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School Board honors 300-plus retirees

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Chesterfield County Public Schools and the Chesterfield County School Board recently celebrated and honored approximately 300 Team Chesterfield members retiring at the end of the 2017-18 school year.

“In some people’s minds, one of most underutilized phrases in the English language is ‘thank you.’ On behalf of the School Board, we want to say ‘thank you’ for the time our retiring employees have invested in our children,” School Board Chair John Erbach said. “They have spent hours working to propel our students toward success and their ultimate goal: high school graduation. Thank you to our retirees for everything they have done to support and lift up our work. They have left a strong foundation for others to carry on.”

In total, nearly 300 retirees have worked more than 5,400 years for Chesterfield County Public Schools and represent all aspects of the school division. Some of the retiring employees have dedicated decades of their professional life to Chesterfield County student, including:

  • Marie Williams, bus driver, 40 years in the school division
  • Julie Tatum, assistant principal at Clover Hill High, 39 years in the school division
  • Cheryl Childress, lead programmer analyst, 38 years in the school division
  • Charles Branch, mail distribution team leader, 37 years in the school division
  • Reginia Denby, teacher at Gates Elementary, 37 years in the school division
  • Brenda Price, technology integrator, 37 years in the school division
  • Susie Holstein, assistant principal at Robious Elementary, 36 years in the school division
  • Wayne Motley, literacy curriculum specialist, 36 years in the school division

The retirement event began with a reception, then moved to the auditorium for remarks by the School Board Chair and Superintendent. Each retiree was called forward individually to be personally thanked by School Board members and to receive a small gift. The event was catered by Career and Technical Center @ Hull students studying culinary arts and baking.

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