Retirement & service awards

Retirement & service awards

As the school year winds to a close it’s not just graduating students that need to be recognized! We also have staff who are (or have) retired this year. Congratulations to our retiring staff as they too embark on new paths to enjoy! Thank you for your service to SD83 students!

  • Alan Corbett, teacher at Jackson
  • Barbara Obonsawin, teacher at Armstrong Elementary
  • Brian Clarke, bus driver
  • Dale Silcocks, teacher at Jackson
  • Denise Moore, principal at Len Wood Middle School
  • Dennis Flesher, school psychologist
  • Donna Tennent, Certified Education Assistant (CEA) at North Shuswap
  • Dorothy Jones, Indigenous Education Worker at A.L. Fortune
  • Fay Konrad, CEA at Armstrong Elementary School
  • George Kocsis, teacher at Pleasant Valley Secondary School
  • Gerry Beauregard, maintenance foreman
  • Glen Overgaard, principal at North Canoe
  • Helen Dalin, teacher (last assignment at Carlin)
  • Jane Seiler, teacher at Pleasant Valley Secondary
  • Jeff Abbott, principal at Grindrod
  • Joanne Neu, CEA/lunch hour at Pleasant Valley
  • Joanne Weber, CEA at Bastion
  • Jody Kallis, CEA at M.V. Beattie
  • Jonathan Pickup, teacher at Eagle River Secondary
  • Karen Packalen, teacher at Shuswap Middle School
  • Karen Strangways, teacher at Salmon Arm Secondary
  • Kathy Schmidt, clerical at Ranchero Elementary
  • Kelly Cooper, teacher at South Broadview
  • Ken Burri, teacher on call
  • Laury Spohr, teacher at Jackson Secondary
  • Linda Summers, CEA/lunch hour supervisor at M.V. Beattie Elementary
  • Marianne Wourms, custodian (spareboard)
  • Melinda Plato, clerical at Sorrento Elementary
  • Meredith Rusk, district resource helping teacher (Indigenous Education)
  • Pam Gretzinger, teacher at Eagle River Secondary
  • Patricia Pobuda, teacher at Highland Park Elementary
  • Patsy Campbell, clerical at Len Wood Elementary
  • Peter Blom, custodian at Carlin
  • Rob Neid, teacher at Salmon Arm Secondary
  • Robert Coates, chief custodian at Parkview
  • Ross Higgins, lead hand electrician and SD83 field service representative
  • Sara Holbrook, CEA at Carlin/Jackson
  • Sherry Knipe, teacher at Hillcrest
  • Sophie Hamel, teacher at Salmon Arm Secondary
  • Stan Koroluk, teacher at Sullivan
  • Valerie Pearson, CEA at Sullivan
  • Vivian Morris, teacher at Education Outreach Program
  • Wendy Taylor, teacher at Parkview

Along with that SD83 recognized its 20 and 30 year employees at the June Board of Education meeting. Congratulations to:

30 Year Awards

  • Dianne Prystupa (CEA at Highland Park)
  • Deena Reid (CEA at Hillcrest)
  • Donna Tennent (CEA at North Shuswap)

20 Year Awards

  • Kelly Backus (clerical leadhand at transportation)
  • Jodi Crocker (teacher at South Broadview)
  • Doug Cumming (principal at Ranchero)
  • Adrian Decker (teacher at Storefront)
  • Dan DeRosa (teacher at Jackson and Sullivan)
  • Nicolas Didier (teacher at Sullivan)
  • Wade Fraser (teacher at PVSS)
  • Leanne Gecse (teacher at Hillcrest)
  • Christina Lepine (teacher at PVSS)
  • Tiffany Lombaert (teacher at Jackson)
  • Sharon Mitchell (teacher at Hillcrest)
  • Gary Owens (school bus driver)
  • Karen Quinton (teacher at North Canoe)
  • Gord Ritchie (principal at Hillcrest)
  • Kathy Schmidt (secretary in charge at Ranchero)
  • Janu Smith (teacher at South Broadview)
  • Cindy Spottock (secretary in charge at Hillcrest)
  • Peter Tujik (teacher at PVSS)
  • David Van Bergeyk (teacher at Sullivan)
  • Shawn Weeks (teacher at AES)