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2013 Recognition of Employees and Board Members with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 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 will be held May 8, 2014 at The Longbranch Hotel & Convention Center, Cedar Rapids.

5 years

Kristene Baldwin, Physical Therapist
Heidi Baumert, Clerk

Stacy Behmer, Coordinator of Digital Learning Technology

Deb Broghammer, Computer Services Consultant

Megan Burke-Brunscheen, Special Education Consultant

Megan Fetter, Speech-Language Pathologist

Myka Forrest, Lead Application Developer

Sarah Gwinnup, Paraeducator

Andrea Haldy, Paraeducator

Nicole Hall, Physical Therapist

Mike Hauer, Network Administrator

Pam Jacobs, Board Member

Suzie Johannes, Physical Therapist

Vicky Kane, COTA

Pat Lussenhop, School Psychologist

Stephanie Lyman, Occupational Therapist

Katie Lytle, Paraeducator

Carrie Manternach, Spec. Educ. Curriculum Specialist

Rita Merta, Financial Accounting Assistant

Marilyn Peacock, Compiler Clerk

Maggie Pickett, Speech-Language Pathologist

Jennifer Rinas, Paraeducator

Maggie Slaymaker, Speech-Language Pathologist

Melissa Tandy, Facilitator

LeAnn Trana, Occupational Therapist

Tonya Vitense, School Psychologist

Marilyn  Wirtz, Board Member

Christy Yetley, Special Education Consultant

10 years

Tammy Beener, School Psychologist
Judy Bibeau, Library Associate
Jodi Flynn, Library Associate
Susie Green, Student Programs Specialist
Deanna Haddy, Paraeducator
Deb Hollensbe, Speech-Language Pathologist
Patty Holzmiller, Occupational Therapist
Patrice Jones, School Psychologist
Ken Lee, Paraeducator
Ying Liu, Speech-Language Pathologist
Lynda Loy, Childcare Specialist
David Maiers, Lead Application Developer
Carole Martin, Occupational Therapist
Kim Owen, Regional Administrator
Diane Roque, Paraeducator
Mary Beth Ross, School Psychologist
Christy Schelling, School Psychologist
Christopher Soldat, Curriculum Consultant
Michelle Sunner, Autism Consultant
Gena Voss, Speech-Language Pathologist
Nancy Waldschmidt, Paraeducator
John Wyman, Technology Systems Technician

15 years

Christine Allen, School Social Worker
Julie Barnd, School Social Worker
Eric Cleveland, Graphic Designer
Jane Feldman, Speech-Language Pathologist
Kelly Jones, School Improvement Consultant
Cathy Kearns, Admin. Spec. - Compensation & Benefits
Janel Lesan, Regional Administrator
Kim Martin, Board Secretary
Donna Matthews, Child Support Specialist
Terri McGraw, Regional Administrator
Penny McLaughlin, Special Education Consultant
Tammy McSweeney, School Social Worker
Rob Mitchell, Lead Printer
Stacy Murphy, IMS Operator
Virginia Smelser, Records Technician
Katie Soukup, Speech-Language Pathologist
Theresa Stevens, MIIP Administrative Assistant
Johanna Vander Zee, Occupational Therapist

20 years

Mary Andres, School Social Worker
Connie Dvorak, Executive Assistant
Becky Hays, Speech-Language Pathologist
Liz Hooley, PEP Educator Partner
Pam Paulson, Teacher: Off-Site Programs
Laurel Smith, Physical Therapist
Erlene Spicer, Secretary

25 years

Connie Cranny, Speech-Language Pathologist
Kathy Curphey, Speech-Language Pathologist
Kim Lestina, Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Jane Meyer, School Social Worker
Kelly Varnum, Audiologist
Kris Warford, School Social Worker

30 years

Sue Dusenbery Kos, Speech-Language Pathologist
Cheryl Mills Kelly, Speech-Language Pathologist
Denise Scott, Admin. Spec. - Business Services

Denese Toomey, School Social Worker
Shirley Wellington-Bruegge, Programmer

35 years

Sheila Matheson, Speech-Language Pathologist
Anne Steffensmeier, Speech-Language Pathologist
Jerry Stevens, Computer Consultant
Rene VanGerpen, Key Entry Operator

40 years

Stuart Weinbrenner, Lead Printer

2013-2014 Retirees

(as of April 24, 2014)

Tony Amsler, Technology Consultant
Terry Arons, School Social Worker
Julie Barnd, School Social Worker
Wendy Bouslog, Special Education Consultant
Diane Egly, Library Associate
Mary Formanek, Secretary
Claudia Gegenheimer, Vision Screener/Paraeducator 
Bud Griffin, Teacher: Off-Site Programs
Chuck  Hatz, Transition Consultant
George Held, Communications Supervisor
Sherry Jackson, Paraeducator
Paul Kiburz, Regional Administrator
Mary Ann Thompson, Itinerant Preschool Teacher
Caroline Twachtmann, Mail Receiving Clerk


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Grant Wood Area Education Agency extends equal opportunities in its employment practices, educational programs and services, and does not discriminate on the basis of color, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or as otherwise prohibited by law. If you believe you or your child has been discriminated against or treated unjustly, please contact the Agency’s Equity Coordinator, Maria Cashman, at 319-399-6847 or 800-332-8488 or TDD 319-399-6766, Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

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