Retiring
Teachers have 442 years of combined experience
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 11:40 AM
By CANDY BROOKS

ThisWeek Community Newspapers
The Worthington Board of Education approved the retirement of 20 teachers April 11.

Combined, those teachers have 442 year of experience in the Worthington schools.

"There could easily be 20,000 students who were touched by the folks whose retirements we are accepting tonight," Superintendent Melissa Conrath said.

Those retiring are as follows:

Suzanne Beach, who teaches third grade at Worthington Park Elementary School. She is completing her 15th year in Worthington.

Nancy Beattie, who teaches English at Thomas Worthington High School. She is completing her 29th year in Worthington.

Anita Beck, who teaches first grade at Brookside Elementary School. She is completing her 31st year in Worthington.

Sandra Bell, who teaches second grade at Worthington Park Elementary School. She is completing her 24th year in Worthington.

Rick Bensman, a counselor-social studies teacher at Linworth High School. He is completing his 36th year in Worthington.

Ann Davis, who teaches math at Thomas Worthington High School. She is completing her 11th year in Worthington.

Tim Demyan, who teaches art at McCord Middle School. He is completing his completing his 41st year in Worthington.

Carolyn DePalma, who teaches fourth grade at Brookside Elementary School. She is completing her 26th year in Worthington.

Carol Dodge, who has a special-education support-services position. She is completing her 25th year in Worthington.

Diana Ellis, who teaches math at Thomas Worthington High School. She is completing her 29th year in Worthington.

John Frederick, who teaches third grade at Granby Elementary School. He is completing his 26th year in Worthington.

Glenn Gardner, who teaches biology at Thomas Worthington High School. He is completing his 17th year in Worthington.

Karen Jones, who teaches special education at McCord Middle School. She is completing her 23rd year in Worthington.

Linda Lehman, who teaches second grade at Liberty Elementary School. She is completing her 26th year in Worthington.

Mark Maly, who teaches science at Linworth High School. He is completing his 21st year in Worthington.

Sandra Sue Morgan, a special-education supervisor. She is completing her 19th year in Worthington.

Petra Putnam, who teaches fifth grade at Brookside Elementary School. She is completing her 33rd year in Worthington.

Judith Tabor, who teaches fourth grade at Bluffsview Elementary School. She is completing her 22nd year in Worthington.

Debra White, who teaches math at Worthingway Middle School. She is completing her 26th year in Worthington.

Charlene Wilkerson, who teaches math at Linworth High School. She is completing her 28th year in Worthington.

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