The New Philadelphia Board of Education recognized its staff at a banquet May 26.
The district honored their retirees, and staff members with 30, 35 and 40 years of service. Staff members with 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service will be honored in the fall during opening convocation.
Retirees Debra Dillehay, Susan Fox, Cindy Jones, Lori Lahmers, Joe Pry, Donald Sherrets, Denise Sisson, Ellen Stewart, Jackie Triplet and Sue Vogel were honored for their retirement and presented an engraved Warther’s wooden bell.
The 2021 Charlyn Menapace Educator of the Year Award was given to high and middle school nurse Mary Newman. Newman is in her 38th year as a registered nurse and 21st year as a licensed school nurse. She has worked at New Philadelphia City Schools for 16 years. She is the school nurse at New Philadelphia High School and Welty Middle school. She is also an instructor for the American Heart Association and trains staff on CPR, AED and first aid.
The 2021 Charlyn Menapace Support Staff Employee of the Year award was given to Angela Baldich-Moragas, English-language interpreter and paraprofessional. Baldich-Moragas is a native of Barcelona, Spain. She is a graduate of the Universidad de Barcelona. She and her family relocated fulltime to the area in 2015. Angela began working for the New Philadelphia City Schools in the fall of 2016.
Staff recognized include Becky Pallotto and Marsha Reed for 30 years; Annie Dalpiaz, William Immel and Sandra Graham for 35 years; and Denise Larkin for 40 years. Employees received a gift of recognition. The Charlyn Menapace of-the-year winners received an engraved clock and also had their names placed on a perpetual plaque.
Staff to receive recognition in the fall at opening convocation include Wendy Carter, Ashley Claxon, Brian Cope, Marc Davis, Chris Dillon, Eric Jurkovic, Shanna Lamb, Lindsey Lorenz, Kandice Meek, Samuel Mutti, Vicki Pape and Theresemarie Scheetz for 10 years; Mae Beitzel, Angel Bishop, Laurie Hall, Starr Henry, Kristina Prucha, April Range and Jessica Schenk for 15 years; Bob Gasser, Theresa Gilmore, Wendy Harrison, Jan Herron, Trisha Rhodes, Kelly Shimek, Douglas Smith and Danielle Wallick for 20 years; and Tammy Eichel, Julia Kandel, Marci Shamel and Brian Welfley for 25 years.
For information: npschools.org/BoardofEducation.aspx.