GCSD recognizes tenure achievement and retirees for 2021-22

On the evening of May 10, the Guilderland Central School District celebrated and honored faculty and staff who have reached the milestones of tenure and retirement.

Recognition of retirees

This year, 34 individuals are retiring with more than 800 collective years of service provided to our students, schools and community. We are so grateful for their contributions. Their hard work and dedication are part of what makes Guilderland all that it is. The presentation included a special introduction for each individual from administrators. Congratulations to the following GCSD employees being recognized in the 2021-22 school year for their retirement:

The following employees embarking on retirement were unable to attend the ceremony but were honored on Tuesday evening:

Michelle Austin, Aide/Monitor, 22 years 
Roseanne Bruno, Keyboard Specialist, 13.5 years
Kathleen Buff, Custodial Worker, 20 years
Joyce Donato, Aide/Monitor, 17 years
Patricia Gagnon, Elementary Classroom Teacher, 15 years
William Gray, Science Teacher, 25 years
Laura Leonardo, Aide/Monitor, 19 years
Louis Marino, Science Teacher, 30 years
Alicia Rizzo, Building Principal, 12 years
Joseph Russo, Aide/Monitor, 13 years
Patricia Ryan, Mathematics Teacher, 20 years
Shirley Sousa, Clerk I, 20.5 years

Recognition of newly tenured educators

Twenty-two GCSD educators were officially awarded tenure by the Board of Education. Each of these staff members has demonstrated that they have met high standards for sustained contributions and outstanding performance. Please join us in congratulating the following GCSD employees on receiving a tenure appointment in the 2021-22 school year:

The following employees achieving tenure were unable to attend the ceremony but were honored on Tuesday evening:

Lauren Barnes, Elementary Education
Lauren Fox, Special Education 
Tricia Leavens, Elementary Education
Robert Schmidt, Elementary Education

Watch the Achievement Ceremony on the GHS Media YouTube Channel.

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