Nearly three dozen employees with the Marietta City School System will be hanging up their hats at the end of the 2018-2019 school system.
Each of these 31 public servants were recognized May 8 at the system’s annual retirement lunch. The Marietta City School System has about 1,400 employees, district spokeswoman Susan Coviello said.
Superintendent Grant Rivera said it’s important for the system to pay homage to these employees, many of whom “gave their entire careers” to Marietta city school children.
“It’s not only their years of contributing to our classrooms and our schools, but it’s the sense of family that we have in Marietta,” Rivera said. “Today is about us coming together to honor and celebrate them, and I think equally as important is inviting their family and including them in the celebration.”
The 31 retirees from Marietta City Schools are: Timothy Brown, Marietta High School (1993 - 2019); Ernestine Bryant, Marietta High School (1981 - 2018); Jeanine Buck, Transportation (2015 - 2019); Yaning Cai, School Nutrition (2001 - 2018); Anne Carroll, Marietta High School (1997 - 2019); Margaret Carter, Transportation (1992 - 2019); Laurie Cravey, Sawyer Road Elementary (2011 - 2019); Catherine Fearing, Park Street Elementary (2017 - 2019); Shirley Flack, Marietta High School (1996 - 2019); Willa Gaines, Transportation (1992 - 2018); Cathy Gallagher, Lockheed Elementary (2007 - 2018); Patricia Gwaltney, Marietta Middle School (2006 - 2019); Cheryl Hambrick, Marietta High School (1998 - 2019); Nancy Hill, Marietta High School (2000 - 2019); Michael Holst, A.L. Burruss Elementary (1992 - 2019) Holly Jackson, Marietta High School (1997 - 2019); Gwen Kirkland, Transportation (1982 - 2019); Debra Leonard, Park Street Elementary (1987 - 2018); Donald Long, School Nutrition (2013 - 2018); Karen Martin, Transportation (1996 - 2019); Martie Moore, A.L. Burruss Elementary (1998 - 2019); Brenda Peters, Marietta High School (2001 - 2019); Doug Quarles, Transportation (1989 - 2018); Teresa Rawlins, Marietta High School (1995 - 2018); Patricia Rocco, Transportation (1989 - 2019); Gale Showers, Transportation (2016 - 2018); Beth Silvey, Hickory Hills Elementary (1988 - 2019); Karen Smits, Central Office (2001 - 2019); Sharetta Vasquez, Lockheed Elementary (1999 - 2018); Kim Wheeler, Marietta Middle School (1987 - 2019); and Tonya Young, Lockheed Elementary (2004 - 2019).
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