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DW: Congratulations, DW Staff!
Posted 05/23/2017 09:36AM

2016-17 DW Retirees and Years of Service Awards

Please join us in congratulating the following Daniel Wright staff members who are retiring at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. They were recognized at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, May 16th. Thank you for your dedication to District 103! We wish you the very best!

  • Laura Best, Instructional Technology Coach (18 years)

  • Geraldine Gartside, 5th/6th Grades Social Worker (24 years)

  • Lori O'Hara, 7th/8th Grades Social Worker (27 years)

  • Rick Ristoff, Technical Resource (32 years)

  • Cathy Squaglia, Paraprofessional/Associate (5 years)

  • Loretta Weinstein, 7th/8th Grades Learning Behavior Specialist (14 years)

We are pleased to recognize the following DW staff members as they reach significant milestones in service to School District 103. They were also recognized at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, May 16th. Congratulations!

  • Iona Ligdas, Performing Arts Teacher (10 years)

  • Christina Louchios, 5th/6th Grades Literacy Specialist (15 years)

  • Chrystie Ortega, 8th Grade Science Teacher (15 years)

  • Heather Santella, 6th-8th Grades Learning Behavior Specialist (15 years)

  • Andrea Shelton, School Psychologist  (15 years)

  • Doug Steffens, 5th/6th Grades Learning Behavior Specialist (15 years)

  • Nancy Fencl, Band Teacher (20 years)

  • Amy La Roi, 5th Grade Teacher (20 years)

  • Janet Lyman, Secretary (20 years)

  • Karina Richter, 7th/8th Grades Learning Behavior Specialist (20 years)

  • Cheryl Cheifetz, 6th Grade Science Teacher (25 years)

  • Rodney Owens, Band Teacher (25 years)

  • John McKinney, Maintenance (30 years)

The entire listing of District 103 retirees and years of service recognitions is posted on our virtual backpack.


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