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Re-2 recognizes employees with 20 or more years of service

Re-2 News
Theresa Hamilton
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
30-year award winners Sue Auxter and Dorothy Hutchinson. Not pictured are Leslie Krick and Marty Smith.

The opening of school is always an exciting occasion, and this year is full of wonderful firsts across the district.

This week, Garfield Re-2 welcomed nearly 4,900 students back to school and 31 new teachers and principals joined the Garfield Re-2 team.

At the district’s opening of school ceremonies for staff on Friday, Aug. 12, Garfield Re-2 welcomed two new principals: Heather Matthews at Graham Mesa Elementary and Kevin Marlatt at Rifle Middle School. Each brings high energy and a wealth of knowledge to Garfield Re-2. They, like their returning teammates, are ready to lead an exciting school year.

Every year at the opening of school ceremony, the district honors those staff members for their years of service to the students and communities of Garfield Re-2. This year, 18 staff members received benchmark service awards of 20-, 25- or 30-years of service in the district.

Twenty-year award winners included: Margaret Simms from Cactus Valley Elementary; Connie Chenoweth from Transportation; Jonathan Rice from Rifle High School; Trisha Clow-Rensberry from Elk Creek Elementary; Kristin Greenstreet and Stacey Ellibee from Kathryn Senor Elementary; Kelly Lake and Rebecca Shideler from Coal Ridge High School; Shirley Cooley from Highland Elementary; Cathy Partain from the district office; and Gertrude Midleton from Nutrition Services.

Three staff members earned 25-year awards including Jeneane Schlotthauer and Terri Whittwer from Wamsley Elementary and Sue Fassler from the Instructional Technology Department.

Four staff members earned 30-year awards including Sue Auxter and Leslie Krick from Rifle Middle School; Marty Smith from Riverside Middle School; and Dorothy Hutchinson from the district office.

Garfield Re-2 is fortunate to have such wonderful staff members and teammates who have made lifelong commitments to helping each student become a better reader, writer and mathematician each and every day. Every staff member in Garfield Re-2, from the nutrition services department to transportation, from our principals to our classroom teachers, from the custodians to the librarians impact student achievement and we are excited to begin the 2011-2012 school year.

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