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News

May 12, 2016

(L-R) Ms. Maxine Driskell, of Clements Middle School, is retiring with 40 years of service. Clements Middle School principal, Ms. Joy Warren, praised Ms. Driskell for her four decades of service, at the 2016 NCSS Employee Retirement Dinner.

The Newton County School System (NCSS) honored employees retiring during the 2015-2016 school year at the district's annual Employee Retirement Dinner on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the Newton College & Career Academy. This year 45 employees retired from the school system. Collectively they have 1,015 years of service! One employee, Ms. Maxine Driskell, of Clements Middle School, is retiring with 40 years of service and another 15 employees are retiring with 30 or more years of service. 

"Soon most of you will leave your respective schools or offices for the last time; some of you have already begun your retirement," said NCSS Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey. "With you will go the accumulated memories of many years of service to the Newton County School System—times filled with work and laughter; memories of friendship, hardships and comfort; and hopefully, memories filled with pleasure and pride. Those memories are inevitable and important to you, but what is important to us, your co-workers and friends, is that we have had the privilege of knowing you and working with you."

She added, "Having earned your retirement, we are delighted that you will finally be getting time for yourself.  At the same time, we realize that when you leave, there will occur a very real and significant loss to this school system.  You have been a part of what has made our school system the very solid educational institution that it is.  We will miss you and we are thankful of our time to work together.  May God be with you and may you enjoy many happy, healthy, years of retirement."

Employees retiring during the 2015-2016 school year are:

 

NAME

SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT

YEARS OF SERVICE

Cathy Allen

Central Office

32

Linda BeKoe

Newton

11

Norman Benfield

Livingston

10

Mary S. Brown

Cousins

30

Ora J. Brown

Liberty

19

Janice Butts

Indian Creek

30

Vickie Cash

Livingston

15

Kathleen Clement

Cousins

16

James Coleman

Indian Creek

11

Jane Compton

Indian Creek

32

Angela Cooper

NCCA

31

Tracey Curtis

Newton

37

Kathleen Dalbec

Flint Hill

16

Maxine Driskell

Clements

40

Angela Edwards

Indian Creek

30

Elaine Ellis

Livingston

14

Barbara Fox-Fuller

Transportation

12

Alicia Fulton

Rocky Plains

19

Mary Ann Garmon

Porterdale

29

Sara Hamby

Indian Creek

30

Douglas Harper

Veterans Memorial

26

Kathryn Henderson

Veterans Memorial

30

Charlie Mae Johnson

South Salem

11

Errol King

Alcovy

35

Brenda King

Clements

20

Bobbie King

East Newton

16

Annie Marks

Flint Hill

24

Jacqueline Mattison

Newton

33

Larry Mattison

Veterans Memorial

11

Bruce McColumn

Alcovy

32

Beth Moore

Indian Creek

27

Patricia Nolan

Livingston

14

Helen Phillips

West Newton

13

Thad Pirkle

Veterans Memorial

29

Frances L. Prince

East Newton

30

Debra Ray

Eastside

20

Hubert Ray

Transportation

11

Kathy B. Scott

Transportation

22

Glory Nell Smith

Newton

13

Alicia Stewart

Central Office

30

Willie Stripling

Transportation

10

Linda C. Walden

Transportation

18

Ronald Wiley

Veterans Memorial

17

Velma Worley

Alcovy

28

Christi Zelek

Clements

31

Congratulations to all of the NCSS employees retiring during the 2015-2016 school year!