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95 UCPS retirees have total of 1,912 years of service

LouVonne Ennis, at left, from the UCPS Transportation Department, and Rita Webb, at right, former principal at Western Union Elementary, were recognized during the UCPS retiree dinner as the retirees (present) with the most years of service. Also pictured, center, is Superintendent Dr. Mary Ellis.

As the 2013-2014 school year comes to a close, Union County Public Schools will witness the retirement of 95 individuals, taking with them a combined 1,912 years of experience.

The average length of service for the retirees was approximately 20 years. Twelve of the retirees had served more than 30 years.

The retirees were honored May 29, 2014, at a dinner held at the Union County Agriculture Center on Presson Drive.

Superintendent Dr. Mary Ellis 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 education of children.

“No matter what your job description, we’re all called to love children and to make it a better world for them,” Ellis said. “You embody the best of that.”

The educator with the most years of service was Dana Crosson, the UCPS Race to the Top Coordinator, who has retired after 34 years in education.

Union County Retired School Personnel member Carolyn Lowder, a former educator and Board of Education member, spoke on the benefits of joining the retiree organization.

The Marvin Ridge High School Women’s Ensemble, under the leadership of Debby Lutz, performed “Popular” and “Don’t Rain on My Parade.”

The Parkwood High School Air Force JROTC, under the leadership of SMSgt. William Reid, offered the presentation of colors and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Here is a complete list of the UCPS employees who retired between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014.

Written by: Deb Coates Bledsoe, UCPS Communications Coordinator
Posted: Jun 04, 2014 by Deb Coates Bledsoe

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