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BPSD Celebrates Recent Retirees

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In June, the district held its annual farewell luncheon for those who retired from the school district during the 2021-2022 school year.
 Each year, Bethel Park School District bids farewell and a happy retirement to some members of its faculty and staff. Through their diligent and skillful work, our retiring employees have enriched the lives of our students and their colleagues and have directly contributed to Bethel Park’s success.
 This year, we have 27 retirees, including 12 professional and 15 support staff employees. Together they represent over 534 years of expertise and experience.  
 Those honored at this year’s luncheon included: 
  • Mark Graham, School Bus Driver – 8 Years of Service
  • James Knapp, School Counselor – 30 Years of Service
  • Judi Kosanovich, Health & Physical Education Teacher – 33 Years of Service
  • Linda Kountz, School Bus Driver – 19 Years of Service
  • Maria Leonard, World Languages & Cultures Teacher – 21 Years of Service
  • Tricia Moury, Music Teacher – 22 Years of Service
  • Paul Novak, Library Media Specialist – 28 Years of Service
  • Dr. Janet O'Rourke, Assistant Superintendent – 22 Years of Service
  • Ella Pysola, Library Aide – 23 Years of Service
  • William Ranegar, Head Custodian – 9 Years of Service
  • George Reganick, Custodian – 6 Years of Service
  • Doris Sharkey, School Bus Aide – 11 Years of Service
  • Patricia Talerico, School Bus Aide – 8 Years of Service
  • Myrna Thomas, Health & Physical Education Teacher – 30 Years of Service
The other district retirees included:
  • David Cheeseborough, Lead Mechanic – 40 Years of Service
  • Nancy Clements, Computer Paraprofessional – 19 Years of Service
  • Mark Dubuch, School Bus Driver – 20 Years of Service
  • Paula Gouirand, School Bus Driver – 28 Years of Service
  • William Herman, School Bus Driver – 11 Years of Service
  • Nancy Keane, School Bus Driver – 20 Years of Service
  • Patricia Luptak, School Nurse – 4 Years of Service
  • Mark Render, Attendance Coordinator – 30 Years of Service
  • Terrence Spitznogle, Technical Education Teacher – 30 Years of Service 
  • Lori Sutton, Director of Special Education – 18 Years of Service
  • Patricia Talerico, School Bus Aide – 8 Years of Service
  • Christine Williams, First Grade Teacher – 21 Years of Service
  • Marilyn Williams, School Bus Aide – 15 Years of Service
Congratulations and best wishes to our latest crop of retirees. We are grateful for your mentorship, friendship and your service.