•  Retirement and  Longevity  Recognition

  • Celebrating the service of our long-time employees.

    The strength and vitality of the Wichita Public Schools as an education leader resides with the quality of its employees. For many, their service to the district and students has lasted decades - allowing them to hone their skills, to mentor their colleagues and to be leaders in their professions. 

    Each year the Wichita Public Schools proudly salutes all of its retiring employees and those who will continue to serve the district after 10-, 20-, 30- and 40-years. Click here to see a list of the 2022-21 Retirement and Longevity Honorees.


    The booklet lists those who confirmed their retirement by April 1. Additional retirements announced after that date for the 2021-22 school year are posted below. 


    Jennifer Armstrong, Robinson Middle School - Data Leader - 30 Years 

    Donna Arkin, Washington Elementary School - Para Title Instruction Support - 21 Years 

    Marianne Bass, Kensler Elementary School - Psychologist - 16 Years

    Johnny Belton, Southeast High School - Spanish Teacher - 33 Years

    Debora Blake, School Service Center - Nutrition Services - 18 Years

    Rhonda Branson, Adams Elementary School - Vocal Music Teacher - 25 Years

    Ellen Blomberg, Curtis Middle School - Mathematics Teacher - 23 Years

    Robert Chalender, East High School - English Teacher - 17 Years

    Sandra Chaput, Pleasant Valley Middle School - Manager - 19 Years

    Jackie Collins, Northeast Magnet High School - Custodian - 17 Years

    Monte Easterly, White Elementary School - Custodian - 43 Years

    Alisyn Edwards, Hamilton Middle School - Psychologist - 16 Years

    Karen Haughawout, Sowers Alternative High School - Interrelated Teacher - 24 Years

    Debbie Heeren, Isely Traditional Magnet - Visually Impaired Support Teacher - 34 Years 

    Laura Hutchins, Robinson Middle School - Strings Teacher - 30 Years

    Mary Landrum, Stanley Elementary School - Fifth Grade Teacher - 31 Years 

    Michael Long, North High School - Technology Education Teacher - 20 Years

    Mike Magness, South High School - Social Studies Teacher - 22 Years

    Jeffery Marler, School Service Center - Crewperson 6 - 43 Years

    John Nickel, Alvin E. Morris Administrative Center - Curriculum Coach - 31 Years

    Claire Overstake, Stucky Middle School - Science Teacher - 11 Years

    Patricia Postoak, Park Elementary School - Library Media Specialist - 21 Years

    Susan Richardson, East High School - Science Teacher - 27 Years 

    Jacinda Roberts, Wilbur Middle School - Library Media Specialist - 33 Years 

    Debra Southworth, Bryant Opportunity Academy - LIbrary Media Specialist - 11 Years

    Katherine Unruh, Colvin Elementary School - ESOL Teacher - 20 Years

    Carla VanCleave, South High School - Mathematics Teacher - 35 Years


    Employees who have questions about their years of service are encouraged to contact Diana Price, Human Resources Records, 973-4625.


    Employees who have reached their 20-, 30- and 40-year anniversaries of service with the district this year and those retiring in the 2021-2022 school year are invited to a come-and-go reception on May 3, 2022.

    Please contact Chelsea Moeder at 973-4645 for more information. 


    To view a video about the Retirement & Longevity Reception from last year, click on the following link, reception video.