Retirees and Outstanding Staff Honored

Penn Manor school district honored 11 retirees, with a combined 245 years of service, Tuesday night during the 36th annual Employee Recognition Dinner in the high school cafeteria. Conestoga’s own Learning Support Teacher, Maria Hayes, is one of the retirees.

Attendees watched a video presentation of comments by the retirees, each of whom will be remembered with a brick in the courtyard outside the Penn Manor High School auditorium. You can see the video by going to the main Penn Manor website.

Also honored Tuesday were 115 Penn Manor employees with 20 or more years of service and the Outstanding Employees and Teachers of the Year.

Shawn Beard, enterprise systems engineer, was honored as the Outstanding Elementary Employee of the Year, and Dottie Bleacher, Marticville Middle School secretary, was named Outstanding Secondary Employee of the Year.

Honored as Outstanding Educators were Amy Wiggins, Central Manor fourth-grade teacher, and Melissa McMichael, high school special-education teacher.

Congratulations to all, and best wishes, retirees. You will be missed!