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2012 Recognition of Employees and Board Members with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 Years of Service Awards and Retirees

Congratulations to the following Grant Wood AEA staff for their years of service. The Staff Recognition and Partnerships Banquet was held May 3, 2012 at the Ponderosa Hall & Ballroom in Walford.


5 year

Allison  Andersen, Speech-Language Pathologist
Lisa  Becker, Secretary
Pat Boeding, Itinerant Preschool Teacher
Karalee Cole, Speech-Language Pathologist
Suzi Cooper, Physical Therapist
Ben Dudley, Programmer
Staci Fierro, Paraeducator
Jennifer Floss, Audiologist
Teresa Grider-Baker, School Social Worker
Thomas Harbit, Paraeducator
Molly Hopp, School Psychologist
Ann Jungblut, School Psychologist
Wendi Kaiser, Intensive Behavior Therapy Specialist
Sara Kane, PEP Parent Partner
Mary Kirk, School Social Worker
Karen Loger
, Audiometrist
Lori McKinnie
, Parent/Child Educator
Shari Mehlhoff
, School Social Worker
Jessica Quandahl
, Curriculum Consultant
Dustin Reese
, School Psychologist
Jan Russ
, Itinerant Preschool Teacher
Cindy Seehusen
, Special Education Curriculum Specialist
Joell Smith
, Audiometrist
Lindsay Stangeland
, Autism Consultant
Elizabeth Steffensmeier
, Secretary
Brandon Watson
, Programmer
Nicole Williamson
, Speech-Language Pathologist
Tedi Wilson
, Paraeducator

10 years

Vickie Bone, Special Education Consultant
Cheryl Caspers, Teacher: Off-Site Programs
Gail Cook
, School Psychologist
Connie Haneline
, Physical Therapist
Nancy Lochner
, Executive Assistant
Kelley Martin
, Executive Assistant
Renee Moravec
, Speech-Language Pathologist
Kim Novotny
, Team Leader Media Center
Michele Pettit
, School Psychologist
Kathy Resewehr
, Human Resources Secretary
Robyn Robbins,
School Psychologist
Keith Stamp,
Regional Administrator
Erika Zanka
, Paraeducator

15 year

Jana Albers, School Social Worker
Brenda Cooley,
Teacher: Off-Site Programs
Linda Elliott,
Dawn Hrabak,
Katy Lee,
School Social Worker
Cathy Nelson,
Bill Olson,
Computer Consultant
Hillary Prall,
School Psychologist
Colleen Rivera,
Teacher: Off-Site Programs
Kim Smith,
Speech-Language Pathologist
Patti Sorsby,
Speech-Language Pathologist
Rich Toomsen,
Lead Application Developer
Jill Weigel,
Regional Administrator
Kelly Wise
, School Psychologist

20 years

Dave Brousard, Director of Information Technology
Chuck Gustafson,
Curriculum Consultant
Mark Hartung,
Cheryl Nevenhoven,
School Psychologist
Deanna Thursby
, School Psychologist

25 years

Kathy Colton, Speech-Language Pathologist
Terri Ford,
Speech-Language Pathologist
Peggy Gingerich,
Speech-Language Pathologist
Chuck Hatz,
Transition Consultant
Becky Hubbard,
Speech-Language Pathologist
Deb Johnson,
Karen Michalec,
Ruth Runde,
Teacher: Off-Site Programs
Lynn Tiemann,
Speech-Language Pathologist
Julie Warrington,
Speech-Language Pathologist
Melody Williams
, School Social Worker

30 years

Emily Haas, Speech-Language Pathologist
Sherry Sines
, Professional Development Coordinator

35 years

Jan Baburek, Secretary
Priscilla Polehna
, Speech-Language Pathologist

40 years

Mary Van Voltenburg, Library Associate


2011-2012 Retirees

Kally DeYoung, Tchr: Off-Site

Margaret Keitel, COTA

Bill Landers, Spec Ed Cons

Maureen Lough, Speech-Language Pathologist

Doris Lovelett, Receptionist
Carol Mann, Science Center Assistant

Marsha Reitzler, Regional Administrator

Barb Wiemer, Physical Therapist



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