Bismarck Public Schools honored 48 retirees, four special award winners and 268 employees for years of service. The recognition banquet was held April 25 at the Ramkota in Bismarck.
Retirees are Karma Anderson, secretary at Centennial, 23 years; Fay Bergley, teacher at Hughes, 25 years; Diane Chielens, teacher at Will-Moore, seven years; Gail Christianson, teacher at Centennial, 31 years; Dianne Doerr, teacher at Murphy, 23 years; Diane Dyk, speech pathologist at Hughes, 34 years; Candace Eldridge, teacher at Murphy, 30 years; Kay Eslinger, teacher at Murphy, 38 years; Teri Fay, teacher at Moses, 35 years; Loretta Foss, teacher at Miller, 31 years; Carol Haadem, secretary at Northridge, 19 years; Jean Hall, principal at Myhre, seven years; Joey Hickcox, teacher at Northridge, 33 years; Dale Hruby, teacher at Career Academy, 34 years; Cheryl Huber, speech language pathologist at Roosevelt, 24 years; Sharon Huber, instructional aide at Moses, 22 years; Kathy Jarolimek, teacher at Murphy, 35 years; Gene Keller, custodian at BECEP, 31 years; Debra Ketterling, teacher at CHS, 24 years; Kathy Kindschi, teacher at Centennial, 36 years; Peggy Kopp, teacher at Pioneer, 33 years; Colleen Larson, instructional aide at Northridge, 27 years; Charles Ledger, teacher at Horizon, 29 years; Beth Leischner, purchasing coordinator at Facilities and Transportation, 37 years; Timothy Leno, teacher at Pioneer, 29 years; Debra Lenzen, counselor at Murphy, five years; Astrid MacQueen, teacher at Myhre, 34 years; Sue McClenning, teacher at Miller, 22 years; Mike McDonald, teacher at Wachter, 25 years; Kathy Mickelson, secretary at Hughes, 27 years; JoAnn Miller, teacher at BHS, 15 years; Mary Miller, teacher at Wachter, 38 years; Karen Muggli, secretary at Northridge, 25 years; Jane Nagurski, teacher at Murphy, 32 years; Barbara Patzman, teacher at Highland Acres, 38 years; Darlene Piatz, food service at Moses, 35 years; Jan Reisenauer, teacher at CHS, 42 years; Clarissa Sailer Wald, teacher at Murphy, 27 years; Robert Sprynczynatyk, director of accounting at Hughes, 23 years; Julie Stavn, teacher at CHS, 35 years; Mary Beth Swenson, teacher at Sunrise, 22 years; Linda Synstegard, teacher at Centennial, 27 years; Tammy Ternes, teacher at Centennial, 32 years; Sue Triska, teacher at Pioneer, 33 years; Lorry Upgren, secretary at Murphy, 19 years; Sue Weekes, teacher at Riverside, 33 years; Pat Weinberg, teacher at Centennial, 34 years; Pam Zimprich, teacher at Roosevelt, 36 years; and Jerry Zimprich, assistive technology at Hughes, 35 years.
Four special awards were offered to Bismarck Public School employees. Custodian of the Year went to Dennis Peterson; Food Service Employee of the Year to Tara Morman; Secretary of the Year to Karma Anderson; and Instructional Aide of the Year to Joan Seeklander.
Employees recognized for 35 years of service are Beverly Cross, Miller; Rose Johnson, Hughes; Sharon Johnson, Miller; Robert Matz, Wachter; Anita Nelson, Simle; Michael Pickett, Simle; Joel Puffe, Wachter; Joyce Robinson, Roosevelt; Coral Snyder, Hughes; William Tjaden, CHS; G’ail Towne, Northridge; Wayne Triska, Will-Moore; and Gerald Ziemann, Horizon.
Employees recognized for 30 years of service are Susan Bitz, Centennial; Sheila Roth, Solheim; and Bette Schafer, BHS.
Employees recognized for 25 years of service are Connie Armstrong, CHS; Sylvia Bauer, Solheim; Brian Beehler, Wachter; Penny Breuer, Manchester House; Craig Devos, Horizon; Carolyn Fischer, Grimsrud; Renae Hoffmann Walker, Hughes; Joseph Kalvoda, SCHS; Joni Love, Centennial; Laura Mildenberger, Hughes/Life Education; Linda Morast, Wachter; Vickie Pomonis, Sunrise; Lori Ronningen, Riverside; Randy Salzer, Horizon; Ryan Savenko, BHS; Joan Seeklander, Prairie Rose; Dawn Stave, Moses; Mary Thelen, Centennial; Cindy Thompson, Pioneer; Carol Van Eckhout, Pioneer; Kathleen Weiss, BECEP; Teresa Zaremski, Sunrise; and Denise Zenker, BECEP.
Employees recognized for 20 years of service are Roberta Baumgartner, BHS; Brenda Bergan, Will-Moore; Lila Brendel, Moses; Stephen Feeney, Horizon; Patricia Gilliss, Northridge; Josephine Glatt, Wachter; Gwen Hall, Centennial; Mary Hill, BHS; Kathleen Lord-Olson, BHS; Traci Maragos, Moses; Lisa Marthaller, Murphy; Deborah Mowder, CHS; Marsha Norheim, Miller; Bernadette Roller, BHS; Vicki Rudolph, Moses; Delores Schaffer, Northridge; Kristi Schiele, Solheim; Rhonda Schoonover, Centennial; Shereen Schwagler, Miller; Debi Selzler, BECEP; Sheri Thomas, Sunrise; Melinda Thorton, BHS; June Tuthill, Murphy; and Missy Vollmers, Centennial.
Employees recognized for 15 years of service are Andee Adams-Woodmansee, CHS; Lori Arneson, Murphy; Shannon Chaussee, Highland Acres; Doris Christiansen, Saxvik; Dale Colby, BHS; Carla Craigmile, Solheim; Laurie Cullen, Riverside; Brenda Demaray, Solheim; Brenda DesLauriers, Will-Moore; Krista Diede, Northridge; Laurie Dschaak, BHS; David Fey, Myhre; Kelly Fike, Horizon; Lori Flanagin, Wachter; Carol Froelich, Solheim; Lee Glatt, Murphy; Michaella Goecke, Simle; Angela Goecke, BHS; Pamela Haak, BECEP; Jeff Horner, Horizon; Gerald Jochim, Simle; Bonnie Kettleson, CHS; Deb Klootwyk, Moses; Kristie Knopp, Grimsrud; Ann Kurle, CHS; Angel Labrensz, FNT; Peggy Ledahl-Schmidt, SCHS; Mary MacArthur, BECEP; Shelley McEvers, Saxvik; Terri Miller, BHS; Sharon Morrell, Solheim; Kerry Mossett, Prairie Rose; Mark Murdock, CHS; Lisa Newman, Solheim; Russ Riehl, Simle; Ryan Riehl, CHS; Lynette Rose, Saxvik; Brian Saylor, Horizon; Kathleen Schatz, Simle; Gregg Schmidt, CHS; Velvet Schmidt, Murphy; Kathy Schneider, Horizon; Nicole Schwehr, FNT; Laura Selensky, Sunrise; Kathleen Skibicki, Grimsrud; Gail Stein, Murphy; Jocelyn Wax, Wachter; Kerry Wentz, Northridge; Paula Wingenbach, Solheim; Jason Wright, Grimsrud; and Lee Ziegler, CHS.
Employees recognized for 10 years of service are David Alexander, Hughes; Carmela Ballantyne, Moses; Lance Balzer, CHS; Tammy Carlson, Murphy; Mike Crouse, Wachter; Shanna Crouse, Hughes; Julie Curren, Wachter; Chris Dasovick, CHS; Angie Dasovick, Riverside; Sharon Drechsler, Pioneer; Elana Ehrman, CHS; Kristin Ehrmantraut, Highland Acres; Gretchen Feininger, Centennial; Teresa Fettig, Grimsrud; Diane Friesz, Simle; Tamie Gates, BHS; Gaileen Gramling, FNT; Erik Hanson, Solheim; Curt Haux, Wachter; Erin Hehr, Horizon; Michele Held, Myhre; Jimmy Hulm, Murphy; Kelly Humann, Saxvik; Patricia Ivey, Pioneer; Sarah Jordan, Saxvik; Rayne Kembel, Solheim; Paulette Kerzman, CHS; Mary McHugh, Hughes; Michael McHugh, Tech Center; James McMahon, Simle; Jeanne Metzger, Myhre; Kristen Mimnaugh, Will-Moore; Missy Moritz, Horizon; Casey Mueller, Hughes; Angela Myerchin, Northridge; Michael Nider, Simle; Tayon Nybakken, Will-Moore; Andrew Prokop, Wachter; Mary Lou Pulkrabek, Horizon; Michelle Smith, Centennial; Douglas Vanderpan, Horizon; Robin Volk, Centennial; Sarah Watson, Special Ed.; Mary Welte, Highland Acres; Jennifer Zacher, Simle; and Kristen Zent, Riverside.
Employees recognized for five years of service are Melody Alme, Prairie Rose; Funnon Barker, Horizon; Lisa Bauman, Horizon; Jennifer Bedard, BHS; Amanda Bettger, Murphy; Angela Bolme, Miller; Dominque Bondley, BHS; Amber Braaflat, Murphy; Lesley Braun, Northridge; Dawn Brown, Hughes; Ryan Clark, Simle; Adam Cook, Hughes; Summer Czeczok, Centennial; Karla Davis, BHS; Greta Delparte, Centennial; Lisa Dollinger, Northridge; Tammie Dvorak, Saxvik; Leonard Everding, FNT; Andrew Fischer, BHS; Angela Fischer, Sunrise; Jean Ford, Solheim; Terri Freeman, Simle; Susan Gietzen, Centennial; Kelly Griffin, Grimsrud; Kimberly Gross, Simle; Cindy Hanson, Solheim; Sherrie Hopkins, Will-Moore; Kelly Huwe, Career Academy; Jenna Jacobson, CHS; Lynette Johnson, BHS; Tamara Johnson, Murphy; Raquel Kadrmas, Moses; Frank Kalal, Wachter; Ron Keator, CHS; Sara Keller, Simle; Nicole Key, Horizon; Stacey Knudson, Pioneer; Julie Kost, Hughes; Kari Leier, Wachter; Anne Linden, Will-Moore; Lisa Loven, Miller; Nicole Lund, CHS; Toni Massey-Wheeler, Grimsrud; Angela McMahen, Simle; Brooke Meissel, Miller; Justina Monroe, SCHS; Rhonda Monze-lowsky, Hughes; Rhonda Mosset, Myhre; Kayla Mosset, Solheim; Lynette Murry, Centennial; Nancy Nauman, FNT; Julie Nelson, BHS; Maria Neset, Northridge; Jody Olheiser, Wachter; Melissa Olson, Centennial; Vicki Olson, Simle; Elisha Peltz, Miller; Margaret Phillips, SCHS; Jennifer Piatz, Solheim; Brian Price, Horizon; Gwen Price, Wachter; Erica Quale, Wachter; Joni Rahrich, BHS; Becky Riedinger, BECEP; Bonnie Roach, Miller; Jennifer Roth, Northridge; Cathy Russell, Sunrise; Nora Salveson, Simle; Lisa Sandy, Northridge; Jill Scheirer, Prairie Rose; Blaine Schlafmann, FNT; Geraldine Schmid, Pioneer; Scott Schmidkunz, FNT; James Schmidt, Sunrise; Jill Senftner, Riverside; Bill Shetler, BHS; Douglas Sololofsky, FNT; Carissa Stafslien, Northridge; Kimberly Stein, Northridge; Marcy Stiefel, Riverside; Nichole Stoeckel, Hughes; Maren Stokka, BECEP; Trisha Vanvoorhis, Centennial; Amber Vercimak, Myhre; Amanda Vinchattle, Hughes/Life Education; Amanda Vogl, Wachter; Becky Vossler, Wachter; Nick Walker, CHS; Jennifer Walz, Northridge; Kari Weis, Wachter; Nathan Welstad, CHS; Jen Werder, Hughes; Gina Wilhelm, Sunrise; Carissa Wilkinson, Murphy; Angela Worrel, Horizon; Jenna Yri, Riverside; and Mary Zich, Miller.