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Retirements for the Week of May 10, 2010

Hoover Mid-School teachers Arlie Gregoire and Lori Hagen, who have been teaching for more than 30 years and who have been team teaching together for over 27 years, and Kathy Smith, their dedicated educational assistant, are all retiring. They will be celebrating their retirement on May 21. For more information, contact Julie White at

John Adams Mid-School will host a retirement dinner in honor of distinguished educators Trinidad Martinez, Maxine Mora and Laura Martin. The dinner is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at the West Mesa Community Center, 5500 Glen Rio Rd. NW. For more information or to RSVP, contact JoDee Scholz at or 489-3466.

Cleveland Mid-School will be celebrating the careers of three longtime teachers – Jana Ashby, Bobbie Swaim and Elaine Sorge – at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, in Cleveland’s library.

Marie Hughes Elementary teacher Carrie Scott, who has been teaching for 29 years, will be retiring at the end of this school year. Her retirement party will be held at the school at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 12.

Los Ranchos Elementary will host a retirement party for Janet Ballamy, Barbara Tanuz and Jane Sandoval at 2:20 p.m. Thursday, May 13, in the school’s library.

Elizabeth Maldonado, a 25 year plus APS employee who worked most recently in the Center of Extended Learning retired.

Nancy Worthen, speech-language pathologist, is retiring in July after 26 years with APS, most recently in Child Find.

Pat Carpenter from the Special Education Math Disabilities Unit will be retiring this year.

Anna Krezan of John Baker Elementary will be retiring after 34-and-a-half years of dedicated service to students at Apache, Barranca Mesa (Los Alamos), Alameda, Mitchell and John Baker elementary schools.  Her retirement celebration will be from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, in the John Baker library.

Sherry Rohrig – a believer in young children, early childhood education and its importance in the world –is retiring. She taught at Wherry Elementary, Title I and the Early Childhood Literacy Program. She also taught in the Developmental Preschool Program and worked at Aztec Complex as a developmental preschool resource teacher. Most recently Sherry worked as an early childhood liaison. Her retirement party will be from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at the Montgomery Complex Annex.

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