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Seven Teachers Among 10 Retiring from Parkland School District

The Parkland School Board approves the retirements at its meeting Tuesday night.

 

Seven teachers are among 10 people who have announced plans to retire from the Parkland School District, most at the end of the school year. Among the teachers are two at the high school, one at a middle school level and four at the elementary schools.

The school board approved the retirements at its meeting Tuesday.

Retiring are:

-- Livio R. Claroni, director of curriculum & instruction, professional development, after 36 years of service, effective June 30.

-- Charlene R. Grier, English teacher at Parkland High School, after 27.5 years of service, effective Aug. 26.

-- Phyllis C. Brader, third-grade teacher at Kernsville Elementary School, after 28 years of service, effective at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

-- Patricia Diamond, German teacher at Parkland High School, after 25 years of service in education, effective at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

-- Joy A. Thiel, fourth-grade teacher at Parkway Manor Elementary School, after 35 years of service, effective at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

-- Katharine M. Scheerer, family and consumer science teacher at Orefield Middle School, after 18 years of service in education, effective at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

-- Debra H. Hofmann, vocal music teacher at Ironton Elementary School, after 26.5 years of service in education, effective at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

-- Anita Troxel, physical education teacher at Ironton Elementary School, after 25 years of service, effective at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

-- Karen P. Grim, administrative assistant I for the guidance department at Parkland High School, after 25 years of service, effective Feb. 1.

Also retiring is:

-- Dale G. Miller Sr., full-day school bus driver, after 13 years of service, effective Feb. 2.

Last year, with teachers in the final year of their contract, the district saw more than 30 people retire.

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