Battle Ground Public Schools congratulates 2022 retirees

Battle Ground Public Schools is bidding a fond farewell and thank you to a number of valued employees as they head into retirement.

Collectively, the list comprises over 1,000 years of service to the students and school communities

Battle Ground Public Schools is bidding a fond farewell and thank you to a number of valued employees as they head into retirement. The following is a list of employees who’ll be stepping into the next phase of their lives this year. 

Collectively, this list comprises over 1,000 years of service to the students and school communities. Battle Ground Public Schools wishes each of them the best, and heartfelt appreciation for so many years of helping our students succeed.

SERVED OVER 35 YEARS

Clockwise from top-left: Rene Soohoo, Eileen O’Connor, Kathy Davis, Julie Schile, Sarah Lashua. Photo courtesy Battle Ground School District
Clockwise from top-left: Rene Soohoo, Eileen O’Connor, Kathy Davis, Julie Schile, Sarah Lashua. Photo courtesy Battle Ground School District

Geraldine Schut, Head Custodian at Laurin Middle School. Served 44 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Betty Melton, Office and Basic Education Assistant at Amboy Middle School. Served 41 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Rene Soohoo, 8th grade Language Arts and History teacher at Pleasant Valley Middle School. Served 49 years, 29 with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Eileen O’Connor, 5th grade teacher at Chief Umtuch Middle School. Served 39 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Sarah Lashua,  6th grade teacher at Laurin Middle School. Served 39 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Julie Schile, Resource Room teacher at Chief Umtuch Middle School. Served 40 years, all but two of those with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Kathy Davis, 3rd grade teacher at Tukes Valley Primary School. Served 37 years, including 22 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Frank Dean, Math teacher at Summit View High School. Served 39 years, 17 with Battle Ground Public Schools.

SERVED 25-34 YEARS

Clockwise from top-left: Kym Alexander, Linda Hess, Lynette Key, Ann Croze, Madeline Sahme, Sarah Belokonny. Photo courtesy Battle Ground School District
Clockwise from top-left: Kym Alexander, Linda Hess, Lynette Key, Ann Croze, Madeline Sahme, Sarah Belokonny. Photo courtesy Battle Ground School District

Teri Presser, Head Secretary at Captain Strong Primary School. Served 31 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Kym Alexander, Science Teacher at Battle Ground High School. Served 30 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Linda Hess, 5th grade teacher at Pleasant Valley Middle School. Served 31 years, including 29 with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Norma MacKenzie, Library Tech at Maple Grove Primary School. Served 29 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Roxanne Johnson, Special Education Assistant at CASEE. Served 28 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Lynette Key, Science teacher at Summit View High School. Served 27 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Sarah Belokonny, Special Education teacher at Maple Grove Primary School. Served 31 years, including 26 with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Terri Beach, Library Tech at Battle Ground High School. Served 26 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Madeline Sahme, Resource Room teacher at Tukes Valley Middle School. Served 30 years, including 15 with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Ann Croze, Health & Fitness teacher at Tukes Valley Primary School. Served 30 years, 10 with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Traci Eccles, ELA teacher at Summit View High School. Thirty-two years of service, including nine with Battle Ground Public Schools.

SERVED 20-24 YEARS

Clockwise from top-left: Dr. Jill Smith, Jeri Stith, Katy Root, Anita Hindberg, Robert Rakoz, Laurie Creager. Photo courtesy Battle Ground School District
Clockwise from top-left: Dr. Jill Smith, Jeri Stith, Katy Root, Anita Hindberg, Robert Rakoz, Laurie Creager. Photo courtesy Battle Ground School District

Teresa Ellis, Special Education Assistant at Glenwood Heights Primary School. Served 23 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Dr. Jill Smith, Executive Director of Federal Programs and Instructional Support Services. Served 21 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Jeri Stith, Art teacher at Summit View High School. Served 21 years, nearly all with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Katy Root, Teacher Librarian at Maple Grove Primary School. Served 21 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Laurie Creager, Teacher Librarian at Captain Strong Primary School. Served 21 years, all but one with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Robert Rakoz, 6th grade Math and Science (ASPIRE) teacher at Chief Umtuch Middle School. Served 20 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Anita Hindberg, Art teacher at River HomeLink. Served 22 years, including eight with Battle Ground Public Schools.

SERVED 10-19 YEARS

Clockwise from top-left: Eva Lynn Woelfel, Sharon Carter, Mary McNichols, Marilee Easter, Randy Martinez, CMSgt Julie Eddings. Photo courtesy Battle Ground School District
Clockwise from top-left: Eva Lynn Woelfel, Sharon Carter, Mary McNichols, Marilee Easter, Randy Martinez, CMSgt Julie Eddings. Photo courtesy Battle Ground School District

Eva Lynn Woelfel, Family and Consumer Science teacher at Battle Ground High School. Served 24 years, including 18 with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Sharon Carter, Assistant Counseling Secretary for Battle Ground High School. Served 18 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Mary McNichols, Assistant Secretary at Pleasant Valley Primary. Served 18 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

CMSgt Julie Eddings, AFJROTC instructor at Prairie High School. Served 17 years, seven with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Randall Martinez, 8th grade teacher at Laurin Middle School. Served 15 years, all with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Marilee Easter, Library Tech at Amboy Middle School. Served 15 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Shirley Howard, Career Guidance Transitional Facilitator at the district office. Served 15 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Cindy Martin, Custodian at Battle Ground High School. Served 14 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Susan Howard, Executive Administrative Assistant to Special Services at the district office. Served 13 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Cynthia Boyle, Special Education Assistant at Glenwood Heights Primary School. Served 12 years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

SERVED 1-10 YEARS

Doug Frahm, Custodian at Battle Ground High School. Served nine years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Joy Wagner, Basic Education Assistant at Pleasant Valley Middle School. Served eight years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Linda Storm, Secretary at the Family and Community Resource Center. Served seven years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Rodney Veriato, Special Education Assistant at Battle Ground High School. Served seven years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Lorin Conlin, Head Secretary at Daybreak Primary School. Served six years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Carol Blohm, Support Services Instructional Assistant at Yacolt Primary School. Served five years with Battle Ground Public Schools.

Information provided by Battle Ground School District.


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