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

Post date: Jun 22, 2018 11:59:10 AM

The end of the 2017-2018 school year in the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District (WOCSD) found eight staff members retiring. In addition, three staff members (including one who is also retiring) reached the 20-year milestone in service to the District.

All of these individuals were honored on June 19th in a “Celebration of Service to Education” luncheon in appreciation of their service and dedication to education. This annual event was held for all District staff members at Wells Junior High School.

WOCSD Superintendent Jim Daly spoke first in appreciation of those assembled. He was followed by the principals of the District’s three schools including April Noble of Wells Elementary School, Robert Griffin of Wells Junior High School and Eileen Sheehy of Wells High School who recognized the following individuals from their schools with comments and gift bags.

Retiring is Sandy Brennan (44 years of service), Bruce Fearon (39 years), Deb Howard (27 years), Henry Ingwersen (20 years), Tari Matthews (24 years), Cheryl Oakes (22 years), Karen Westerberg (14 years), and Adrienne Zwetsloot (23 years). Henry Ingwersen, Chris Milliken and Diane St. Onge were recognized for 20 years of service to the District.

“I want you to go and enjoy the summer,” said Superintendent Daly in closing remarks. “I think that is extremely important.” Addressing those not retiring he commented, “…come back refreshed, come back motivated, come back caring about kids and continue to do what you do.” In speaking about education and the operation of a school, Daly added, “We couldn’t do it without secretaries, without custodial staff, without the teachers, Ed Techs, you name it; it’s all of us together. That’s what a team is, everybody pitching in, working together to make sure that we’re looking out for the best interest of kids. That’s what we do. .. You make a difference every day.”

Wells-Ogunquit CSD staff honored on June 19th for their service: (l to r) Deb Howard, Cheryl Oakes, Sandy Brennan, Chris Milliken, Henry Ingwersen, Karen Westerberg, and Bruce Fearon. Absent from the photo: Tari Matthews, Adrienne Zwetsloot and Diane St. Onge