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Eighteen Brighton Area School Employees Retiring This Year

Here's a list of who is finishing up their careers in the district this year.

The Brighton Area Schools Board of Education approved nine employee retirements this week, mostly from teachers. That brings the total number of retirements this year to 18.

Together, the school employees have about 600 years of service in the school district, according to Brighton Superintendent Greg Gray.

Here's a look at who will be finishing up their last year at Brighton Area Schools:

Retirements

Bradley Borgeson, sixth grade teacher at , submitted his letter of retirement, effective July 1. Borgeson has 27 years of service in the district.

Randall Brady, special education teacher at , submitted his letter of retirement, effective June 30. Brady has 35 years of service in the district. 

Patricia Cosgrove, third grade teacher at , submitted her letter of retirement, effective June 30. Cosgrove has 32 years of service in the district.

Richard DesJardins, science teacher at , submitted his letter of retirement, effective June 30. DesJardins has 37 years of service in the district.

Joanne Durham, English teacher at , submitted her letter of retirement.

Barbara Gienapp, math teacher at , submitted her letter of retirement, effective June 8. Gienapp has 39 years of service in the district.

Gail Girbach, reading specialist at the , submitted her letter of retirement, effective June 30. Girbach has 30 years of service in the district.

Bonny Graber, first grade teacher at , submitted her letter of retirement. Graber has 26 years of service in the district.

Mary Gray, special education teacher at , submitted her letter of retirement, effective June 30. Gray has 19 years of service in the district.

Dennis Green, eighth grade math and marketing teacher at , submitted his letter of retirement.

Elizabeth Johnson, counselor at , submitted her letter of retirement, effective June 30. Johnson has 42 years of service in the district.

Bonnie Kelly, seventh and eighth grade technical education teacher at , submitted her letter of retirement.

Joan Loukotka, third grade teacher at , submitted her letter of retirement.

Mary Morse, currently on leave from the district, submitted her letter of retirment, effective March 1. Morse has 40 years of service in the district.

Judith Nacy, fifth grade teacher at , submitted her letter of retirement, effective July 1. Nacy has 21 years of service in the district.

Mary Ann Rossman, special education teacher at , submitted her letter of retirement. Rossman has 14 years of service at the high school

Diane Steeh, counselor at , submitted her letter of retirement, effective June 8. Steeh has 35 years of service in the district.

Diana Worthy-Grant, second grade teacher at , submitted her letter of retirement, effective June 30. Worthy-Grant has 33 years of service with the district.

Lisa J May 24, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Sad to see them retire but it must say something about our school district when you see how long some of these teachers have been with us!
Baiba Jensen May 24, 2012 at 04:32 PM
I know all of you! Happy Retirement and thanks for all you have given to BAS and athe students in this community. Baiba Jensen
Bev Barton May 24, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Wow some of these were my teachers and counselors and i don't want to say how old I am. But congratulations on a job well done....now go have fun!!!
Carol Dowsett May 25, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Congratulations to each and every one of you. Your contributions to the children/students of Brighton will affect their lives forever. God Bless you in your next "chapter" and thanks again for all of your many and varied contributions. Carol Dowsett, former Principal of Spencer and Hilton
Megan August 30, 2012 at 05:42 AM
Hope brighton schools keep the good Tachers with are Brighton schools. The kids in are Brighton area schools. need the great Tachers to help them. Push them selfs and believe. They can do it. some times a little push helps a long way.

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