Spotlights
BCPS honors its longtime educators
06/12/2013

Spotlight

Students, faculty and staff are saying goodbye to 35 educators who have each dedicated more than 35 years of service to students in Baltimore County Public Schools.

Among the educators retiring at the end of the school year is Betty Edwards, who's spent 50 consecutive years in two different careers at Patapsco High School and Center for Arts; Deborah Bittner, the principal of Catonsville High School who will retire after nearly 42 years in county schools; two husband and wife couples retiring with combined service of 73 and 70 years; and three Towson High School teachers each retiring with more than 40 years of service.

Educators retiring with 35 or more years of service to BCPS include:

  • Betty Edwards, Patapsco High School and Center for Arts; 50 years of service
  • Ray Settle, Western School of Technology; 47 years of service
  • Leonard Bostian, Towson High School; 45 years of service
  • Alfred Olsen, Towson High School; 45 years of service
  • Alicia Ruppersberger, Golden Ring Middle School; 44 years of service
  • John Lange, Hereford High School; 44 years of service
  • Deborah Bittner, Catonsville High School; 42 years of service
  • Patricia Pinzuti, Timber Grove Elementary School; 41 years of service
  • Jennifer Traynham, Relay Elementary School; 41 years of service
  • Candace Cronauer, Hawthorne Elementary School; 41 years of service
  • Kathie McLaughlin, Baltimore Highlands Elementary School; 40 years of service
  • Michael Gladden, Towson High School; 40 years of service
  • John Sheehe, Sollers Point Technical High School; 40 years of service
  • Pamela Nevel, Milford Mill Academy; 39 years of service
  • Wanda Carter, Kenwood High School; 39 years of service
  • Karen Burns, Ridge Ruxton School; 39 years of service
  • Frances Holstein, Parkville Middle School; 38 years of service
  • Paul Leroy, Dulaney High School; 38 years of service
  • Patricia Murphy, Riderwood Elementary School; 38 years of service
  • Bernadine Zienkiewicz, Patapsco High School & Center for Arts; 38 years of service
  • Connie Clarke, Fort Garrison Elementary School; 38 years of service
  • Sharon Shifflett, Perry Hall Elementary School; 37 years of service
  • Raymond Pluemer, Milford Mill Academy; 37 years of service
  • Marilyn White, Perry Hall Middle School; 37 years of service
  • Randi Heilman, Pine Grove Elementary School; 37 years of service
  • Cecilia Terlizzi, Sudbrook Magnet Middle School; 37 years of service
  • Mary Ellen Pluemer, Pine Grove Middle School; 36 years of service
  • Walter Isham, Hereford Middle School; 36 years of service
  • Joanna Ambridge, Pine Grove Elementary School; 36 years of service
  • Barbara Yolken, Fort Garrison Elementary School; 36 years of service
  • Edith Howard, Woodmoor Elementary School; 36 years of service
  • Richard Zentz, Parkville High School; 35 years of service
  • Bonnie Zentz, Battle Monument School; 35 years of service
  • Angelina Simpson, Pine Grove Middle School; 35 years of service
  • Bernard Hynson, Arbutus Middle School; 35 years of service

Many thanks to all of our retirees for their contributions to BCPS. We wish you a healthy and happy retirement!

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