Retirees honored at BOE reception

Published 1:29 pm Tuesday, June 15, 2010

They’ve devoted 392 years of combined service to schools, 353 of those years right here in Butler County.

A total of 14 retirees from the Butler County School System were honored last Thursday with a reception, followed by individual recognition by superintendent Darren Douthitt.

“These individuals have taught our students in the classrooms, driven them on buses, fed them meals and served in other capacities.

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Their contribution is much appreciated,” Douthitt said.

Those honored were as follows: Alton Abrams, director of the Alternative School, 37 total years of service in the county; Sherry Bennett, CFO for the Central Office, 25 years; Wayne Boswell, administrative assistant, Central Office, 38 years; Peggy Joyce Gandy, Special Ed. Aide, BCMS, 20 years; Virtiria Gandy, CNP worker, BCMS, 18 years; Michelle Johnson, English teacher, GHS, 35 years (20 in county); Charlie Lloyd, mechanic, Transportation Department, 43 years; Zollie Owens, custodian, GHS, 28 years; Charlotte Scott, bus driver, TD, 12 years; Ada Sue Thompson, lead school nurse for Central Office, 36 years; Dorothy Tillman, Special Ed. Teacher, BCMS, 26 years (16 in county); Gerre Walley, Special Ed. Teacher, BCMS, 33 years (22 in county); Angeline Taylor, CNP worker, W.O. Parmer Elementary, 15 years, and Cynthia Taylor, elementary teacher, Alternative School, 26 years (23 in county