School employees recognized for service
More than 321 years of experience will be leaving the Carson City School District this year. Teachers and staff members who have been with the district for more than 10 years were honored at this week’s school board meeting.
Anne LeFevre, a computer teacher at Seeliger Elementary School since 1990, thanked her husband for his support but gave credit for her career to her son.
“I want to thank my son Aaron, who taught me to use a computer when he first got one, when he was 13,” she told the board.
George Rowland will leave after working as a custodian for 23 years.
“It’s just made a wonderful memory for me and my family,” he said. “I can’t thank you enough.”
Jeanette Blanco worked as a teacher’s aide for students learning English as a second language. She compared her students to a blossoming rose.
“You watch them budding, then you watch them turn into the most gorgeous flower you’ve ever seen,” she said.
Leaving her students will be difficult, said Jeri Haven-Bellona, a counselor since 1994.
“I’ve worked with some great staff and some great administrators,” she said. “But I think I’m going to miss the kids the most.”
Carson High School
Karen Chandler, drama teacher, 1989-2012
Jeri Haven-Bellona, counselor, 1994-2012
Jonathan Lang, special-education teacher, 2001-2012
Michael Longero, American government teacher, 1995-2012
Dena Minton, special-education teacher, 1984-2012
Pamela Regan, algebra II and geometry teacher, 2000-2012
Carson Middle School
Jackalyn Shannon, sixth-grade social studies teacher, 1996-2012
Fremont Elementary School
Mary Berge, fourth-grade teacher, 1999-2012
Jeanette Blanco, ESL teacher’s aide, 1993-2012
Judy Holloway, first-grade teacher, 1998-2012
Sandra Irvin, music teacher, 1994-2012
George Rowland III, lead custodian, 1989-2011
Mark Twain Elementary School
Sandra Steele, kindergarten teacher, 1992-2012
Seeliger Elementary School
Anne LeFevre, computer lab teacher, 1990-2012
Prison Education Program
Wayne Moore, auto shop teacher, 2001-2012
Student Support Services
Keith Croskery, director, 1988-2012
Kathleen Moore, senior office specialist, 1989-2012
Michael Smith, skilled building maintenance worker, 2001-2011