The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education said goodbye to ten teachers, three secretaries and one custodian, as well as a substitute caller with more than 40 years of service, Monday night in a packed conference room at Harrison School.
Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools Superintendent Daniel Gerardi said combined they gave more than 400 years of service to the district.
"You don't lose that amount of experience without affecting the school system, Gerardi said. "They have contributed much more than we could acknowledge in these next few minutes."
The following is a list of retirees, how many years they worked for the district and the schools they called home away from home.
- Carolyn Bryndza – 22 years – Washington School
- Judith Creaghe – 21 years – Washington School
- Hilda Gallant – 34 years – Jefferson, Wilson and Washington Schools
- Thomas Griesback – 30 years – James Caldwell High School
- Marcia Gurian – 38 years – Caldwell-West Caldwell School District
- Joann Keelan – 17 years – Jefferson School (not present)
- Joseph Lanni – 42 years – Grover Cleveland Middle School
- Linda Mouravieff – 37 years – Lincoln School
- Carol Shenuski – 32 years – James Caldwell High School
- Alfred Wozniak – 43 years – Grover Cleveland Middle School
- Grace Kerrigan – 20 years – Lincoln School
- Joanne DeRosa – 22 years – Harrsion School Administration
- – 31 years – Jefferson School custodian (not present)
- – 26 years – Grover Cleveland Middle School
- Joan Grieshaber – 41 years – substitute caller (not present)