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Community Celebrates WDMCS Teachers and Staff

For more than 30 years, the community-based, all-volunteer Staff Recognition Committee has organized a celebration to honor the West Des Moines Community School District retirees and staff with 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service. The event is supported fully by fundraising efforts on behalf of the community-based committee. This event is not funded through taxpayer dollars.

Thank you to the 2014 committee members for all of your efforts – Stephanie Burnett, Tammy Cline, Amy Kuennen, Christa Kuennen, Teresa McLaughlin, Karla Simon and Joan Skoog.

This year, a record number of more than 160 teachers and staff will be honored at a reception on Thursday, May 8. View the event program or see the list below of teachers and staff being recognized in 2014:

Clive Elementary

  • Dennis Barton, 35 years & Retiree
  • Diane Darling, 25 years & Retiree
  • Dawn Dillivan, 15 years
  • Brenda Kirschman, 20 years
  • Connie Johnson, 15 years

 

Community Education

  • Maria Arthur, 20 years
  • William Bloom, 20 years
  • Gerald Cernohous, 35 years
  • Judith Cernohous, 35 years
  • Linda Hamm, 15 years
  • Rosalie Rollins, 20 years
  • Jim Wallace, Retiree

 

Crestview Elementary  

  • Beverly Bauder, Retiree
  • Julie Cairo, Retiree
  • Tamera Dann, 15 years
  • Ruth Dorr, 15 years
  • Kristine Miller, 15 years
  • Robin Nelson, 25 years

 

Crossroads Park Elementary

  • Bonnie Brockberg, 30 years
  • Sylvia Flores, Retiree, also at Western Hills
  • Molly Hoger, Retiree
  • Jacqueline Shaffer, 15 years
  • Lisa Tasler, 15 years
  • Vicki Wright, Retiree, also at Fairmeadows

 

Fairmeadows Elementary

  • Carrie Boik, 15 years
  • Dianne Davis, Retiree
  • Kim Gansemer, 25 years
  • Karen Klinge, 15 years
  • Rhonda Koerselman, 25 years
  • Amanda Oleson, 15 years
  • Kelly Sherrick, 15 years
  • Karen Wolcott, 25 years

 

Hillside Elementary

  • Pamela Ballard, 15 years
  • John Bixler, 20 years
  • Michelle Dirks, 15 years
  • Holly Gilmore, 15 years
  • Jeri Havener, Retiree
  • Jean Hoifeldt, Retiree
  • Holly Killam, 25 years
  • Linda Lantz, Retiree
  • Linda Lemke, 25 years
  • Lori Logan, 15 years
  • Candice McMains, 40 years & Retiree

 

Indian Hills Jr High

  • Nicholas Bogue, 20 years
  • Jennifer Flaugh, 15 years
  • Pamela Grant, 15 years & Retiree
  • Geoffrey Grubb, 25 years
  • Kathy Jacobson, 15 years
  • David Newendorp, 30 years
  • Jasmeen Overlin, 20 years
  • Steven Pond, 15 years

 

Learning Resource Center

  • Marilyn Coleman, Retiree
  • Betty Cox, Retiree
  • Lori Diebel, Retiree
  • Kristine Gardner, 20 years
  • Beth Hanna, Retiree
  • Rebecca Harless, 15 years
  • Tami Prescott, 25 years

 

Jordan Creek Elementary

  • Elizabeth Basile, 15 years
  • Janice Bergman, 25 years
  • Bethany Brant, 15 years
  • Judy Card, 15 years
  • Gail DeZorzi, 30 years
  • Jennifer Harper-Mendenhall, 15 years
  • Susan Healy, 20 years
  • Theresa Klein, 20 years
  • Julie Martinez, 15 years
  • Jennifer McLaughlin, 25 years
  • Catherine Moratz, 15 years
  • Andrea Peters, 15 years
  • Kristy Skoglund, 20 years
  • Barbara Tigges, 20 years
  • Jeffrey Verhelst, 15 years

 

Phenix Elementary

  • Emma Hines, 25 years
  • Patty Konecny, 30 years & Retiree

 

Operations, Nutrition and Transportation

  • Daryl Bailey, Retiree
  • Betty Beveridge, Retiree
  • Tom Beveridge, Retiree
  • Marlene Bright, Retiree
  • Tim Cavan, Retiree
  • John Cerretti, Retiree
  • Paul Clark, Retiree
  • James Clearman, 15 years
  • Darrell Cochran, Jr., 15 years
  • Will Doumas, Retiree
  • Jonita Fisher, 30 years
  • Richard Gipe, Retiree
  • Ed Jones, Retiree
  • Cynthia Kilker, 25 years & Retiree
  • Mark Marco, 25 years & Retiree
  • Julie McFarland, Retiree
  • Mark McKechnie, 15 years
  • Brenda Moorehead, 15 years
  • Jerry Nichols, Retiree
  • James Raker, 15 years & Retiree
  • Jeffrey Robbins, 25 years & Retiree
  • Melody Salazar, 25 years
  • Michael Sheeder, 15 years
  • Beth Steiger, Retiree
  • Donna Stevens, 20 years
  • Madonna Wallace, Retiree
  • Wayne Welsh, 25 years
  • Karen Wiesemann, Retiree
  • Kenneth Spetman, 15 years

 

Stilwell Jr High

  • Larry Beals, Retiree
  • Eric Boyle, 15 years
  • Craig Herr, Retiree
  • Dale Herzberg, Retiree
  • Pam Herzberg, Retiree
  • V. Patrice Kraus, 35 years & Retiree
  • Judy Lisle, Retiree
  • Joy Macy, 30 years
  • Cheryl McConnell, 40 years
  • Timothy Miller, 15 years
  • Nancy Morgan, Retiree
  • Meg Smith, Retiree
  • Mary St. Cyr, Retiree
  • Kathleen Talbot, 30 years & Retiree
  • Marilee Westergaard, Retiree

 

Valley High School

  • Tom Bakey, 20 years
  • Linda Bergeson, 15 years & Retiree
  • Wanda Borger, 15 years
  • Margaret Christiansen, 25 years
  • Krista Cooley, 15 years
  • Vicki Gallagher, Retiree
  • Robert Hardin, 35 years
  • Janice Hartz, Retiree
  • Heather Hope, 15 years
  • Kimberly Knight, 15 years
  • Larry Mandernach, 15 years
  • Karen Mendenhall, 25 years
  • Kristine Milburn, 15 years
  • Alan Muenzenmay, 20 years
  • Thomas Murphy, 25 years
  • Kevin Neal, 15 years
  • Linda Osborne, Retiree
  • Randy Ripperger, Retiree
  • Nathan Speichinger, 15 years
  • Gary Swenson, Retiree
  • Diane Vanwyk, 25 years
  • J. Travis Young, 20 years

 

Valley Southwoods Freshman High School

  • Elizabeth Baum-Ferree, Retiree
  • Kim Dilky, Retiree
  • Doug Garringer, 20 years & Retiree
  • Jill George, 20 years
  • Lisa Sobotka, 20 years
  • Carmen Wade, Retiree
  • Leyria Walters, Retiree
  • Kathleen Wunder, Retiree

 

Walnut Creek Campus 

  • Staci Koenig, 15 years
  • Catherine Nicolella, 15 years

 

Western Hills Elementary

  • Kathy Bullis, Retiree
  • Sharon Gibson, 20 years
  • Ann Quinn, 15 years
  • Karen Schneider, 15 years
  • Karla Snodgrass, 25 years
  • Felicia Twit, 20 years

 

Westridge Elementary

  • Patricia Dornacker, 15 years
  • Nancy Hartsock, 20 years
  • Julie Kaufman, 20 years
  • Jane Knudtson, 15 years
  • Sandra Newell, 15 years