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WPS to Celebrate More than 490 Years of Combined Service at Annual Retirement Event

With 26 Westminster Public Schools (WPS) employees retiring this school year, WPS will honor their combined 493 years of service with a Retirement Celebration on Monday, May 10 at the Westminster High School cafeteria from 4-6 p.m. 

WPS staff are invited to say farewell to their colleagues and leave a note in their retirement scrapbooks. As in years past, the Westminster High School orchestra quartet will play as guests arrive and the event will be catered by the WPS culinary team with six different food stations.

This year’s group of retirees includes teachers, custodians, bus drivers, counselors and more. See the full list below:

  • Kayce Schumacher (Physical Education Teacher)
  • Kerry Denison (Physical Education Teacher)
  • Kelli Antista (Counselor)
  • Richard Quitman (Physical Education Teacher)
  • Dan Williamson (Instrumental Music Teacher)
  • Vernus Allen (Office Assistant)
  • Donald Manzanares (Special Services Assistant)
  • Nancy Teeples (Bus Driver)
  • Martha Maestas (Preschool Assistant)
  • Martha Goodenow (Title I Teacher)
  • Maxine Martinez (Bus Driver)
  • Lora Vigil (Kitchen Manager)
  • Tina Falconer (Science Teacher)
  • Kelly Garcia (English Teacher)
  • Doug Hiller (Mechanic)
  • Keith Erickson (Science Teacher)
  • Kathy Zook (Social Studies Teacher)
  • Susan Overton (Instructional Service Coordinator)
  • Eileen Bell (Paraprofessional, Special Education)
  • Celeste Kellenberger (Special Education Interventionist)
  • Kelly Kizer (Physical Education Teacher)
  • Colette Winslow (SWAP Specialist)
  • Diane Eicher (Title I Teacher)
  • Chao Yang (Custodian)
  • Deborah Blom (Early Childhood Special Education Teacher)
  • John Durnford, Lt Col (Senior Aerospace Science Instructor)

Retirement Celebration