Coweta honors school system retirees



The Coweta County School System on May 31 honored employees retiring during the 2016-2017 school year at a ceremony held at the Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts.

The Coweta County School System and the Board of Education honored system employees who retired during the 2016-17 school year, during a dinner and ceremony at the Nixon Centre on May 31. Above are many of this year’s retirees, including, left to right, first row – Kelly Abercrombie, Janey Allen, Karen Allen, Judy Baker, Kattie Boston, Gwen Brown, Zella Carter, Jon Clayton, Dan Coleman, Liane Upshaw; second row – Martha Ivy, Millie Garza, Pam Griner, Cathy Duncan, Audrey Diamond, Jan Deyton, Katherine Delp, Sherry Cornay; third row – Trace Overton, Ellen Olson, Deborah Newsome, Diane McHughes, Robin Mann, Julia Lotti, Peggy Landreau, Kaye Knight, Suzanne Jackson; fourth row – Lynn Traylor, Joe Traylor, Rosemary Stefenelli, Nancy Schwoebel, Pamela Sandlin, Esther Roberts, Susan Riggs, Therese Reddekopp, Terry Pacetti; fifth row – Janet Wunner, Alma Woods, Elizabeth Willis, Katie Williams Lynn Warren, and Tommy Walburn. Photo/Submitted.

School system personnel who retired this year included teachers and classroom paraprofessionals from elementary, middle and high schools, custodians and school nutrition workers, secretaries and school system administrators, said school system spokesman Dean Jackson.

Two high school head football coaches were among this year’s retirees, as was a 38-year classroom paraprofessional, Zella Carter, a 39-year high school science teacher, Dan Coleman, and a 41-year bus driver, Marth Ivy.

Board of Education Chairman Larry Robertson and school board member Frank Farmer thanked the retirees for their years of service.

“You have given everything you have to your profession. You’ve changed lives,” said Superintendent Steve Barker. “Thank you. You will always be part of the Coweta County School System family.”