Wells-Ogunquit CSD recognizes retiring staff and those with 20 years of service

Post date: Jul 02, 2020 8:25:25 PM

At the end of each school year, the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District (WOCSD) recognizes retiring staff members and those reaching the 20-year milestone of service to the District. This recognition typically takes place during a special luncheon on the last day of school. However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the “Celebration of Service to Education” luncheon at Wells Junior High School in June was not possible.

WOCSD Superintendent James Daly has presided over these luncheons for several years. Recently, he offered words of appreciation for the current group of departing staff members. “These folks have done a tremendous job for our students and community over the years,” commented Daly. “We will miss them dearly! We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.”

Those retiring (years of service in parenthesis) are Mary Angelini (22 years), Brenda Brown (20 years), Christopher Chessie (16 years), Nancy Colley (38 years), Charlotte Collins (35 years), Carroll Crouch (14 years), Lawrence Downing (41 years), Debra Erskine (34 years), Linda Gaidimas (41 years), Kerry Georgitis (11 years), Saul Lindauer (39 years), Edward McDonough (27 years), Marcia Millian (24 years) and Karen Valliere (36 years). Those with 20 years of service include Sherri Anderson-Wormwood, Gale Bernard, Dianne Bowen, Susan Dugovic, Carol Gilblair, Robert Gilpatric, Cindy Mitchell, Myra Richard, and Greg Trzaskowski.

“WOCSD is saying goodbye to a tremendous group of educators as they retire from their careers,” commented Director of Instruction and Special Services Stacey Schatzabel who wishes the group “health and best wishes.” Considering the unusual times that finds these 14 staff members retiring, Schatzabel observed, “It feels strange to not celebrate (in person) our employees who have served Wells-Ogunquit students and families. Their dedication to the District goes above and beyond. We are grateful for their service.”

In recognition of this service and their contributions to the District, each retiree received an engraved glass clock. Staff members who completed 20 years of service received an engraved glass apple.