Retiring Webster School fifth grade teacher Mary Tessier is recognized for her 33-plus years of service to the Manchester School District

MANCHESTER – On Monday, the Board of School Committee recognized more than 50 retiring District employees. Some of the employees have already completed their service, while others will finish up at the end of this school year.

The retiring employees have served Manchester School District for a combined 1,232 years, an average of more than 23 years of service per employee. This includes three employees – Sandra Chapman, Diane Spaulding, and Jane Bright – who have worked in the district for at least 45 years. 

“We are grateful and proud of each of these employees, who have shown their dedication to our students and community through their years of service,” said Superintendent of Schools Jennifer Gillis. “I want to offer my congratulations to these employees and wish them the best in retirement – they have certainly earned it.”

Just over half of the retiring employees are teachers, and the group includes paraprofessionals, administrative assistants, food service workers, psychologists, a principal and a handful of other positions. Nearly half of the employees are retiring from elementary schools, although employees represent all levels of schools.  

Here is the full list of retirees: 

Sandra Chapman, Teacher - FACS, Central High School, 47 years

Diane Spaulding, Occupational Therapist, Beech Street School/District-Wide, 45.5 years

Jane Bright, Teacher- Special Education, Manchester School of Technology, 45 years

Kathleen Martell, Teacher- Grade 2, Smyth Road School, 34.25 years

Madeleine Prince, Teacher- Grade 1, Northwest Elementary School, 34 years

Mary Tessier, Teacher- Grade 5, Webster School, 33.5 years

Gerard Gagnon Sr. , Teacher- STEAM Design Build (Science), McLaughlin Middle School, 31 years

Cheryl Gamble, Psychologist, McDonough Elementary School, 30 years

Lizabeth MacDonald, Principal, Weston Elementary School, 30 years

Kathy Soulios, Teacher - Spanish, Memorial High School, 30 years

Meghan O'Neil-Fisher, Teacher- Social Studies, Hillside Middle School, 29.17 years

Patricia Auger, Teacher- Grade 1, Jewett Street School, 29 years

Diane Phaneuf, Accounting Technician, Manchester School of Technology, 28.1 years

Mary Roukey, Administrative Services Manager I, West High School, 28 years

Barbara Fischer, Para-Educator II, Gossler Park Elementary School, 27 years

Helen Guilmette, Food Service Manager I, Southside Middle School, 27 years

Susan Keddie, Teacher - ESOL, Southside Middle School, 26 years

Colette Field, Para-Educator II, McLaughlin Middle School, 25.75 years

Deborah Burke, Para-Educator II, Weston Elementary School, 25 years

Anita Kuniegel, Teacher- Grade 2, Webster School, 25 years

Daniel Scheinman, Teacher- ESOL, Beech Street School, 25 years

Robin Foley, Guidance Counselor, Jewett Street School, 24 years

Maureen Madden, Teacher- School Wide Student Support, Parker-Varney School, 24 years

Mark Wentz, Teacher- English, Memorial High School, 23.9 years

Valerie Caruso, School Psychologist, Beech Street School, 23.2 years

Cynthia Bannon, Teacher- Special Education, Jewett Street School, 23 years

Dawn MacKechnie, Teacher- English, Grade 5, Southside Middle School, 23 years

Sheila MacDonald, Administrative Assistant II, Central High School, 22.66 years

Adele Blais, Food Service Manager II, Memorial High School, 22.5 years

Susan Danico, Administrative Assistant II, Memorial High School, 22.42 years

Carole Demers, Para-Educator II, West High School, 21.25 years

Forrest Dampier, Teacher- Special Education, District-Wide/Parkside Middle School, 21 years

Michele Golden, Math Curriculum Specialist – Elementary, District-Wide, 21 years

Kathleen Landroche, Teacher- Social Studies, Southside Middle School, 21 years

Donna Boucher, Administrative Assistant III, Jewett Street School, 20.83 years

Karen Braz, Interpreter/Tutor- DHH, McLaughlin Middle School, 20.5 years

Stephen Koziatek, Teacher- Voc Ed (Drafting), Manchester School of Technology, 20.3 years

Christina Allen, Teacher-  Physical Education, Parkside Middle School, 20 years

Joyce Miller, Teacher - Special Education, Hillside Middle School, 20 years

Susanna Minard, Speech and Language Pathologist, Jewett Street School, 20 years

Susan Newton, Para-Educator II, Webster School, 20 years

Cheryl Davidson, Teacher- Special Education, McLaughlin Middle School, 18.1 years

Kathryn Anibal, Teacher- Kindergarten, Jewett Street School, 18 years

Debra Malynn, Teacher- Science, McLaughlin Middle School, 18 years

Joanne Sacco, Teacher- Grade 6  Math, Southside Middle School, 18 years

Susan Leiter, Para-Educator BST, Highland-Goffe’s Falls Elementary School, 16.66 years

Jennifer Moore, Interpreter/Tutor- DHH, Green Acres Elementary School, 13.9 years

Robin Brun, Library Media Specialist, Weston Elementary School, 7 years

Antonia Earley, Teacher- Spanish, Parkside Middle School, 7 years

Antoinina Kirouac, Food Service Worker I, Memorial High School, 6.25 years

Sandra Marchwicz, Food Service Worker I, Smyth Road School, 5.83 years