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Shown above, from left, are 2018 retiring Chambers County School District employees Jason Phillips, Rhonda Givins, Susanne Chambley, Angela Wimberly, Mary Jackson, Mary Floyd and Krallin Hodge.


LaFAYETTE – A total of 16 Chambers County School District employees were recently honored by the Board of Education upon their retirement. The group represented more than 300 years of collective service to the school students of Chambers County.


            Retirees with the most years of service were Deborah Turner, Librarian at Fairfax Elementary, and Brenda Boyd, Paraprofessional at East Side Elementary, with 28 years each.


            Shannon Chandler, Band Director at Valley High School, retired following 27 years of service; Jason Phillips, P. E. teacher at Huguley Elementary, with 25 years; Vickie Noles, Child Nutrition Program Manager at W. F. Burns Middle School, with 24 years; bus driver Effie English with 23 years; Rhonda Givins, Principal at Five Points School, and Mary Floyd, Child Nutrition Program worker at Valley High School, both with 21 years; Diana Catrett, teacher at Fairfax Elementary, Margaret Grapp, Early Childhood Pre-K Special Education teacher, and bus driver Krallin Hodge, each with 17 years; Susanne Chambley, Special Education teacher at Fairfax Elementary, and LaFayette High School Custodian Napoleon Patterson, both with 15 years; Angela Wimberly, teacher at Bob Harding-Shawmut and Lafayette Lanier Elementary schools, with 14 years; Kimberly Brooks, Paraprofessional at Huguley Elementary, with 12 years; and Mary Jackson, Pre-K teacher at East Side Elementary, with 10 years.


            “We owe a debt of gratitude far greater than we could pay to each of these outstanding employees who have faithfully served our school district,” said Superintendent Dr. Kelli Hodge. “We wish all of them a very happy retirement.”


            The retirees were presented individual plaques of appreciation for their dedicated service.

By David Bell

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