Retirement Dinner 2019
Posted on 05/14/2019
Group picture of this year's retireesThere were plenty of kind words and fond memories as Roanoke City Schools honored the 55 employees who are retiring this year.  It took place during a special ceremony held at the Roanoke Country Club. 

School Board Chairman Annette Lewis pointed out that collectively these retirees represent more than a 1,000 years of service to Roanoke City Schools.

Thank you for your years of service to Roanoke City Public Schools and the children of Roanoke.  You will be greatly missed.

Here are this year's retirees:

Andrea HaleyAndrea Haley, a student support specialist, is retiring after serving 16 years with RCPS.


Vernelle CaldwellVernelle Caldwell of James Breckinridge Middle is retiring after 42 years of service with the District.


Fletcher NicholsFletcher Nichols of Patrick Henry High School retired after 32 years of service.


Synethia NicholsSynethia Nichols will retire from Grandin Court/Hurt Park Elementary Schools after 35 years of service.


Birdie EdwardsBirdie Edwards will retire from Lucy Addison Middle after 15 years.


Janet RutherfordJanet Rutherford of James Breckinridge Middle is retiring after 5 years of service to RCPS.


Evelyn ErwinEvelyn Erwin of Fallon Park Elementary will retire after 22 years.


Cindy HillCindy Hill of Monterey Elementary will retire after 39 years with the District.


Renee QuesenberryRenee Quesenberry of Roanoke Academy is retiring after 21 years with RCPS.


Karl ElseaKarl Elsea is retiring from Coyner Spring after 16 years with the District.


Dave Spangler Dave Spangler of William Fleming High School is retiring after 32 years with the District.


Benecia Hale-HiltonBenecia Hale-Hilton is retiring from John P. Fishwick Middle after 27 years of service.


Lois LeeLois Lee of Fishburn Park Elementary will retire after 31 years.


Timothy McConchieTimothy McConchie of Coyner Springs is retiring after 32 years of service.



Shelia TinsleyShelia Tinsley of ROTEC is retiring after ten years of service.


Jack GuilliamsJack Guilliams of ROTEC will retire after 26 years of service.


Hershel BrewerHershel Brewer of Fairview Elementary is retiring after 20 years with RCPS.


Marjoretta ColesMarjoretta Coles of Fairview Elementary will retire after 38 years of service.


Pam HultquistPam Hultquist of Lucy Addison Middle retired after 25 years of service.


Mary McBurneyMary McBurney of Patrick Henry High School will retire after 19 years with RCPS.


Betty MasseyBetty Massey of Central Office retired after 49 years with RCPS.


Cloria CanteyCloria Cantey of James Breckinridge Middle retired after 7 years with the District.


Davetta SealsDavetta Seals of John P. Fishwick Middle will retire after 30 years.


Marianne Hudert Marianne Hudert of Preston Park Elementary will retire after 20 years with the District.


Mary BrownMary Brown of Patrick Henry High School is retiring after 32 years of service.


Cathy LauverCathy Lauver of Patrick Henry High School will retire after a decade of service.


Patricia MontgomeryPatricia Montgomery of Wasena Elementary will retire after 42 years of service.


Dianne HallahanDianne Hallahan of Morningside Elementary will retired after 28 years with RCPS.


Sarah GilpinSarah Gilpin of John P. Fishwick is retiring after 44 years.


Floyd Gregory Floyd Gregory retired from the Warehouse after 8 years.


Wanda AlvisWanda Alvis of Lucy Addison Middle is retiring after a decade with RCPS.




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