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Retirements celebrated for several South Whidbey school employees

Don Wodjenski, an arts teacher at South Whidbey High School, has a hearty laugh with Chris Harshman, the jazz band director at the school during a special retirement party for several outgoing faculty and staff members of the South Whidbey School District on May 21. With them is elementary school teacher Val Brown, second from left, and Superintendent Jo Moccia at right.  - Jim Hall photo
Don Wodjenski, an arts teacher at South Whidbey High School, has a hearty laugh with Chris Harshman, the jazz band director at the school during a special retirement party for several outgoing faculty and staff members of the South Whidbey School District on May 21. With them is elementary school teacher Val Brown, second from left, and Superintendent Jo Moccia at right.
— image credit: Jim Hall photo

South Whidbey schools will be without 11 familiar faces next school year. Jim Hall photo | Charlie Snelling, right, receives a couple of gifts during a party for several teachers and staff in the South Whidbey School District who announced they would retire at the end of this school year in June.

Several faculty and staff members who announced their plans to retire after this school year ends in June were celebrated at a district-wide barbecue May 21.

Among the future retirees are: teacher Don Wodjenski, secretary Maureen Mulcahy and para-educator Kim Williams at South Whidbey High School; teacher Moe Bowman at Langley Middle School; counselor Dayle Gray and teacher Leslie Woods at South Whidbey Elementary School; teachers Louise Fiori and Charlie Snelling at South Whidbey Academy; bus drivers Sue Harris and David Morphew; and maintenance employee Larry Poolman.

 

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