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Honor 2017 District retirees with a gift to support our schools

Download a flyer and donation form to honor a retiree.


Retiring Teachers 2017

The La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) is pleased to join with the School District of La Crosse in saluting retiring teachers and other staff members.

LPEF helped underwrite the cost of the District Retirement Dinner in May 2017, and again partnered with the La Crosse Tribune to publicly recognize retiring employees. See list below.

Former students, colleagues and friends looking for a way to honor and recognize these people for their dedicated service to education may want to consider a gift to LPEF. We’ve created a special recognition program to encourage these types of lasting gifts.

  • For each gift of $35 or more, we’ll provide the retiring staff member with a complimentary ticket (limit 4) to our Grants Award Luncheon set for Jan. 22, 2018.
  • The retiree honored with the greatest number of gifts (by June 30, 2017) will be recognized at the Grants Award Luncheon – and a classroom or staff development grant will be awarded in his/her name.

For information and form to submit your gift, download our special flyer.

Late additions to the 2017 retiree list.

Retirees, most recent position and years of service to the School District of La Crosse

Michelle Abraham, Spence nutrition manager, 33 years

Juliann Anderson, Northside Elementary teacher, 26 years

Lori Antony, Hogan Administrative Center administrative assistant, 18 years

Kevin Baird, Summit Elementary teacher, 25 years

Connie Becker, Hintgen Elementary teacher assistant, 30 years

Karla Bekkum, Hogan Administrative Center building engineer, 30 years

Marianne Buchanan, Summit Elementary and Northside Elementary strings/orchestra teacher, 28 years

David Cayler, Central High teacher, 30 years

Debra Clements, Spence assistant nutrition manager, 23 years

Karen Ekiss, Hamilton Elementary teacher assistant, 13 years

Diane Elsen, Southern Bluffs Elementary teacher assistant, 24 years

Jody Every, Logan Middle teacher, 28 years

Cheryl Gilbertson, District tech support technician, 40 years

Valerie Glotfelty, Emerson Elementary teacher, 33 years

Scott Grade, Lincoln Middle teacher, 24 years

Lynda Gruber-Suskey, Emerson Elementary principal, 16 years

Carol Guanella, Coulee Montessori II teacher assistant, 27 years

Steven Hole, Logan High activities director, 38 years

Paula Hueners, Summit Elementary occupational therapist, 27 years

Theresa Hundt, Northside Elementary early childhood special education teacher, 28 years

Julianne Jansen, Hintgen Elementary speech/language teacher, 13 years

Colleen Jarchow, Central High teacher, 20 years

Wayne Jensen, Central High groundskeeper, 39 years

Sharon Jindrick, Hogan Administrative Center executive assistant, 27 years

Ethel Johnson, Hogan Administrative Center accounting administrative assistant, 6 years

Terri Johnson, Lincoln Middle teacher, 33 years

James Keller, District custodian, 24 years

Kermit King, District energy manager, 30 years

Rose Kulig, North Woods Elementary teacher, 26 years

Dean Loeffler, District tech services manager, 32 years

Andrew Maxwell, Spence Elementary academic support teacher, 23 years

Joyce McCarthy, Logan Middle teacher, 15 years

John Michels, Summit health assistant, 13 years

Bridget O’Day-Christen, North Woods Elementary administrative assistant, 19 years

Annette O’Hern, District supervisor of career and choice education, 30 years

William Oldenburg, Board of Education member, 9 years

Nancy Olson, Hintgen Elementary building engineer, 31 years

Susan Paudler, Emerson Elementary teacher, 34 years

William Paulson, Central High custodian, 25 years

John Pedace, Lincoln Middle teacher, 6 years

Cindy Phelps, Longfellow Middle teacher assistant, 22 years

Steven Roberts, Hintgen Elementary custodian, 15 years

Maureen Schumacher, Logan High cook, 30 years

Denise Stigen, Hogan Administrative Center administrative assistant, 36 years

Laurie Strand, Longfellow Middle learning disabilities teacher, 17 years

Martha Tymeson, Southern Bluffs Elementary teacher, 25 years

John Weiland, Logan Middle teacher, 17 years

Pamela Wiese, Summit Elementary teacher assistant, 28 years

Elaine Zimmerman, State Road Elementary administrative assistant, 34 years