Lancaster marks end of the school year with recognitions


by Jackie Nunnery

The Lancaster school district wished this year’s retirees the best of luck. From left, with nearly 150 years of combined service, are Joan Nickens, high school instructional assistant, 24 years; Patsy Davis, primary school instructional assistant, 35 years; Rose Bach, middle school instructional assistant, 18 years; and Sandy Manning, high school art teacher, 29 years. Patricia Baker, bus driver, 40 years, also retired. Photo by Jackie Nunnery
The Lancaster school district also recognized the contributions of teachers and support staff with Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year for each school: From left are Sarah Pittman, LHS bookkeeper/registrar; Renee McGee-Fisher, LPS instructional assistant; Jessica Somers, LPS first grade teacher; Dawn Marie Ickes, LMS sixth grade teacher. Andrew Sanctis, LHS English teacher and Dr. Carolyne Clark, LMS instructional assistant, also were recognized. Photo by Jackie Nunnery

KILMARNOCK—With another school year over, acting superintendent Jessica Davis on Monday, June 13, recognized the accomplishments of many, saying good bye to retirees and announcing the teacher and staff persons of the year.

Jessica Somers and Dr. Carolyne Clark were recognized as teacher and support staff persons of the year for the entire district.

School board chairman Joan Gravatt thanked everyone “for all your hard work and for working for the students.”

District 2 member Kenya Moody thanked the retirees “for all your years of service and dedication that you have provided to the students. Moody also congratulated the teachers and support staff for all of their hard work through the pandemic. “I know it’s been tiring and trying, but we see you and we appreciate you.”

During the public comment period, Rev. Samuel Cain asked the board to consider a new mascot….


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