On Tuesday day, May 17, the district held a Retirement Tea to celebrate and recognize all the retirees. Their years of service totals to more than 350 years of experience.
Certified Staff
  • Suzanne Rakestraw – Elementary Teacher / Denkmann – 34 years
  • Susan Magerkurth – Special Education Teacher / RIHS – 33 years
  • Pam Winstein – Elementary Teacher / Earl Hanson – 33 years
  • Leigh Bowman – T&L Specialist / District – 30 years
  • Lisa Lack – PE Teacher / RIHS – 29 years
  • Dennis Weiss – Principal / Eugene Field – 29 years
  • Thomas Sigel – Guidance Counselor / RIHS – 21 years
  • Keely Hornick – Special Education Teacher/RIHS – 18 years
Non-Certified Staff
  • Kathleen Strosche – Building/Title Aide / Earl Hanson – 33 years
  • Christine Brandt – Special Education Aide / EJHS – 19 years
  • Nancy Bittner – Special Education / Earl Hanson – 18 years
  • Rebecca Frank – Building/Title Aid/ Earl Hanson – 17 years
  • Ken Downing- Custodian / Eugene Field/F. Willard – 13 years
  • Gayla Hickerson – Assistant Teacher / Head Start – 13 years
  • Milo McCowan – Custodian / RI Academy – 12 years
  • Mary Beth Harvey – School Nurse / RICMS – 10 years
  • Laura Mathena – Custodian / RIHS – 10 years
  • Mary Ann Kuehnel – School Nurse / WJHS – 9 years
  • Tiffany Anspach – Building/Title Aide / Ridgewood – 8 years
  • Larry Dixon – Special Education Aide / EJHS – 6 years
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Rock Island Schools Honor 2022 Retirees
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Rock Island Schools Honor 2022 Retirees

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