Photo courtesy of Mercer Island School District 
                                Mercer Island School District retirees were honored by the School Board at its May 23 meeting.

Photo courtesy of Mercer Island School District Mercer Island School District retirees were honored by the School Board at its May 23 meeting.

Staff honored during school board meeting

Retirees and employees of the year recognized.

  • Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:30am
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The Mercer Island School District honored its 2019 Employees of the Year and retirees at the May 23 school board meeting.

Retiring staff

Cathy Gentino, Mercer Island Youth and Family Services counselor at Mercer Island High School

Bonnie Barthelme, Islander Middle School nurse

Jan Brousseau, Islander Middle School French and ELL teacher

Bill Harris, Transportation

Carol Krell, Islander Middle School music teacher

Trish O’Malley, Islander Middle School paraeducator

Jan Sayers, Mercer Island High School teacher

Classified Employees of the Year

Jay Little, Dispatcher, Transportation

Karen Hubbert, Business Services

Liz Kuhn, Northwood Elementary

Teachers of the Year

Julie Biggs, Islander Middle School

Parker Bixby, Mercer Island High School

Chris Cocklin Ray, West Mercer Elementary

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