A dozen Aberdeen School District educators and staff members have already announced their retirements effective at the end of the school year and will be honored at a 6 p.m. reception Tuesday in the commons area at Aberdeen High School.
The list of those retiring includes:
Burger, Kerry — Hopkins Preschool. Preschool Teacher. 27 years teaching, all in the Aberdeen School District. Worked at Stevens Elementary, Robert Gray Elementary, and Hopkins Preschool.
Earley, Kristi — McDermoth Elementary. Second Grade teacher. 16 years teaching, 13 years in Aberdeen at McDermoth Elementary.
Grun, Anne — Robert Gray Elementary. Special Education Teacher. 20 years teaching, all in Aberdeen. Worked in Special Education at Harbor High, Miller Junior High, McDermoth Elementary and Robert Gray Elementary.
Heikkila, Sheri — Robert Gray Elementary. Sixth Grade Teacher. 21 years teaching, all at Robert Gray Elementary in Aberdeen. Previous to teaching, 6½ years as a para-educator at Central Park Elementary.
Hendrickson, Paul — Miller Junior High School. Math Teacher. 38 years, all in the Aberdeen School District. Worked as an elementary teacher at McDermoth Elementary and Central Park Elementary and as a math teacher at Miller Junior High School. Also a junior high coach.
Lake, Claudia — Miller Junior High School. Positive Behavior Teacher. 23 years in education, 11 in the Aberdeen School District, including teaching Special Education at Central Park, Stevens and McDermoth Elementary Schools, some substitute teaching District-wide, and as a Positive Behavior teacher at Miller.
Sliva, Marti — A. J. West Elementary. 2nd Grade Teacher. 22 years teaching, all at A.J. West in Aberdeen.
Wharton, Darlene — A. J. West Elementary. Second Grade teacher. 21 years teaching, all at A. J. West in Aberdeen.
Retiring at the end of the school year 2012-13:
Hopkins, Judith — Aberdeen High School. Para-educator. (Retiring June 20, 2013). With Aberdeen School District since 1992, all at Aberdeen High School.
Retired during the school year 2012-13:
Sajec, Paula — Technology Department. Technology secretary. (Retired Feb. 1, 2013). With Aberdeen School District since 1987, beginning as clerk/teaching assistant. Also worked as counselor’s secretary at Miller Junior High School and as secretary in the Maintenance Department.
Huisingh, Sonya — Transportation. Bus Driver — (Retired Feb. 1, 2013). 10 years as Substitute Bus Driver and Bus Driver
Ristow, Cecil — Aberdeen High School. Para-educator. (Retired Sept. 5, 2012). With Aberdeen School District since January, 1995.