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Retirees, Others Recognized at Ceremony and Luncheon

As the school year comes to a close this week, Unadilla Valley recognized both staff completing their first year and staff and faculty who are retiring.

UV administrators, staff, faculty and retirees gathered for the occasion, which included snacks and a luncheon.

Eight retirees who are ending their careers at UV combine for 176 years of service to students, their colleagues and the community.

They include:

Rita Connolly, teacher aid, 12 years in the district

Kathy Cosh, food service, seven years in the district

Doug Friedel, bus driver, 34 years in the district

Charlie Jenison, building maintenance, 21 years in the districtd

Barb Lilley, teacher aide, 37 years in the district

Margaret Thomsen, food service helper, seven years in the district

Cathy Barker, elementary teacher, 34 years in the district

Sue Slavicek, licensed teaching assistant, 24 years in the district.

The Unadilla Valley Board of Education released the following statement to recognize the retirees:

“The Unadilla Valley Board of Education wishes to express gratitude and sincere appreciation for your years of dedicated efforts on behalf of the students of the district. It is our pleasure to present you with a gift to thank you for your service. May you enjoy a long, happy and prosperous retirement!”

Long-term substitutes were also recognized. They include: Dan Cole, Tom King, Kim Palmer, Ashley Rundell, Christine Thomsen, Jean Tyler and Stacey Wood.

First-year teachers include: Sherry Backman, Heather Davis, Jolene Mychal-Eaton, Abigail Fraser,  Julianne Grant, Nick Horth, Dan Rider, Dan Tucker and Daniella Yozzo

The UV retirees received accolades at Thursday morning's ceremony and luncheon.

Together, the retirees have 176 years of service.

Faculty and staff members completing their first year of service were also recognized.

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