Bethel Park School District Honors 2024 Retires at Annual Luncheon

On June 5, 2024, the Bethel Park School District celebrated the careers and contributions of its 2024 retirees with a special luncheon. This heartfelt event recognized the dedication and hard work of the district's staff members, who collectively contributed hundreds of years of service to the community and its students.

Among the esteemed retirees were:

  • Linda Broderick, a Business, Computers, and Consumer Science Teacher at Bethel Park High School (BPHS), with 22 years of service.
  • John Cramer, Maintenance Supervisor for the Bethel Park School District (BPSD), who dedicated 36 years.
  • David Caracci, a Custodian at Independence Middle School (IMS), with 35 years of service.
  • Diane Decker, a Custodian at BPHS, who served for 25 years.
  • Francis Del Percio, a Custodian at BPHS, with 7 years of service.
  • Gerald Giuntini, a Custodian at BPHS, who served for 21 years.
  • James Grzeczka, a BPSD Bus Driver, with 21 years of service.
  • Thomas Hardinger, Head Custodian at Washington, who dedicated 33 years.
  • L. Douglas McCausland, Finance Director/Business Manager for BPSD, with 4 years of service.
  • Steve Miller, Union Maintenance for BPSD, who served for 31 years.
  • Vaughn Norman, Head Custodian at Neil Armstrong Middle School (NAMS), with an impressive 47 years of service.
  • Kathleen O’Brien, a Special Education Paraprofessional at Memorial, served for 21 years.
  • Brian O’Neil, a Custodian at IMS, with 5 years of service.
  • Ronald Partyka, a Custodian at Franklin, who dedicated 31 years.
  • Stephen Pokrajac, a Social Studies Teacher at BPHS, with 31 years of service.
  • John Rolek, Union Maintenance for BPSD, who served for 21 years.
  • Robert Rosky, a Maintenance Specialist for BPSD, with 28 years of service.
  • Erin Sebrosky, an Administrative Assistant for BPSD, who served for 11 years.
  • Suzanne Vighetti, a Kindergarten Teacher at Franklin, with 33 years of service.
  • Jennifer Wade, a Special Education Teacher at Washington, who served for 27 years.
  • Barbara Walsh, a Grade 1 Teacher at Washington, with 24 years of service.
  • Nuela Zalak, a Special Education Paraprofessional at NAMS, who dedicated 10 years.

Superintendent Dr. James Walsh expressed his gratitude, saying, "Each of our retirees has played a vital role in the success and spirit of our district. Their dedication and commitment have made a lasting impact on the lives of our students and staff."

The Bethel Park School District extends its heartfelt congratulations, sincere thanks, and best wishes to all the retirees as they embark on their next adventures. Their contributions will be remembered and appreciated for years to come.