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CWC School District Says Goodbye to Retirees

Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education commends teachers and staff members for more than 400 years of service.

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)
Jessica Wilson June 15, 2011 at 12:28 PM
Mrs. Mouravieff was practically a brand-new teacher in the system when I had her for third grade at Lincoln School in 1978. I still remember her fondly to this day, and wish she could have held on a few more years so my son could have had her as a teacher too, but I guess she's allowed to go...sniff! Good luck, Mrs. Mouravieff! I'll always think of you. --jessica wilson.
Barbara June 15, 2011 at 04:57 PM
It's sad to see so many teachers I had in school retiring. I am glad though that some of my children were able to have the same teachers (Mr. Lanni, Mr. Wozniak, to name a few). Good luck to all the retiress! We will miss you! -Barbara (Tucker) Romaine
Catpan June 15, 2011 at 06:59 PM
I had Ms. Shenuski and Mr. Wozniak back in the day. Late 80s. Congrats to you both. Enjoy your retirement.
Charles K. March 31, 2013 at 01:24 PM
I was fortunate to have Ms. Mouravieff, Mr. Lanni, Mr. Wozniak, and Ms. Shenuski as teachers during my time in the CWC school system. I am presently a teacher, and I hope that I have the patience and commitment to work with children as long as they did. Congratulations to all the retirees for the thousands of lives that they touched throughout their years of service.

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