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District Celebrates Retirees

District Celebrates Retirees
District Celebrates Retirees

STILLWATER, Minn. -- May 28, 2024 -- For their years of service to students and Stillwater Area Public Schools, 26 individuals were celebrated at the 2024 Retirement Dinner. 

Hosted by Superintendent Dr. Mike Funk and members of the School Board, staff members were honored with a social hour, dinner, and a recognition ceremony at Lake Elmo Inn Event Center on May 22.

Six of the 26 retirees held 30 or more years of service in the District, while Nancy Duberstein reached an outstanding 44 years of service at Oak-Land Middle School. Overall, the group averaged over 23 years of service, and combined for over 608 years of experience in the District. 

The care, dedication, and service of these individuals made a tremendous impact on countless students. Stillwater Area Public Schools congratulates them on their successful careers and wishes them each the best in retirement. 

Lisa Blake: Nine years - Lake Elmo Elementary
Kristin Campbell: 25.5 years - Andersen Elementary
Terri Christenson: 27 years - Stillwater Middle School 
Jacqueline Delahunt: 39 years - Stillwater Area High School
Nancy Duberstein: 44 years - Oak-Land Middle School 
Shelia Elie: 25.5 years - Oak-Land Middle School 
Connie Hanson: 14 years - Central Services
Chris Haugen: 34 years - Stonebridge Elementary
Kristi Heintz: 23 years - Stillwater Middle School 
Amy Junko: 13 years - Oak-Land Middle School 
Tim Kellen: 30 years - Stillwater Middle School 
Ricky Michel: 33 years - Stillwater Area High School 
Gretchen Monheim: 20 years - Stillwater Area High School 
Pamela Norton: Six years - Stillwater Area High School 
Lori Obr: 24 years - Lake Elmo Elementary
Connie O'Donnell: 26 years - Brookview, Elementary
Mary Parsons: Eight years - Oak-Land Middle School 
Beth Payne: 27 years - Lake Elmo Elementary 
Jeffrey Pridie: Six years - Oak-Land and Stillwater middle schools
Audrey Putnam: 24 years - Rutherford Elementary
Michele Schultz: 20 years - Stillwater Area High School 
Craig Seath: 27 years - Stonebridge Elementary 
Pamela Schleusner: 25 years - Oak-Land Middle School 
Sara Tate: 32 years - Lily Lake Elementary
Margo Tipcke: 21 years - Transition 
Gregory Thueson: 25 years - Central Services 

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