Teachers get service pins as term begins
10-year pin recipients (L-R) Mickie Daniels, Tanya Mynar, Debra Neal, Janet Parsley, Audrey Pelzel, Doris Phillips and Pat Voyles.
Photos courtesy Donna Melcher/Rockdale ISD Thirty Rockdale ISD teachers, and other employees, picked up service pins, or plaques last Wednesday in the annual pre-school year gathering of RISD personnel in the junior-high commons.
The gathering is the traditional “lid lifter” for a new school term and features breakfast, greeting from administrators and introductions of school officials, trustees and others.
New teacher orientation was held Aug. 20 and 21, with staff development days Wednesday and Friday, sandwiched around a teacher work day Thursday, which also included “meet the teacher” events at both the elementary and intermediate.
Honored for their service to the RISD were the following:
30 years—Sherilyn Johnson.
25 years—Genella Korenek.
Earning 5-year pins were: (L-R) Tashena Butler, Becky Haupt, Teresa Lawhon, Rebcca King, Lisa Loewe, Sarah Vreeland, Lauren Williams, Barkley Lagrone, Kelly Windham, Jennifer Schilling. 15 years—Betty Alford, Joni Crane, Cheryln Ellis, Bart Gibbs, Julie Loth, Doug Mantey, Elizabeth Rogers.
10 years—Mickie Daniels, Tanya Mynar, Debra Neal, Janet Parsley, Audrey Pelzel, Doris Phillips, Pat Voyles.
Five years—Tashena Hicks, Megan Cates, Becky Haupt, Rebecca King, Barkley Lagrone, Teresa Lawhon, Lisa Loewe, Jennifer Schilling, Sarah Vreeland, Lauren Williams, Kelly Windham.
Sherilyn Johnson (L) received plaque for 30 years service, Genella Korenek picked up her pin for 25 years in RISD.
From left, 20-year pin recipients, Pam Hammett, Joyce Montgomery, Kathryne Roddam.
Band students entertained as teachers, all RISD employees gathered prior to start of classes.
15-year pin recipients were: Front (L-R) Julie Loth, Cheryln Ellis, Joni Crane; back row, Elizabeth Rogers, Bart Gibbs, Betty Alford, Doug Mantey.