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Veteran Tyler County Educator Set to Retire

By Staff | Dec 2, 2015

A longtime Tyler County educator is retiring.

During Monday’s Tyler County Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Robin Daquilante announced that Linda Putzulu, a physical education teacher who has served the district for more than 42 years, will be retiring in 2016 at the end of the school year.

“She will be missed,” said Jimmy Wyatt, BOE member.

BOE Vice President P.J. Wells added, “It brought a tear to my eye when I read her letter (to the district about her future plans).” Wells said when he asked Putzulu about her decision at a recent Silver Knights football game, she confirmed the rumors and then he gave her a big hug.

In other business, the Silver Knight Player’s production of Stephen Gregg’s “This is a Test” will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the high school. There will be a matinee performance at 3 p.m. Saturday. Adults ticket prices are $5 with students at $3.

“This is a test” a 26-year-old play is a comedy written by Stephen Gregg. The play centers around Alan, who is about to take the biggest test of his life. The test will determine his future. How did he prepare? Time keeps passing and the voices in his head remind him that he may be having trouble with the test, but his personal life is far, far worse!

In other matters, the board approved:

– A request for Anna Carpenter to complete her student teaching requirement with Matt Jennings at A.I. Boreman Elementary School between Jan. 25 and March 11.

– A request from Grace Grover for eight students enrolled in Engineering Problem Solving at WVU be permitted to attend the Engineering Expo on Dec. 6 in Morgantown.

– A request from Bryce Negie, choir director, for the choir to perform a series of concerts in December in New Martinsville, Wheeling and Sistersville.

– A request from Krista DeVaughn, SES principal, and Tricia Feldmeier, AIB principal, to take the student body in grades kindergarten through fifth grade to a band concert Dec. 11 at Tyler Consolidated High School.

– Employing Adam Weekley as the Technology Student Association Adviser.

– Employing the following individuals as substitute aides, county wide: Cindy Aliff, Shawna Cochran, Edie Dennis, Brittany Flesher, Amanda Huffman, Trace Jackson and Tara Mason, effective Dec. 1.

– Employing the following individuals as substitute custodians, county wide: Michael Ice, Andrew Johnson, Charles Morris, Frederick Myers and Zachary Pethtel, effective Dec. 1.