MCPASD holds special celebration to recognize employees | Community Spirit
Nearly 50 staff members in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District were honored at the 2012 annual Employee Recognition Breakfast.
"Aside from having students come in front of the board, this is the event I most look forward to every year,'' Board of Education president Ellen Lindgren said.
Seventeen district employees are scheduled to retire at the end of the school year. They were honored along with staff members who have worked 20, 25, 30 or 35 years in the district. In all, 47 staff members received a certificate.
Lindgren said she added it up and more than 1,000 years of experience in the district was represented by those staff members being honored.
"I see people who toil behind the scenes and make everything work,'' she said.
After a brief welcome from Superintendent Don Johnson and a few remarks from Lindgren, building administrators introduced honorees in attendance and had some brief remarks about any retirees at their building.
"With all the challenges we face in public education, we have something special going on here,'' Johnson said. "We care about one another and I want to thank all of you for that.''
Besides Lindgren, other BOE members in attendance were Annette Ashley, Bob Green, Leeanne Hallquist and Diane Hornung.
To see more photos from Wednesday's recognition breakfast, please visit the district's Facebook page.
Sharon Brown (Northside; teacher)
Tom Cabalka (Northside; teacher)
Deborah Diamond (West Middleton; teacher)
Steve D'Onofrio (Sauk Trail; teacher)
Cheryl Hoff (MASH; teacher)
Linda Josheff (Kromrey; para-educator)
Diane Kulis (Glacier Creek; para-educator)
Joan McGovern (DAC; coordinator)
Sharon Miller (Sunset Ridge; para-educator)
Redgy Nelson (Northside; teacher)
Heidi Notbohm (Sauk Trail; teacher)
Nancy Riesch (Kromrey; teacher)
Doug Rykal (West Middleton; principal)
Cindee Schuetz (Kromrey; social worker)
Barbara Vater (Kromrey; LMC)
Jeff Wilson (Glacier Creek; teacher)
Claire Zeitlin (Sauk Trail; teacher)
Linda Armas (Sauk Trail; teacher)
Chris Bauman (Elm Lawn; teacher)
Diane Boles (West Middleton; teacher)
Dan Brabender (DOC; maintenance)
Connie Finnegan (MHS; teacher)
Bill Frederickson (MHS; custodian)
Julie Kauper (Sauk Trail; teacher)
Jeff Kind (MHS; teacher)
Jodi Klare (Park; teacher)
Diane Matzke (Park; teacher)
George Mavroulis (DAC; administrator)
Mike Meeteer (Kromrey; teacher)
John Niesen (MHS; teacher)
Roxanne Piller (Kromrey; teacher)
Amy Pophal (MHS; teacher)
Lori Rubin (MHS; teacher)
Larry Stephens (MHS; teacher)
Matthew Swartout (West Middleton; custodian)
Dennis Wade (DOC; maintenance)
Randy Zander (transportation; mechanic)
Cynthia Zocher (Kromrey; teacher)
Anne Zucker (Northside; teacher)
Tim Barsness (Glacier Creek; teacher)
Janet Coughlin (Northside; teacher)
Kevin Green (Kromrey; teacher)
Joan Sholdt (Northside; para-educator)
Steve Stekelberg (MHS; custodian)
Joanne Toennies (Elm Lawn; teacher)
Sharon Wirtz (Park; teacher)
Janice Meinholz (Transportation; bus driver)
Nancy Reisch (Kromrey; teacher)