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16 staffers retire from Lower Dauphin schools

Posted 4/12/17

Lower Dauphin School Board in late March approved retirements for 16 staff members, totaling more than 410 years of service to the school district.

The retirees approved included:

Sharon D. …

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16 staffers retire from Lower Dauphin schools

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Lower Dauphin School Board in late March approved retirements for 16 staff members, totaling more than 410 years of service to the school district.

The retirees approved included:

Sharon D. Barlet (34 years), high school mathematics teacher: Barlet started at Lower Dauphin as a mathematics teacher at the middle school. She transitioned to the high school at the start of the 1995-96 school year. She also served as a field hockey assistant coach, track and field assistant coach, girls volleyball head coach, a class adviser and Volunteen co-adviser.

Kathy R. Baum (34.5 years), South Hanover Elementary School reading specialist: Baum spend her entire career at South Hanover Elementary School, starting as a third-grade teacher. After a break in service she returned to Lower Dauphin as a second-grade teacher for three years. The remainder of her teaching career was spent as a reading specialist.

Laurie A. Coleman (25 years), high school special education teacher: Coleman has been in education for 32 years and spent the last 25 years at Lower Dauphin. She started as a learning support teacher at the middle school before transitioning to the high school in the 1995-96 school year.

Jennifer A. Cromwell (26.5 years), Nye Elementary School learning support teacher: Cromwell was hired as a special education long-term substitute in January 1984. She was hired as a full-time special education teacher at the start of the 1984-85 school year for Nye Elementary School.

Dorinda M. Donnelly (15 years), Conewago Elementary School library aide: Donnelly was as an instructional/recess aide at Conewago Elementary School for eight years. She became the library aide at the start of the 2010-2011 school year and will continue to serve there until her retirement in June 2017.

Elaine M. Enders (34 years), South Hanover learning support teacher: Enders was a special education teacher at the Hummelstown Elementary building where she also served as a Williamsburg instructor. She transitioned to South Hanover Elementary as a special education teacher at the start of the 1992-93 school year. She also participated in the district’s outdoor education program.

Lynn E. Patton (12 years), Conewago Elementary School health room nurse: Patton started as a school nurse substitute in November 2004. She was hired as a health room nurse at the start of the 2005-2006 school year for Conewago Elementary School. Lynn has also participated in the district’s outdoor education program.

Patricia A. Payonk (4.75 years), high school athletic secretary: Payonk has worked as an athletic secretary for 16 years, the last 4.75 for Lower Dauphin School District. She has also served as the district’s online resource secretary for the CAOLA program.

Gwen A. Pettis (34 years), Nye Elementary School grade three teacher: Pettis started at Lower Dauphin as a Grade 6 teacher at Hummelstown/Nye Elementary School. She served as an adviser for the Williamsburg trips for two years. She starting teaching fourth-grade at Nye Elementary at the start of the 1999-2000 school year and then transitioned to third grade.

Geneva N. Reeder (34 years), middle school librarian: Reeder started at Lower Dauphin as the librarian at the junior/senior high school. She transitioned to the middle school at the start of the 1995-96 school year. During her tenure at Lower Dauphin she served as drama director for seventh grade, middle school field hockey assistant coach, and middle school Ski Club adviser.

Gail A. Sido (20 years), Nye Elementary School grade two teacher: Sido has 31.25 years in education and the last 20 years have been with Lower Dauphin. She started her career at Lower Dauphin as a learning support teacher at Nye Elementary School. She transitioned to second grade at Nye Elementary at the start of the 1999-2000 school year.

Glenda M. Stahl (20 years), high school family and consumer science teacher: Stahl has been a family consumer science teacher for Lower Dauphin for 20 years at the high school. She started in a half-time position, moved to a two-thirds time position to finally a full-time position at the start of the 2000-2001 school year. She served a Student Council co-adviser for two years.

Yvonne R. Weimer (33 years), Conewago Elementary School grade three teacher: Weimer has taught all of her 33 years at Conewago Elementary School. She taught first, second and third grades during her tenure there. She also served as the elementary musical co-director for two years.

Karen A. Wylde (35.5 years), Nye Elementary School kindergarten teacher: Wylde taught fifth Grade at Hummelstown Elementary School, kindergarten and second grade at South Hanover Elementary School, second grade and kindergarten at Conewago Elementary School and third grade and kindergarten at Nye Elementary School. She also was an outdoor education teacher when she taught fifth grade at Hummelstown Elementary.

Stephen P. Yeager (15 years) high school technology education teacher: Yeager has been in education for 31 years, and spent the last 15 of those at Lower Dauphin where he taught the wood shop in the high school’s technology education department.

Ronald L. Yerger (33 years), high school biology teacher: Yerger has been in education for 36 years and spent the last 33 years at Lower Dauphin. He started as an agriculture teacher at the middle school. He transitioned to the high school to teach biology. During his tenure at Lower Dauphin, Yerger has served as science department coordinator, FFA adviser, Ecology Club adviser, recycling adviser, Chesapeake Bay Bowl adviser and Environthon adviser.