District 200 honors employees
Hastings District 200 held its 27th annual recognition program for its employees May 15. Retiring employees and the employees with years of service were honored.
Retirees this year are: Mary Bartley, Hastings High School math teacher; Patricia Benson, special services paraprofessional at Kennedy; Lawrence (Pete) Carpenter, Hastings High School custodian; Mary Paula Deane, director of food service; Burl Dick, Career Center coordinator at Hastings High School; Linda Kurth, SAC, Community Education; Bitsy Lien, physical education teacher at Hastings Middle School; Marilyn Tennessen, speech and language teacher at McAuliffe; Tom Wesner, science teacher at Hastings High School; Marjorie Vanderloop, greeter at Hastings High School; MaryAnn Wochnick, ECFE paraprofessional, Community Education; and Lynn Yen, Title I paraprofessional at Pinecrest.
Award recipients are Cindy Benson, Hastings High School math teacher, Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year; Rick Wheeler, Minnesota School Counselor Association Middle School/Junior High Counselor of the Year; Karen Arnold, Hastings Teacher of the Year. Teachers of Excellence are Ann Rambacher, Gale Glover, Jodi Husting, Kayla Dickenson, and Melissa Black.
Employees recognized for years of service are:
5 years - Steve Bacon, Amy Bartels, Abby Beytien-Carlson, Tanya Blesi, Cheryl Borgen, Julie Boyd, Cindy Davis, Katie Gartzke, Daniel Giles, Sarah Gronquist, Samuel Healy, Kathryn McBride, Patty McDowell, Susie McQuade, Marijo Norman, Nancy Schaffer, Rachel Schmidt, Alicia Swenson, Mary (Liz) Thompson, Tara Weber, Vicki Weber, Allison Wyatt.
10 years - Deirdre Burgess, Linda Cosgrove, Karen Davidson, Kim Frey, Patricia Ganrud, Jim Hoeschen, Krista Mamer, Renee Neisen, Richard Specht, Cindy Westlund.
15 years - Kathy Jo Anderson, Paul Auran, Janet Bremer, Tom Brenny, Linda Dushane, Leigh Ann Garner, Kurt Graumann, Kari Jaeger, Robyn Keyport, Mark Moberg, Richard Most, Julie Niederkorn, Tracy Paskey, Mark Patraw, Jim Rohr, Kathy Tatge, Lynn Yen, Deb Young, Mark Zuzek.
20 years - Miki Adams, Pam Blaskowski, Sharon Brown, Cheryl Fitzgerald-McNelis, Jodi Glazier, Jeff Hanson, Susan Hernlem, Bonnie Jasicki, Barb Matz, Brenda McGrath, Sharon Niebur, Scott Pap, Carol Patterson-Caneff, Linde Raway, Valerie Schluessler, Kim Smidt, Stephanie Tok, Russ Welch, Gay Wilker, Carolyn Williams.
30 years - Karen Decker, Alberta Judge, Peggy Whipple.
35 years -Bob Cruse, Ann Riley, Bob Majeski.
40 years - Nancy Ahn, Rosemary Tarnowski.