The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education recognized the retirements of six teachers and accepted the employment of six other regular staff members for the 2014-15 school year during a regular board meeting Tuesday night at Wapakoneta High School.
Linda Dailey, Mark Cook, Mary Ellen Fry, Jan Schlenker, Deb Shenk and Marlene Stedke will retire from WCS at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
Dailey has been a paraeducator at Wapakoneta Middle School and Wapakoneta Elementary School since 2005. Cook worked 28 years as a special needs and physical education teacher at WMS and WHS. Fry taught for 29 years at Northridge, Buckland and WMS where she taught fifth-grade. Schlenker, Shenk and Stedke each taught at Cridersville Elementary where they will retire after 32, 17 and 28 years, respectively.
Schlenker taught first grade and kindergarten, Shenk taught kindergarten and Stedke was a first-, second- and third-grade teacher throughout her career.
Pending completion of all educational requirements and verification of documentation, six new staff members will be hired by WCS and will begin their tenure at the start of the 2014-15 school year.
For the full story, see the Thursday, May 29 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.