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Retirees honored at Board of Education meeting

By Staff | Jun 16, 2010

All board members were present on June 1 as the Board of Education members honored nine teachers and one bus driver from Tyler County after announcing their retirement.

The Board presented each member with a certificate of appreciation and lifetime sport passes to future sporting events.

“On behalf of the Board of Education and all of the students’ whose lives you have touched while working in the Tyler County School System, I’d like to thank all of you for your loyal years of service.” said President Linda Hoover.

Those retiring this year include: Carolyn Wilson, Tyler Consolidated Middle School English teacher with 35.5 years of service; Diana Stender, TCHS Social Studies teacher with 35 years of service; Yvonne Smith, TCMS secretary for 34 years of service; Tom Martin, a TCHS Custodian with 33 years of service; Barb Lovell, fourth grader teacher at S.E.S with 32 years of service; Gary Hagerty, TCHS Social Studies teacher with 31 years of service; Dee Cool, A.I.B. Librarian with 26 years of service; Kathy Taylor, Aid with 26 years of service; Darrell Sole, bus driver with 25 years of service; and Superintendent Jeff Hoover with 21 years of service.

“The Board wishes all of you good health and happiness during your retirement. The Board also wishes to thank Jan Kirk, Kent Yoho, and Krista DeVaughn for creating the sports passes that were presented.” stated Hoover.

Hoover announced that his last meeting would be June 21. The newly hired superintendent, Robin Daquilante, will take over her new position the first meeting in July. At the meeting, Daquilante said that she has been working with the new Principal for Sistersville Elementary School, Krista DeVaughn, and she reported the transitions are moving along very smoothly.

She will be ready to take on her new position on July 1.

Jana Thomas, Spanish Teacher at Tyler Consolidated High School, was granted permission to take 10 of her students on a trip to Spain during the spring break of the 2010-11 school year.

Under communications, Hoover stated that the special Legislative agenda call from Delegate Roger Romine was the formal process. Governor of West Virginia Joe Manchin will call the second call in June. The discussion of charter schools was addressed. President Linda Hoover said that it will only affect larger schools in larger cities.

Hoover reported that the monthly attendence report from Middlebourne Preschool Director Melinda Walton was up.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at the Tyler County Board of Education Office located at Tyler Consolidated High School.