At the May 25 meeting of the Ceres Unified School District board of trustees, a number of faithful employees who are retiring at the end of the 2022-23 school year were honored.
The retirees, their position and their years of service, are as follows:
Gail Benge, Whitmore Charter School Theater Arts teacher, 21 years.
Idelta Badal, Virginia Parks Elementary School custodian, 22 years.
Irma Carrerra, Virginia Parks Elementary School teacher, 23 years.
Mark Cole, Don Pedro Elementary School intervention teacher, 25 years.
Dean Dewing, Physical Education teacher, 25 years.
Kristy Lawrence, Sinclear Elementary School intervention teacher, 25 years.
Karen Lozano, Sam Vaughn Elementary School first grade teacher, 25 years.
Claudio Guajardo, Caswell Elementary School second grade teacher, 26 years.
Penny Aldrete, Child Nutrition Services food worker I, 27 years.
Alison Peltier, Caswell Elementary School second grade teacher, 27 years.
Carol Goehring, Carroll Fowler Elementary School third grade teacher, 29 years.
Stacy Ewing, Walter White Elementary School intervention teacher, 30 years.
Polly Ammon, Central Valley High School office manager III, 34 years.
Cathy Pietanza, CUSD Educational Services program administrator. 34 years.
Joy Slaybaugh, Ceres High School staff secretary, 37 years.
Nancy McKim. Virginia Parks Elementary School second grade teacher, 39 years.
Elizabeth Banda, Carroll Fowler Elementary School preschool instructional paraprofessional, 31 years.
Bobbi Garrad-Horn, Patricia Kay Beaver preschool instructional paraprofessional, 26 years.
Greg Jiminez, maintenance specialist, 33 years.
Diana Leazer, Cesar Chavez Jr. High School instructional paraprofessional, 16 years.
Tracy Marshall, Transportation dispatcher, 24 years.
Terri Ramos, Sinclear Elementary School staff secretary, 18 years.
Veronica Salazar, Virginia Parks Elementary School instructional paraprofessional, four years.
Judy Stevens, Transportation Department instructional paraprofessional, 11 years.
Helen Sublaban, Carroll Fowler Elementary School custodian, 17 years.
Stella Villegas, Ceres High School staff secretary, 18 years.
Renee Williams, Virginia Parks food service worker, 24 years.