Employees retire from southern Wayne schools


More than 20 Wayne County Public Schools employees recently announced their retirement from seven southern Wayne County schools.

Those employees were recognized during a retirement ceremony held at Lane Tree Conference Center. District leaders took time to thank the retirees for their contributions to public education.

“Each of our employees had a vital and valuable role in supporting students and helping our schools meet their core education mission,” said Dr. David Lewis, WCPS superintendent.

“They impacted the lives of countless students and families, and selflessly and richly gave of themselves for the advancement of students and our schools.

“Regardless of their position, they helped make a difference in a child’s life each and every day they came to work. We wish all of our retirees a wonderful future ahead.”

Retirees by school are:

  • Brogden Primary: Shirlene Baker (teacher), Belinda Cannon (teacher), Virginia Griffin (instructional assistant), Sammy Mangum (custodian) and Cheryl Stafford (guidance counselor).
  • Spring Creek High School: Lester Boltinhouse (teacher) and Stephen Clingan (principal).
  • Grantham Elementary: Stacey Davis (teacher), Katrina Evans (instructional assistant) and Bill Joyner II (principal).
  • Grantham Middle: Linda Denning (child nutrition manager), Randy Evans (teacher), Frankye Graham (child nutrition assistant/bus driver), Debbie Jackson (bookkeeper), Makita Jenkins (principal) and Kim Pigford Parker (teacher).
  • Spring Creek Elementary: Lisa Gammon (instructional assistant), Barbara Keel (teacher) and Delores Langston (teacher).
  • Mount Olive Middle: Catherine Joyner (teacher) and Vera McCullen (instructional assistant).
  • Spring Creek Middle: Cheryll Price (principal).


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