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VCS Celebrates 26 Retirees for 2022

The evening began with a reception for each of the retiring employees and their special guests featuring hors d'oeuvres prepared by the VHS Culinary Arts program.  Before dismissing for the meeting, Ms. Carolyn Haigler was presented with a bouquet of flowers created by the VHS FFA/Horticulture program.  Ms. Haigler is retiring with 41 years of service to VCS and 43 years overall in education. 

During the recognition portion of the meeting each retiree was presented with an engraved acrylic wildcat paw denoting their years of service in Valdosta City Schools.  Many retirees also had several more service from other school systems in our community, our state and nation.  In addition to the paw, each one also received a VCS gold card, affording them with the opportunity of free admission into athletic, fine arts and other events across the district.  Lastly, each retiree leaving the district with more than 15 years of service to VCS received a retiree bonus approved by the Valdosta Board of Education in 2021.  Retirees with 15 up to 20 years of service received a check for $250.  Anyone with 21 years or more received a check for $500. 

The retirees for the 2021-22 school year are:

Sara Battles J.L. Lomax Elementary School 14 years of service
Shannon Best W.G. Nunn Elementary School 30 years of service
Elizabeth Blakley Sallas Mahone Elementary School 15 years of service
Ann Boyett Central Office 21 years of service
Virginia Briggs Valdosta High School 26 years of service
Cassandra Caesar Valdosta High School 22 years of service
Janet Cothron J.L. Newbern Middle School 22 years of service
Maureen Fennessy Pinevale Elementary School 1 year of service
Johnny Flucas Custodial Services 30 years of service
Carolyn Haigler Central Office 41 years of service
Carolyn Harris J.L. Newbern Middle School 16 years of service
Victoria Hennly Sallas Mahone Elementary School  31 years of service
Cindy Horne W.G. Nunn Elementary School 22 years of service
Joy Jennings Central Office 25 Years of Service
Vicki Peterson Pinevale Elementary School 5 years of service
Cindy Kay Plumly Valdosta High School 19 years of service
Sheila Roberts J.L. Lomax Elementary School 33 years of service
Roger Rome Horne Learning Center 8 years of service
Tracie Sermons Central Office 27 years of service
Nancy Shiver Valdosta High School 10 years of service
Becky Strom Central Office - School Nutrition 28 years of service
Gaynell Taylor Valdosta Middle School 12 years of service
Deborah Terrell Valdosta Middle School 14 years of service
Angie Warren W.G. Nunn Elementary School 30 years of service
Kathy Weldon W.G. Nunn Elementary School 26 years of service
Pam Young Valdosta Middle School 19 years of service

Dr. Todd Cason, superintendent said, "We are forever grateful for each of these dedicated individual's selfless service not only to our boys and girls, but to our community as a whole. Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat!"