20 years in GCPS

* Tom Jones, health and physical education teacher and coach, Brookwood High - 38 years in education, 20 years in GCPS

* Barbara Jost, media clerk, Corley Elementary - 22 years in education, all in GCPS

* Susan Jung, counselor, Henry Partee Elementary - 36 years in education, 14 years in GCPS

* Jim Keinard, school resource officer, Safety and Security - 20 years in education, all in GCPS

* Trisha Kelly, kindergarten teacher, Rebecca Minor Elementary - 30 years in education, 26 years in GCPS

* Carol Kennedy, food assistant, J. P. McConnell Middle - 10.5 years in education, all in GCPS

* Carla King, math teacher, Parkview High - 30 years in education, 24 years in GCPS

* Marcia Kunkle, grades six through eight lead teacher, Sweetwater Middle - 21.3 years in education, 18 years in GCPS

* Diane LaCharite, counselor, Knight Elementary - 34 years in education, 14 years in GCPS

* Cecelia Landress, assistant principal, Central Gwinnett High - 30.7 years in education, all in GCPS

* Debbie Lanier, gifted education teacher, R. D. Head Elementary - 30 years in education, 26 years in GCPS

* Sandy Levy, ESOL teacher, Corley Elementary - 31.4 years in education, 8.5 years in GCPS

* Debbie Love, speech language pathologist, R. D. Head Elementary - 30 years in education, 13 years in GCPS

* Dr. Lynda Luckie, math director, Curriculum and Instruction - 21.2 years in education, 11.1 years in GCPS

* Sharon Mabery, special education teacher, Dr. M. H. Mason Jr. Elementary - 23.5 years in education, 16 years in GCPS

* Florence Magee, reading recovery teacher, Mountain Park Elementary - 37 years in education, 17 years in GCPS

* Kathy Malmquist, gifted education teacher, Gwin Oaks Elementary - 27.5 years in education, 21.6 years in GCPS

* David Manchester, project manager, Grounds Maintenance - 15.8 years in education, all in GCPS

* Ana Maris, custodian, Norcross High - 10 years in education, all in GCPS

* Patsy E. Martin, food assistant, Level Creek Elementary - 10 years in education, all in GCPS

* Larry Massey, social studies teacher and coach, Parkview High - 37.7 years in education, 12 years in GCPS

* Linda Massey, teacher, Shiloh High - 19.6 years in education, 13 years in GCPS

* Ellie Mauldin, food assistant, Rock Springs Elementary - 10 years in education, all in GCPS

* Rita McCormack, health and physical education teacher, Berkeley Lake Elementary - 27 years in education, 22 years in GCPS

* Carol McCorvey, business education teacher, Collins Hill High - 32.3 years in education, 11 years in GCPS

* Steve McElroy, In-School Suspension teacher, Frank N. Osborne Middle - 30 years in education, 19 years in GCPS

* Adrienne McFarland, ESOL teacher, G. H. Hopkins Elementary - 38 years in education, 20 years in GCPS

* Dana McGraw, director, Continuous Improvement - 30.6 years in education, 27 years in GCPS

* Chris McKee, seventh-grade social studies teacher, Glenn C. Jones Middle - 31.3 years in education, 28 years in GCPS

* Nancy McMichael, first-grade teacher, Jackson Elementary - 34 years in education, 12 years in GCPS

* Gaye McNeil, language arts teacher, Louise Radloff Middle - 30 years in education, 19.2 years in GCPS

* Esther McQuaide, media clerk, Freeman's Mill Elementary - 24 years in education, 10 years in GCPS

* Nancy Meek, language arts teacher, Phoenix High - 31 years in education, all in GCPS

* Leslie Meiere, language arts teacher, Lilburn Elementary - 22 years in education, 20 years in GCPS

* Janice Micek, second-grade teacher, Berkeley Lake Elementary - 29 years in education, 19 years in GCPS

* Phyllis Michaux, kindergarten teacher, Grayson Elementary - 29.1 years in education, all in GCPS

* Linda Milner, office clerk, Craig Elementary - 20 years in education, all in GCPS

* Cheryl A. Mitchell, media clerk, Rockbridge Elementary - 22 years in education, all in GCPS

* Jerry Mitchell, electrical craftsman, Norcross District Maintenance - 30 years in education, all in GCPS

* Pam Moore, kkindergarten paraprofessional, Craig Elementary - 18 years in education, 17 years in GCPS

* Irma Morales, special education paraprofessional, Rebecca Minor Elementary - 23 years in education, all in GCPS

* Elaine Morgan, data administrator, Peachtree Elementary - 34 years in education, 21 years in GCPS

* Gary R. Morris, assistant principal, Duluth High - 32 years in education, 13 years in GCPS

* Sandi Morris, special education teacher, Shiloh High - 34 years in education, 11 years in GCPS

* Shirley J. Moss, bookkeeper, J. E. Richards Middle - 28.2 years in education, 21 years in GCPS

* Sandra Motes, assistant school nutrition manager, Pinckneyville Middle - 34.1 years in education, all in GCPS

* Debby Mullins, special education paraprofessional, Brookwood Elementary - 22 years in education, all in GCPS

* Jean Ann Murray, special education teacher, Dacula High - 31 years in education, six years in GCPS

* Michael Murray, technology education teacher, Dacula High - 35 years in education, seven years in GCPS

* Irene Muse, cosmetology teacher, Maxwell High School of Technology - 16.6 years in education, all in GCPS

* Susan Nardone, first- through third-grade special area teacher, Duncan Creek Elementary - 28 years in education, all in GCPS

* Barbara F. Nelson, assistant school nutrition manager, Peachtree Elementary - 13 years in education, all in GCPS

* Ranh Nguyen, food assistant, Peachtree Elementary - 10 years in education, all in GCPS

* Carol Nichols, math teacher, Phoenix High - 31.6 years in education, five years in GCPS

* Georgia Nichols, food assistant, Simonton Elementary - 10 years in education, all in GCPS

* Sharon Niebuhr, special education teacher, Hooper Renwick School - 24 years in education, eight years in GCPS

* Mickie Nolan, third-grade teacher, Harmony Elementary - 18.5 years in education, all in GCPS

* Jody Norwood, special education and autistic teacher, Brookwood High - 30.3 years in education, six years in GCPS

* Tommy Norwood, science teacher, Shiloh High - 30.4 years in education, six years in GCPS

* Sara Olson, sixth-grade social studies teacher, Frank N. Osborne Middle - 30 years in education, 27 years in GCPS

* Dave Owlett, gifted language arts teacher, Duluth High - 38 years in education, 14 years in GCPS

* Cindy Parker, gifted education teacher, G. H. Hopkins Elementary - 30 years in education, all in GCPS

* Marcia Patrick, eighth-grade social studies teacher, Alton C. Crews Middle - 30 years in education, 18 years in GCPS

* Millie Patterson, special education teacher, Freeman's Mill Elementary - 35.7 years in education, all in GCPS

* Donna Pendergast, band director, Snellville Middle - 32 years in education, 29 years in GCPS

* Wilson Phan, custodian, Beaver Ridge Elementary - 10 years in education, all in GCPS

* Janice C. Phillips, dispatcher, Grounds Maintenance - 11.1 years in education, all in GCPS

* Mike Phillips, assistant principal, Grayson High - 30.3 years in education, 22 years in GCPS

* Carroll Polak, middle school reading specialist, Summerour Middle - 31.5 years in education, 27.5 years in GCPS

* Jay Polak, special education teacher, Grayson High - 30 years in education, 18 years in GCPS

* Margaret Powers, third-grade teacher, Craig Elementary - 29 years in education, 20 years in GCPS

* Kathryn Price, media specialist, Nesbit Elementary - 25 years in education, 15 years in GCPS

* Peggy Pridgen, ESOL social studies teacher, Berkmar High - 26 years in education, all in GCPS

* Cheryl Pringle, ESOL teacher, Lilburn Elementary - 32 years in education, 10 years in GCPS

* Doug Puckett, director of human resources, Human Resources - 28 years in education, 23 years in GCPS

* Elizabeth Puckett, reading teacher, Margaret Winn Holt Elementary - 14.5 years in education, 12 years in GCPS

* Janet Quick, math specialist, J. G. Dyer Elementary - 30.4 years in education, 26.4 years in GCPS

* Carol Quinn, principal, Oakland Meadow School - 38.1 years in education, 33.5 years in GCPS

* Marilyn Rachael, assistant school nutrition manager, G. H. Hopkins Elementary - 26.2 years in education, all in GCPS

* Kathy Ramos, reading recovery teacher, Alcova Elementary - 32.5 years in education, 22 years in GCPS

* Dr. Diane Rankin, student support team coordinator and resource teacher, Chattahoochee Elementary - 34.4 years in education, 21 years in GCPS

* Steve Ranus, social studies teacher, Dacula High - 34 years in education, 30 years in GCPS

* Mary Ray, principal, Craig Elementary - 30 years in education, all in GCPS

* Don Raymond, special education teacher, North Gwinnett High - 46 years in education, six years in GCPS

* Sheryl Rechtman, third-grade teacher, Camp Creek Elementary - 30 years in education, all in GCPS

* Angela Reid, language arts and ESOL teacher, Meadowcreek Elementary - 32 years in education, 20 years in GCPS

* Joan Reynolds, kindergarten and readiness teacher, Bethesda Elementary - 39.5 years in education, 37 years in GCPS

* Pam Rider, special education coordinator, Special Education and Psychological Services - 27 years in education, six years in GCPS

* Nancy Rivers, career connections teacher, Sweetwater Middle - 30 years in education, 16 years in GCPS

* Sandra Roberts, special education paraprofessional, Duluth High - 20.5 years in education, all in GCPS

* Patsy Robinson, social studies teacher, Trickum Middle - 21 years in education, all in GCPS

* Gail Sawyer, kindergarten paraprofessional, Sycamore Elementary - 31 years in education, 21 years in GCPS

* Barbara O. Schmich, principal, Centerville Elementary - 33 years in education, 31 years in GCPS

* Evelyn N. Schneider, media specialist, Arcado Elementary - 33.5 years in education, 24 years in GCPS

* Melinda Sepmeyer, principal, Parsons Elementary - 32.3 years in education, 25 years in GCPS

* Mary Brooks Sewell, fifth-grade teacher, Berkeley Lake Elementary - 30 years in education, 18 years in GCPS

* Jo Shafer, custodian, Berkmar High - 15.2 years in education, all in GCPS

* Margaret Shortreed, special education paraprofessional, Parkview High - 20 years in education, 10 years in GCPS

* Deborah K. Simonds, teacher, Berkmar High - 30.5 years in education, 25 years in GCPS

* Marie Sims, administrative clerk, Central Gwinnett High - 21.2 years in education, all in GCPS

* Paula Skinner, instructional clerk, J. E. Richards Middle - 11 years in education, nine years in GCPS

* Donna Slack-McNeely, seventh-grade language arts teacher, Sweetwater Middle - 30.8 years in education, 12 years in GCPS

* Alice Slape, food assistant, J. P. McConnell Middle - 10 years in education, all in GCPS

* Don Slayter, special education bus manager, Transportation - 10 years in education, all in GCPS

* Bernice Smith, food assistant, G. H. Hopkins Elementary - 15 years in education, all in GCPS

* Earl O. Smith, audio-visual and office machines supervisor, Information Management - 30.6 years in education, all in GCPS

* Mary Ann Smith, special education bus manager, Transportation - 34.6 years in education, all in GCPS

* Russell Smith, contract coordinator, Facilities and Operations - 10 years in education, all in GCPS

* Lana Snellgrove, language arts teacher, Peachtree Ridge High - 12.2 years in education, nine years in GCPS

* Judy Spears, choral music teacher, Dacula High - 35 years in education, 25 years in GCPS

* Cathy Staley, clerk, Frank N. Osborne Middle - 23 years in education, all in GCPS

* Gwendolyn Starke-Swain, fifth-grade teacher, Shiloh Elementary - 30 years in education, 19 years in GCPS

* Darla Steinberg, local school technology coordinator, Bethesda Elementary - 15 years in education, all in GCPS

* Judy C. Stephens, principal, J. E. Richards Middle - 30 years in education, 12 years in GCPS

* Catherine Stephenson, assistant principal, Dr. M. H. Mason Jr. Elementary - 22.7 years in education, 21 years in GCPS

* Randy Stephenson, third-grade teacher, Berkeley Lake Elementary - 34 years in education, six years in GCPS

* Jane Stone, director of assessment, student accountability, assessment and advisement - 33 years in education, 22 years in GCPS

* Judy Stubbs, math coach and gifted education teacher, Norcross Elementary - 31.3 years in education, 21 years in GCPS

* Janene Sullivan, French teacher, Shiloh High - 31.2 years in education, 24 years in GCPS

* Dorothy Sutton, reading recovery teacher, Cedar Hill Elementary - 37 years in education, 22 years in GCPS

* Kay Swanson, ESOL teacher, Summerour Middle - 21.7 years in education, 19 years in GCPS

* Eric Taggart, social studies teacher, Berkmar High - 30 years in education, 24 years in GCPS

* Elizabeth Carson Tarver, computer technology teacher, Snellville Middle - 30 years in education, 24 years in GCPS

* Mary Taylor, language arts teacher, Collins Hill High - 30 years in education, 27 years in GCPS

* Bev Thomas, media clerk, Craig Elementary - 23 years in education, 19 years in GCPS

* Margie Thompson, food assistant, Richard Hull Middle - 12.2 years in education, all in GCPS

* Beverly Todd-Lee, principal, W. C. Britt Elementary - 34.7 years in education, 23 years in GCPS

* Melanie Tootle, food assistant, Shiloh High - 21.2 years in education, all in GCPS

* Jeffrey Tunning, technical education teacher, Glenn C. Jones Middle - 31.3 years in education, 30.3 years in GCPS

* Kathy Tunning, local school technology coordinator, Gwin Oaks Elementary - 30 years in education, 29 years in GCPS

* Gayle F. Tyroff, media clerk, Kanoheda Elementary - 25 years in education, 22 years in GCPS

* Karen Valduga, food assistant, Duluth Middle - 12 years in education, four years in GCPS

* Judy Vanderford, fifth-grade teacher, Grayson Elementary - 40 years in education, 29 years in GCPS

* Linda Veit, third-grade teacher, J. G. Dyer Elementary - 37.5 years in education, 30 years in GCPS

* Madeline S. Villar, third-grade teacher, Jackson Elementary - 30.7 years in education, 23 years in GCPS

* Geri Waelti, special education bus manager, Transportation - 21 years in education, all in GCPS

* Leslie Waid, second-grade teacher, Berkeley Lake Elementary - 31 years in education, 25 years in GCPS

* June Walburn, fifth-grade teacher, Peachtree Elementary - 30.3 years in education, 23 years in GCPS

* Norma Walters, custodian, Kanoheda Elementary - 13.2 years in education, all in GCPS

* Lisa Wangsness, special education teacher, Knight Elementary - 24 years in education, 16 years in GCPS

* Randi D. Ward, language arts teacher, Grayson High - 37 years in education, seven years in GCPS

* Anita K. Wathen-Brownlee, special education support teacher, Special Education and Psychological Services - 33 years in education, 28 years in GCPS

* Von Watson, food assistant, W. C. Britt Elementary - 23.3 years in education, all in GCPS

* Pam Waugh, third-grade teacher, Lilburn Elementary - 30.3 years in education, 27.3 years in GCPS

* Steve West, health and physical education teacher and wrestling coach, Grayson High - 30 years in education, 28 years in GCPS

* Nancy Westmoreland, intervention teacher, Susan Stripling Elementary - 30 years in education, 25 years in GCPS

* Gayle Wheeler, reading teacher, Rock Springs Elementary - 35 years in education, 25 years in GCPS

* Mattie L. White, language arts and social studies teacher, Louise Radloff Middle - 40 years in education, five years in GCPS

* James Whitford, construction coordinator, Facilities and Operations - 30.2 years in education, 25 years in GCPS

* Brenda J. Whiting, local school technology coordinator, Creekland Middle - 18.5 years in education, all in GCPS

* Marguerite Whitwell, paraprofessional, Grayson Elementary - 28.3 years in education, 19.3 years in GCPS

* Barbara Wilbanks, reading teacher, Gwin Oaks Elementary - 33 years in education, 26 years in GCPS

* Mary Wilkin, early intervention program/transition teacher, Susan Stripling Elementary - 29 years in education, 22 years in GCPS

* Donald C. Williams, materials processor, Supply Services - 10.5 years in education, all in GCPS

* Donna Jean Williams, first-grade teacher, Annistown Elementary - 37 years in education, 26 years in GCPS

* Marie Williams, special education bus manager, Transportation - 26 years in education, all in GCPS

* Dr. Barbara Wilson, language arts and gifted contact teacher and Advanced Placement chair, Central Gwinnett High - 27 years in education, 17 years in GCPS

* David Wilson, custodian, Frank N. Osborne Middle - 17.2 years in education, all in GCPS

* Joyce Wilson, food assistant, Rockbridge Elementary - 14 years in education, all in GCPS

* Teri Wilson, gifted language arts teacher, Parkview High - 31 years in education, 28 years in GCPS

* Ethel Winegar, administrative clerk, Brookwood High - 19.4 years in education, 19.8 years in GCPS

* Joanne Woods, business computer science teacher, Duluth High - 27 years in education, 10 years in GCPS

* Nancy Woods, special education teacher, Henry Partee Elementary - 30 years in education, eight years in GCPS

* Larry Young, custodian, Suwanee Elementary - 13.1 years in education, all in GCPS

* Jan Zamzow, speech/language pathology teacher, Centerville Elementary - 30.3 years in education, all in GCPS

* Gloria Ziegler, special education teacher, Lanier Middle - 27 years in education, seven years in GCPS

* Mary Zipperer, first-grade teacher, Knight Elementary - 36 years in education, five years in GCPS