Loyal staff members honored
The Roaring Fork School District recently honored longtime staff, teachers and bus drivers. Teachers honored for 15 years of service to the district included: Glenwood Springs Middle School art teacher Kim Chaffee, Basalt Elementary second-grade teacher Rae Christian, Glenwood Springs Middle eighth-grade math and algebra teacher Tim Jacobs, Roaring Fork High Spanish teacher Jill Knaus and Glenwood Springs Elementary third-grade teacher Karen Shaver. Staff members honored for 15 years of service include Donna Hendee, elementary school kitchen manager in Carbondale, and Jimmy Thomas, Glenwood Springs Elementary custodian.Recognized for 20 years of service is Crystal River Elementary first-grade teacher Patricia Thayn, who is making the switch for a new challenge to teach third grade at Sopris Elementary this school year.Those receiving a 25-year service award for 2005 include John Courier, physical education teacher at Sopris Elementary and bus driver, and Bradley Thayer, sixth-grade math and science teacher at Glenwood Springs Middle School.One employee is now entering her 36th year. Elementary and now technology teacher Bonnie Fischer will be at Crystal River Elementary West Campus (formerly Carbondale Elementary) this year.Also recognized were individuals who have driven school district bus routes for 15 years, including Sopris Elementary fourth-grade teacher Jim Benson, Glenwood Springs Elementary media center and technology teacher Bob Shivley and Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling.Each honoree received a recognition certificate and a gift certificate.
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