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UCPS retirees have total of 2,522 years of service

Carolyn Robichaw, a teacher at Sun Valley Middle School, retired from the Union County Public Schools after 41 years of teaching. She was recognized recently at a retiree luncheon for having the most years of service. She is pictured with Superintendent Dr. Ed Davis, who also retired from UCPS after 35 years of service.

A record number of educators retired from Union County Public Schools this year, taking with them a combined 2,522 years of service.

At the close of the 2011-2012 school year, UCPS said goodbye to 134 retirees, including its superintendent, Dr. Ed Davis. The average length of service for the retirees was 19 years.

Carolyn Robichaw, a teacher at Sun Valley Middle School who retired after 41 years of teaching, was recognized for having the most years of service.

The retirees were honored recently at a luncheon held at Rolling Hills Country Club. Superintendent Dr. Ed Davis, who also retired after 35 years of service, said no matter what their role; administrator, teacher, teacher assistant, cafeteria worker, office worker, bus driver or custodian; everyone played an important role in the success of the school system.

“It takes us all working together to make it work,” he said. “You’ll always be part of the UCPS family.”

The luncheon featured retired UCPS principal Rosanne Bateman, who was an educator for more than 39 years. She advised retirees to reconnect with friends, spend time giving back to the community, enjoy every day and explore their dreams.

Union County Retired School Personnel co-presidents Leona Brewer and Wanda Stegall, spoke on the benefits of joining their organization. Students Sia Kennedy, a student at Cuthbertson High School, and Tyler Hargett from Parkwood High School performed “All I Ask of You,” from the Broadway musical “Phantom of the Opera.”

Here is a complete list of the UCPS employees who retired between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012.
 

Written by: Deb Coates Bledsoe, UCPS Communications Coordinator
Posted: Jun 28, 2012 by Deb Coates Bledsoe

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